It’s always the same songs. There are about a dozen beloved, universally recognized classic Disney tracks, and they repeatedly populate, in some order, Top 10 lists, cover version CDs and various productions. I get it. During one of my elementary school talent shows growing up, no less than three people sang "Colors Of The Wind". Why? Because that song was 1) new, 2) popular and 3) awesome. What more could a little kid possibly want out of a talent show backing track?
But the great thing about Disney musicals actually isn’t the super highend songs. Sure, I love "Circle Of Life" as much as anyone else, but if you had to choose one truly remarkable standout thing about the Disney catalog, it has to be its almost absurd depth. There are Sporcle quizzes devoted to having people guess 100 classic tracks found in the company’s movies. 100! What other studio could you possibly do that with? And thanks to the upcoming Frozen, which is getting great reviews, there are likely to be at least a couple added to the treasured pile in the very near future.
So, in honor of the soon to be released magic and the history of great Disney musicals, let’s give some love to great Disney songs that aren’t constantly praised like "Beauty & The Beast". Here are 10 wonderful Disney songs that don’t get enough credit…
Tangled’s "I’ve Got A Dream"
First of all, Tangled is incredible. It gets better with each re-watch, and it would be an absolute shock if people didn’t remember it as a classic Disney film five decades from now. It’s that good. Second of all, even those who can’t get enough of Tangled tend to obsess over "I See The Light". No doubt that song is more heartfelt and beautiful, but "I’ve Got A Dream" is just so damn fun.
For my money, it’s the single best song in "Tangled". It has great momentum, more than a few laughs and a sort of manic, slapstick pace to it that’s highly enjoyable at that point in the film. It sort of lets viewers know how much fun they’re in for. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot.