“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.
Disney has the connotations of childhood whimsy, of nostalgia and magic, of stories that make people happy. They’re classics, and they’re classics filled with music. The most well-known Disney movies each have their iconic songs. The Little Mermaid (1989) has the song “Part Of Your World”. Aladdin (1992) has “A Whole New World”. Tarzan (1999) has “Strangers Like Me”. Frozen (2013) has “Let It Go”. The list goes on. Basically, there’s a lot of singing going on in Disney movies.
Only a few characters ever commented on the fact that everyone is singing like Robert Philip from Enchanted (2007). He keeps wondering why everyone is joining in and is actively avoiding the musical outbursts in this scene.
Then another well-known character that goes against the singing is Flynn Rider from Tangled (2010). He refused to sing “I’ve got a Dream” while slightly judging the content of the song, and was then coerced into singing about his dreams by a group of sword-wielding dreamers.
Nevertheless, music is most definitely a part of Disney movies and most likely will be for the rest of time. Disney soundtracks seem to be a genre of music all its own in a way. These songs are in our hearts and in our minds because they’re cute, catchy, and essentially everywhere.
Now for the main part of this article; Disney medleys. These are full of the same nostalgia and magic of the original Disney songs just multiple in a single song. A medley is a combination of a bunch of different things, a potpourri if you will. Disney medleys are a patchwork quilt of Disney songs that combine different sections of songs from several movies.
There are several medleys of specific movies such as this Hercules medley by the University of Illinois A Cappella group and this other Hercules medley by Georgia Merry or this Moana medley by Voiceplay. These are medleys with songs from a specific movie. There may be a few blog posts later on focusing on specific Disney movies. Maybe.
But for now, this is a focus on Disney medleys that use songs from multiple Disney movies. Be warned, there is a lot!
Here’s a spectacular Disney medley by Nick Piterea. Nick brings such a range of vocals to the medley switching through the songs beautifully.
This is a gorgeous medley by the Disney Medley by the Summit Singers, from The University of St. Thomas. Not only does it sound amazing but the choreography of their movements is done well.