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

Lion King's always #1 here, LOL (just pointing it out). I like this film, but I wasn't a fan of all the songs. I don't really like Can You Feel the Love Tonight (I think it's frankly annoying), but I do love "Circle of Life", "Can't Wait to Be King" and "Hakuna Matata".

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

Universally enchanting... makes you feel a deeper connection to humanity, the earth, our ancestors, and the gods... A celebration of Africa and more generally nature. I love the musicality of "Circle of Life" and the lyricism in "Be Prepared".

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

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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 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

All the songs are great!

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5 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?

Are you saying that Lea Salonga's singing is whiny? She's on Broadway, I hope you know.

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

Best movie besides the lion king

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6 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

7 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.!

Love all the music on this soundtrack our daughter listened to it over and over that we got to know the songs also

The music is horrible, only some of it is good

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8 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

Why isn't this number one? This soundtrack is amazing!

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9 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

10 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

My favorites are Go the Distance, I Won't say that I'm in Love, and the Gospel Truth!

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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The Contenders

11 Moana Moana Moana is the protagonist of Disney's 2016 animated feature film of the same name. Born on the island village of Motunui, Moana is the daughter of Chief Tui and Sina, with an inherited love for the seas and voyaging. When her island becomes endangered, Moana is chosen by the ocean to journey across the more.

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

I'm amazed that more people don't have moana in their top ten disney musicals list.

Should be #3 behind Lion King and Aladdin.

Maui, Maui, Maui

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12 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

13 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!

How is this soundtrack so low on the list? It's probably the greatest piece of musical art Disney ever produced with an epic emotional feel to it. It's one of the few that goes beyond your whimsical sound, and can have actual weight and meaning behind each song.

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.

Why is this lower than Oliver & Company? None of the songs in O&C even hold a candle to any of the songs in this movie!

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14 Peter Pan

I love this movie

15 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)!

16 Cinderella

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

17 Pocahontas

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

The songs are just beautiful, one of disney's best indeed. One major highlight is of course Colors of the wind

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

18 Fantasia

Are you joking? Classical music is not something to vote over! - SwagFlicks

This one has way better music than Lion King. And best Villain (Chernabog obviously). - asantalo

Ex. Nightmare on Bald Mountain, The Nutcracker Suite

A spectacle...

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19 Big Hero 6

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

20 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It's cool but sad

21 Monsters Inc

This should be further up!

22 Pinocchio

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

23 Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck It, Wreck-It Ralph

Sugar Rush

Bug Hunt

When Can I See You Again

The first Disney animovie to use mix music. Also the first & only to combine orchestral with mix. You have to love those bittersweet tunes.

24 A Bug's Life
25 Home on the Range

This movie is funny and great for kids

This one is the absolute worst - asantalo

26 Dumbo
27 Bambi
28 Brother Bear

Greatest Disney soundtrack hands down! Phil Collins crafts a masterpiece of a soundtrack and it features the always incredible Tina Turner.

Really 22 this should be easily top 10 with tarzan. Phil collins nailed the tracks

Brother Bear is extremely underrated, especially when it comes to the soundtrack. Maybe I'm a little biased due to having a thing for 1980s soft rock, but this deserves higher than Frozen or Moana.

29 Coco (2017)
30 Sleeping Beauty

Love this movie, and I love the music. Once upon a dream is one of my favourite Disney songs

So good movie I love this aurora is so pretty

31 Zootopia

Ex- Try Everything

That annoying Shakira song? No thanks.

That song is amazing I love sharika

Shakira's song is not annoying your crazy if you think Shakira's song is annoying! 😠😬😡😣😤

32 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

Nah-ha this movie has better songs than frozen why the heck is it so low?!?! a mojority of the people who made this probably didn't even watch the move because it's a direct to home sequel anddidnt give it a chance.Love will find a way,we are one and he lives in you are 100000000000000000000000000 times better that song about screwing the kingdom and not caring Let It Go.

33 Lady and the Tramp

Bella notte is so nostalgic it's better than some songs in movies up there but doesn't have that Disney style to it and it is kinda slow and a bit boring but still great

34 Disney's A Christmas Carol
35 The Princess and the Frog

Amazing and underrated soundtrack

36 Toy Story

These songs in Toy Story are my favorite of all the toy stories

37 Toy Story 3
38 The Rescuers

Rescue rescue aid society. Loved this movie.

love it

39 Finding Dory

The Sia Song Is Awful - VideoGamefan5

40 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
41 Alice In Wonderland

Love the Cheshire cat


42 Finding Nemo
43 Monsters University
44 Toy Story 2
45 Cars
46 Smallfoot
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