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TOP 100 DISNEY SONGS

After popular countdowns on Disney's Animated Classics and Live Action Films, in the spring of 2004 UltimateDisney.com began polling for a third countdown. The focus for this was songs from Disney movies, both animated and live action. First, a list of 129 nominees was devised by forum members. Then, sixty-two site visitors compiled lists of their favorite Disney songs from the nominees.

From these votes, we bring you the 100 Top Disney Songs. Each weekday, for four weeks, we counted down 5 songs, all the way to #1.

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100) "Rumbly In My Tumbly" (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Anything can be a song with Winnie the Pooh, as this proves. Sterling Holloway's unique voice is able to define Pooh's character with this little anthem for hunger. Simple words, a simple melody, and undoubtedly catchy.
Available on Best of Pooh & Heffalumps Too / The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh DVD Review

99) "The Three Caballeros" (The Three Caballeros)
This song defines the three stars of Disney's little-known but much-loved anthology film. It's a celebration of the caballero lifestyle. You'll find Donald Duck, Joe Carioca, and Panchito beneath their sombreros. What you won't find is a Three Caballeros soundtrack.
Not Available on CD / Saludos Amigos & The Three Caballeros: Classic Caballeros Collection DVD Review

98) "Painting the Roses Red" (Alice in Wonderland)
There are certain Disney songs with lyrics that seem meaningful and deep, and then there are those that feature incredibly catchy melodies. "Painting the Roses Red", sung by two of the Queen of Hearts' servants, is funny and not easy to forget.
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / Painting the Roses Red / March of the Cards
Available on Alice in Wonderland Soundtrack (out of print) / Alice in Wonderland: Special Anniversary Edition DVD Review

97) "Great Spirits" (Brother Bear)
With "Great Spirits", the makers of Brother Bear attempted to set the movie in motion with a big dramatic number the way The Lion King did with "Circle of Life." Though this was the one song from the film that Disney pushed for an Oscar, it came away without a nomination. Still, voters must feel it worked.
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / Tina Turner - All the Best - Great Spirits
Available on Brother Bear Soundtrack / Brother Bear DVD Review / Brother Bear 2 DVD Review

96) "A Star is Born" (Hercules)
Though the music was written by Alan Menken (the man behind The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), the songs in Hercules depart from the familiar feel of Disney's extremely popular early '90s hits. With a Gospel influence, the songs performed by the Muses, bring high energy and fast tempos. James Reader likes it "because it's just so darn cheerful!"
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / A True Hero / A Star Is Born
Available on Hercules Soundtrack / Hercules DVD Review

95) "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" (Cinderella)
This song is often overlooked from Cinderella, but clearly voters did not commit that injustice altogether.
The Music Lesson / Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale / Bad Boy Lucifer / A Message from His Majesty
Available on Cinderella Soundtrack / Cinderella in Animated Classics Countdown
Cinderella: Platinum Edition DVD Review / Cinderella: Collector's Gift Set DVD Review / Interview with Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella

94) "Best of Friends" (The Fox and the Hound)
"This is such a carefree song; naive in a good way." - snowbot
"This song can be viewed throughout life as a remembrance of times past/present/future for anyone." - edm114
Download MP3 from Amazon.com
Available on Classic Disney Volume 2 / The Fox and the Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD Review


92) (tie) "Look Through My Eyes" (Brother Bear)
Phil Collins' closing credits theme to Disney's 43rd animated classic is also instrumentally heard in some of the more successful portions of his score.
Available on Brother Bear Soundtrack / Brother Bear DVD Review / Brother Bear 2 DVD Review

92) (tie) "Forget About Love" (The Return of Jafar)
Many cite this song as the highlight of an otherwise disappointing film, the one which began the direct-to-video sequel "phenomenon."
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / Forget About Love (The Return of Jafar)
Available on Aladdin and the King of Thieves Soundtrack (out of print), Disney's Princess Collection V2 (out of print) / Aladdin II & III Collection DVD Review / Disney Princess Sing Along Songs: Volume 2 DVD Review

91) "The Age of Not Believing" (Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
This song has been honored with the prestigious "Best Song to Sing When Making Your Bed in the Morning" award by Kram Nebuer.
Available on Bedknobs and Broomsticks Soundtrack (out of print) / Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Enchanted Musical Edition DVD Review


90) "Pink Elephants on Parade" (Dumbo)
Even with its wonderfully halucinogenic animation, Dumbo's dazzling detour wouldn't have quite the same impact with a lesser song set to it. This is a case of music and animation entirely complementing each other in a scene.
Available on
Dumbo Soundtrack (out of print) / Dumbo: 60th Anniversary DVD Review / Dumbo: Big Top Edition DVD Review

89) "I Will Go Sailing No More" (Toy Story)
Though some may think it offers an unwanted change of pace to Toy Story, this song, written and performed by Randy Newman, has a soothing and humbling quality to it.
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / I Will Go Sailing No More
Available on Toy Story Soundtrack (out of print) / Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition DVD Review / Toy Story: Blu-ray & DVD Review

