But how much do you actually know about the singers behind the best Disney songs? The House Of Mouse boasts an impressive string of actors and composers, varying from Academy Award-winning Hollywood stars to Broadway veterans. Singing the beloved songs is, however, only half the story. Knowing the people who brought them to life is truly a whole new world. Leave it to Julie Andrews, to turn the banality of taking medicine into a charming and joyous celebration. Andrews soon became a household name following Mary Poppins, with her role as another loveable caretaker, Maria, in The Sound Of Music film adaptation the following year. After wrapping the show Smile with lyricist and playwright Howard Ashman, the latter advised her to audition for the upcoming film. Benson would go on to become a successful voice actress and Tony-nominated performer, lending her voice to various characters over the years including playing Barbie in Toy Story 2 and 3 and landing one of her few live-action film roles to date when she appeared in the fantasy musical romcom Enchanted , in Make way for Brad Kane!
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Disney tunes have a special place in the hearts of many millennials and millennial parents who spent formative years glued to their televisions, watching and re-watching the animated fairy tales. As it turns out, the classic films of Disney's '90s renaissance have also provided a great showcase for the famous pop stars who lent their voices to their powerful, uplifting theme songs — often serenading viewers as the end credits rolled. Here, we've rounded up the best radio-ready versions of Disney's finest melodies, from names as big as Elton John, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera. Disney favorite Peabo Bryson returned one year after lending his voice to Beauty and the Beast for 's Aladdin , joining powerhouse vocalist Regina Belle.
It is not clear if Little April Shower is supposed to sound as sinister and hallucinatory as it does — the middle section of the song, with its wordless, seasick vocal chorus and surging orchestration seems to cast a pall over its cuter moments. The writer of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda , came up with this homage to the 60s sunshine pop of the Turtles or the Association. And, like the best 60s sunshine pop, something shady lurks beneath the carefree breeziness of its tune: lyrics that offer a masterclass in passive-aggression.