The company has dished out tons upon tons of amazing note-hitting, body-shaking, life-lifting songs through their entertaining and touching movies.That’s not to say there aren’t some flops here and there among even the greatest Disney films, like “Heigh Ho” from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs or, even worse, “What Makes The Red Man Red?” from Peter Pan.Those songs are surely as annoying as they are offensive to a modern ear. Not Disney’s best for sure.So, how do you make a playlist with the best of the best Disney songs without hitting one of those speed bumps? You look right here! We gathered a list of the best songs Disney has to offer.RELATED:The Complete Disney Princess List & 53 Fun FactsSo pull up your favorite music app and get ready to create the most epic Disney songs playlist for the kid in everyone.
76 Best Disney Songs of All Time
1. “Part of Your World” — The Little Mermaid
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenThis song of longing Ariel sings in her secrete grotto was sung by Jodie Benson in G Major.
2. “Let it Go” — Frozen
Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezThis song sparked so much buzz, thanks in large part to Idina Menzel’s incomparable pipes, and became every little girl (and some boys) favorite self-love anthem!
3. “When Will My Life Begin” — Tangled
Written By: Alan Menken and Glenn SlaterThis song really digs into the fact that Repunzel didn’t really have a life. It also shows you how much you can do in a day! But we all can relate to being stuck inside for the long term. We feel you, girl!
4. “For The First Time In Forever” — Frozen
Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezThis song resembles being locked up like Repunzel’s song above. Anna finally gets to go beyond the gates of the palace and as she says be “completely free.”
5. “Kiss The Girl” — The Little Mermaid
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenI mean who doesn’t like a romantic canoe ride on the water? Sebastian, the crab, sings a persuasive love song trying to get Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.
6. “How Far I’ll Go” — Moana
Written By: Mark Mancini and Lin-Manuel MirandaAccording to Spotify, this is the most played Disney song on the app. The song took off after its release back in 2016 and has kept hold of its listeners since!
7. “Circle of Life” — The Lion King
Written By: Sir Elton John and Tim RiceThis classic Disney song really sparks a feeling of warmness and peace within yourself.
8. “Love is an Open Door” — Frozen
Written By: husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezHonestly, this song gets you rooting for Prince Hans… too bad he ends up being a jerk. You deserve better, Anna!
9. “A Whole New World” — Aladdin
Written By: Alan Menken and Tim RiceThis adorable ballad sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga ended up being the 1992 animated movie’s theme song.
10. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” — Toy Story
Written By: Randy NewmanThis one is arguably the best friendship song Disney has ever released.
11. “Almost There” — The Princess and The Frog
Written By: Randy NewmanWith a Broadway singer at the helm, “Almost There” became an Iconic “you can make your dreams come true” anthem to hundreds of girls. The song is incredibly catching with pop and jazz vibes through and through.
12. “You’ll Be In My Heart” — Tarzan
Written By:Phil CollinsThis song was originally written by Phil Collins as a lullaby for his daughter. I mean, how cute is that?
13. “Colors of The Wind” — Pocahontas
Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzThis Disney song has one of the best messages in it: that not everything is the way that it seems and we must always look deeper. A literal chef’s kiss kind of song.
14. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” — The Lion King
Written By: Sir Elton John and Tim RiceThe song begins and ends with Simba’s two friends worried this love will bring an end to their carefree days. It won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
15. “Under The Sea” — The Little Mermaid
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenThe amazing full-out show-stopping song in “The Little Mermaid” made everyone want to live under the sea.
16. “Be Our Guest” — Beauty and The Beast
Written By: Howward Ashman and Alan MenkenAnother one of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s epic songs that wow the audience with spectacular lyrics, catchy rhythm and Angela Lansbury’s jolly welcoming voice. “Be Our Guest” goes down as one of the most amazing show songs to exist.
17. “Just Around The Riverbend” — Pocahontas
Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzWe love a dilemma, and Pochantas has a big one in this song. Should she marry or follow her dreams?
18. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” — Mulan
Written By: Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, and Stephen SchwartzOkay, so this song is a little problematic but we cannot deny the catchy tune and shirtless shang. Can we?
19. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” — The Little Mermaid
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenOne of the best Disney villain songs ever! It was sung by Pat Carroll.
20. “The Bare Necessities” — The Jungle Book
Written By: Terry GilkinsonThe Disney classic is a jazz tune that follows Baloo and Mowgli as Baloo teaches the jungle child how to live life.
21. “Into The Unknown” — Frozen 2
Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezThis song became the theme for Frozen 2.
22. “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” — The Lion King
Written By: Sir Elton John and Tim RiceThe song follows young Simba as he explains all the things he’ll be able to do as king. Since he’s a child they are all very trivial things like no one telling him what to do.
23. “Reflection” — Mulan
Written By: Matthew Wilder and David ZippelAnother one of Disney’s heartbreaking ballads. The song follows Mulan as she struggles with being herself while also making her family proud.
24. “I’ve Got A Dream” — Tangled
Written By: Alan Menken and Glenn SlaterThe song is a list of dreams many of the thugs in the pub had but gave up on. Most will surprise you.
25. “Strangers Like Me” — Tarzan
Written By: Phil CollinsThe song is about Tarzan learning about his kind from Jane and her father.RELATED:17 Seriously Sad Quotes From Disney Movies (Sniffle)
26. “A Girl Worth Fighting For” — Mulan
Written By: Matthew Wilder and David ZippelThe song is about why the soldiers are fighting to protect their country. It’s a bit laughable which is why it made the list.
27. “I See The Light” — Tangled
Written By: Alan Menken and Glenn SlaterThis song is accompanied by one of the most enchanting backdrops. “I See The Light” is a beautiful love ballad where both characters are realizing that they are falling for each other and it’s literally the cutest thing.
28. “Hakuna Matata” — The Lion King
Written By: Elton John and Tim RiceThis song introduced audiences to the beloved characters, Timon and Pumbaa. It encourages us to not worry so much all the time but to kick back, relax, and enjoy life.
29. “Try Everything” — Zootopia
Written By: Sia, Tor Hermansen, and Mikkel EriksenThis is the song you need to bop to when you are about to try something new for the first time! It’s sung by the ever-impressive Shakira.
30. “Friend Like Me” — Aladdin
Written By: Alan Menken and Howard AshmanOriginally performed by the late Robin Williams, the genie shows Aladdin all he could ever want.
31. “He’s A Tramp” — Lady and The Tramp
Written By: Randy NewmanThis song again has a cool jazz vibe to it and is the way we get a background on Tramp’s character.
32. “Friends on the Other Side” — The Princess and The Frog
Written By: Randy NewmanThe New Orleans Voodoo Man has bars with this sinister plot hatched in the upbeat jazz song.
33. “Remember Me” — CoCo
Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezThis song consists of many Spanish music styles and has an incredibly heartwrenching message of remembering us when we are gone.
34. “One Jump Ahead” — Aladdin
Written By: Alan Menken and Tim RiceThis catchy tune hooks us within the very first five minutes of the movie where Aladdin is introduced as a street rat who has to steal to stay alive.
35. “Lost in the Woods” — Frozen 2
Written By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezFinally, Ana’s love interest gets a strong ballad. Yep, this song is all about Christoph and his feelings showing that yes, men have them and should talk about it.
36. “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” — Cinderella
Written By: Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry LivingstonThis classic Disney song balances very closely on the line between being catchy and annoying. It really depends on your mood, it could be a fun bop or an irritating mess.
37. “When Can I See You Again” — Wreck-It-Ralph
Written By: Adam Young, Matt Thiessen, and Brian LeeThe end credit song for “Wreck-It-Ralph” was sung by the band Owl City.
38. “Beauty and The Beast” — Beauty and The Beast
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenThe title song is an award-winning piece of art. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 49th Golden Globe Awards in January 1992
39. “Go The Distance” — Hercules
Written By: Alan Menken and David ZippelThis song is a real confidence booster that encourages us that we can do anything if we set our minds to it.