88) "Little Black Rain Cloud" (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Another simple and catchy song from the Hundred Acre Wood.
Available on Best of Pooh & Heffalumps Too / The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh DVD Review

87) "Once Upon a Time in New York City" (Oliver & Company)
Though Oliver & Company proves there is a timelessness to Dickens' story, this opening number performed by Huey Lewis that this "once upon a time" is most certainly the 1980s.
Available on Oliver & Company Soundtrack (out of print) / Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Review

86) "Little Patch of Heaven" (Home on the Range)
This is the most recent song to make the Top 100 Disney Songs list.
"This one has become a favorite of mine very quickly, by being such a cheerful and bouncy melody." - Jack Seiley
Available on Home on the Range Soundtrack (out of print) / Home on the Range DVD Review


85) "I've Got No Strings" (Pinocchio)
This cheery song introduces Pinocchio to the world of theatre.
He's an instant hit with the audience, even as he bumbles through this number. There's an eery nature to his interaction with the string puppets, hinting at the sadness that a theatrical life will soon reveal for Pinocchio. But with this sequence, one can't help but be dazzled like the crowd, endearing tangles and all.
Available on
Pinocchio Soundtrack (out of print) / Pinocchio: Platinum Edition DVD Review

84) "Love" (Robin Hood)
"Sparkling, sappy, and the perfect singer-songwriter type ballad for a Disney film of the early 70's." - snowbot
Download MP3 from Amazon.com
Available on Classic Disney, Volume 4 (out of print) / Robin Hood DVD Review / Disney Princess Sing Along Songs: Vol. 2 DVD Review

83) "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" (Pinocchio)
If a hero is only as strong as their villains, then little Pinocchio must have the strength of four. That's the number of nemeses the wooden boy is up against. Honest John is wily and not as imposing as Stromboli. This fox is the first to get Pinocchio to stray; with this most alluring tune, Honest John is able to inspire him to forget school and head for the theatre.
Available on Pinocchio Soundtrack (out of print) / Pinocchio: Platinum Edition DVD Review


82) "Strange Things" (Toy Story)
Certain songs capture emotion better than any dialogue could. In the case of Toy Story, the filmmakers were reluctant to have characters who had a hard time expressing their feelings, breaking into song about them. Instead, we get this song from Randy Newman, which accompanies an awesome montage in which longtime favorite Woody sees himself being supplanted by a confident new space ranger.
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / Strange Things
Available on Toy Story Soundtrack (out of print) / Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition DVD / 10th Anniversary Edition DVD Review / Toy Story: Blu-ray & DVD Review

81) "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" (Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier)
With its unforgettable melody and folksy tone, this song has become, consciously or not, inseparable from the real life Davy Crockett. This theme is every bit a part of the 1950s phenomenon as the TV show and the coonskin caps.
The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Available on Disney's Greatest, Volume 2 / Davy Crockett: The Complete Televised Series DVD Review / Davy Crockett: Two Movie Set DVD Review

80) "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers" (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Tigger was introduced in one of short segments that made up The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. This song really reflects the energy that makes him who he is.
Available on
Best of Pooh & Heffalumps Too / The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh DVD Review / Sing Along Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious DVD Review

79) "He's a Tramp" (Lady and the Tramp)
A jazzy and bouncy tune that tends to stick with listeners after they hear it. It provides some nice relief in some of Lady and the Tramp's darkest moments without feeling out of place. - Jack Seiley
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / What a Dog / He's a Tramp
Available on Lady and the Tramp Soundtrack (out of print) / Lady and the Tramp Platinum Edition DVD Review / Lady and the Tramp and Friends CD Review


78) "He Mele No Lilo" (Lilo & Stitch)
James Reader proclaims this is "perhaps the most relaxing of Disney songs."
Download MP3 from Amazon.com / He Mele No Lilo
Available on Lilo & Stitch Soundtrack / Lilo & Stitch DVD Review / Lilo & Stitch: Island Favorites CD Review

77) "I'm Wishing" (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
A perfect example of how a Disney song can be more than catchy, and be an important part of the movie. In addition to the memorable melody, "I'm Wishing" helps to define Snow White's character very well, as the lyrics perfectly capture her hopes and dreams. - Jack Seiley
Download MP3 from Amazon.com
Available on Snow White Soundtrack (out of print) / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD Review / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review

76) "Cinderella" (Cinderella)
Alex Pantoja: "When I first heard this song I felt very strong and with lots of hope from my friends to help me overcome my problems."
Main Title / Cinderella
Available on Cinderella Soundtrack / Cinderella in Animated Classics Countdown
Cinderella: Platinum Edition DVD Review / Cinderella: Collector's Gift Set DVD Review / Interview with Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella

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