Top 10 Animated Disney Movies With the Best Music

Which disney movie had the best songs as a whole? I'm actually not using my own order in creating this list, so it actually kinda "stings" to place Pocahontas so low.

The Top Ten

1 The Lion King

I knew this would be #1. The Circle of Life would have given this movie top spot, by itself, even without all the other brilliant musical numbers. - BKAllmighty

Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, Circle of Life, Can you feel the love tonight, and those instrumentals.. CANNOT be topped!

Till we find our place, on the path unwinding, it's the circle, the circle of life. - PeeledBanana

To me there's really no competition it's lion king by a long shot.

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2 Aladdin

Ex: Friend Like Me, One Jump Ahead, A Whole New World - fullymetal


3 Beauty and the Beast

Not only did I love the soundtrack, but I loved the score. The opening music, the battle music, the transformation music, it was amazing! - DisneyQueen

Ex: Tale As Old As Time, Little Town/Belle, Something There - fullymetal

I love this soundtrack, so many great quality songs like Belle and Be our guest

Ugh I love the song of these movies why? I'll tell you:
i like belle/bonjour because: the tune was really amazing I can give credit to alan menken to the music it was really succesful + I can not stop singing this song
i like be our guest because: be our guest is proving that they had a delicous meals for dinner and inviting a very kind guest... altough they're dinner is never second best that's right lumiere!
i love human again because: the tune was really great they are totally dreaming about being a human because they are cursed
i like the mob song because: wow I cannot imagine how gaston (richard white) succeded about her lyrics and her tune it is showing that it's time to fight for love...altough the prince losses... but I'm telling you love is not weak

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4 Mulan

I'm sorry, "Reflection" is more whiny that inspiring and "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" is more demeaning and annoying than inspiring. When will people get over those songs?

I am surprised to see this one so high on the list, but I definitely think it deserves it. - BKAllmighty

Don't forget TRUE TO YOUR HEART 98 degrees and STEVIE WONDER bringing it home!

Best movie besides the lion king

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5 The Little Mermaid

Part of your world is my favourite Disney song, and the other songs from the little mermaid are absolutely amazing

This is the best musical ever to grace the screen. Part of Your world and Under The Sea are two of the most beautiful and memorable songs of them all.

Ex: Part of Your World, Under the Sea - fullymetal

Heads and tails above all others when it comes to the score. - Pfeifferpfan

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6 Frozen

You can't argue the incredible music in this movie. Every single song was an instant hit. From "Frozen Heart" to "Fixer Upper" with "Let It Go" in the middle, each song is instantly recognizable. There's a reason this is the highest grossing animated movie of all time.

I love this movie, have sat down almost every week with my great granddaughters and we all sing along with all of the songs.!

I wasn't a huge fan of this movie, I found it a little tedious and too close to Tangled, without outshining it.

Am I The Only User That Likes This Movie? - JPK

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7 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This deserves a much higher spot because it is so well put together and I get chills every time I listen to it. The music is so well written and every single song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I especially love Sally's Song. One of my favorites. Way better than Frozen and it has everything; music, horror, love, comedy, Santa Claus, fantastic visuals. Who could ask for more?

This movie has the best and most beautiful music.

Amazing, just amazing. Love it!

The best

8 Tangled

I love this movie and this that it is completely underrated, I think it is way more fun and interesting than Frozen.

Love this movie

Tangled is underrated:have you hear when will my life begin? or I see the light? those songs are better than let it go.Also this was the last movie (until inside out and the good dinossaur) from Disney that was great

9 Hercules

Ex: I Won't Say I'm In Love, Go the Distance - fullymetal

Every song in their soundtrack is an automatic classic for me. "A Star is Born", "Zaero to Hero", "I won't say I'm in love", "The Gospel Truth", "Go the Distance", etc - Disneylover

Amazing movie

The Hercules soundtrack is by far my favorite Disney soundtrack because it’s not so serious, it’s very jazzy. There are your fast paced pop songs like Zero to Hero, The Gospel Truth, and A Star is Born. You have a romantic song, I Won’t Say I’m in Love, a funny song, One Last Hope, and a serious song, Go the Distance. These are the main songs but the reprises and second parts to songs are pretty good too (like Go the Distance Reprise and the other parts of the Gospel Truth). The soundtrack is diverse, and doesn’t really have a bad song!

