Picking a favorite Disney song? Stretching from Cinderella in to Frozen 2 in , Disney has amassed a trove of incredible original songs—and shows no signs of slowing down. With live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid, Mulan, and Dalmatians on their way, Disney is sure to debut some new hummable tunes. And there's a Disney song for every occasion.
29. Why Should I Worry? (Oliver & Company, 1988)
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Thu 18 Jul It is not clear if Little April Shower is supposed to sound as sinister and hallucinatory as it does — the middle section of the song, with its wordless, seasick vocal chorus and surging orchestration seems to cast a pall over its cuter moments. The writer of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda , came up with this homage to the 60s sunshine pop of the Turtles or the Association. And, like the best 60s sunshine pop, something shady lurks beneath the carefree breeziness of its tune: lyrics that offer a masterclass in passive-aggression. A song that can survive being performed a d eux by Peter Andre and Katie Price is clearly a song that is exceptionally well constructed. Meanwhile, Waits in jazz-influenced beatnik mode sounds like an inspiration for this song, from the film that launched a thousand teenage goth backpacks. It works on two levels: as a villain wishing death on his enemies and as an up-yours kiss-off to a former partner. Its simple, suitably hypnotic melody — and suitably serpentine flute — makes evil sound strangely appealing. Its loveliest moment is the heartbreaking Baby Mine, which sets its saga of unconditional parental love against a spectacularly grim backdrop: an imprisoned parent attempting to comfort a bullied child. Originally soundtracked by a set of folky country songs — and a parody of the Beatles — The Jungle Book ended up with what, song-for-song, may be the greatest Disney soundtrack of all.