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50 Best Disney Songs for Kids

By Elisha Baba


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Listening to Disney songs for kids can both provide entertainment for your child on a boring afternoon, as well as help them to develop their creative side. In a world full of annoying children’s songs, listening to some Disney songs will be a nice distraction for everyone in your home while also benefiting your child.

50 Best Disney Songs for Kids

Role of Music in Disney

The role of music in Disney is strategic, and massive musical numbers aren’t added to Disney movies by accident. Rather the creators of the stories work hard to include songs as they write the plot because it helps further develop the plot and the characters.

Music can also help a young child, who may not be able to follow the conversation in the movie 100% just yet, to be able to read the tone of the movie and make inferences. It makes the movie more memorable because children will often go through their days singing the songs they saw in the movie.

Music plays an important part in human development, and Disney adds music to their movies to help keep your child’s attention. These Disney songs for kids will also help their minds to grow.

Benefits of Singing Disney Songs for Kids

  • Singing helps your child increase their vocabulary and rhyming skills
  • Learning new songs can help with the development of language
  • Songs can often be used to teach valuable everyday lessons
  • Listening and singing along to music improves mood and listening skills.
  • Singing and dancing to songs can help improve coordination
  • Auditory learners will remember music better than other types of lessons
  • Kids learning the order of songs and remembering them can help improve their reading skills

50 Best Disney Songs for Kids

1. “Let It Go”—Frozen

“Let It Go”—Frozen
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Artist: Idina Menzel

Year Released: 2013

“Let It Go” is not only one of the most famous Disney songs of all time, but it has also won the most awards. With a powerful message in the lyrics, this is one catchy tune you won’t mind if your children belt around the house.

2. “Beauty and the Beast”—Beauty and the Beast

Artist: Celine Dion

Year Released: 1991

Although this song has been remade in recent years, the Celine Dion version is the best and most authentic version of this song. It was made specifically for the movie and for her voice, making it difficult to recreate using other artists in 2017.

3. “Under the Sea”—The Little Mermaid

Artist: Samuel E. Wright

Year Released: 1989

“Under the Sea” is an iconic song sung by Sebastian the Crab in a common Caribbean beat. The tune it catchy, and easy to dance to, making it a favorite with children.

4. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”—Toy Story

Artist: Randy Newman

Year Released: 1995

You’ve Got a Friend in Me originally appeared in the first Toy Story but it was so popular that it was remade for almost every sequel in the franchise.

5. “Part of Your World”—The Little Mermaid

Artist: Jodi Benson

Year Released: 1989

After “Under the Sea” this is the next most popular song from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

6. “Un Poco Loco”—Coco

Artists: Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Angel Gomez Jaramillo

Year Released: 2017

“Un Poco Loco” is part in Spanish and part in English making it a great song to help your children pick up on a few Spanish words while young.

7. “Reflection”—Mulan

Artist: Lea Salonga

Year Released: 1998

“Reflection” is a powerful song that can help a child come to terms with the fact that their exterior might not always match how they feel on the inside.

8. “Colors of the Wind”—Pocahontas

“Colors of the Wind”—Pocahontas

Artist: Judy Kuhn

Year Released: 1995

Carrying a powerful message about respecting nature, this is a great ballad for your child to learn as they explore the world around them.

9. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”—Mulan

Artist: Donny Osmond

Year Released: 1998

While “Reflection” may be a favorite from Mulan, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is very easy to learn and a fun song to dance around the living room to.

10. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”—Frozen

Artist: Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez

Year Released: 2013

Frozen was such a success, it should come as no surprise that a second song from the movie made the list. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” is a bit more difficult to learn than “Let It Go” but there are two parts for a family that has more than one singer.

11. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”—The Lion King

Artist: Elton John

Year Released: 1994

A love ballad sung by Elton John, this song isn’t for all children, but it can be used to help them put a difficult emotion into words.

12. “Hakuna Matata”—The Lion King

Artist: Elton John and Tim Rice

Year Released: 1994

While you might have your child singing “Un Poco Loco” to learn a few Spanish phrases, don’t forget that “Hakuna Matata” can be used to help your child learn a bit of Swahili.

13. “The Bare Necessities”—The Jungle Book

“The Bare Necessities”—The Jungle Book
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Artist: Phil Harris

Year Released: 1967

Baloo, the large blue bear in The Jungle Book has the right idea when he sings this song to Mowgli telling him just to worry about the necessities in life and nothing else. An international favorite, this song has been translated into many languages all over the world.

