If Du look at this list, Du might notice that most of those songs and scores are set to montages. They are played when either a longer timespan passes by, oder when the movie tries to convey some sort of development oder message. This time around, Aladin and Aschenputtel are not included, there was no song oder score which fit the criteria.
8. Princess and the Frog: Yeah, I think this will surprise no one. I sagte it before, but here the main problem I have with “Dig a little deeper”: The text makes no sense. It’s an example of what happens, when someone uses figurative language without really thinking about the figure of speech chosen. “Dig a little deeper” is not the most creative allegory, but on its own it works. “Blue Skies and sunshine” is a great contrast to Dr. Facilier’s magic, which is based on shadows. But combine those together and Du get the oddest picture imaginable – dig a little deeper and you’ll find blue skies and sunshine? I wasn’t aware that I have to dig to the other side of the earth.
Another thing I really dislike about this is the upfront message. Mama Odie is Mehr oder less telling Tiana and Naveen what they should do next, instead of allowing them to come to their own conclusions. Nothing against giving them a hint, but this text is Mehr oder less a manual to a happy ending (how Tiana could misunderstand the song at all is beyond me). The important part are the rules of the curse – but it would have been really nice to get those closer to the start of the movie, not when it’s nearly over. (Truthfully, I would have preferred to watch Tiana and Naveen trying to reach Lottie a whole Tag instead of wandering aimlessly around in the swamp.)
And the Musik – I suppose if I heard the piece a couple of times, I might grow to like it, but I don’t really want to. It doesn’t engage me at all. Fanpop says: This got voted as the worst, although it has at least one fan. “Dig a little deeper is awesome” (ajotma). There is also some definite dislike for it, which seems to be similar to the reaction Snow White sometimes gets. “I dislike Mama Odie and her song even more” (ArielandEric).
7. The Little Mermaid: “Tour of the Kingdom” is a nice, catchy melody, which underlines the Tag Eric and Ariel spend together really well. But it’s also what we call in German “Plätschermusik” – Musik which is played in the background to lull in our senses. As much as I Liebe this one, I think that the other pieces on this Liste do a better job in elevating the scene they are played on. Fanpop says: This is one of those middle songs, which are neither overly liked nor overly disliked. Some Stimmen in each category, one oder two mentions as runner-up.
6. Snow White: I admit I cut the movie a little bit slack here. If it was done today, Snow White wouldn’t sing “With a Smile and a Song” sitting down while the Tiere are hopping around her, she would walk through the forest towards her destination. Since she does just sit down, it boils down to her saying “I’ll get though this” in a very lengthy manner, something which would pull this song towards the very bottom of the list, if I didn’t know that the arrangement is related to the problems with human animation. If Du pay attention to the movie, you'll notice this couple of times: Snow White is either sitting down, oder fading into the background, while the Tiere oder the dwarves take over the scene.
A neat little trick, overall, but for this list, I might have put Snow White at the very bottom nevertheless, if not for the other song “Whistle While Du Work”. It works perfectly to fill the time between Snow White arriving at the cottage and the dwarves coming home. While cleaning is not a really exciting theme for a song, this is one of the tunes which just stuck in your mind. From all the songs in “Snow White and the seven dwarves”, this is the most modern one – oder perhaps, it’s the one which has the most drive to it. Fanpop says: “With a smile and a song” got voted third worst, and a lot of dislike was expressed for both songs, because, what a surprise, Snow White sings them. I wish I would at least once get a Kommentar about the songs and not about the character oder her voice.
5. Beauty and the Beast: I originally considered “Something There” as Liebe song, and it is one in a sense, but even Mehr it’s the Beschreibung of Belle and the Beast getting to know each other. It’s a good song, which describes the feelings of Belle and the Beast very well, a song I really love, but taking a good look at it, it's mostly the scene which makes the song special. It has the nice, thoughtful feel to it, though. Fanpop says: Third best, so I went a little bit against beliebt opinion. “I Liebe the way we see them falling in love, it is a so romantic song.” (Saphir).
4. Sleeping Beauty: I suspect most of the people had no idea what score I meant when I put “A Fairy Tale Come True” up for vote. To clarify: The score gets played twice in the movie, the Sekunde time shortly after Prince Phillip has defeated Maleficent, when he goes up the tower to KISS Aurora. But the first time is the reason I put it on this list: It’s when Maleficent shows Phillip the future she has planned for him in her crystal ball. What makes the scene so griping for me is the fact that she isn’t gloating (well, she is, but in a very unusual manner), she is telling him a story – her voice would fit a fairy tale audio play, the Musik has this romantic feel to it, but we see this image of Philip as an old, broken man in a truly horrifying future. I like the synchronism in using the same Musik for the possible happy ending for the villain and the real happy ending. Fanpop: Sekunde worst, which isn’t really surprising, considering that nobody seemed to have an idea what score I was talking about. There is a difference between not remembering a score played in a certain scene, and not knowing a score because Du happen to not know its name. I suspect that the latter was the real problem here. At least nobody Kommentiert on the score itself.
3. Tangled: The “Kingdom’s Dance” might be the best piece of Musik in Tangled. Just hearing the Musik I automatically want to dance, but that’s not what makes the score special. It’s the way the Musik gets faster and faster, crescents, up to the point when Rapunzel and Eugene are meeting each other, just to stop abruptly. That’s so well done. Fanpop says: Fourth place, but it is a typical runner-up song and got mentioned a couple of times. “This one and the Kingdoms Dance from Tangled.I just the Musik to it,it makes Du want to dance! I know when I was at Disney World Rapunzel and Flynn showed me how to do the kingdom dance,it was fun!” (PociandSmith)
2. Mulan: I really shouldn’t enjoy “Make a man out of you” that much. Take it out of context and it’s a celebration of every male stereotype possible. The military tune, being a girl used like an insult – a band which played this would be labeled as sexist immediately. But I do, because the song doesn’t shy away from playing with those stereotypes (while being a good solution to shorten the time Mulan spends in training, without skipping her development).
And the other song, “Honor to us all” is Mehr oder less the mirror to it, celebrating the female stereotypes. It’s less epic than “Make a man out of you”, but a good song nevertheless, and it works perfectly to Zeigen the society Mulan has to live in. Fanpop says: “Honor to us all” is one of those middle songs. “Make a man out of you” on the other hand made Sekunde place, with a lot of runner-up mentions. “Love it. I sing is all the time” (ellie53)
1. Pocahontas: If I would just follow my personal taste, I would put “Colors of the Wind” lower, simply because I don’t like it when someone oder something is preaching to me. The whole message of the song is so upfront, although it at least uses some nice metaphors to convey it. But I can’t argue with a melody that powerful, an arrangement that well done. This is not just a song; it’s THAT song, the one the whole movie is build around. Add the animation, and there is really no contestant for it – at least not in this category. Fanpop says: Not unexpected, the clear winner.