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The Disney Classics Rate (Top 20 Songs | Film #25c)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Animalia, Apr 10, 2017.

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    Hiya friends, welcome to the Disney Classics Rate!


    Really, does it get much more iconic than this? 2017 marks 80 years since Walt Disney Animation Studios changed the game with the first ever feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and damn what a ride it’s been since. For almost a century now, Disney films have been a constant, immovable presence in households the world over, capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike with each and every release. Show me someone who says they don’t have any emotional attachment to any of these films and I’ll show you a fuckin’ liar. I mean, Dreamworks hew? Illumination what? Legends only, please. Disney animations have always been a cut above the rest, teebs; sure, they’ve suffered their fair share of Britney Jeans and Bionics over the decades, but on the whole we’re talking about a pretty damn amazing collection of films here – and at its heart, some undeniably incredible music. And that’s where we come in.

    We’ve rated hundreds of discographies. We've rated X Factor judges. We’ve rated fast food chains. We’ve rated Pokémon. We’ve rated Big Pop Girls. We’ve rated Small Pop Girls. It’s time we rated Disney Pop Girls. And boys, demigods, cats, dogs, lions, satyrs, genies, sea witches, anthropomorphised household objects, etc. etc. you get the idea. The soundtracks accompanying Disney animations are arguably just as iconic as the films themselves, and as mature, intelligent pop culture scholars, it’s our job to decide which single song in this pantheon of classics deserves the highest honour of them all – being crowned Popjustice’s favourite.

    In the following post, you’ll find a list of the songs competing for that coveted neon pink sash and sceptre combo. Now, I know 95 songs seems like a daunting task at first glance, but I assure you – a lot of these are probably songs you already know by heart, songs you practically grew up with. And besides, by their very nature most of ‘em are relatively short and easy to listen to; you won’t find any Inuit throat singing or gravity-operated pendulums in this Animalia rate, no ma’am. So, let's leave pointless, cyclical arguments about the state of the charts at the door, let's call ceasefire on the endless stan wars, and let's celebrate the glorious, undying legacy of Disney music. I mean, the amount of love and nostalgia associated with so many of these songs surely means we can't have anything but a joyous, peaceful time in here.


    ... Right?


    The Rules

    - Rate each song on the list on a scale from 0 to 10.
    - Half points are allowed.
    - You can award one song - your favourite - the treasured 11/10.
    - Commentary to go with your scores is both welcomed and much appreciated.
    - Send me all this via PM and voila! Your job is done.













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    The music is only half the story. It’s high time we banded together as one, combining our analytical savagery and overwhelming homosexual energies to finally answer one of life’s biggest questions:

    What is the best Disney film?

    So, along with your song scores, I’m also asking you to send me an ordered list of your five favourite Disney Animated Classics*. Your #1 will receive five points, your #2 will receive four, and so on until we’ve built a chart of Popjustice’s Favourite Disney Films to count down after we’ve crowned our winning song! If y’all thought choosing your 11 was gonna be hard enough… well… good luck, y'all.

    * Meaning the 56 films listed in the next post. If anyone tries to vote for a film not on this list (e.g. Pixar, Anastasia, Mary fucking Poppins, etc.), I will feel no guilt whatsoever in awarding those points to my fave instead teebs.


    And there we have it, folks. Come on in, stay a spell. There will be laughs! There will be tears (likely my own, once I realise how much work I’m signing myself up for, again)! There will be fancy artwork I’ve spent far too long making when I should have been dealing with a whole host of actual-real-life-problems! There will be ruthless dragging of hideous, unapologetic racism!


    Fun for all the family.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
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    Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

    Whistle While You Work
    Heigh-Ho
    Someday My Prince Will Come

    Pinocchio

    When You Wish Upon A Star
    Give A Little Whistle
    I've Got No Strings

    Dumbo

    Baby Mine
    Pink Elephants On Parade
    When I See An Elephant Fly | Reprise

    Cinderella

    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
    Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

    Alice In Wonderland

    All In The Golden Afternoon
    The Unbirthday Song

    Peter Pan

    You Can Fly!
    What Made The Red Man Red?

