I’ve never been big on musicals, but there are some exceptions in the world and they’re all Disney movies. Now not every Disney movie is for me, and some of the more mainstream songs like “Let it Go” aren’t really my cup of tea.
But there are songs that I’m sure the majority can agree on are great, and are either classics, or in future years will become classics that the younger generations will love and continue to sing.
So here I’ve listed the top 5 Disney movies with the best musical numbers, and I’ve mentioned the best songs from this movies as well, so you’re welcome and enjoy.
Mulan in and of itself is one of the best Disney movies. The protagonist is a young woman who pretends to be a man in order to take her father’s place as a soldier in the impending war against the Huns. Unlike other Disney princess movies, Mulan isn’t a princess. Instead she’s a badass woman who takes up arms and ends up saving China. Also this movie has one of the best songs of all Disney movies in the form of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” sung by General Shang, who back then and even to this day is everyone’s MCM.
The Lion King
Even with Simba’s dad’s Shakespearean death, The Lion King has many happy and lighthearted moments, the best one being the scene in which Timon and Pumbaa sing the classic song “Hakuna Matata,” which means “No worries for the rest of your days.”
The Little Mermaid
TBH for me Sebastian was the real star of The Little Mermaid. He was the comedic relief, and he added vibrancy to the musical numbers with his Jamaican accent and lively singing. I mean, the best song from the movie, “Under the Sea,” was sung by the crustacean himself.
So I was a bit stuck when it came to picking out the best song from Moana, because to be honest I love every single one of its musical numbers. And the visuals that accompanied each song make those scenes even better, and I was surprised at how good Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could sing. So for my favorite. it would have to be “We Know The Way,” followed by “You’re Welcome,” and then “Shiny.”
The best song from Coco is definitely “Remember Me,” because of the meaning it holds, and the significance it has for all of the characters in the film. Also I was bawling when Miguel sang it to his abuelita.