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10 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

All Disney soundtracks are great but ones for Hunchback of Notre Dame is just exceptional. Never miss goosebumps hearing Bells of Notre Dame, and Hellfire is without doubt of the best villain songs from Disney, just to name some of the movie's songs. The movie itself is great too!

Criminally underrated. I'm not going to reserve myself and say this deserves to be higher. It should be #1. The Bells of Notre Dame, Out There, God Help The Outcasts and Hellfire are the best.

Love the songs especially belle's of Notre same and hellfire plus I love the film

By far the best music in a Disney movie. Just ignore the gargoyles.

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The Contenders

11 Tarzan

Phil Collins could fill a greatest hits album with these songs. Better than almost anything he has ever written before. The songs are catchy, well-written, well-orchestrated, and deeply emotional (when they need to be). Of course, above all, they're memorable. - BKAllmighty

One of the best Disney soundtracks EVER! Yet so underrated :/

This soundtrack brings out more true emotion then any other! Your truly feel this soundtrack in your heart

Son of Man is a great song! - PeeledBanana

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12 Moana Moana

This isn't out yet. But the music in the trailer is good. - Discord1

2 Words: You're Welcome.

The music in Moana is a beautiful wedding of South Pacific themes to pop/Broadway influences. The unusual rhyming patterns along with fresh and heartfelt tunes and lyrics makes Moana, in my opinion, the most unique and impressive Disney musical to date. Whilst the Disney Renaissance titles reign supreme on this list, Moana tops them all. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i, and Mark Mancina have created something that should be bench-marked for greatness.

Seriously?! Moana is the best disney movie! I love that princess

Moana: I'm the daugther of the cheif. Not a princess.
Me: Oppss...Sorry Moana.
Moana:It's okay.

Moana is a great role model. She shows that bravery. Who needs a prince charming, when you can have a DEMI GOD?! no offense...

Moana shows patience. She stays patience eventhought Maui treats her badly in the first place. She has an amazing voice when singing 'I Am Moana(the song of the ancestor)'. She doesn't give up to bring back the heart of Tefiti.

She wants to be the perfect daugther just like all us girls. Instead of meating a prince, she sails across the ocean, restore the heart of Tefiti and saves the world. This movie is awesome. I love Maui's song 'You're Welcome' when the tatoos moving. I can't help but laugh.

The vilian character, Teka, turns out to be the mother island Tefiti when she got her heart back.

The movie is very beautiful. She shows courage, patient, daring ...more

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13 The Jungle Book

I could have loved this movie as a kid from the music, alone. - BKAllmighty

I would have loved this movie for its songs, alone. - BKAllmighty

Come on guys! This movie's the Bare Necessities!

The main overture is so beautiful, and "Be like you" is really incredible. "Bare necessities" is lots of fun and gives a code to live by (maybe another generation's Hakuna Matara)!

14 Pocahontas

Love the music. Whether it be from the characters or just the score. Beautifully done.

Ex: Colors of the Wind, Just Around the Riverbend - fullymetal

15 Big Hero 6

Eh, don't really like Fall Out Boy, but I'd still choose "Immortals" over "Try Everything".

16 Oliver & Company

I love the songs in this such as why should I worry,once upon a time in New York City and good company. The film and the songs are brilliant in this film

17 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It's cool but sad

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19 Cinderella

Great music, great animation, I don't know what else to say, this will always be number 1 in my heart

20 Pinocchio

If nothing else, this movie's soundtrack includes "When You Wish Upon a Star", which is THE Disney song.

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