    Lady & The Tramp

    The Siamese Cat Song
    Bella Notte
    He's A Tramp

    Sleeping Beauty

    Once Upon A Dream

    101 Dalmatians

    Cruella De Vil

    The Jungle Book

    The Bare Necessities
    I Wan'na Be Like You
    Trust In Me

    The Aristocats

    Scales & Arpeggios
    Thomas O'Malley Cat
    Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat | Reprise

    The Fox & The Hound

    Best of Friends

    Oliver & Company

    Once Upon A Time In New York City
    Why Should I Worry? | Reprise
    Streets of Gold | Soundtrack Version*
    Perfect Isn't Easy

    The Little Mermaid

    Part of Your World | Reprise
    Under The Sea
    Poor Unfortunate Souls
    Kiss The Girl

    Beauty & The Beast

    Belle | Reprise
    Gaston | Reprise
    Beauty & the Beast
    Be Our Guest

    Aladdin

    One Jump Ahead | Reprise
    Friend Like Me
    Prince Ali | Reprise
    A Whole New World

    The Lion King

    Circle of Life
    I Just Can't Wait To Be King
    Be Prepared
    Hakuna Matata
    Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

    Pocahontas

    Just Around The Riverbend
    Mine, Mine, Mine
    Colours of the Wind
    Savages | Part II

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Out There
    Topsy Turvy
    God Help The Outcasts
    Heaven's Light | Hellfire
    A Guy Like You

    Hercules

    The Gospel Truth | Part II | Part III
    Go The Distance | Reprise
    One Last Hope
    Zero To Hero
    I Won't Say (I'm In Love)
    A Star Is Born

    Mulan

    Honour To Us All
    Reflection
    I'll Make A Man Out Of You
    A Girl Worth Fighting For

    Tarzan

    Two Worlds | Reprise
    You'll Be In My Heart
    Son of Man
    Strangers Like Me

    The Emperor's New Groove

    Perfect World

    Lilo & Stitch

    Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride

    Brother Bear

    On My Way

    The Princess & The Frog

    Almost There | Reprise
    Friends On The Other Side
    When We're Human
    Dig A Little Deeper
    Ma Belle Evangeline

    Tangled

    When Will My Life Begin? | Reprise
    Mother Knows Best | Reprise
    I've Got A Dream
    I See The Light

    Frozen

    Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?
    For The First Time In Forever | Reprise
    Love Is An Open Door
    Let It Go
    In Summer
    Fixer Upper

    Moana

    Where You Are
    How Far I'll Go | Reprise | I Am Moana
    We Know The Way | Reprise**
    You're Welcome
    Shiny
    An Innocent Warrior | Know Who You Are**

    * Only half the song made it into the film, but the full thing's on the soundtrack. Rate whichever version you fancy.

    ** These videos are just a wee bit spoilery for the end of Moana, so if you haven't seen it yet, here [1 | 2] are pure audio links instead.


    Snow White & The Seven Dwarves
    Pinocchio
    Fantasia
    Dumbo
    Bambi
    Saludos Amigos
    The Three Caballeros
    Make Mine Music
    Fun & Fancy Free
    Melody Time
    The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
    Cinderella
    Alice In Wonderland
    Peter Pan
    Lady & The Tramp
    Sleeping Beauty
    One Hundred & One Dalmatians
    The Sword in the Stone
    The Jungle Book
    The Aristocats
    Robin Hood
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    The Rescuers
    The Fox & the Hound
    The Black Cauldron
    The Great Mouse Detective
    Oliver & Company
    The Little Mermaid
    The Rescuers Down Under
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    The Lion King
    Pocahontas
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Hercules
    Mulan
    Tarzan
    Fantasia 2000
    Dinosaur
    The Emperor's New Groove
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    Lilo & Stitch
    Treasure Planet
    Brother Bear
    Home on the Range
    Chicken Little
    Meet the Robinsons
    Bolt
    The Princes & the Frog
    Tangled
    Winnie the Pooh
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Frozen
    Big Hero 6
    Zootopia
    Moana


    Also, the lovely @Alouder98 has made a Spotify playlist with most of the songs on it - in a lot of cases the soundtrack versions are mastered differently and/or have dialogue taken out, so I’d recommend checking it out. Thanks again sis!

    As for songs with multiple parts (Savages, Heaven's Light/Hellfire, The Gospel Truth, How Far I'll Go), and/or those with reprises, we'll be treating the combined parts as a single song for the purposes of the rate, so listen to each part if possible please.

