The 10 Best Disney Soundtracks Of All Time

You can’t separate the magic of a Walt Disney movie from the soundtrack that accompanies it.

More often than not, it’s the music that enhances our understanding of the Disney viewing experience, and with The Little Mermaid remake now on release, featuring music by original film composer Alan Menken, we’re digging deeper into the archives. .

Here, then, are the best and most memorable Disney soundtracks from the studio’s storied history.

The best Disney soundtracks

10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

In tenth place and starting the top 10 is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Disney’s bracingly mature adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel benefits greatly from Alan Menken’s highly dramatic score, one of his best for a Disney animation.

Vanguard choral songs and passionate strings arias pair perfectly with songs co-written by Menken and Stephen Schwartz (‘Out There,’ ‘God Help the Outcasts,’ ‘Hellfire’), which lament the tragedy and celebrate the humanity of the titular Quasimodo. Both Menken and Schwartz were Oscar nominated for their efforts.