Best Disney Songs Come to the Rescue (Again)

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When we talk about inspiration, music comes as one of the alternative resources to find it. In my previous post, I’ve talked about some Disney Songs that can give some boost to your inspiration. Some of the few comments I received in the post are a bit unexpected.

 

Even though not everybody is a huge fan, Disney songs are indeed have their magic to motivate us in various aspect of life. This happened to me once.

I remember when I was a kid, I used to sing ‘A Whole New World’ a lot, the thematic song of Aladdin movie. The lyric has this ‘magical’ touch of making your brain to imagine a bizarre wonderful world, while the tone made your heart to ‘fly’ inside that whole new world. What made it funny is that I’m not really a fan of Aladdin movie, but I really like the song :)

Perhaps this is the right time to continue talking about inspiring Disney songs. You may want to read and listen to the songs of previous two categories, if you want. Let’s move to the next category within my playlist.

Inspiration: Human Relationship

Best Disney Songs - Human Relationship

The third category is about human relationship. Classic Disney movies, such as Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, usually deal with love relationship (a charming prince saves a damsel in distress). The more modern Disney movies deal with various type of relationship, such as the sisterhood relationship in Frozen, or a family relationship in Brave.

This is a few Disney songs that have been my favorite within this category:

1. You’ll be in My Heart (OST Tarzan – Glenn Close / Phil Collins)

Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight

I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don’t you cry

I really like this song because of its calm tone, while the lyric is always successful to make heart at ease. If you feel lonely because nobody cares for you, listening to this song can make you relieved a bit. Additionally, you can use this song to help your friend or your beloved one. Just sing this song together and both of you will smile together :)

In the Tarzan (Disney) movie, this song is used in a scene when baby Tarzan’s adoptive gorilla mother, Kala (voiced by Glenn Close), sings in order to make him stop crying. She says that she will always protect her baby, and everything will be fine. She tells him that “you will be in my heart always”, thus the song comes in play. In the movie, you can only hear one verse sung by Glenn Close and Phil Collin, while the full version can be heard at the end credit scene.

(YouTube Video credit goes to “+++YES+++”)

2. Aloha, E Komo Mai (OST Lilo & Stitch – Jump5)

“You’ll find the place where you belong
Ohana…
A family to call your own
Where you feel at home
Everybody sing!”

Lilo & Stitch is one of Disney movies that focused on family relationship. In Hawaiian, Ohana means family. Whenever you feel that you don’t have a place to call ‘Home’, try to look into your own family. Sometimes you just don’t realize that you are already at ‘Home’ with your family actually has a deep care for you.

This ear-catchy song was the main theme song for Lilo & Stitch franchise and performed by Stitch and Jump5, an American pop group.

(YouTube Video credit goes to “Hello and Welcome!”)

3. Beauty and The Beast (OST Beauty and The Beast – Angela Lansbury / Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion)

“Just a little change
Small, to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast”

Here we are, dancing in the middle of the capacious ballroom with exotic chandelier and no witness. Time is not moving here. Just the two of us in the world, dancing to the sweetest song ever written. Only you and me, Beauty and the Beast.

Okay, I’m just a bit melancholic whenever I hear this song. The lyric of this song describe the growing relationship between the main characters, Belle (The Beauty here) and the Beast. In the movie, the song is performed by Mrs. Potts (voiced by Angela Lansbury), and later released as a single with Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion as the main singers.

The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Angela Lansbury version. For the Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.</p>

(YouTube Video credit goes to “DanceOn”)

Inspiration: A Hope

Best Disney Songs - Hope

The fourth category is about hope. In my opinion, there are two essential lessons taught in all Disney movies: Imagination and Hope. You always have the hope to see a whole new world outside your home (e.g.: Aladdin, Little Mermaid), the hope to meet a charming prince (e.g.: Snow White, Cinderella), the hope to find the truth behind your adventure (e.g.: Atlantis the Lost Empire, Wreck-it-Ralph), or the hope to deal with changes in your environment (e.g.: Inside Out). You may want to watch those movies to kindle your hope for specific things.

