Best Disney Duet Songs
Hundreds of Disney songs have become part of popular culture over the years. Some songs, though, are so magnificent that they can’t be confined to a single performer.
There have been lots of songs that required two persons to complete, ranging from love ballads to songs about forgetting about your problems.
Make sure you bring a friend on stage with you if you want to sing any of these at the next karaoke night. This list ranks the greatest Disney duet songs of all time from Hakuna Matata to Once Upon A Dream.
10 Best Disney Duet Songs Of All Time
1. Hakuna Matata
First on our list of the Best Disney Duet Songs is “Hakuna Matata”. This is a title track from The Lion King, Disney’s 32nd animated film. The music and syncopation of the song were composed by Elton John, and Tim Rice was credited for the song’s lyrics.
The Swahili term Hakuna Matata means “no worries.” This song is one of the most classic and well-known Disney duets available.
Timon and Pumbaa, the movie’s two main comic characters, converse with Simba about overcoming their rough pasts and abandoning their fears, as Simba transitions from a cub to an adult lion as the song unfolds.
It gives a feeling of hope; that things will eventually fall in place. This song centres on the fact that nothing bad remains forever, that life presents us with obstacles but will cross them eventually. Personally, I’d add that it emphasises on the fact that every cloud has a silver lining.
2. Let It Go
This engrossing music was professionally written by the Lopez’s in the 2013 Disney’s Frozen animated motion picture. This music focuses on Queen Elsa who expresses how lonely she felt in the world.
Despite her best efforts, the writer of “Let it go” could not hide her feelings of loneliness, which she expressed in the song by singing about how she feels.
The music ends with a reassuring tone that she’ll be better now that she has accepted her individuality. Because of its great popularity and massive awards, “Let it go” has been covered by exceptionally talented artists in varying languages including Demi Lovato in English and Anaïs Delva in French, among others.
If you are tired of pretending to be someone you are not, and feel as though you are abandoning the real YOU in order to become someone you are not, causing you to feel lonely; it is time to stop pretending and be yourself. This song was written with you in mind!
3. This is Me
If you need that motivational song to lift your spirit from depression, this is the perfect song for you. It preaches individuality, acceptance and understanding.
Keala Settle is the vocalist for the song “This Is Me,” which was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie “The Greatest Showman”. Atlantic Records made it available for purchase on October 26, 2017, after it had been recorded.
A timeless message is conveyed in “This Is Me.” For every one of us, it is an important lesson. It entails that because someone is different from us does not entail that they should be treated badly, marginalized, or crushed under our feet. They are who they are, and we must accept them for it.
4. You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Randy Newman is the artist behind the song “You have Got a Friend in Me.” It first debuted in the 1995 Disney cinematic picture; Toy Story and served as the movie’s theme song.
Since then, it has become an important musical feature for the movie’s sequels. This multi-award-winning soundtrack has been covered by iconic singers most notably Michael Bubble. On his album titled “To Be Loved,” which was released in 2013, Michael Bublé performed a cover of the song.
This is a song about a unique and close connection between two people. The kind of relationship in which you are confident that another human being will support you no matter what and will do so without inquiring about or passing judgment on your circumstances. A truly lovely piece.
5. The Lion Sleeps tonight
This great masterpiece was released on 17 November 1961. It was first performed in South Africa at the turn of the 20th century. George David Weiss penned the words for the English version of the song.
It is said that the author of the book, Solomon Linda, and his friends would go out and scare away lions who were trying to kill the cattle that they kept as prey.
These activities also serve as the foundation upon which the lyrical structure of this song is built. It seems that most of what is being said is complimenting the lion itself. This piece of music has an invariably complex meaning.
6. A Whole New World
Aladdin, the Walt Disney picture movie directed by Disney in 1992, features the song “A Whole New World,” with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics written by Tim Rice.
The romance, which acts as both the show’s love song and theme song, was initially recorded as a duet by vocalists Brad Kane and Lea Salonga as Aladdin and the Princess respectively.
“A Whole New World,” tells the story of Aladdin freeing the captive princess and the two of them confessing their love for one another while cruising on a magic carpet.
The song also presents Aladdin showing the princess a life of love and freedom. Disney truly holds one of the greatest duets that exists.
7. If I Never Knew You
The American filming artists Jon Secada and Shanice delivered the song “If I Never Knew You” to the soundtrack of Disney’s animated movie Pocahontas, which was released in 1995.
The American singer Judy Kuhn gave the song its first recording when she portrayed Pocahontas in the film and gave her singing voice to the character. The music was written by composer Alan Menken and songwriter Stephen Schwartz.
It was written specifically for the scene in the prison when Pocahontas approaches John Smith just before he would be executed for the reported attempted assassination of Kocoum, a loyal Powhatan warrior who sought to marry Pocahontas.
8. For The First Time And Forever
This is yet another ballad that was featured in the animated motion picture Frozen and was released by Disney in 2013. Its music and lyrics were yet written by the Lopez’s. It was performed again at a later point in the show.
The sisters Princess Anna (articulated by Kristen Bell) and Queen Elsa (expressed by Idina Menzel) sing both versions of the song (Idina Menzel).
9. Rainbow connection
The song “Rainbow Connection” was featured in the film The Muppet Movie, which was released in 1979. Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher were the ones who penned down the song’s music and its lyrics.
In the movie, Jim Henson gave a performance of the song while impersonating Kermit the Frog. In November of 1979, “Rainbow Connection” reached position No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
If you’ve watched this animated film, you sure know how beautiful the memories it brings are. If you haven’t, do endeavour to watch it soon
10. Once Upon A Dream
“Once Upon a Time” is a song that was composed specifically for the Walt Disney animated theatrical fantasy film; Sleeping Beauty.
It was released on January 29, 1959. Jack Lawrence and Sammy Fain are credited for their lyrical content, while George Bruns is the one responsible for incorporating the song.
“Once Upon a Time” is not only the renowned romantic love song performed by Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip, but it is also the music that plays as the credits roll at the end of the movie; Sleeping Beauty.