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So [livejournal.com profile] a_white_rain posted her top ten Disney songs, and I found that I couldn't actually resist that level of temptation.

I have listened to pretty much all of these soundtracks on repeat for days at a time, particularly when I was in my early teens and at the height of my love affair with Disney Musicals. As such, it was actually really hard for me to not just link to the soundrack versions as opposed to the clips from the films, because OH MAN there's all this TALKING and SOUND EFFECTS and weird editing MESSING UP THESE SONGS OF MY HEART.

I'll try to keep the commentary to a minimum because I actually do have a lot to do today AND that's a long, dark path to start down. So you know....Here are my top ten! Largely in no particular order!

This list would be different on another day in another mood, but here's how it stands on this sunny Saturday morning:

Shadowland -- The Lion King



Oddly, the performances of the stage musical completely took over the Lion King section of my soul. And now most of my favorite TLK songs aren't actually from the movie at all, but were instead inspired by its score which I really really really adored! Note that Nala is the best lady lion ever in any context.

Why Should I Worry -- Oliver And Company



This soundtrack and the film itself were out of print for a very long time, and before the heady days of the internet it was pretty hard to get a copy of this song. I don't actually even LIKE the film all that much, but I adore Billy Joel and songs about New York and apparently can handle the silly pop culture references (to Billy Joel, lol).

I Won't Say I'm In Love - Hercules



I just...adore every single thing about this song and also the lady who sings it!

I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan



This convenient package contains EVERY SINGLE THING I love about Mulan -- DonnyOsmand!Shang, Mulan's PERSONAL JOURNEY, THE POLE CLIMB OMFG, men (and a lady) learning to be badass, Mulan/Shang moments that sing to my shipper's heart. A good damn time all around.

Part Of Your World -- The Little Mermaid



The lyrics are clever, the song is really fun to sing, and this sequence is one of my favorite from the film! SO THERE YOU GO.

Belle -- Beauty and the Beast



SHE SINGS ABOUT HOW AWESOME BOOKS ARE.

Hellefire -- Hunchback of Notre Dame



I still can't believe this made it into a Disney Movie. Hot.

One Jump Ahead -- Aladdin



Fun and clever and catchy! And when I was watching it this morning, I realized I had (HAVE?!) kind of a monster crush on that kid. What is it with me and charming vagabonds, seriously?!

Kiss The Girl -- The Little Mermaid



It's a great song! And the first properly romantic one that I ever loved as a kid.

i2i - A Goofy Movie



I am CURRENTLY obsessed with this song and the AMV I am going to make with it, about ZUKO AND THE PEOPLE HE LOVES and how IF THEY LOOK INTO EACH OTHER'S HEARTS, THEY'LL FIND THEY'RE NEVER TO FAR APART. My reward for finishing Vol 1 of Chronin will be to edit this AMV, because that's how my internal reward system works I guess -- finish working on one thing and then you can work on ANOTHER THING!

(I was very dearly tempted to link to this version, in which you can hear the whole song and it hasn't been sped up in a strange way, or this version, in which three 19-year-old boys perform a dance they've choreographed in various locations in their old high school, because....well. Yeah.)

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Date: 2009-05-30 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gallo-de-pelea.livejournal.com
I keep hearing about how good A Goofy Movie is...

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Date: 2009-05-30 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermione-like.livejournal.com
My siblings and I were obsessed with that movie in middle school, and nothing will change my opinion that it is one of the best Disney movies ever. ;D

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Date: 2009-05-31 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irinaauthor.livejournal.com
I loved it too. It's hilarious.

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Date: 2009-05-30 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoshizora.livejournal.com
So I went to see UP (which I liked a lot, very much looking forward to hearing your opinion) and during the trailer for The Princess and The Frog all I could think was "pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood"

Edited Date: 2009-05-30 04:51 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-05-30 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meredyd.livejournal.com
about ZUKO AND THE PEOPLE HE LOVES and how IF THEY LOOK INTO EACH OTHER'S HEARTS, THEY'LL FIND THEY'RE NEVER TO FAR APART

YOU ARE MY FAVORITE PERSON. *______*

And now I am going to go do this meme!

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Date: 2009-05-30 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gothic-hamlet.livejournal.com
You just made me watch the Hunchback of Notre Dame all the way through finally. THANKS A LOT. >XP

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Date: 2009-05-30 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gulliblesnail.livejournal.com
YES TO EVERYTHING but especially

Oddly, the performances of the stage musical completely took over the Lion King section of my soul. And now most of my favorite TLK songs aren't actually from the movie at all, but were instead inspired by its score which I really really really adored! Note that Nala is the best lady lion ever in any context.

So much truth. I was super obsessed with the Lion King back then, and would listen to the Rhythm of the Pride Lands CD over and over wishing the songs could've been in the movie, and then the musical granted all my dreams. I love Nala's storyline getting more background, too.

Sometimes I'll just put on the I Won't Say I'm in Love multi-language YouTube playlist in the background to whatever I'm doing. Lower female registers are so gorgeous.

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Date: 2009-05-30 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engelen.livejournal.com
LOL... you're gonna hate me for this, but the thing that's always given me trouble with Disney movies is the musical part... What can I say? Musicals are not part of the Mexican collective memory, and it just makes me angry whenever people randomly break into song DDDDDDDDDD:

*bitter old lady*

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Date: 2009-05-30 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-white-rain.livejournal.com
I still can't believe this made it into a Disney Movie. Hot.
WE TALKED FOR HOURS ABOUT THIS.

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Date: 2009-06-02 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psocoptera.livejournal.com
While there are things about Disney movies I am not crazy about (notably, the likelihood of being begged for overpriced plastic crap because it's been stamped with badly-drawn versions of The Princesses), I have to admit I have little fantasies of Junie wandering around singing "Part of Your World" (horribly off-key just like her mom), or saying "ok, I'm Mulan and you be the emperor" and letting me thank her for saving China. Or playing pole climb on the playground, because POLE CLIMB, indeed. I secretly would not mind the part of Princess obsession that involves the actual movies.

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Date: 2009-06-06 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] illogicalvulcan.livejournal.com
I adore Beauty & the Beast so much. She didn't spend her time longing for a prince, and there was an actual reason for inanimate objects talking and singing and dancing. (Of course, possible negative points for it leading to the creation of animation categories for the Oscars.)

I still haven't been able to bring myself to see any Disney on Broadway, though I have heard most excellent things about The Lion King.

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