Now That's What I Call Disney CD Review

We've got a review of the newest Disney Music CD. Some of your favorite tunes compiled in a great collection.


Disney CD


New Album Collection Features 20 Original Disney and Disney
Songs, Including Classics “When You Wish Upon A Star,”
“Someday My Prince Will Come,” “The Bare Necessities,”
“Circle of Life,” “You’ve Got A Friend In Me,” and Many More

Orlando, Florida – November 6, 2012 – I love Disney music. That's a pretty easy statement to make. A lot of your can probably say the exact same thing. But when my wife and I had our 2 kids, there was a golden age of animation that happened in our household. It was a stretch of probably 4 films - Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Little Mermaid. We watch those tapes (YES - MOVIES CAME ON TAPE!) endlessly and listened to the songs thousands of times.

When I hear "Be..... Our....... Guest" or "Prince Ahhhh- Leeeeeeeeee", it takes me back to when my daughter was tiny and innocent and delightful.

So when I heard that this compilation of songs was coming out, it was a no brainer. I probably have 90% of these in CDs from the movie anyway, but this is a great collection. 20 songs from Disney and Pixar movies collected together in one CD makes a great gift or the perfect CD to throw in the car. Let's run down the tunes:

1.   “When You Wish Upon a Star” - Pinocchio - a classic from Jiminy Cricket. Maybe a little sad but a
Disney staple to be sure. Best song from this movie.

2.   “Someday My Prince Will Come” - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - probably my least favorite on the album. It's ok, but I think Hi-Ho would have been a stronger choice here.

3.   “Circle of Life” - The Lion King (Elton John) - Now we're hi
tting the good stuff! Elton John's fantastic song from this film is easily the best on the entire soundtrack. Moving, timeless, powerful!

4.   “Kiss the Girl” - The Little Mermaid - My fav
orite soundtrack of all Disney films, this is a fun, flirty song. With a little comedy at the end, the CD is hitting it's stride now.

5.   “Colors of the Wind” - Pocahontas - A
strong, emotional song to slow things back down again. Vanessa Williams kills it here and it's also the best song from the film.

6.   “The Bare Necessities” - The Jungle Book - Baloo gets you dancing and ho
ppin with this classic. How can you stay in your seat with this one?

7.   “Beauty and the Beast” - Beauty and the Beast - I get it
! GREAT song! I would have gone with "Be our guest" personally but they're hitting the home runs on this album so it makes sense.

8.   “A Whole New World” - Aladdin -
This soundtrack has SO many fun songs (Prince Ali, Friend Like Me) but they go with the big gun and pull your heartstrings. A can't miss song and I recommend the entire soundtrack.

9.   “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” - Cinderella - Old Scho
ol! Woo hoo! Best song from the movie - very moving

10. “Once Upon a Dream” - Sleeping Beauty - meh - Lots of dreams here and in the last tr
ack. This song is one of my least favorites.

11. “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat” - The Aristocats - Fun soundtrack, GREAT SONG!
This movie is sorely underrated in the Disney library - if you love jazzy music, don't skip this.

12. “You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!” - Peter Pan -
Most memorable song in this movie - Takes me back to the theme park and the Peter Pan ride.

13. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” - Toy Story (Randy Newman) - Randy
Newman is fun and has done some fabulous Disney songs, this is clearly the best song in any of the Toy Story movies.

14. “I See the Light” - Tangled - Most memo
rable song from the movie - least memorable song on this CD.

15. “Cruella De Vil” - 101 Dalmatians - ev
il, sneaky, a great song about a classic Disney villian - I woulda put this earlier in the CD, but it's ok here.

16. Go the Distance - Hercules - meh!
I guess - I could have gone to other Disney faves from here but.....

17. Bella Notte - Lady and the Tramp - OLD SCHOOL ALERT #2 - great
Italian classic! Just the song you NEED from this movie and let's the youngsters know that music didn't start with Ariel!

18. Life Is a Highway - Cars (Rascal Flatts) - P
op and Country SUPERSTARS, Rascal Flatts take this song (REMAKE alert) and turn it into a version kids were singing to the parents and grandparents. (as if we hadn't heard it before) - Great cars tie in song!

19. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Lilo & Stitch - I'm not a Lilo
& Stitch fan. I'm creeped out by the movie and the music does nothing for me.

20. Reflection - Mulan - Best song from the movie - but I woulda ended with C
olors of the Wind or Circle of Life

So by my count, there are about 12 winners, 3 or 4 duds and 4 or 5 ok songs. A great investment return if you don't have the soundtracks to all of these movies.

About NOW That’s What I Call Music!
The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited. The NOW series debuted in the U.S. in 1998, after 15 years of multi-platinum international success. NOW has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 86 million in the U.S. Every album in the numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 16 NOW releases have reached number one, including the most recent numbered edition, NOW 43, released in August.

About Disney Music Group
Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Plain White T’s, Bridgit Mendler, ZZ Ward, Coco Jones, R5, Lucy Hale, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Redlight King, Cherri Bomb, American Idol finalist Stefano, McClain Sisters, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as Frankenweenie Unleashed, Avengers Assemble, Shake It Up, Phineas and Ferb, A.N.T. Farm, The Muppets, and the upcoming Wreck It Ralph.


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