Whats a good hero without a good villain? And in terms of Disney, what's a good villain without a good villain song? You know of the types of songs I'm talking about, these are the songs that praise the villain for being a villain, making look evil and yet amazing. These are normally the songs we know and remember and its for that reason why they get their own list. The rules from the last Disney list still apply, so lets see who's the baddie who can put out the best tune.
10. The Imperial March (Star wars):
9: Pink Elephants on Parade (Dumbo):
8: Friends on the Other Side (The Princess and the Frog):
7: Shiver my Timbers (Muppet's Treasure Island):
6: Oggie Boogie song (The Nightmare before Christmas):
5: Gaston and The Mob Song (Beauty and the Beast):
4: Poor Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid):
3: Be Prepared (The Lion King):
Generic joke aside, should it come as a surprise that I love the Lion King? (encase it getting the number 1 spot on the last list). I love I just can't wait to be king, Can you feel the love tonight but in particular, I love Be prepared. I love the way it looks, I love the instrumentals and I love the lyrics... So why isn't it higher up? Because Jeremy Irons isn't actually singing, but more "talking in tune" for most of the song.
2: Hellfire (Hunchback of Notre Dame):
Why is it the Gypsies in the film sing something more religious then the priest, who sings about lust... moving on...
Hellfire has all the pluses for me when it comes to a powerful song. Powerful instrumental, beautiful yet powerful visuals (the use of shadows, the red cloaks, the use of the fire), strong lyrics and a strong singer (watch the video, it explains itself), even a pseudo Latin choir (listen closely and you'll hear it). Remember when I said that Hunchback of Notre Dame got darker the further into the film you got... this is the case in point. People often have this as their number one, but I think there's one better...
Before I talk about the number 1 song. I'm going to do a 5 honorable mentions. I'm not going to talk about these, just include the videos. These also aren't in any order
4. Mother knows best (Tangled)
3. Prince Ali (Aladdin)
2. My Lullaby (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride)
1. The elegant Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
And my number 1 best villain song...
1: Savages (Pocahontas):
So those are my lists. If there's any that you agree with, and are there any songs that I forgot? Let me know in the comments. I'm working on another Top 10 list planned, but its not going to go live for a while so I'll keep it a surprise. Project Spark's impression is next week along with Sonic Boom. Until next week...