40. “Prince Ali” — Aladdin
Written By: Alan Menken and Howard AshmanThis song lets the Genie explain all that he’s done to make Aladdin a prince while boosting him up to the subjects of Agrabah.
41. “He Mele No Lilo” — Lilo & Stitch
Written By: Alan Silvestri and Mark Keali’i Ho’omaluThis song uses a lot of the Hawaiian culture creating an authentic sound to the song.
42. “Two Worlds” — Tarzan
Written By: Phil CollinsEvery time I watch “Tarzan” I cry during this song. It’s just so sad what happens and the song really emphasizes the ambiance of it.
43. “Out There” — The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Written By Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzThis song describes how Quasimodo is feeling being locked up and how he dreams of being among people.
44. “If I Didn’t Have You” — Monsters Inc.
Written by Randy NewmanThis song gives “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” its run for its title as the best friend song. I still think Toy Story has it beat but it was a really hard decision.
45. “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” — Hercules
Written By: Alan Menken and David ZippelWe all have been a Meg before. Falling for someone when we don’t want to. We get it, girl, we’ve been there.
46. “Dig a Little Deeper” — The Princess and The Frog
Written By: Randy NewmanThis song encourages us to look inside ourselves to truly find what we want in life.
47. “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” — Lilo & Stitch
Written By: Alan Silvestri and Mark Keali’i Ho’omaluThe song combines English and Hawaiian language to create a fun and inclusive upbeat song to showcase a family outing.
48. “Zero to Hero” — Hercules
Written By: Alan Menken and David ZippelThis song describes how Hercules is becoming a hero through feats of great strength and courage while also creating a market for himself. Thanks, Capitalism. But seriously, I want the action figure.
49. “Belle” — Beauty and The Beast
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenI love a song that has an entire village talking about how one girl is weird.But in all seriousness, the song does convey the exposition in a cool way. She’s different, Gatson likes her, she doesn’t fit in. We get a good concept of what is going on in this world from this song alone.
50. “All is Found” — Frozen 2
Written By: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert LopezThis song is like a cool and kind of creepy lullaby. But it’s so awesome you have to listen to it.RELATED:13 Life Lessons From Disney Villains You Love To Hate
51. “Something There” — Beauty and The Beast
Written By: Howard Ashman and Alan MenkenThis song shows you how you can never trust first impressions.
52. “So This is Love” — Cinderella
Written By: Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman, and Mack DavidThis song follows Prince Charming and Cinderella during the night of the ball as they fall in love. You know, in one night. The song is both calming and romantic.
53. “I Am Moana” — Moana
Written By: Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa’i, and Lin-Manuel MirandaThis song is about knowing who you are and that with confidence in yourself you can do anything.
54. “Cruella de Vil” — 101 Dalmatians
Written By: Bill LeeThis song is just super fun and catchy to sing. Roger ends up writing the lyrics as Cruella comes to visit the family.
55. “Candle on The Water” — Pete’s Dragon
Written By: Al Kasha and Joel HirschhornA beautiful love ballad about being patient and waiting for your love to come home. The song implies that Nora will be what brings her fiance home to her who has been lost at sea for a year. The song encourages people to never give up on love.
56. “Barking at the Moon” — Bolt
Written By: John Powell and Jenny LewisBarking at the moon is a great song that plays over the film when Bolt is trying to get back to his person Penny but ultimately ends up learning how to be a normal dog.
57. “That’s How You Know” — Enchanted
Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzThis song explains the little things you should do to let that certain person in your life know you love them.
58. “The Gospel Truth” — Hercules
Written By: Alan Menken and David ZippelA great song to introduce the movie. This song is a little bit like “Belle” in that you get the backstory and background information in order to understand the movie. I love it when Disney uses songs to do that instead of voiceovers.
59. “Hellfire” — The Huntchback of Notre Dame
Written By: Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzAn intimate villain song that kind of makes you need a shower after listening to it. It’s that uncomfortable. Which makes it great because you are supposed to feel what Judge Claude Frollo is feeling, which is extremely uncomfortable.
