February 8, 2019
45 Disney Love Songs for Valentine's Day and Beyond
Explore these hidden gems in popular Disney movies
Disney never fails to warm our hearts, whether it be with its classic animations, live-action remakes, or musicals. This Valentine's Day, express your love with 45 romantic songs from 33 iconic Disney films that also have an educational aspect to them, inspiring and motivating both children and adults to practice music in an enjoyable way.
Browse the list below, find your favorite song, and explore its lyrics and sheet music, available for all instruments and ensembles.
A Whole New World - During their magic carpet ride, Aladdin opens Jasmine's eyes to a world outside her own, which is confined by her status as a princess. It also reveals the love the two characters have for each other.
At the Beginning - Featured in the end credits of the film, "At the Beginning" illustrates the start of the relationship between Anastasia and Dimitri. They both want to continue to face life together in their love, which was at first unforeseen.
Looking For Romance / I Bring You A Song - This main romantic song revolves around Bambi and his love interest, a fawn named Faline.
Love is a Song - This promising song is featured in the opening credits as well as at the end of the film when Bambi is granted permission from the Great Prince of the Forest to spend time with Faline and her newborn twins, Geno and Gurri.
Beauty and the Beast
Something There - Belle and the Beast's love starts to reveal itself as their relationship softens and grows.
Composed by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
In the 1991 film, performed by: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach
, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury
In the 2017 film, performed by: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor
, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.
Beauty and the Beast - This song encompasses the relationship between Belle and the Beast, demonstrating that love can exist and flourish in any circumstances.
Evermore (from the 2017 film) - After his dance with Belle, the Beast wistfully watches her run from his castle. Reluctant to go back to his life of solitude, the Beast realizes he is in love with Belle and yearns for her return.
How Does a Moment Last Forever (from the 2017 film) - According to this song, a moment lasts forever in our hearts in the form of memory and, especially, love.
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella's song keeps her hopeful through the hardships her stepmother and stepsisters bring upon her. She has faith that someday, her wish for freedom, which ultimately comes along with love, will become reality. In the 2015 film, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" is featured in the end credits.
So This Is Love (The Cinderella Waltz) - As Cinderella and Prince Charming dance together at the ball, their love for each other becomes evident through this slow melody's dulcet lyrics.
La Valse De L'Amour (from the 2015 film) - The beautiful, vibrant ball scene from Cinderella is made all the more romantic with this harmonious, instrumental waltz.
Lavender's Blue (Dilly Dilly) (from the 2015 film) - Originally an English folk song and nursery rhyme, this melody is recurrent throughout the film. At first, it is introduced as the sweet lullaby that Cinderella's mother sings to her and ultimately brings Cinderella and the Prince together.
Remember Me - Written for Coco by her father, this heart-warming song is the perfect way to keep love alive even when far apart.
Performed by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade.
Produced by Miguel and Steve Mostyn.
Baby Mine - Dumbo's emotional encounter with his mother, who is chained and locked in a circus wagon, demonstrates that, even in the unjust circumstances of their separation, their warm love persists.
True Love's Kiss - A recurring song throughout the movie, "True Love's Kiss" recounts the relationship between Giselle and Prince Edward, who both believe that a kiss is what makes love sweet and genuine.
That's How You Know - As Giselle and Robert are in the park, Giselle breaks out in song,
advising Robert on how he should demonstrate his affection to his then-girlfriend, Nancy.
So Close - In contrast with the other songs in the film, which are usually parodic of typical Disney movies, "So Close" is meant to be genuine when revealing the true love between Giselle and Robert as they dance at the ball.
Ever Ever After - Like the movie itself, this country pop ballad featured in the end credits reflects certain familiar aspects of fairy tales, such as finding true love and a happily ever after.
Unforgettable - Featured at the end of the film, this song is about finding someone so special that he/she is impossible to forget, even for Dory.
Love is an Open Door - Anna feels she has found true love when she meets Hans, and they express their attachment in this upbeat, endearing song.
Gnomeo and Juliet
Hello Hello - This song about the unexpected nature of love is fitting for Gnomeo and Juliet's first meeting. Although they fight over the orchid, their playfulness makes it clear that it is love at first sight.
I Won't Say (I'm In Love) - Meg, who is working with Hercules's enemy, finds that she is falling in love with Hercules after their romantic date. However, she is hesitant to start such a relationship because she has been heartbroken before and is afraid of it happening again.
Produced by Alan Menken
and David Zippel
Performed by Susan Egan, with Cheryl Freeman, Lillias White, Vaneese Y. Thomas, LaChanze, and Roz Ryan as the backup vocals.