14. “Friend Like Me”—Aladdin

Artist: Robin Williams

Year Released:1992

“Friend Like Me” is an easy song to sing and a fun number to dance to, so best add it to your playlist of Disney songs for kids. Don’t forget that there are two versions, this one and one sung by Will Smith in the Aladdin remake.

15. “Circle of Life”—The Lion King

Artist: Carmen Twillie and Lebo M. One

Year Released: 1994

While this song is certainly catchy, it also teaches children an important message that can stick with them as they grow up and learn about life.

16. “A Whole New World”—Aladdin

Artist: Brad Kane and Lea Salonga

Year Released: 1992

“A Whole New World” is a tune that can be used to introduce your children to showtunes. If they end up enjoying singing as they grow older, it is also a popular audition song that can be used for years to come.

17. “Almost There”—The Princess and the Frog

Artist: Anika Noni Rose

Year Released: 2009

Less popular than other songs on this list, this one sung by Tiana in the Princess and the Frog can be used to switch it up from listening to “Let It Go” on repeat every once in a while.

18. “A Spoonful of Sugar”—Mary Poppins

Artist: Julie Andrews

Year Released: 1964

An oldie but a goodie, this song from Mary Poppins teaches an important lesson about how to have fun in life while also finishing the things you need to get done in life.

19. “Poor Unfortunate Souls”—The Little Mermaid

Artist: Pat Carroll

Year Released: 1989

Unlike other songs on this list, this one doesn’t necessarily have a good message. But written for an alto, it is a nice reprieve from the majority of Disney songs that are written at a high octave.

20. “Heigh-Ho”—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

“Heigh-Ho”—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Artists: Roy Atwell, Otis Harlan, Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, and Scotty Mattraw

Year Released: 1938

“Heigh-Ho” might be older than your grandparents, but it is a great song to teach your kids to sing while they clean up their toys.

21. “When You Wish Upon a Star”—Pinocchio

Artist: Cliff Edwards

Year Released: 1940

It can sometimes be hard to find songs for young boys to enjoy listening to. “When You Wish Upon a Star” might not be a common Disney song but it can be used to remind your son or daughter that anyone can wish upon a star.

22. “Two Worlds”—Tarzan

Artist: Phil Collins

Year Released: 1999

Even though your child might be a little young for the movie Tarzan, this song can be taught so your child can learn about the combining of people to create a single family.

23. “Feed The Birds”—Mary Poppins

Artist: Julie Andrews

Year Released: 1964

“Feed The Birds” is an older Disney song, but it still carries a powerful lesson about compassion.

24. “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo”—Cinderella

Artist: Verna Felton

Year Released: 1948

Although all the words in this song are nonsensical and made up, this song can help with teaching your child memory and pronunciation.

25. “Once Upon a Dream”—Sleeping Beauty

Artist: Mary Costa and Bill Shirley

Year Released: 1958

While this song is a bit high to sing, it’s adopted from the famous Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and can help introduce your child to classical music.

26. “How Far I’ll Go”—Moana

Artist: Auli’I Cravalho

Year Released: 2016

When you need a song about encouragement and teaching your kids that they can do anything they put their minds to, this song is exactly what you need.

27. “I’ve Got a Dream”—Tangled

Artists: Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor, Mandy Moore, and Zachary Levi

Year Released: 2010

Although your child likely won’t find themselves locked in a tower, this song from Tangled can help teach them that it is okay for them to dream and that everyone has their own dream.

28. “Touch the Sky”—Brave

“Touch the Sky”—Brave

Artist: Julie Fowlis

Year Released: 2012

The Disney movie Brave may not have met the expectations of producers, but it does have a lot of touching and heartfelt songs your child will love to learn to sing.

29. “You’re Welcome”—Moana

Artist: Dwayne Johnson

Year Released: 2016

The title of this song says it all, leave it to Disney to teach your child manners as they enjoy a film.

30. “Into the Unknown”—Frozen II

Artist: Idina Menzel and Aurora

Year Released: 2019

The Frozen sequel sadly didn’t have as many catchy numbers as the first film did, but “Into the Unknown” will be enjoyed by your child, just not as much as “Let It Go.”