60. “Why Should I Worry” — Oliver and Company
Written By: Dan Hartman and Charlie MidnightThis is such a great song by Billy Joel that describes life as a stray dog but in a light positive way.
61. “I2I" — A Goofy Movie
Written By: Patrick DeRemer and Roy FreelandThis song is from an underappreciated father-son movie Disney put out in 1995.
62. “Arabian Nights” — Aladdin
Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman“Arabian Nights” has a very mystical ambiance to the song almost as if it is pulling us into the desert of Agrabah.
63. “That’s All I Need” — The Lion King 1 ½
Written By: Tim RiceScurry, sniff, flinch ends up being in your head for hours after listening to it. Timon ends up making a song out of the orders he was given for being a good lookout.
64. “Touch The Sky” — Brave
Written By: Alex Mandel and Mark AndrewsThis song was heavily influenced by Scottish/Gaelic music as the theme for the movie “Brave” which follows Merida who wants to change her fate.
65. “Ma Belle Evangeline” — The Princess and The Frog
Written By: Randy NewmanThis song is such a sweet and wholesome love ballad between a firefly and a star.
66. “Be Prepared” — The Lion King
Written By: Tim Rice and composer Elton JohnThis song came under scrutiny a few years again when the live-action version came out since it has some clear allusions and references to Nazi Germany and Hitler. Unfortunately, the song is a complete bop.
67. “Down to The Sea” — The Little Mermaid 2
Written By: Michael Silversher and Patricia SilversherThis song is the introduction to “The Little Mermaid 2” which is sung during Ariel’s daughter, Melody’s, christening.
68. “Trashin’ The Camp” — Tarzan
Written By: Phil CollinsThis is the song that is getting the kids to bang on pots and pans to create music from everyday things just like the gorillas do in the camp.
69. “Like Other Girls” — Mulan 2
Written By: Jeanine Tesori and Scott EricksonThe song showcases how princesses have a hard life since they have so many rules and duties to comply with. The princesses through the song discuss what they would do if they were like other girls and not just princesses.
70. “When She Loved Me” — Toy Story 2
Written By: Randy NewmanCrack out the tissues because this song is a tearjerker. It tells the story of how Jessie was abandoned by her kid when she grew up.
71. “We Are One” — The Lion King 2
Written By: Marty Panzer, Thomas Snow, and Jack FeldmanThis song is essentially Simba trying to teach his daughter that everyone and everything is connected making them all one and that they must take care of each other.
72. “Carried Me With You” — Onward
Written By: Brandi CarlileThis song from “Onward” is a great way to end the movie because e it was all about brotherhood and family and the song suggests that no matter where someone goes you can always have them with you.
73. “Mother Knows Best” — Tangled
Written By: Glenn SlaterThis song is a basic example of how Mother Gothel has manipulated Repunzel into never going outside of her tower. Though it’s put on an upbeat tempo making it seem like a cutesy song about a mom looking after her daughter the lyrics really show you how this is a manipulation tactic.
74. “Lesson Number One” — Mulan 2
Written By: Jeanine Tesori and Scott EricksonThis song has a great moment where there are overlays and beautiful harmonies laid down that put the song on this list. During the song, Mulan teaches the village children that to be brave you must first be gentle.
75. “I Remember” — The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
Written By: James DooleyDisney’s “Ariel’s Beginning”, more commonly known as “The Little Mermaid 3,” was the prequel story that went straight to DVD. The one song that stands out is “I Remember,” which is the realization Ariel has that she remembers a time where things were good and happy and music filled the sea, which was when her mother was alive.
76. “When You Wish Upon A Star” — Pinnochio
Written By: Leigh Harline and Ned WashingtonThis song, which won the Academy Award for Best Original in 1939, became so synonymous with Walt Disney’s entire catalogue and many theme parks around the world, many probably have no idea it was written for Pinnochio and sung by Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket.RELATED:What Your Favorite Disney Characters Would Look Like As HumansDeauna Nunes is an assistant editor who covers pop culture and news and entertainment for YourTango. She’s been published by Emerson College’s literary magazine Generic. Follow her on Twitter and on Instagram.