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 The Lion King Product Image

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".

The circle of life alone puts this at number 1.
However, there's also Hakuna matata, Can you feel the love tonight, Upendi, He lives in you, We are one and Love will find a way. Even both of the villain songs are great.

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.

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".

2 Aladdin Aladdin Product Image

A movie a lot a princess. One of the greatest characters intros of all time. Robin Williams was spitballing out amazing works of art.

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

3 The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

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.

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.

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

Best movie with the most unbelievable score. Nothing compares!

4 Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

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

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

It is the best movie ever and the music is the best.
Something there
Be our guest and
Tale as old as time

Be our guest and take as old as time are two of the best songs from Disney to date.

5 Mulan Mulan Product Image

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

"I"ll Make A Man Out Of You" is the best song ever!

6 The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

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!

7 Tangled Tangled Product Image

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

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

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

Love this movie

8 Tarzan Tarzan Product Image

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.

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!

Son of Man is a great song!

9 Hercules Hercules Product Image

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!

Not a classic princess love story, but enjoy how much action and the stakes this movie has. Brilliant music as well.

Gospel Truth, Zero to Hero, A star is Born, I won't say I'm in love and Go the Distance!
Perfect songs but underrated.

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

10 Frozen Frozen Product Image

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.!

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

I love the movie, the songs, the story line, everything. I have seen this movie over 30+ and I am 73 yrs old.

The Contenders
11 Moana Moana Product Image

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.

My 1 year old loves all the songs from this. I play them in Spotify pretty much on loop. Have watched the movie and it's cute! Best "new"Disney movie I think.

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

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

12 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

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!

13 The Jungle Book The Jungle Book Product Image

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)!

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

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

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

14 Pocahontas Pocahontas Product Image

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

15 Fantasia Fantasia Product Image

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

Are you joking? Classical music is not something to vote over! this is the climax of Disneys classical music this should be at least in top 10

16 Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6 Product Image

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

17 Oliver & Company Oliver & Company Product Image

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

18 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Product Image

The animation is still beautiful. I enjoy that there are songs that don't do anything for the plot, but exist to bring the audience joy.

It's cool but sad

19 Cinderella Cinderella Product Image

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

20 Peter Pan Peter Pan Product Image

I love this movie

21 Monsters Inc Monsters Inc Product Image

This should be further up!

22 Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

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

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

23 A Bug's Life A Bug's Life Product Image
24 Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph Product Image

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

25 Home on the Range Home on the Range Product Image
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