Tale as old as time: having so many good options always makes it harder to choose. It was a tough question but somebody had to do it. Broadway.com asked our readers which of the 12 Oscar-winning Disney songs was your very favorite. The results are in, and let’s just say it was a tight fight to the finish, but the top three are definitely songs that will make you smile!
1. Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and the Beast 20%
It’s no surprise that this tune took top honors here and at the Academy Awards. The Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s penned-title song was nominated alongside other greats like “Be Our Guest” and “Belle.” Check out this amazing clip of star Angela Lansbury opposite Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson at the ceremony.
2. A Whole New World, Aladdin 16%
Shining, glimmering, splendid! Love duet “A Whole New World” from Aladdin came in with the silver medal. This ultimate karaoke song (don’t you dare close your eyes!) featured a thrilling performance by Broadway vets and stars of the film, Lea Salonga and Brad Kane at the Oscars. Check it out below!
3. Colors of the Wind, Pocahontas 15%
This beautiful ballad was neck and neck with Aladdin right to the last second but came in third with a respectable 15%. Judy Kuhn portrayed the princess’ singing voice in the film, but Vanessa Williams’ rendition was performed at the live telecast. Watch this clip of the Tony nominee Williams painting with all the colors.