31. “Go the Distance”—Hercules

Artist: Roger Bart

Year Released: 1997

A song about needing to try hard to complete goals, teaching your child to sing along with this tune will teach them a lesson that will last a lifetime.

32. “Sugar Rush”—Wreck-It Ralph

Artist: AKB48

Year Released: 2012

There won’t be any singing to this song, but you’ll want it on your Disney songs for kids playlist for the next time you play a riveting round of freeze-dance.

33. “Strangers Like Me”—Tarzan

Artist: Phil Collins

Year Released: 1999

Let’s be honest, this is more a song for you than your kid, but they will enjoy it too.

34. “Fixer Upper”—Frozen

Artist: Maia Wilson, Josh Gad, and Johnathon Groff

Year Released: 2013

Sung by the rock family in Frozen, this song is too cute not to include. It might be difficult for a younger child to sing along with, but they will get the hang of it eventually.

35. “When Will My Life Begin?”

Artist: Mandy Moore

Year Released: 2010

“When Will My Life Begin” is a fun song for kids to sing along with, and it can be turned on during chores, or other activities that involve cleaning as that is what the lyrics are about.

36. “Gaston”—Beauty and the Beast

“Gaston”—Beauty and the Beast
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Artist: Jesse Corti and Richard White

Year Released: 1991

“Gaston” is more of a humorous song than one which carries a lesson, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t one your child won’t enjoy listening to.

37. “Baby Mine”—Dumbo

Artist: Betty Noyes

Year Released: 1941

“Baby Mine” is a sad song and probably isn’t fit for dancing, but it’s a beautiful ballad and can teach your child about a mother’s love.

38. “Remember Me”—Coco

Artists: Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, and Ana Ofelia Murguia

Year Released: 2017

“Remember Me” is sung multiple times during Coco, each time by a different singer. It’s a lullaby and can easily be learned and repeated by your child.

39. “When She Loved Me”—Toy Story 2

Artist: Sarah McLachlan

Year Released: 1999

Even though this song isn’t as popular as “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” it is still a favorite from the Toy Story franchise. It’s a bit of a tearjerker, but it is in an easy key to sing along to, even for young voices.

40. “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”—Cinderella

Artist: Ilene Woods

Year Released: 1948

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” is a high-key song with a straightforward message that your kids will enjoy listening to day after day.

41. “Be Out Guest”—Beauty and the Beast

Artist: Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury

Year Released: 1991

Performed by inanimate objects this is a fun dance number for your kids for any occasion.

42. “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”—Mary Poppins

Artist: David Tomlinson

Year Released: 1964

The original version of this song isn’t the greatest, but your kids will enjoy it and it can remind you of the end of the adult film Saving Mr. Banks.

43. “I Wan’na Be Like You”—The Jungle Book

Artist: Louis Prima and Band

Year Released: 1967

Sung by the monkey king, this jazzed up number makes for a fun dancing number, but you can also sing along to it if you would like.

44. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”—Mary Poppins

Artists: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

Year Released: 1964

A completely nonsensical tune, this song can be sung just for fun or as a challenge.

45. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”—The Lion King

“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”—The Lion King

Artist: Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, and Laura Williams

Year Released: 1994

A bit of a foreshadowing when sung in the movie, “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” is easy for your kids to sing along with and can teach them to be careful what they wish for.

46. “Prince Ali”—Aladdin

Artist: Robin Williams

Year Released: 1992

“Prince Ali” isn’t as popular as other songs from Disney’s Aladdin, but it is fun for kids to sing along with and can help expand their imagination.

47. “Cruella De Vil”—101 Dalmatians

Artist: Bill Lee

Year Released: 1961

“Cruella De Vil” is an interesting and somewhat energetic song that kids can act out and practice their miming skills.

48. “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat”—The Aristocrats

Artist: Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker

Year Released: 1970

A self-explanatory song, add this one to your Disney songs for kids’ playlists, and enjoy watching as they sing along with the funny lyrics.

49. “Just Around the Riverbend”—Pocahontas

Artist: Judy Kuhn

Year Released: 1995

A bit difficult to sing along to this song is a fun one to put on the playlist to switch things up a bit.

50. “Out There”—The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Artists: Tom Hulce and Tony Jay

Year Released: 1996

Probably the least famous song on the list, this tune still teaches an important lesson and is a good idea to put it on your Disney songs for kids’ playlist.

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