Call me old fashioned, but I loved Disney more before they began hiring the pop star of the moment to do their soundtracks. Sorry, but I'll take music from the Jungle Book, The Aristocats or Lady and the Tramp over the Phil Collins soundtracks every day of the week.
For this playlist I've collected some of the most memorable songs from Walt Disney's animated films and found the best, or most unique cover versions of them. In many cases you'll find that the remake is even better than the original. And even if you don't, the strong melodies Disney is known for help make the playlist seem like an old friend.
Disney animation continues to do great things with the help of Pixar. And they certainly know how to make money with music. Case in point: Hannah Montana, The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical and The Jonas Brothers. If you're like me, these "artists" make your skin crawl, and the over-glossed Disney sheen makes them even harder to swallow.
This playlist is the complete opposite.
It takes truly great Disney compositions as put in the hands of a diverse group of artists. Play this for your kids instead of Hannah Montana and hope for the best.
The Ultimate Disney Covers Playlist
2. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Hem
13. Chim Chim Cher-Ee - Michael Reiser
14. The Lion King: Hakuna Matata - Bunny Wailer
16. He's A Tramp - Janet Seidel
26. In A World Of My Own - Ann Mitchell
30. Part Of Your World - Tingstad & Rumbel