    Whistle While You Work
    Heigh-Ho
    Someday My Prince Will Come

    When You Wish Upon A Star
    Give A Little Whistle
    I've Got No Strings

    Baby Mine
    Pink Elephants On Parade
    When I See An Elephant Fly

    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
    Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

    All In The Golden Afternoon
    The Unbirthday Song

    You Can Fly!
    What Made The Red Man Red?

    The Siamese Cat Song
    Bella Notte
    He's A Tramp

    Once Upon A Dream

    Cruella De Vil

    The Bare Necessities
    I Wan'na Be Like You
    Trust In Me

    Scales & Arpeggios
    Thomas O'Malley Cat
    Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat

    Best of Friends

    Once Upon A Time In New York City
    Why Should I Worry?
    Streets of Gold
    Perfect Isn't Easy

    Part of Your World
    Under the Sea
    Poor Unfortunate Souls
    Kiss the Girl

    Belle
    Gaston
    Beauty and the Beast
    Be Our Guest

    One Jump Ahead
    Friend Like Me
    Prince Ali
    A Whole New World

    Circle of Life
    I Just Can't Wait To Be King
    Be Prepared
    Hakuna Matata
    Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

    Just Around the Riverbend
    Mine, Mine, Mine
    Colours of the Wind
    Savages

    Out There
    Topsy Turvy
    God Help the Outcasts
    Heaven's Light / Hellfire
    A Guy Like You

    The Gospel Truth
    Go the Distance
    One Last Hope
    Zero To Hero
    I Won't Say (I'm In Love)
    A Star Is Born

    Honour To Us All
    Reflection
    I'll Make A Man Out Of You
    A Girl Worth Fighting For

    Two Worlds
    You'll Be In My Heart
    Son of Man
    Strangers Like Me

    Perfect World

    Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride

    On My Way

    Almost There
    Friends On The Other Side
    When We're Human
    Dig A Little Deeper
    Ma Belle Evangeline

    When Will My Life Begin?
    Mother Knows Best
    I've Got A Dream
    I See the Light

    Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?
    For The First Time In Forever
    Love Is An Open Door
    Let It Go
    In Summer
    Fixer Upper

    Where You Are
    How Far I'll Go / I Am Moana
    We Know The Way
    You're Welcome
    Shiny
    An Innocent Warrior / Know Who You Are


    Oh, and for the sake of averages and other ~super fun~ stuff like that, we'll be splitting the songs into these fairly arbitrary "eras":

    The Golden Age (From Snow White -> The Jungle Book)
    The Bronze Age (From The Aristocats -> Oliver & Co.)
    The Renaissance I (The Little Mermaid -> Pocahontas)
    The Renaissance II (The Hunchback of Notre Dame -> Tarzan)
    The 21st Century (The Emperor's New Groove -> Moana)

    ~

    Voting is open until May 17th.

