14 Disney Songs You Only Know The Chorus Of Even If You Think The Song Is Catchy
Most, if not all, of us grew up watching Disney movies. And, even if you somehow managed to miss that phase of your childhood (thanks, mom and dad!), you've seen at least one Disney movie in your lifetime. Some you remember more clearly than others — I, for example, don't think I've seen Beauty and the Beast all the way through — but everyone has a favorite. Whether you love the Disney princess line-up so much that you still harbor secret dreams of wanting to become a princess, or you're just really into happily ever afters, I think we can all agree on one thing: Disney songs are some of the catchiest songs you can possibly hear on a movie's soundtrack. Everyone has a favorite Disney song, a least favorite Disney song, and a Disney song they only know the chorus to, whether they'll admit to the latter thing or not.
Listen, not every Disney song enamors itself to someone so much that they memorize every single verse. Some of them have choruses that get stuck in your head, while the rest of the song kind of falls to the wayside a little bit. Oh, sure, you'll silently pretend to mouth along with the words when the movie is on, maybe toss out a few of the phrases you do know, but, at some point, you're going to have to admit that you don't know the whole song. I see your secret shame, my friends, and I'm here to tell you that it's OK. Check out these 14 songs that basically no one knows all the words to unless it's their favorite Disney song... and sometimes not even then.
1. "Hakuna Matata" (Lion King)
We all know that Hakuna Matata is a wonderful phrase that means no worries for the rest of our days, but how much of the rest of the song do you really know? Admittedly, that's most of the song right there, but, come on, guys, say it with me: when he was a young warthog...
2. "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" (Cinderella)
To be fair, I can't get any further in this song than "a dream is a wish your heart makes," and I don't think that counts since it's the title and all. Sorry, Cinderella, but your entire movie was a snooze fest. This song was cute, though. I almost wish I knew more of it.
3. "I Wanna Be Like You" (Jungle Book)
I'm not a huge fan of the Jungle Book, and I blame that for the fact that I literally only know the chorus of this song. It's a fun chorus to sing, but what are the rest of the verses about? Do I care? Is anyone going to punish me for not knowing? I don't think so.
4. "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Pinocchio)
I feel like the chorus of this song sums up everything you need to know about the song, and is sufficient inspiration to live my life with hope in my heart and a sparkle in my eye.
5. "Two Worlds" (Tarzan)
Of all the songs in Tarzan, the one that opens and closes the film is the one I know the least words to. I can sing "Strangers Like Me" and "You'll Be In My Heart" to you all day, but "Two Worlds?" I've trusted my heart, I've let faith decide to guide these lives we see... and faith did not guide me to the rest of the verses.
6. "Friend Like Me" (Aladdin)
Confession time: I know all the words to this song. It was my favorite song from the movie (sorry "A Whole New World"), and I ended up listening to it a lot more after the tragic passing of Robin Williams. I'm pretty sure more people know the words to this song now than ever did before, but, come on. It's a long song that goes to a lot of places, so you can't really be blamed for not knowing everything.
7. "Fixer Upper" (Frozen)
I'm pretty sure this is the one Frozen song with the least amount of covers, except, maybe Kristoff's short song to Sven. The fact is, that entire scene was kind of bizarrely timed and just kind of bizarre in general. All you really need to know is that Kristoff is a fixer upper and that people (Elsa) make mistakes (Elsa) when they're mad (Elsa) or scared (Elsa) or stressed (Elsa).
8. "Cruella de Vil" (101 Dalmatians)
Ah, "Cruella de Vil." Such a classic villain song that wasn't sung by the villain that I don't know all the words to because singing Cruella de Vil over and over again has always been enough for me.
9. "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo" (Cinderella)
Is the rest of this song even in English?
10. "Under The Sea" (The Little Mermaid)
Listen, I love "Under the Sea" as much as the next girl, but it's not the Little Mermaid song that I memorized, OK? All I need to know is that being under the sea is better than being on land, and Ariel doesn't agree.
11. "Honor To Us All" (Mulan)
Again, this is not the Mulan song that I memorized. In fact, the only lyric I know aside from the chorus is "scarier than the undertaker, we are meeting our matchmaker." Aside from that, I mostly use this song to make Avatar: The Last Airbender jokes.
12. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (Mary Poppins)
I can say the word without stumbling over it. I think I should get a prize for that alone.
13. "I've Got No Strings" (Pinocchio)
I know more of the chorus than I did before, thanks to Age of Ultron. Other than that, uh. Yeah. No.
14. "Gaston" (Beauty and the Beast)
I don't even know the whole chorus of this song. "No one BLAH like Gaston, no one YEAH like Gaston, no one has a whole song to himself like Gaston!" Is that not how it goes? Well, I don't have to know how the song goes (LIKE GASTON), so there.
Just remember: not knowing all the words to a Disney song doesn't mean you're not a true fan, or that you don't think the song is catchy. All it really means is that you're a busy person with a life who doesn't have time to stuff their brains with the lyrics of every single Disney song. Walk forward with pride, everyone. I'm with you on this.