Music and songs are always a necessary and decorating part of all movies, especially animated ones. There is so much greatmusic used in animated movies these years and we are here to pick up several of them to hear, feel and taste these fantastic musical scenes.
Let It Go – Idina Menzel (from “FROZEN”)
This must be the most favorite anime song back in 2013, from Disney’s animated feature movie “Frozen”. Even if you haven’t watched the movie, you must have heard the song somewhere from radio, your friend’s ringtone or on TV. In this clip, Princess Elsa is singing, dancing and building her icy palace (& Olaf) with her inborn magic on a snowy mountain. This must be one of the most famous scenes in Disney history. If you are a fan of “Frozen” songs or movie, wait for the “Frozen 2” that’s is said to come in November 2019.
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho (from “Moana”)
In this “Hawaii-like”story, the girl Moana, chosen by the sea along with demigod Maui who stole the heart of Te Fiti, the goddess with the power to create life, need to return the stolen heart to Te Fiti. The beautiful island home of Moana is so attractive. Have you ever been staring at the edge of the water and imagining having some marvelous trip? Moana is a different type of princess for Disney and the voice cast Auli’i Cravalho provides her best performance ever in an animation movie. Dwayne Johnson’s Maui is also a very funny character with his hilarious dancing and bragging songs.
Un Poco Loco – Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal (from “Coco”)
“un poco loco” means “Slightly mad” mean in Spanish. This funny song is from “Coco”, an absolute masterpiece produced by Pixar for anyone to enjoy. This scene is so cute when the Miguel Rivera starts to stir the guitar with his bony fingers and then, Hector’s joining in makes this performance perfect. It kind of reminds me of another earlier animation movie about “Día de los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead) back in 2014 – “The Book of Life”, which is also a great story and “Coco” may have learned something from it. In this movie, Diego Luna is the leading cast, who, in real life, lost his mother when he was only 2 years old and he celebrates Día de los Muertos every year to keep her memory alive. His songs in this movie are more touching and sentimental than slight and funny, e.g., “The Apology Song”. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest animation movie songs ever. In this scene, Manolo is singing to apologize to countless bulls killed by his family in amusement.
The Apology Song – Diego Luna (from “The Book of Life”)
When Will My Life Begin – Mandy Moore (from “Tangled”)
“Tangled” is one of my favorite Disney movies since 2010. It’s the familiar story about Rapunzel, the long hair princess. In this scene, Rapunzel becomes a teenage girl after so many years of lockup in the tower and is literally singing out her daily chores in a lovely way. It must be a boring day for her but a stunning day for us to watch those shiny, silky, golden, incomparably long hair fluttering everywhere, with many questions in our deads like “how did she keep her hair clean?”. She’s not the bravest, toughest, smartest and cutest princess but she’s definitely the most charming one for me. That’s why I introduce to you another song from “Tangled”.
I See The Light – Mandy Moore (from “Tangled”)
In this scene, the dreamy sequence of lanterns are flying up and filling up the sky while Rapunzel and her “prince”, Eugene are on a small boat – how warm and romantic! FYI, Rapunzel and Eugene appear in “Frozen”, actually. If you want to know about the hidden bonus, check this page. Is Disney trying to create its own universe like Marvel and DC? That would be awesome.
Touch the Sky – Julie Fowlis (from “Brave”)
In this scene, Princess Merida of DunBroch is riding a horse, shooting arrows with the flaming color of her hair flickering in the forest and then climbing mountains to see a waterfall – a bold and free young lady she is. This reminds me of my years back in hometown. I was so fond of driving my bike around by myself.: sometimes to the foothill near my home to watch trees and flowers & sometimes to a faraway riverside to collect grotesque stones. This Scottish song brings so many memories back. Merida was added to the Disney Princess line-up as the 11th princess on May 11, 2013 and she’s the 1st Pixar character to receive the honor. What needs to be mentioned is, “Brave” was made to honors Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5th, 2011. Below is another version of “Touch the Sky” the singer. Enjoy her lovely accent!
Shake It Off Scene – (from “Sing”)
I never thought that Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” could be even funnier – but it is, when it’s coming out from a pig’s mouth. This movie is basically about a bunch of animals doing a talent show. I have to admit that this movie is not as great as “Zootopia” but the songs are so cute! Watch these two pigs singing and dancing! The male pig makes me laugh in the audition part when he sings Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”. Listen to the loop version of it and see if it’s addictive.
Bad Romance Scene – (from “Sing”)
The Zing Song Scene (from “Hotel Transylvania”)
Dracula rapping is one thing you should not miss, even when he has a face and voice of Adam Sandler. This is a movie for beast fans that makes those creatures so adorable. Sometimes Adam Sandler’s performance can be awkward to watch but not in this movie. I personally think that this is way better than “Hotel Transylvania 2” and let’s see if “Hotel Transylvania 3” can amaze us more because its trailer looks fun.
You Might Think – Weezer (from “CARS 2”)
“You Might Think” was released by American rock band “The Cars” in 1984 and it was used in the movie “Cars 2”, only that this version was performed by another rock band, Weezer. I’m not really a “Cars” fan but this song is so catchy and quite match the movie theme. The prelude is sooooooo magical and the tune lingers in my mind for a long time. You may hear it for many times in “BrainDead” episodes, in which the aliens are crazy about this tune. Although canceled, it is a funny show to watch.
Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows Scene – Lesley Gore (from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”)
Another classic song from the 1960s. In this scene people are so excited about the food dropping down from the sky – isn’t that a dream that you and I may have kept buried for years since our childhood? Bacon, fried eggs, bread, honey pancakes, orangeade, turkey legs, ham, donuts, fried prawn and even a real jelly bean rainbow! Under this imaginative food rain, everyone becomes a child. The story of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is based on the 1978 samename children book by Judi and Ron Barret.
That’s my pick of top 10 scenes in animated movies with perfect music. Hope you enjoy the awesome music and if you want to download YouTube video on Mac for playback, use AllYoutubeDownload for Mac. If you are a fan of these animated movies, you may already have these songs stored on your hard drive – to convert them all to MP3 format for universal playback, use All2MP3 for Mac.