If there’s any justice in this world, "Let It Go" from Frozen will take home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards tomorrow night, becoming the 13th Disney song in history to win a coveted gold man. Beginning with the magical Pinocchio tune “When You Wish Upon a Star” in 1940, Disney has racked up Best Original Song trophies for nine animated films and three live-action movies over the last 74 years. While all of these songs are obviously winners, we’ve ranked the dozen Disney tunes in order, based on songwriting merit and overall catchiness, with bonus points for childhood nostalgia. Check out the songs below, then watch the Oscars March 2 to see if “Let It Go" from Frozen becomes lucky number 13!
10. "You’ll Be In My Heart" (Tarzan)
Five years after it won the Oscar in 1999, this earworm by Phil Collins is still in our heads. Gorgeous lyrics, catchy chorus, it's a hit. But we've heard it so many times on the radio over the last 15 years, we need a little break.
5. "Colors of the Wind" (Pocahontas) (♥)
Featuring the gorgeous vocals of Broadway vet Judy Kuhn, "Colors of the Wind" easily nabbed the 1995 Oscar. Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz provided the lyrics for this sweeping gem, while, you guessed it, Alan Menken wrote the music.
4. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (The Lion King)
This song was originally written as a duet between Timon and Pumbaa, but we're glad Simba and Nala get in on the action, too. For this delightful love song, Elton John and Tim Rice snag the number four spot away from Menken.
2. "Beauty and the Beast" (Beauty and the Beast)
Guess how many takes it took Angela Lansbury to record this song? Just guess. ONE TAKE! Also, she made everyone in the studio cry, because she's Angela Lansbury and that's just how she rolls.
1. "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Pinocchio)
It was a tough race, but this definitive Disney song just can't be beat. We dare you not to listen to this song without getting goosebumps and feeling five years old again.
Entire ranking @ the source
I'm recovering from surgery so I just wanted an excuse for a Disney post bc I'm watching Disney movies since yesterday <3 Absolute fave: