Underrated Disney Songs You Totally Forgot About
Any true Disney fan has a (potentially secret) Disney playlist on their Spotify and we bet you a batch of Mickey beignets that we can guess most of, if not all, the tracks on your list.
At any given moment, most of us can break into song and sing all of the lyrics to many classic songs like "A Whole New World," "Colors of the Wind," or the newer, "Let it Go."
But for every Disney hit, there's an equally catchy beat that flies under the radar. Browse the list below of some of the most underrated Disney songs you won't like to admit that you forgot about:
1. Oliver and Company, "Why Should I Worry"
Hello, Billy Joel! This song captures the Hakuna Matata mindset for the Big Apple city folk. I dare you to turn on this tune without getting your carefree groove on.
2. A Goofy Movie, "Eye to Eye"
This jam is '80s goodness. For a song you'll want to get up and dance to, we can't believe this track isn't a permanent on any Disney playlist. Performed by the fictional character, Powerline, this character captures vibes of Prince meets Michael Jackson. What's not to love?
3. Hercules, "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)"
When it comes to Hercules, songs like "Go the Distance" and "Zero to Hero" take the usual top spots. But we love this tune because Megara gets the feature she deserves in this song which showcases the misunderstood nature of this mythological character. Plus, she's backed by our favorite minor characters from the movie, the Muses.
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, "Out There"
This song is the most musical theatre reminiscent on our list. Beginning slow and, to be honest, a little frightening, the Hunchback turns the song's message on it's head to reveal that "out there" is exactly where he wants to be. If "Part of Your World" from the Little Mermaid is a favorite, then this song with a similar theme is sure to make it into your top five.
5. Aristocats, "Thomas O'Malley"
Aristocats songs, "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" and "Scales and Arpeggios" may be the most popular tracks in this classic film, but tomcat Thomas O'Malley makes a grand entrance with this sweet and smooth theme. This alley cat really knows how to make a lasting impression.
6. Home on the Range, "Will the Sun Ever Shine Again"
If there's one thing all Disney movies have in common, it's their affinity for making us tear up. While this tune might choke you up mid-song, it's undeniably beautiful, and everyone (including milk cows) can relate to the message at some point or another.
7. Brother Bear, "On My Way"
Phil Collins performed a majority of the songs from Brother Bear, but can you think of another Disney film which featured these vocals? Tarzan, of course! For anyone who connected to "Strangers Like Me," "Two Worlds" and "You'll Be In My Heart" you'll get lost in this tune from an equally underrated movie, Brother Bear.
8. Treasure Planet, "I'm Still Here"
Moody is the perfect word to describe this Disney track performed by Goo Goo Dolls frontman, John Rzeznik. For the fans who feel misunderstood, but also have a deep and complex relationship with Disney, this should be your song on repeat.
9. Monster's Inc., "If I Didn't Have You"
Okay I know what you're thinking… how can an Academy Award-winning song be considered underrated? Well, just because this song struck a chord with the Academy doesn't mean that it's a household scream. This buddy song by Randy Newman may bring up memories of "You've Got a Friend In Me" from Toy Story but I'd bet you're less familiar with these lyrics.
10. Toy Story 2, "When She Loved Me"
Grab. Tissues. Now. In all seriousness, this song tugs at our heartstrings and brings tears to our eyes faster than the untimely news of Bambi's mother. Why, Emily, why??
Of course, we can't forget about Disney Channel Original Movies. For more music inspo, click HERE to find out our ranking of the best songs from our favorite DCOMs.