Disney is world famous. This is partly due to gigantic good films (and also a bit of the nostalgia that goes with it), but the Walt Disney studio also owes that success to the enormous amount of sing-alongs that occur in those films. Do you need some distraction during your quarantine chores? Or do you just have a lot of desire to sing along loudly with music from your (not so) childhood? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Even if the National Security Council is gradually easing measures to limit the spread of the new coronavrius, we still need to remain in our den. Our evenings and weekends are therefore well filled with household chores. And to make it a little more pleasant, we can happily count on Disney!
Because in addition to excellent (and sometimes less successful) films, Disney is also responsible for many sing-alongs. Since it’s physically impossible to pick a favorite (and because we quite like the alphabet), we’ve listed the numbers by movie.
1. Aladdin – A Whole New World
Aladdin is a film that appeals to the imagination. And Disney has also realized that, since the print from 1992 has already received a live action version. And that version of Aladdin will get a sequel anyway. Let’s hope we have an earworm à la there too A Whole New World (or for the Dutch speaking Aladdinfans A new beginning) will hear!
2. The Aristocats – Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat
The Aristocats was a major turning point for Disney. It was the first film the studio made after founder Walt Disney passed away. “Mister Disney” still had the scenario before he died The Aristocats approved. The songs at that time (the film was released in 1970) did not play as big a role at Disney as they do now. But still remains Evrybody Wants To Be A Cat always play in our heads.
3. Beauty and the Beast – Be Our Guest
Also Beauty and the Beast has recently been given a live action jacket. The version with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles was a huge success, but it probably also had that partly in the first version of Beauty and the Beast from 1991. New or not, with numbers like Be Our Guest (or Join, for those who really want to relive their childhood), it was almost impossible for Disney Beauty and the Beast not to succeed.
4. Cinderella – Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
The next Disney song is one that you probably never looked up (because you simply didn’t know how to write it, for example), but you can definitely sing along. Do you remember when Cinderella (or Cinderella in English) wants to go to the ball, but you can’t? Then the good fairy appears to take care of a dress, a pumpkin carriage and mouse horses, with a “simple” spell: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!
5. 101 Dalmatians – Cruella De Vil
One of the most infamous Disney characters is undoubtedly Cruella De Vil. So it comes as no surprise that the Dalmatian bondress fan got her own song from Disney. In addition, the character gets out 101 Damaltians soon her own live action movie, Cruella, starring Emma Stone. Cruella is a prequel to 101 Dalmatians and is set in 1970s London.
6. Frozen – Let It Go
The Disney earwig of the past few years is undoubtedly Let It Go from the first Frozenfilm from 2013. The print was such a huge success that there is now also a second film. In it, the sisters Anna and Elsa again give the best of themselves, but Disney failed to find a worthy successor for Let It Go to create. Don’t get us wrong, Frozen 2 is full of good songs, but none can match that clapper from the first movie.
7. Hercules – Go The Distance
Even though the personal favorite of singer Ariana Grande is out Hercules the number I Won’t Say (I’m In Love), We find that Go The Distance is an even more memorable Disney song. Just warm up your vocal cords (and get over the not always well-timed mouth movements), and roar along with Hercules.
8. High School Musical – We’re All In This Together
Get your best red and white outfit out of your closet and start dancing, because it’s time for We’re All In This Together! The first High School Musical-film already appeared in 2006, and you notice that when you look back (for the millionth time). And despite the fact that fans all High School MusicalHaving watched movies countless times, a rather glaring Disney mistake went unnoticed for years.
9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Out There
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (or in Dutch The hunchback of the Notre Dame) is yet another Disney movie in the list that gets a live action version. That new print was announced a year ago, but a cast is not yet known. What we already know is that Alan Menken and Stephen Schwarz will be making the music for the second time The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We already hope for a new version of Out There!
10. The Jungle Book – Bare Necessities
Perhaps the most beautiful moment in our childhood: the moment when Baloo makes the bear clear to Mowgli and Bagheera what is really important in life (although at that time did not yet know what Bare Necessities went). We were therefore delighted when it appeared that the song was also in the live action version of The Jungle Book even if Disney said it would be a “more serious” version of the story.
10. Lady and the Tramp – Bella Notte
Who Lady and the Tramp (or Lady and the Tramp) says spaghetti with meatballs. The most famous scene from the film – as we are injured from Disney – also has a touch of music. Lady and the Tramp meanwhile also got a live action version. It did not premiere in the cinema, but went directly to the streaming platform of the Disney + studio.
11. The Lion King – The Circle Of Life
Okay, in The Lion King several sing-alongs can be found. But do you know one person who is on hearing The Circle Of Life not loud “MAAA ISIVENJGHYA” starts to roar? Disney knows that too, so that song remained the opening of The Lion King when the movie went liveremake received. (Sorry for Beyoncé fans who love her version of Can You Feel The Love Tonight? in this list.)
12. The Little Mermaid – Under The Sea
Yes, too The Little Mermaid will get its own live action version soon. African-American singer Halle Bailey will step into Ariel’s shell bikini and will face Prince Eric of Jonah Hauer-King (not Harry Styles). The music of the new Disney movie is (just like that of the original version of The little Mermaid) by Alan Menken.
13. Mary Poppins – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Even though it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious almost impossible to pronounce (let alone type), the number out Mary Poppins is legendary. And that may also be a bit due to the actress and singer who brings the song in the Disney classic. Julie Andrews (who also starred in The Sound of Music) is a legend and many world stars (such as Lady Gaga) are huge fans.
14. Moana – How Far I’ll Go
“Something” more recent than the previous movie from the list Moana (or in Dutch Vaiana). The name of the voice actress is almost unspeakable, and the title of the Disney print also occasionally causes problems. Fortunately, there is Disney, who has the lyrics How Far I’ll Go (yes, that’s just in English) at the bottom of the sing-along video.
15. Mulan – I’ll Make A Man Out Of You
Unfortunately we have to wait a while before we get the live action version of Mulan will be able to see in the cinema. Because due to the outbreak of the new corona virus, Disney has postponed that premiere. And in that new version of Mulan Captain Li Shang will not be playing, and we will not be able to roar with I’ll Make A Man Out Of You. So a perfect time to do that now.
16. Pocahontas – Colors of the Wind
Pocahontas is more than a woman with beautiful hair. She also has a big voice. And Disney is happy to let them know. One of the most beautiful moments Pocahontas? The one on which Pocahontas explorer John Smith shows that she is more than one savage, and that the world is more than something you can claim. She does – à la Disney – with a song: Colors of the Wind.
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Heigh-Ho
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first full-length film that Walt Disney ever made. The print dates from 1938 (and is therefore more than eighty years old), but that does not mean that the “youth of today” no longer knows him. Sing along with Heigh-Ho? With pleasure! Simultaneously pretending to be digging? Much much better!
18. Tarzan – You’ll Be In My Heart
Our favorite wild man could of course not be missing from this list. Tarzan (which also got a live action version in the meantime) is unique, because it is the first film that Disney had shot in different languages. And that’s not just about the characters’ voices. Nope, Phil Collins (who collaborated with Mark Mancina for the music Tarzan ) has sung his songs in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. Our favorite? Youll Be In My Heart, of course!
19. Toy Story – You’ve Got A Friend In Me
You’ve Got A Friend In Me may be the end of this list, Last but not least certainly applies here. Toy Story is already a series with four films, and You’ve Got A Friend In Me has been heard in almost every movie. And for a reason, because say now: friendship is the best thing there is, isn’t it?