Among several Original Disney Soundtracks, there are two songs that catch my attention to be included in my inspiring Disney Song playlist:

1. A dream is a wish your heart makes (OST Cinderella – Ilene Woods/ Lily James)

“Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true”

I think the most important in the lyric is that if we keep on believing, we will finally make our dream come true. Well of course you need the effort and persistence to reach it like I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, but we need to carve our dream in our heart. Else, we may never make it come true.

In the animated movie Cinderella (1950), the song is performed by Cinderella (voiced by Ilene Woods) to encourage her animal friends to never stop dreaming and keep on believing. This movie is remade later as live-action movie in 2015, and the song is performed by Lily James at credit scene. Lily James plays the role of Cinderella in this live version.

The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Ilene Woods version. For the Lily James version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.

(YouTube Video credit goes to “baby veron”)

2. A Whole New World (OST Aladdin – Brad Kane & Lea Salonga)

“A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming”

Ok, we arrive to this one finally. This is the most wonderful song I’ve ever heard to kindle my hope. Well, people may have different opinion regarding the meaning of this song because this can also be categorized as love song. However, I really like the scene where the song is performed, thus I feel it fitter in Hope song category.

In the animated movie, it was sung by Aladdin’s singing voice – Brad Kane – and Jasmine’s singing voice – Lea Salonga – who is also the singing voice of Mulan (from the Disney Movie Mulan). The lyric tells about the new world that they are about to discover together while their love for each other blossomed. Sounds exciting and romantic, doesn’t it?

The above iTunes badge will direct you to the Brad Kane & Lea Salonga version. For the Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle version, you can click here to get it on iTunes.

(YouTube Video credit goes to “Kayla Marie”)

Bonus Inspiration: Going from Zero to Hero

When I did my little research for my blog name, I’ve found a Disney song that told exactly about a journey from zero to hero. This song is listed as one of the original soundtrack from Hercules movie. The lyric summarize his journey from being nothing (a Zero) into a Hero. Enjoy the song :)

(YouTube Video credit goes to “vmville”)

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Do you Find My Best Disney Songs to Your Liking?

So, we have come to the conclusion once again. I hope you can find some of the Disney songs to your liking and keep you inspired all the time. Perhaps someday I will post again about other inspiring Disney songs in my playlist. If you have different opinion than mine, or maybe you have other inspiring Disney songs in your mind, do left a comment below.

I’m sure we have a different taste, hence lead to different opinion regarding the best Disney Songs that can keep you inspired and motivated. However, remember that whatever songs you find inspiring, it will be merely a normal song without you taking action. Listen, get inspired, keep motivated, than take action to reach your success goal.

You can go back to this post if you want to read about other inspiring Disney songs. Happy listening :)

Alexander Blue

A writer, gamer, book lover, music addict, and a dreamer. My life motto is 'Every thousand mile begins with a single step'. I like to share helpful information with others because the positive feeling is contagious and it will make everyone's life better.

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18 Comments

  1. Rob

    Disney songs are in a league of their own man. They’re specifically geared towards kids and kids just always love them, pick up on them, and then adults get into the groove lol. It’s like a worldwide spread.
    It’s cool though because they always have positive messages and always spin a positive influence on children and adults alike. Personally, I love It’s A Whole New World, I can’t ever forget that song (and many like it) during my life and it’s been embedded in me since childhood.

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    1. Alexander Blue (Post author)

      Hi Rob, yeah kids and adults are loving those songs too :) Especially the modern ones like Frozen, which I believe can be applied to both kids and adults. Yes, I also really love that song too :) Thanks

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  2. jazzy323

    I love disney songs and my favourite is youll be in my heart in the tarzan movie that truely always brings tears to my eyes every time i see the movie and that song comes on. You really have a great list of the best disney songs and there are a lot of inspiring and motivations messages

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    1. Alexander Blue (Post author)

      Hi Jazzy, thank you very much. Yes I like Disney songs and love to share some of the inspiring ones :) You’ll be in my heart from Tarzan is really good. THanks for sharing your favorite one :)

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  3. RachelLouise56

    As a fellow lover of everything Disney, I can agree with you that these songs have a motivational, magical and inspiration feel to them. Alan Menken composed a lot of music for many Disney movies including Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. He always does a good job. Also I feel that lyrics in Disney songs are always relatable and every person is able to connect with them in some way. Thanks for sharing, you have a great article here!

