Monday, April 22, 2024

List: Top 3 Disney Animated Musical Numbers

This week on Episode 197 of the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed the latest Disney musical, Moana. Disney has not only been known for its animation over the years, but also the music they’ve created that make their films come alive within the animated worlds they create. Whether it back from Cinderella back in the day, to the genius work out of Beauty and the Beast, to the unstoppable force that was Frozen, Disney and musicals are one in the same. For each generation, there are Disney tunes that we all hold close to our hearts, making this a fun and rich category this week.

On that note, which Disney animated musical numbers would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
2) When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
3) I’ll Make a Man out of You – Mulan


1) Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
2) When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
3) The Bells of Notre Dame – The Hunchback of Notre Dame


1) Reflection – Mulan
2) Once Upon a Dream – Sleeping Beauty
3) Let It Go – Frozen

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Sing, Sweet Nightingale – Cinderella
Out There – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Topsy Turvy – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I See the Light – Tangled
Zero to Hero – Hercules
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King
Belle – Beauty and the Beast
Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
This is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
A Whole New World – Aladdin
I Got No Strings – Pinocchio
Cruella De’Ville – 101 Dalmations
Hellfire – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
A Girl Worth Fighting For – Mulan
Do You Want To Build a Snowman – Frozen
A Pirates Life – Peter Pan
Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat – The Aristocats
Friends Like Me – Aladdin
Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there is a plethora of great musical numbers from Disney over the year that missed our lists, depending on our tastes and criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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