Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Kill, Refurb, Marry: Disney Songs

It's time for some blog hopping, my friends.  Mouse on the Mind and This Happy Place Blog have a new and awesomely creative Kill, Refurb, Marry topic for this month - Songs from Disney Animated Films!  Ready?  Here we go...

KILL: CANDLE ON THE WATER

Whenever this song came up on our Classic Disney CD, my brothers and I would groan collectively and hit skip as fast as we possibly could.  Or sometimes we would launch into an overly dramatic, schmalty rendition of it.  If this is your favorite Disney song, I do apologize.  I really don't know why, it just makes my skin crawl.  Also, candle on the water?  What if it tips over?  I guess she sings it in front of a lighthouse, but wouldn't a candle on a dresser be a much more stable metaphor?  Just sayin'.

REFURB: CERTAIN DISNEY MANIA TRACKS

I know.  I'm basically refurbing a refurb with this one.  I'm not sure if these really count as songs from a Disney film, but we're going to roll with it.  I fully adore Disney Mania songs.  I'm talking the first few old school, original Disney Mania.  These have been required driving-to-WDW listening in my family for years.  Some I wouldn't change a bit (like Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride by Jump5.  Ahhhh...remember Jump5, guys??).  But there are some that get sooo close to being perfect and then miss the mark.  Like some of the Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff ones.  Maybe it's because of my sentimental attachment and the association with Disney trips - I wish I could love every track on the list. ;)

MARRY: BELLE

This was kinda impossible - how am I supposed to pick just one favorite Disney song?  There are so many classics - whatever one I'm listening to at any given moment is the best!  I'm really tempted to put the entire Beauty and the Beast soundtrack here, but "Belle" has always especially been a favorite - I love that scene in the movie, I love the story it tells - the different stories as it follows different villagers - I love the original and the reprise and just all the elements of it.

Don't forget to check out all the blogs in the hop: click here!

2 comments:

  1. oh. my. god.

    so when i was a kid, pete's dragon was my second favorite movie. but i always always always fast forwarded through Candle on the Water. because what a stupid, sappy ass song. i totally forgot about it until i just read this. so thanks? i guess?

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  2. SOOOO funny that you mention the Jump 5 "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride", it has pretty much been on repeat in my vehicle since you sent us that mixed CD three years ago. It's totally scratched now, but we don't care. It's our favorite! We listened to it on the way to our O'Hana breakfast on that trip, too.

    Also, I heart Sharpee' and the voice matches that character, but Ashley Tisdale is a big 'skip' in my car on the Disney Mania CD's. That voice....

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