February 8, 2019
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45 Disney Love Songs for Valentine's Day and Beyond

Explore these hidden gems in popular Disney movies
by Sofia Ferrari, junior editor

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.




Aladdin

Aladdin

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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Tim Rice.
Performed by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane.




Anastasia

Aladdin

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.

Written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Produced by Trevor Horn.
Performed by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis.




Bambi

Bambi

Looking For Romance / I Bring You A Song - This main romantic song revolves around Bambi and his love interest, a fawn named Faline.

Composed by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill.
Performed by Donald Novis and the Disney Chorus.


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.

Composed by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill.
Performed by Donald Novis.




Beauty and the Beast

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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman.
Performed by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 film.
Performed by Emma Thompson in the 2017 film.


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.

Written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
Performed by Josh Groban.


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.

Written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
Performed by Celine Dion.




Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella 2015

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.

Written by Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman, and Mack David.
In the 1950 film, performed by Ilene Woods. In the 2015 film, performed by Lily James.


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.

Music and Lyrics by Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry Livingston
Performed by Ilene Woods as Cinderella and Mike Douglas as Prince Charming


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.

Composed by Patrick Doyle.


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.

Composed by Larry Morey and Eliot Daniel.
Performed by Hayley Atwell and Lily James.




Coco

Coco

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.




Dumbo

Dumbo

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.

Composed by Frank Churchill.
Lyrics by Ned Washington.
Performed by Betty Noyes.




Enchanted

Enchanted

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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Performed by Amy Adams and James Marsden.


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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Performed by Amy Adams and the background chorus.


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.

Produced by Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, and Robbie Buchanan.
Performed by Jon McLaughlin.


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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Performed by Carrie Underwood.




Finding Dory

Finding Dory

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.

Cover of "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole.
Written by Irving Gordon.
Produced by Thomas Newman.
Performed by Sia.




Frozen

Frozen

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.

Music and lyrics written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana.




Gnomeo and Juliet

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.

Written by Elton John and Bernard Taupin.
Performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga.




Hercules

Hercules

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

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.

Written by Stephen Sondheim.
Performed by Emily Blunt and James Corden.
Note: "Into the Woods" was originally a Broadway musical. Disney made it into a film in 2014.




Lady and the Tramp

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.

Composed by Oliver Wallace.
Lyrics by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke. Performed by George Givot, Bill Thompson, and the Disney Chorus.




Mary Poppins Returns

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.

Written by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.
Performed by Emily Blunt.




Mulan

Mulan

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.

Composed by Matthew Wilder.
Lyrics by David Zippel.
Performed by 98 Degrees and Stevie Wonder.




Mulan 2

Mulan 2

Here Beside Me - According to this song, the world's beauty is enhanced when you are with someone you love.

Composed by Kate Light and Joel McNeely.
Lyrics by Kate Light. Performed by Hayley Westenra.




Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon

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.

Written by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn, Michael Lloyd, and Mike Curb.
Arranged and conducted by Irwin Kostal.
Performed by Helen Reddy.




Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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.

Written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington.
Performed by Cliff Edwards.




Pocahontas

Pocahontas

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.

Composed by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Performed by Judy Kuhn and Mel Gibson in the movie scene and by Jon Secada and Shanice in the end credits.




Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Love - Maid Marian sings this slow, heart-warming song in her head as she reminisces on her lovely memories with Robin Hood.

Composed by George Bruns.
Lyrics by Floyd Huddleston.
Performed by Nancy Adams.




Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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).

Composed by Sammy Fain.
Lyrics written by Jack Lawrence.
Performed by Mary Costa and Bill Shirley.




Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Someday My Prince Will Come - Snow White dreams of one day encountering her prince and finding true love.

Written by Larry Morey, Leigh Harline & Frank Churchill.
Performed by Adriana Caselotti.


I'm Wishing - As Snow White is at the well, she wishes that she will someday find her love.

Written by Leigh Harline, Larry Morey, and Frank Churchill.
Performed by Adriana Caselotti and Harry Stockwell.




So Dear To My Heart

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.

Composed by Larry Morey and Eliot Daniel.
Performed by Burl Ives.




Tangled

Tangled

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.

Written by Glenn Slater and Alan Menken.
Performed by Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore.




Tarzan

Tarzan

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.

Composed by Phil Collins.
Lyrics by Phil Collins.
Performed by Glenn Close and Phil Collins.




The Lion King

The Lion King

Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Nala and Simba, who have been friends since childhood, fall in love whilst on a romantic walk in the jungle.

Composed and performed by Elton John.
Lyrics written by Tim Rice.




The Lion King 2

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.

Composed by Tom Snow and Jack Feldman.
Performed by Liz Callaway and Gene Miller.




The Little Mermaid

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.

Written and produced by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
Performed by Samuel Wright.




The Princess and the Frog

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.

Composed by Chuck Harmony.
Lyrics by Shaffer Smith.
Performed by Ne-Yo.


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.

Written by Randy Newman.
Performed by Jim Cummings.




The Rescuers

The Rescuers

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.

Composed by Sammy Fain.
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins and Carol Connors.
Performed by Shelby Flint.




The Three Musketeers

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.

Written by Bryan Adams, John "Mutt" Lange, and Michael Kamen.
Performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting.




Up

Up

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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