The new live-action Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived Friday (March 17), so you know what that means: Disney mania is once again officially upon us.
Whether you're setting out to see the latest Disney installation ASAP or getting yourself more gradually hyped, it's likely you're blasting (and belting) "Be Our Guest," or swaying along to the movie's romantic title track. And then, suddenly you find yourself in a vortex of Disney soundtracks, realizing all of the wondrous, magical songs that the animation studio has blessed us with over the years.
Of course, there are iconic songs from the beginnings of Disney (Jiminy Cricket's "When You Wish Upon A Star" in Pinocchio), and thanks to classics like "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" and "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes," 1950's Cinderella had a pretty great soundtrack. But the goodness didn't really begin until the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999) when Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Hans Zimmer whipped up loads of amazingly memorable tunes that make for the best of sing-alongs. And fortunately for the younger Disney fans, the magic has continued with more recent films like Frozen and Moana.
When it comes down to it, though, you're probably finding yourself hitting repeat on one Disney soundtrack above the rest. So the question we propose on Beauty and the Beast day is this -- which collection is the best? Vote for your favorite in the poll below.
Which Disney soundtrack is the best?