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The Ultimate Disney Covers Playlist

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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

1. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) - Los Lobos

2. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Hem

3. The Bare Necessities - Harry Connick Jr. 

4. Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles Davis

5. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Steve Miller Band

6. Under The Sea - Squirrel Nut Zippers

7. Cruella DeVille - The Replacements 

8. Heigh-Ho (The Dwarfs' Marching Song) - Dave Brubeck 

9. Everybody Wants To Be A Cat - Hellanbach

10. Pink Elephants On Parade - Lee Press On & The Nails

11. Whistle While You Work - Diana Ross

12. When You Wish Upon A Star - Gene Simmons 

13. Chim Chim Cher-Ee - Michael Reiser

14. The Lion King: Hakuna Matata - Bunny Wailer

15. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - The Vandals

16. He's A Tramp - Janet Seidel 

17. A Spoonful Of Sugar - Harry Connick, Jr.

18. I've Got No Strings - The Gipsy Kings

19. Baby Mine - Bette Midler

20. The Siamese Cat Song - Bobby McFerrin 

21. Candle On The Water - Paula Jarvis

22. Tarzan: You'll Be In My Heart - James Galway

23. So This Is Love (Previously Unreleased) - Dave Brubeck

24. Bella Notte - Merrill Leffmann 

25. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Kentucky Headhunters

26. In A World Of My Own - Ann Mitchell

27. A Whole New World - Roger Whittaker 

28. The Three Caballeros - Bing Crosby 

29. Be Our Guest - Jim Gibson

30. Part Of Your World - Tingstad & Rumbel

31. Second Star To The Right - Sun Ra

32. You've Got A Friend In Me - Donny Osmond 

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