Sunday, February 23, 2014

Disney Songs You Can Sing Instead of Let it Go

I really did like Frozen, it was easily the best American animated feature of the year and I will be happy when it wins an Oscar.  I also liked the music in Frozen and will also be glad when Let it Go wins its Oscar.  But we need to calm down a bit.  Let it Go is a good song, but it is getting way too overexposed.  We don't need to break out into singing it or share every creative cover on Facebook.  So here are some alternatives from Disney that are not as commonly sung.

On the Front Porch, Summer Magic
This was the favorite song of the late great Bob Sherman.  Really gentle and memorable.  Not enough people know it.

Merrily On Our Way, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
This is one of Disney's best songs that is not available on iTunes.  A great nonsensical song with really clever lyrics that perfectly opens Disney's Wind in the Willows.

The Backson Son, Winnie the Pooh
In my opinion Frozen's songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, made a much better musical in 2011's overlooked Winnie the Pooh.  This is the most creative and fun song of a movie with a terrific soundtrack.

Three Caballeros, Three Caballeros
Just big and bombastic, the highlight of the entire movie.  Look up the Andrews Sisters' cover of it too.

King of New York, Newsies
I love the new life that Newsies has discovered and its success on Broadway.  This is one of the best numbers in the movie.

Silly Song, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A personal favorite of mine in my all time favorite movie.

Down in New Orleans, Princess and the Frog
This is another terrific soundtrack that for some reason has not caught on to the level of Frozen.  This in particular is a great finale that is especially singable.

The Weekenders Theme Song, The Weekenders
Disney has a lot of great theme songs.  This catchy one is from Wayne Brady.

Love Lead Us Here, Muppet Treasure Island
Treasure Island may not have needed a love song, but I always love this one.

Bells of Notre Dame, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
One of the best openings to any movie.  Incredibly huge and epic.  A masterpiece from Alan Menken.

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