Into the Woods
It Takes Two - The baker and his wife desperately want to have a baby, which will be granted to them by fulfilling the witch's quest. While in the woods, they realize that their adventure has changed them both for the better and brought them closer together.
Lady and the Tramp
Bella Notte (This Is The Night) - The Lady and the Tramp go on a date in an Italian restaurant and kiss over a plate of spaghetti in one of the most iconic Disney scenes.
Mary Poppins Returns
The Place Where Lost Things Go - When the children believe that they have had a nightmare, Mary comforts them by softly singing that their mother is still with them in a way. When you miss the one you love, know that he/she is always somewhere, thinking of you.
True To Your Heart - Featured at the end of the film, "True To Your Heart" demonstrates that listening to your heart is the only way to find your destiny.
Here Beside Me - According to this song, the world's beauty is enhanced when you are with someone you love.
Candle On the Water - Although her love, Paul, has been lost at sea for more than a year, Nora has faith that he is still alive. After being rebuked by her father, Nora goes on the balcony of their lighthouse and sings to Paul, promising him that she will wait for his return.
When You Wish Upon a Star - According to this hopeful song, wishing upon a star will make your dream come true because fate has no obstacles. The tune may be familiar because it is now Disney's "theme song" that plays at the beginning of every Disney film.
If I Never Knew You - John Smith is found guilty for the murder of Kocoum, a Powhatan warrior who had proposed to Pocahontas. The day before John is to be put to death, Pocahontas visits him in the prison and wishes they had never met so that John would have been safe. However, John thinks otherwise and demonstrates that if he had never met Pocahontas, neither of them would have ever known true love.
Love - Maid Marian sings this slow, heart-warming song in her head as she reminisces on her lovely memories with Robin Hood.
Once Upon a Dream - Derived from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz, this romantic song is sung by Aurora in the woods. At first, she dances with her animal friends, but she ultimately finds herself dancing with the prince. Lana Del Rey performs a darker cover of "Once Upon a Dream" in Disney's "Maleficent" (2014).
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Someday My Prince Will Come - Snow White dreams of one day encountering her prince and finding true love.
I'm Wishing - As Snow White is at the well, she wishes that she will someday find her love.
So Dear To My Heart
So Dear To My Heart - "So Dear To My Heart" is heard at the beginning of the film with the same title. Its tender lyrics recount the memories of love throughout the seasons.
Written by Irving Taylor and Ticker Freeman.
Performed by John Beal.
Lavender's Blue (Dilly Dilly) - Although it was mentioned earlier as part of the soundtrack of the 2015 "Cinderella" live-action remake, "Lavender's Blue (Dilly Dilly)" was initially featured in the 1948 film "So Dear To My Heart." It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
I See The Light - This colorful, romantic boat scene occurs as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider watch the floating lights, which Rapunzel had dreamt of seeing all her life. The two realize they have been in the dark all their lives until they met and ultimately fell in love.
You'll Be In My Heart - Kala sings to baby Tarzan, promising that she will protect and love him forever and that nothing will ever come between them.
The Lion King
The Lion King 2
Love Will Find A Way - After Simba banishes Kovu from Pride Rock and orders Kiara, his daughter, to never again leave Pride Rock by herself, she disobeys her father to visit Kovu. Even in their plight, Kovu and Kiara are optimistic that their love will survive and that someday, they can be happy together again.
The Little Mermaid
Kiss The Girl - Sebastian, accompanied by the other sea creatures' musical talents, encourages the shy Eric to kiss Ariel before he misses his chance.
The Princess and the Frog
Never Knew I Needed - Featured in the end credits of the film, "Never Knew I Needed" describes the excitement and joy of an unexpected romance.
Ma Belle Evangeline - On a moonlit night, Ray sings "Ma Belle Evangeline," referring to his love interest, while Louis plays the trumpet. Naveen persuades Tiana to dance with him, and as they become closer, they almost share a kiss.
Someone's Waiting For You - Penny is downcast because no one has ever adopted her. While heartbreaking, this song also gives hope that love of any kind is out there and will be found eventually.
The Three Musketeers
All For Love - The Three Musketeers' motto, "All for one, and one for all," is taken to a whole new level with the song "All for Love," which describes fighting for love no matter the circumstances.
Married Life - It's no wonder that this instrumental song has been nominated for and won a number of awards. "Married Life" has a whimsical tune that expresses the joys of early love and marriage. As the music progresses, the musical arrangement narrows down to a melancholy piano solo to represent the hardships that, sooner or later, must be endured by a couple. This poignant tune portrays the ups and downs of life that eventually fade into memory.
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