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Rachel, glad you like it. Beside Alan, I also find a liking to Phil Collins, who compose and sing for most songs from The Lion King. His voice is unique to give some ‘magical’ charm in Disney Songs :)

      Also, I’m agree with you. As many people commented here, they feel connection with different songs. Disney songs are truly amazing and magical. Hope you will always get inspired and motivated with the songs :)

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  4. Elma

    Hi,
    I love your article about Disney songs; I love them.
    So nice with the videos and songs, I don’t think they ever die, they are like classic songs.
    I like that you share things that many people do like to see. I wish you all the best in your journey.
    Elma

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Elma, thank you for the love :) Classic Disney songs will never die, and the modern one will always complement the classic ones to keep all of us inspired all the time. Thanks :)

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  5. jazzy323

    Disney songs definitely make me cry and their meaning always resonate with me in some form or another. however, it is weird that i have not actually seen the movies but know the songs more? haha, i actually feel that these songs are the soundtrack to my childhood. great article and your likeness resonates with a lot of people

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Jazzy, I understand you very well :)) I like several Disney songs although I didn’t know at first if the song originally came from Disney movies. There is just this ‘magical charm’ from their song that easily make me captivated in a good way, and I want to share it with others. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. mijo

    Very sweet idea, I think it is great if you want to relate some inspiration to young children through the use of this niche. The concept is definitely unique, I am just learning the ropes on all this stuff myself but I like what I see so far.

    I like the songs you’ve listed above. I will give it a try to listen all of the songs. Good luck!

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Mijo. Thank you for the compliments. Inspiration from songs can also be applied to both young and adult alike :) I hope you can enjoy the songs. Wish you the best luck.

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  7. Brandon

    Disney always brings back child hood feelings and memories especially all the Phil Collins songs. I like some of the Phil Collins Tarzan and Lion King Songs and I feel like another good fun song was the Hawaiian roller-coaster ride one. These are great just to get you out of a funk and gain hope inspiration etc. good idea

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Brandon, I agree with you. The voice of Phil Collins really get into my brain and my heart. He really sings using his emotion to reach out our heart. Glad to hear that these songs can give you some ispirations. Thanks :)

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  8. Roopesh

    Hi
    This article of yours makes me so confused.

    Not to worry, I am confused, but not in a bad way at all.Its good confusion if there is such a thing.Why confusion you ask? Well after listening to the playlist, I don’t know which DVD to start watching, LILO, or Beauty or Aladdin.I got them all, I treasure them with my life.
    They are magical shows, but the music is what makes it spectacular.Your selection here, reminds me of a time when these very same songs inspired me and lifted me up and gave me a drive to move when I was down.

    Just visiting them, thanks to your site, has lifted my spirits back up.A million thank yous to you.

    Just one question, where is ‘ I just can’t wait to be King’ from Lion King.Thats a cool one too.
    Regards
    Roopesh

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Roopesh, I was confused why you were confused before. You got me there! :)

      Yes I agree with you very very much that Disney songs are one of the very essential element to make the movies very very magical :) (Yes I put the ‘very’ so many very intentionally).

      I’m glad these songs have inspired you even before you you read this list. If you want to re-watch the Disney movies, I suggest you either go with the most classic order (from Snow White), or pick whatever you think have the most fit inspiration you needed right now.

      Thanks for mentioning it. I almost forget about that song and just listen again. It really has a sense of ‘Freedom’. Maybe I will come up again with other post about inspiring Disney songs.

      Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. stefan

    Hi there! That’s really cool, I was have gown up watching disney movies and their songs, I really liked them! Whenever I hear them I remember my childhood. So apart from inspiration it also makes me remember those great days.

    I particularly enjoy the Aladin Song, it is great!

    Many thanks for sharing those precious inspiration songs!
    Take care

    Stefan

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    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Stefan, thank you for sharing. We have the same opinion regarding the Aladdin Song then :) Glad if this list songs can inspire you. Wish you a great success.

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