Community Post: The Definitive Ranking Of Disney Love Songs
20. “If I Never Knew You” – Pocahontas
“If I never knew you
I’d be safe but half as real
Never knowing I could feel
A love so strong and true
I’m so grateful to you
I’d have lived my whole life through
If I never knew you.”
This passionate expression of love between John Smith and Pocahontas isn’t even in the original film, but you can find it in the 10th anniversary edition!
19. “Love Will Find A Way” – The Lion King 2
Love will find a way
Anywhere I go
If you are there beside me
Like dark turning into day
Somehow we’ll come through
Now that I’ve found you
Love will find a way.”
Performed by Liz Callaway and Gene Miller in The Lion King 2, when Simba’s daughter, Kiara, falls in love with the lion who is supposed to overthrow her father. Scandalous.
18. “He’s A Tramp” – Lady and the Tramp
“He’s a tramp
But I love him
Yes, and even I
Have got it pretty bad.”
The song appears in Lady and the Tramp and is sung by Peggy Lee, when Peg tries to warn Lady about the ways of the Tramp.
17. “When She Loved Me” – Toy Story 2
“When somebody loved me,
Everything was beautiful
Every hour we spent together lives within my heart
And when she was sad,
I was there to dry her tears
And when she was happy,
So was I
When she loved me.”
In Toy Story 2 Jessie confides in Woody about a bad experience with her previous owner, all told via this heart-wrenching song by Sarah McLachlan.
16. “Never Knew I Needed” – The Princess and the Frog
“You’re the best thing I never knew I needed
So when you were here I had no idea
You the best thing I never knew I needed
So now it’s so clear, I need you here always.”
Make sure you watch The Princess and the Frog all the way through the credits for this swoon worthy song by Ne-Yo.
15. “When You Wish Upon A Star” – Pinocchio
“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.”
While this song was originally sung by Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, you may recognize it as the theme song for all Disney dreamers. At the very least you’ll know this song from the commercial with the Super Bowl MVP!
14. “I’m Wishing/One Song” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
For the one I love
To find me
And I’m dreaming of
The nice things
My heart keeps singing
Of one love
Only for you.”
This little love song collaboration happens when the Prince first meets the fair Snow White.
13. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” – Cinderella
“A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true”
This song from Cinderella, performed by Ilene Woods, reminds us to not give up, even when our heart feels broken. Isn’t that romantic?
12. “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“Some day my prince will come
Some day we’ll meet again
And away to his castle we’ll go
To be happy forever I know.”
Sung by Adriana Caselotti, Snow White uses this song to recall her meeting with the Prince to the dwarves. Who doesn’t dream about being swept away to a castle by a handsome prince?
11. “True Love’s Kiss” – Enchanted
“I’ve been dreaming of a true love’s kiss
And a prince, I’m hoping, comes with this
That’s what brings ever-aftering so happy
That’s the reason we need lips so much
For lips are the only things that touch
So to spend a life of endless bliss
Just find who you love through true love’s kiss.”
Disney’s Enchanted immediately sets the mood with Amy Adam’s performance of this song. It’s perfect for the hopeless romantic inside of us all.
10. “Love Is an Open Door” – Frozen
To the pain of the past
We don’t have to feel it anymore
Love is an open door
Love is an open door
Life can be so much more.”
Proof that Kristen Bell can sing! This catchy duet from Frozen is one of the most fun Disney love songs to date.
9. “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” – Hercules
“I thought my heart had learned its lesson
It feels so good when you start out
My head is screaming get a grip, girl
Unless you’re dying to cry your heart out.”
Meg’s song in Hercules (sung by Susan Egan) will definitely be relatable for those of you in denial about your love life!
8. “Once Upon a Dream” – Sleeping Beauty
“I know you
I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you
The gleam in your eyes is so familiar, a gleam
Yet I know it’s true
That visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream.”
This classic song from Sleeping Beauty, sung by Mary Costa, will have you twirling around your room for the rest of the day. Check out the awesome remake by Lana Del Ray here.
7. “Bella Notte” – Lady and the Tramp
“Side by side with your loved one,
You’ll find enchantment here.
The night will weave its magic spell,
When the one you love is near!
Oh, this is the night, and the heavens are right
On this lovely bella notte!”
What’s more romantic than the scene where they share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Nothing. Play this song during any meal to sweep your significant other off their feet.
6. “I See The Light” – Tangled
“And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you.”
This duet between Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi takes place during the most magical scene in Tangled. Doesn’t this make you want to go on a romantic boat ride, complete with floating lanterns?
5. “Tale as Old as Time” – Beauty and the Beast
“Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast.”
The song is also known as “Beauty and the Beast”, and it’s one of the most beautiful Disney love songs. In the film it is sung by Angela Lansbury but don’t miss out on the Celine Dion version either!
4. “Kiss the Girl” – The Little Mermaid
“Now’s your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don’t say a word
And she won’t say a word
Until you kiss the girl.”
Speaking of magical boat rides…who wouldn’t want to be serenaded in the middle of a lagoon with Prince Eric?! Well Samuel Wright (as Sebastian) makes this fantasy come true for Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
3. “A Whole New World” – Aladdin
“I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride.”
It’s pretty hard to turn down a magic carpet ride when you’re being serenaded by a handsome man (sung by Brad Kane), like in Aladdin. This song will inspire you to take a chance on love for sure.
2. “So This Is Love” – Cinderella
“My heart has wings, hmm
And I can fly
I’ll touch every star in the sky
So this is the miracle
That I’ve been dreaming of
So this is love.”
Ah, the moment in Cinderella where Prince Charming meets his future princess. This is the ideal song for someone in love to hum to themselves all day long.
1. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” – The Lion King
“There’s a calm surrender to the rush of day
When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away
An enchanted moment, and it sees me through
It’s enough for this restless warrior just to be with you.”
The mother of all Disney love songs has to be none other than “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” from The Lion King. The song is performed by Timon and Pumba in the film but is composed by Elton John, and it embodies the beauty of falling in love with your best friend. What’s sweeter than that?