Unpopular Disney opinion: Some Disney songs are the worst. I know, I know, Disney is amazing and they have produced some of the most classic songs ever! Right, but here me out.
Just think about it, you’re watching a film, enjoying the plot and the fun songs like ‘Hakuna Matata’ and suddenly the music swells and two lions are making out to ‘Can you feel the Love Tonight’. It’s so cringe worthy, and totally superfluous to the story. How about we focus on getting Simba back to Pride Rock and reclaiming the Pridelands before we worry about romantic feelings he may or may not have, for a lion he hasn’t seen since he was barely old enough to walk around unsupervised? Both child and adult me always reach for the remote to fast forward.
Which brings me to the first song on my list of “Let’s fast forward this part, please” Disney Songs.
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
2. I’m Wishing – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
On top of just being visually boring, the song is all about a Snow White just waiting for a prince to come off and whisk her away from her life of servitude. Stop scrubbing and get running, girl. Also, the prince’s voice is just so theatrical and over the top.
3. Love – Robin Hood
It’s a 1970s Soft Rock snoozefest.
4. La La Lou – Lady and the Tramp
In a film filled with great songs like He’s a Tramp and We Are Siamese, this song is just odd in it’s ghost like singing and dramatic melancholy. No kid wanted to sit through this number.
5. A Whole New World – Aladdin
Though I’m a fan of Aladdin in general, I think we can pretty much all agree that A Whole New World was the song we always skipped past. The scenery is pretty, and there are a few fun easter eggs, but overall it’s just boring. It slows the pace of the movie and my sister and I were never patient enough to sit through it.
6. Son of Man – Tarzan
First off every time this song starts I think it’s the opening to Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen. Secondly, we get it, Phil Collins can sing. But he doesn’t need to sing every 5 minutes of this film. This song basically serves as the background to a montage of Tarzan growing up, but the lyrics sing about him being a man when all he wants to do is be an ape and fit in with his family. It makes no sense, and this song in particular could have been taken out of the film without losing anything.
7. (You Ain’t) Home on the Range – Home on the Range
Really, this could be replaced with any song from Home on the Range.
8. So Close – Enchanted
This movie is quirky and fun and so are the songs, but So Close, is almost painful in it’s stereotypical lyrics and melody. There’s nothing interesting or unique in the entire scene, the song only serves to highlight that even more.
9. I thought I lost you – Bolt
Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, enough said.
10. Once Upon a Dream –Sleeping Beauty
I am mostly including this song because of the creep factor. Prince Phillip interrupts Aurora’s day dreaming by insinuating himself into her fantasy, which she was seemingly happy acting out with her animal friends. Then she is shocked and tries to get away but her pulls her back in with his “Look I’m so handsome and charming” routine. It should have been no surprise when he kissed her while unconscious later.