Interesting Facts About Disney Music

Disney music, is one of the most popular aspects of Disney movies. In most cases, the music in Disney movies, plays a major role in telling the story; however, there are also many fun songs that help to break the tension.

Love Is an Open Door

“Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen marks the first time a princess sang a duet with the villain. Beauty and the Beast was originally not intended to be a musical. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” from Pinocchio, was the first Disney song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was almost cut from The Lion King because it did not fit the film’s father-and-son theme.

The Second Star to the Right

The melody for Peter Pan’s beloved classic song “The Second Star to the Right” was originally written for Alice in Wonderland.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the was the first movie in film history to ever release a motion picture soundtrack.

Trust in Me

Kaa’s song in The Jungle Book, “Trust in Me (The Python’s Song),” was originally written by the Sherman Brothers for Mary Poppins.

Cruella de Vil

“Cruella de Vil” is the only complete song in 101 Dalmatians.

Colors of the Wind

According to lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the lyrics to “Colors of the Wind” were inspired by the letter that Chief Seattle wrote to Congress in 1854.

Proud of Your Boy

In an early version of Aladdin, he was supposed to sing the touching song “Proud of Your Boy” to his mother.

A Whole New World

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s rendition of “A Whole New World” is the only Disney song from an animated film to go to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lilo and Stitch

There are more Elvis Presley songs in Lilo and Stitch than in any of his own movies.


Tangled was the first CG-animated movie to be a musical as well.

Part of Your World

The ICONIC ballad “Part of Your World” was almost cut from The Little Mermaid.