    HAVE FUN!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
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    95. What Made The Red Man Red? (1.71)
    94. The Siamese Cat Song (3.81)
    93. When I See An Elephant Fly (4.10)
    = 91. Give A Little Whistle (4.73)
    = 91. Trust In Me (4.73)
    90. Scales And Arpeggios (5.00)
    89. Best of Friends (5.11)
    88. The Unbirthday Song (5.18)
    87. All In The Golden Afternoon (5.21)
    86. Thomas O'Malley Cat (5.31)
    = 84. Fixer Upper (5.39)
    = 84. In Summer (5.39)
    = 82. Mine, Mine, Mine (5.44)
    = 82. Ma Belle Evangeline (5.44)
    81. Pink Elephants On Parade (5.50)
    80. Baby Mine (5.56)
    = 78. Whistle While You Work (5.60)
    = 78. A Guy Like You (5.60)
    77. When We're Human (5.63)
    76. Bella Notte (5.66)
    75. Someday My Prince Will Come (5.68)
    74. Perfect Isn't Easy (5.71)
    73. Perfect World (5.73)
    = 71. I've Got No Strings (5.74)
    = 71. Shiny (5.74)
    70. You Can Fly! (5.85)
    69. Topsy Turvy (6.01)
    = 67. Friends On The Other Side (6.10)
    = 67. On My Way (6.10)
    66. Streets of Gold (6.11)
    65. Once Upon A Time In New York City (6.15)
    64. Heigh-Ho (6.20)
    63. I've Got A Dream (6.25)
    = 61. He's A Tramp (6.29)
    = 61. Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat (6.29)
    60. A Girl Worth Fighting For (6.31)
    59. Dig A Little Deeper (6.38)
    = 57. Savages (6.40)
    = 57. Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride (6.40)
    56. Why Should I Worry? (6.43)
    55. An Innocent Warrior / Know Who You Are (6.46)
    54. Out There (6.48)
    53. One Last Hope (6.54)
    52. Love Is An Open Door (6.56)
    = 50. Son of Man (6.61)
    = 50. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (6.61)
    49. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (6.66)
    48. Heaven's Light / Hellfire (6.71)
    47. Strangers Like Me (6.75)
    46. Where You Are (6.78)
    45. Two Worlds (6.89)
    44. We Know The Way (7.00)
    43. God Help The Outcasts (7.01)
    42. I Wan'na Be Like You (7.03)
    41. A Star Is Born (7.08)
    40. Do You Wanna Build A Snowman? (7.13)
    39. Go The Distance (7.26)
    38. Gaston (7.31)
    37. Mother Knows Best (7.33)
    36. The Bare Necessities (7.35)
    35. You're Welcome (7.38)
    = 33. Almost There (7.40)
    = 33. Honour To Us All (7.40)
    32. For The First Time In Forever (7.49)
    31. One Jump Ahead (7.56)
    30. When Will My Life Begin? (7.60)
    29. Cruella De Vil (7.65)
    28. You'll Be In My Heart (7.73)
    27. When You Wish Upon A Star (7.75)
    26. I See The Light (7.76)
    = 24. Friend Like Me (7.80)
    = 24. Just Around The Riverbend (7.80)
    23. Let It Go (7.81)
    22. Once Upon A Dream (7.84)
    21. Be Prepared (7.90)



    Still in:

    Part of Your World
    Under The Sea
    Poor Unfortunate Souls
    Kiss The Girl


    Belle
    Be Our Guest
    Beauty & The Beast


    Prince Ali
    A Whole New World


    Circle of Life
    I Just Can't Wait To Be King
    Hakuna Matata
    Can You Feel The Love Tonight?


    Colours of the Wind

    The Gospel Truth
    Zero To Hero
    I Won't Say (I'm In Love)


    Reflection
    I'll Make A Man Out Of You


    How Far I'll Go / I Am Moana
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017 at 11:25 PM
  4. Oh my god oh my god oh my god, this is so cute.
     
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  5. Can I have a -1 for the Siamese Cat Song please
     
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  6. It's pretty incredible that The Siamese Cat Song isn't actually the most racist thing here.
     
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  7. I think I might do this.
     
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  8. I feel attacked that there wasn't a "and we've rated the best TV show in history" in that paragraph, but otherwise amazing opening post @Animalia.

     
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  9. I CAN'T WAIT. We have holidays this week and the next so I'll have time to do this.
     
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  10. Since you don't often venture into the Rate Queue thread (where this has been discussed for the past couple of weeks), I've been waiting for your reaction when this thread opened and you did not disappoint.
     
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  11. I think I'll score the Hilary Duff version of The Siamese Cat Song.

    Even then it'd be lucky to avoid a 0.
     
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  12. Amazing.

    Also amazing.
     
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  13. This is intriguing. I'm assuming I'm familiar with most, but it's been a while since I last heard them. I'll be doing this during my spring break, I think.

    I'll Make A Man Out Of You for the win.
     
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  14. Talk about "NO SPOILERS", right?
     
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  15. Disney had a real issue with racist depictions of Siamese cats in the middle of the last century. "Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat" would probably be my favorite song here if not for the terrible lines that come out of the Siamese cat.
     
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  16. Want something else possibly amazing?

    My Mom is a HUGE Disney stan and will be sending in scores for this as well. Probably not commentary because she always says "I don't get that part or what to say" but yeah, I'll be letting her know to start today.
     
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  17. Your Mom is all kinds of iconic. And I'm guessing you must've had the best Disney collection.
     
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  18. I don't know if I can do this. I went to Disney World in January and I just...I'm still carrying a lot of feelings with me