Top 10 Darkest Disney Songs

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Disney movies certainly have some pretty dark songs. The songs in this list don't necessarily have to be villain songs. There are songs that aren't sung by villains that can also be pretty dark.

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1Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Like fire! Hellfire! This fire in my skin! Hunchback is a pretty dark movie, but this song is definitely enough to give you nightmares. Disney was originally thinking about cutting this song out of the movie because they thought it was too dark. Frollo sings about how he wants Esmeralda to be his or else she will end up in hell. Which is where I'm hoping Justin Bieber will end up. How did this movie ever get a G rating? There are movies with MPAA ratings that I don't understand. Like Toy Story 3 with the incinerator scene. Cars 2 with cars getting blown up. And the Litte Mermaid with Ariel's butt being shown. All those movies are also rated G. Anyway, Hunchback is a very dark but awesome movie and this song is a good example of that. - MegaSoulhero

2Be Prepared - The Lion King

Scar is basically warning you to be prepared for the darkness of this song! Scar sings about killing his brother, Mufasa. Because once Mufasa and Simba are out of the way, that means Scar can become king. Of course, the way Scar kills Mufasa is by throwing him off cliff into a stampede. Which is much worse than Dopey falling off a boat at Disney World. No one will get that joke by the way. Scar is one of Disney's most intimidating villains and this song pretty much proves why. He doesn't let anything get in his way and he always tries to get what he wants. - MegaSoulhero

3Savages - Pocahontas

That is so savage! I hate this movie but if there was one thing I liked about, it would be the soundtrack! This movie has some really good songs! Even a really good villain song called Savages where Radcliffe and the others go looking for Pocahontas and the other natives so they can kill them. At the same time, the natives attempt to kill John Smith (played by Mel Gibson). The thing I really like is that the whole scene has kind of a reddish color to emphasize that we entered a dark moment of the movie. This song is very intense because the audience (except me) cares for Pocahontas and John Smith and the idea that the natives are going to kill John and the English people are going to kill Pocahontas makes it very dark. It's a good thing Pocahontas comes in at the very last minute to save John Smith in a deus ex machina kind of way! Well, it's still not as bad as Pocahontas learning English from THE WIND! - MegaSoulhero

4Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid

I hate Ariel so much! Ursula sings this song when Ariel meets with her, asking for a pair of legs. This song is pretty dark because based on her appearance, we realize that she is the villain of the movie and Ariel is about to make a deal with her while we already know that something bad will happen later on. Why on Earth would Ariel give up her voice just to be with a guy she doesn't even know? By the way, this song was written by Alan Menken who also wrote songs for Aladdin, Hercules, Pocahontas, and most recently Sausage Party. I'm not even joking. There's a Disney style musical number written by Alan Menken in Sausage Party. - MegaSoulhero

5Pink Elephants on Parade - Dumbo

Wow! What did I drink? In the film, Dumbo, we get this whole trippy scene where we see a bunch of random elephants dancing and doing some crazy stuff. This happens after Dumbo and Timothy accidentally drink some champagne causing them to get drunk. And yes! Dumbo gets drunk! That's a good message for children! It is very hard to explain this. It's just so weird! And the strange thing is after it happens, they never bring it up again. I have no idea what the writers were on when coming up with this. - MegaSoulhero

6The Mob Song - Beauty and the Beast

Why is called the Mob Song? Why can't they just simply call it Kill the Beast? Basically, this song is about Gaston and a group of people going to find this fantastic Beast. The mob wants to kill him because he's dangerous but Gaston wants to kill him because he's in love with Belle. I hate Gaston so much! It's a good thing he dies at the end. Since we started to care about the Beast at this point in the film, we didn't want him to die. Up until he turned back into a prince. Then I started to despise him. - MegaSoulhero

7Kidnap the Sandy Claws - The Nightmare Before Christmas

This song is strangely catchy. It's sung by Lock, Shock, and Barrel when they are given orders to retrieve Santa from Christmastown. In this song they are coming with ways to torture Santa. They even decide to have Oogie Boogie take care of him and according to them, "Mr. Oogie Boogie is the meanest guy around. If I were on his Boogie list, I'd get out of town." I bet this is a song children would sing if they don't get what they want for Christmas. This is definitely my favorite song in Nightmare Before Christmas. It is so dark but so catchy! Even the heavy metal band, Korn, did a cover of this song and it sounds pretty good. Definitely a song to listen to during Halloween time. Or Christmas. - MegaSoulhero

8Friends on the Other Side - The Princess and the Frog
9Not One of Us - The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

Did you know that there are good Disney sequels? There's only a few of them but still. Lion King 2 is one of the good ones. The reason why I consider Not One of Us to be a dark song is because it happens after Simba banishes Kovu for betraying them. Simba sentencing him to exile would've been more intense if Matthew Broderick was any good at acting. In this song, the animals of Pride Rock are shaming Kovu for his betrayal. He's a bigger traitor than Finn from the Force Awakens. However, during the song, we can see it on Kovu's face that he is sorry for what he has done. I also want to point out that this is the first time that the animals besides the main characters actually get to sing. They didn't even talk in the first movie. - MegaSoulhero

10In Summer - Frozen

Wow! You're probably wondering how this is a dark song since it has a happy tone and is sung by an adorable character. You see, Olaf is a snowman. He is singing about wanting to experience summer. When it is summer, the sun comes out and the sun cause snow to melt. Including snowmen. Basically, Olaf is wishing death upon himself! I mean, sure he's unaware of what would happen to him and Elsa does give him a snow flurry at the end so he won't melt. Also, if Olaf is able to melt during summer, then shouldn't the snowgies from Frozen Fever melt too? - MegaSoulhero

The Contenders

11Mother Knows Best - Tangled
12The Happiest Home in These Hills - Pete's Dragon (1977)

I watched the original Pete's Dragon recently and it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen! It was absolutely annoying and stupid! A boy being friends with an invisible cartoon dragon? What was Disney thinking with this one? The very first song in the movie is called The Happiest Home in These Hills. The title makes it sound like it's a nice song, but the song is actually about a family called the Gogans wanting to kill Pete for some reason. They even mention various ways on how to kill him. This is supposed to be a light-hearted family film but this is a pretty dark song. Whatever, the movie is stupid and I regret ever watching it! - MegaSoulhero

13Trust in Me - The Jungle Book (1967)
14Lack of Education - The Fox and the Hound
15The Siamese Cat Song - Lady and the Tramp
16Mad Madame Mim - The Sword in the Stone
17Cruella De Ville - One Hundred and One Dalmatians
18For the First Time in Forever (reprise) - Frozen
19The Elegant Captain Hook - Peter Pan
20Never Smile At a Crocodile (deleted song) - Peter Pan
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1. Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Friends on the Other Side - The Princess and the Frog
3. The Mob Song - Beauty and the Beast
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1. Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Be Prepared - The Lion King
3. Savages - Pocahontas
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