For many of us, Disney musicals were the soundtrack of our lives growing up. These poppy tunes are infectious, so no wonder we belt out our favorite Disney songs into our imaginary mics.
The following 21 Disney karaoke songs made this list because they remind us all that there are still plenty of wishing stars left in the sky if only we have the heart to face the climb.
1. Let It Go – Frozen
A favorite of the Disney on Ice shows and karaoke fans everywhere, “Let It Go” features wistful piano melodies and the haunting voice of Idina Menzel in the original movie musical. Once you add it to your repertoire of Disney karaoke songs, it’ll be your voice that sings these haunting and beautiful lyrics.
2. A Cover Is Not the Book – Mary Poppins Returns
Leave it to Mary Poppins to remind us all of a lesson we learned as kids and have to continue to learn as adults sometimes: You can’t judge a book by its cover. But you can judge a song by its lyrics, and this one’s fantastic. This film features Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. So fun!
3. Gaston – Beauty and the Beast
“Gaston” has always been one of the funniest Disney songs, but it got new life when the live-action version of Beauty And The Beast came out. It gets the star treatment when Luke Evans and Josh Gad sing it together. Evans is particularly overbearing as Gaston, making the rendition all the funnier. We’re sure that your version will be even more over the top!
4. When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
Cliff Edwards voiced Jiminy Cricket in the 1939 version of Pinocchio. Although that is a wonderful version of the song, some new, pretty wonderful versions, like Christina Aguilera’s, at the Disney 50th Celebration are pretty great, too. We are certain that when you add this song to your list of favorite Disney karaoke songs, you’ll be reminded to wish upon a star every day.
5. I See the Light – Tangled
As far as fairy tales go, Rapunzel hasn’t quite gotten the play from Disney that other ones have, but the film Tangled changed all of that. Apart from featuring some truly amazing visuals, this Disney-musical-turned-Disney-karaoke-song grew in popularity in large part due to the power with which Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi belted out those lyrics.
6. Poor Unfortunate Souls – The Little Mermaid
Ursula, the Sea Witch in the film The Little Mermaid, is the villain we all love to hate. Sung to exquisite perfection by Pat Carroll, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is one of the Disney karaoke songs that few admit to liking, but everyone seems to know. And now, you do, too.
7. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
Ilene Woods was the voice behind the 1950 version of Cinderella, which is probably the most famous fairy tale of all time. Since then, Lily James, Christina Perri, and now, you, have all covered this Disney karaoke song.
8. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
The live-action version of this song is truly one of the most magical sequences in all of Disney, and that’s saying something. Featuring animated plates, furniture, and of course, Lumière, the candlestick, “Be Our Guest” offers a feast for the senses and the voice.
9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Lion King
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was a catchy tune when The Tokens first made it famous, but dare we say that as far as Disney karaoke songs go, some of the newer versions of the song top even The Tokens. Probably the most well-known recent edition of the song comes from the live-action Disney movie The Lion King. “Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away,” anyone?
10. Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Mary Poppins
“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” is another karaoke-worthy song from the Mary Poppins songbook. It’s a great number to sing together with friends, as it’s one of the movie’s big ensemble numbers. Definitely one for the Disney karaoke songs playlist!
11. Circle of Life – The Lion King
Anyone who has ever been to a big gospel church understands the power of the call-to-worship songs at the outset of the service. “The Circle of Life” by the cast of The Lion King is like the Disney karaoke songs version of the call-to-worship. It’s one of the truly great Disney tunes that every fan of Disney and karaoke should learn to sing!
12. Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
In “Part of Your World,” Jodi Benson captures that longing for someplace else that we’ve all felt. For those who really love to sing from the heart, a few Disney karaoke songs can match this The Little Mermaid song.
13. The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns
Disney offers us many life lessons through the songs it features in its films, but few give us the opportunity to really look at grief like “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” sung beautifully by Emily Blunt, this karaoke song is for all those who need a little TLC and Disney to mend their broken hearts.
14. Candle on the Water – Pete’s Dragon
Sung exquisitely by the late Helen Reddy, “Candle on the Water” takes Pete’s Dragon out of the world of animation for a minute and into some very real emotions. It’s the karaoke song equivalent of a lighthouse on a distant shore.
15. Reflection – Mulan
For anyone who has ever felt like no one appreciates them for who they are, “Reflection” from Mulan is an anthem, and rightly so. With the latest version brought to the big screen by the powerhouse voice of Christina Aguilera, this Disney karaoke song is sure to inspire you to step into your power and become who you are.
16. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins
While all the songs from Disney’s Mary Poppins are infectious, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is especially so due to the challenge factor, as well as the dynamic duet featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It takes a brave soul to sing this song live, but if you can get it, you’ll likely have the whole room singing along.
17. Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
“Colors of the Wind,” sung by Judy Kuhn, reminded Disney movie-goers that every rock and tree has a spirit and a name. When you add this song to your Disney karaoke songs playlist, you honor those spirits and color your own life with beauty.
18. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid is pure joy from start to finish. Before it became one of people’s favorite Disney karaoke songs, it was brought to life by the snappy song stylings of Samuel E. Wright.
19. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
“Hakuna Matata” is the theme song for all who live to take life easy. Made famous in the original animated version of The Lion King, “Hakuna Matata” is the song to sing when life has dealt you one too many bad days. Alternatively, here is a newer version of this song.
20. Feed the Birds – Mary Poppins
For Disney fans, it’s not too much to want to spend 24/7 listening to Disney songs. “Feed the Birds” from the film Mary Poppins is a great song to end their evening. Singing along to this lullaby is sure to send you off to dreamland on the back of bluebirds.
21. The Climb – Hannah Montana The Movie
If ever there’s a song to end a list of Disney karaoke songs with, it’s “The Climb” from Hannah Montana The Movie. This song’s hopeful lyrics, sung by Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus herself, remind us that it’s not the destination in life that’s the most important but the climb.
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