Earlier this week, The Ringer put out a list ranking some of the "top songs" from Disney's catalog of movies. There were obvious songs on this list: "Let It Go" from Frozen or "Circle of Life" from The Lion King. In fact here's what they have for the top 10.
1."A Whole New World," Aladdin - It doesn't get better than this romantic powerhouse. There's a reason it won the Grammy for Song of the Year and the Oscar for Best Original Song.
2."Circle of Life," The Lion King - This song was so perfect, it ran uninterrupted in the original trailer. There is no better opening scene in the Disney catalogueThis song was so perfect, it ran uninterrupted in the original trailer. There is no better opening scene in the Disney catalog.
3."You’ll Be in My Heart," Tarzan- Phil Collins tried to take a page out of Elton John's book with this tearjerker. He may have overshot the mark, but it's still emotionally powerful.
4."Part of Your World," The Little Mermaid - Ariel nails that angsty feeling of being too old to be a kid, and too young to be an adult, and making us all believe we deserved more.
5."Be Our Guest," Beauty and the Beast - Two words: Show Stopper. Lumiere takes waiting tables to a whole new level.
6."Can You Feel the Love Tonight," The Lion King- We totally missed the undertones when we saw the movie as kids, but looking back this was a pretty frisky little number.
7."Under the Sea," The Little Mermaid- Whether it's the original or a remix, this ode to the ocean is crazy infectious.
8."I Just Can’t Wait to Be King," The Lion King - Hands down one of the most playful Disney songs. Little arrogant Simba charms us right into singing along.
9."I’ll Make a Man Out of You," Mulan - With its catchy pop roots, this one's stood the test of time.
10."Kiss the Girl," The Little Mermaid - The song is irresistibly romantic, keeping in mind that it's from the late 80's, and today we'd never encourage a prince to grab a girl's face without her consent.
Like I said, it's a pretty obvious list. Except for the fact that NOWHERE on this list is a song from the greatest Disney movie of all time (in my opinion obvs) A Goofy Movie. With hits like "Stand Out" and "I2I," I am perturbed by the lack of representation on this list. Please @ me if you disagree, because I have a whole essay ready on why it is the greatest Disney movie ever (with a soundtrack to match.)
See the full list here. What songs do you think were snubbed from this list?