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


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".

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

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2 Aladdin

Oh my god, One Jump Ahead and Prince Ali are so catchy.


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


3 The Little Mermaid

This deserves to be top. Most of the Lion King music was good, but not great (with the exception of the circle of life, which is great) And while Aladdin had a couple of really good songs, almost all of the Little Mermaid songs were really good (except for part of your world. I didn't like that one). I've yet to watch beauty and the beast, however.

All the songs are great!

Poor Unfortunate Souls, and every others. Better than Lion King, this should be up top. - asantalo

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

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4 Beauty and the Beast

The score is just more mature than the other movies.

THE BEST of the best!

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

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5 Mulan

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

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?

Best movie besides the lion king

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

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6 Frozen

No matter how parents might feel, kids absolutely LOVE this movie.

Beautiful music score. My 15 month old granddaughter loves this movie because of all the music.

The music is horrible, only some of it is good

Let it Go? What’s Let it Go? - CocoaBrownie

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7 Tarzan

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

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

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8 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.

Tie between this and Little Mermaid. Listen to the soundtrack almost daily with my child!

The best one

Very underrated.

This movie has songs that stay in your head! Our five year old has them memorized. We have watched it at least 50 times.

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9 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

10 Tangled

Grossly underrated and under-appreciated as a movie and for its music. A top 5 Disney movie easily.

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

The Contenders

11 Hercules

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

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

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12 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Oliver and Company feels like Chicken Little compared to Hunchback.

Underrated soundtrack - RobertWisdom

Deserves top 5 at least

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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13 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

14 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)!

15 Pocahontas

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

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

16 Cinderella

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

17 Fantasia

A spectacle...

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

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

Ex. Nightmare on Bald Mountain, The Nutcracker Suite

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18 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It's cool but sad

19 Big Hero 6

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

20 Peter Pan

I love this movie

21 Monsters Inc

Even they made memes of the theme song

This should be further up!

22 Pinocchio

This deserves to be 10 places higher. Each song of this is embeded as timeless music. And I mean.. all of the songs.

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

23 A Bug's Life
24 Coco (2017)

I love coco. The music is great and it’s a movie both the little and I can agree on.

25 Home on the Range

This one is the absolute worst - asantalo

This movie is funny and great for kids

26 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.

27 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

28 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! 😠😬😡😣😤

29 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.

30 Dumbo
31 The Princess and the Frog

Most underrated disney film

I love this movie! And the music is amazing! Like the song "almost there" is a masterpiece

Amazing and underrated soundtrack

32 Disney's A Christmas Carol
33 Brother Bear

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.

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

34 Toy Story

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

35 Finding Dory

The Sia Song Is Awful - VideoGamefan5

36 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

37 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
38 Bambi
39 The Rescuers

Rescue rescue aid society. Loved this movie.

love it

40 Finding Nemo

I have a this Disney Pixar DVD before and I remember when I was bowin md I want to my neighbors and while my father is on it’ Way to pick me up they said I will brought it they said I can have it they said yes

41 Cars
42 Smallfoot
43 Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
44 Enchanted
45 Alice In Wonderland

Love the Cheshire cat


46 Monsters University
47 Toy Story 2
48 Toy Story 3
49 Make Mine Music (1946)

This Was My Favorite 40s Movie Of All
I Can’t To Go Back To The Year 1946
This Movie Was In The 1940s I Want To See This Movie In Theaters.

50 The Emperor's New Groove

That’s mine throwback Disney musical ever as kid I watched when mine dad gives me this that’s was hilarious movie I see when I met mine Borther we watched it and it funny as we’ve were little boys and the way back

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1. Monsters Inc
2. Wreck-It Ralph
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. Cinderella
3. A Bug's Life
1. Tangled
2. Frozen
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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