Amy and I are doing our Top 10 Favourite Disney Songs. But, with a list this ambitious, we’ve decided to each tackle a different era. Amy is chosing songs from The Little Mermaid on while I’m taking everything prior. This works well for us since I’m the old soul of our partnership where Amy is everything cool, hip and modern. Unfortunately, we had to leave a lot of great songs out but thems the breaks. Did your favourite songs make our lists?
10. The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind, The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
I have a pet theory that this song helped usher in a new era of Disney music. For one, it evoked a show tunes, Broadway style of song that would become Disney’s standard throughout their Renaissance (beginning with The Little Mermaid in 1989). Also, it was one of the first times Disney had let the main villain sing his very own big song all about himself. And, from here, it became the norm with Ursula’s “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” Gaston’s eponymous “Gaston” and Scar’s “Be Prepared.” Lastly, this has nothing to do with the price of tea in China but Rattigan (voiced/sung by Vincent Price) straight up stops in the middle of the song to kill one of his drunk lackeys by feeding him to a cat! Coooold blooooded…. (
#10: When Will My Life Begin, Tangled (2010)
I've said this before and I'll stand firm with this statement: Mandy Moore was the perfect Disney princess. Bubbly, quirky, and can sing! Aurora used to be my favorite princess as a kid, but when Tangled came around, I was instantly smitten with Rapuzel from the moment the movie started. Her first song is incredibly fun, charming and encompasses everything about the "modern-day" Disney princess I have come to love. While I am a huge fan of The Princess and the Frog, most would consider Tangled to be the film that kicked-started the second Disney renaissance. Get it, girl!