Are you feeling a little blue, a wee bit down, do you need a nice cheery pick-me-up? Well, we have the antidote for the doldrums, a fail-safe way to turn that frown upside down. We have a collection of the most life-affirming, cheerful, inspirational and happy songs from some of our favorite Disney films. These songs have such strong messages of hope, strength, and silver linings that it is very hard or nearly impossible to not feel better after hearing them. And after listening to them all, you will be positively beaming.
“The Bare Necessities” From The Jungle Book
These lyrics are so inspirational!
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life.
This song never disappoints!
“Hakuna Matata” From Lion King
Hakuna Matata, yes, it is a wonderful phrase. This Lion King ditty brings to mind to the message of Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy”, it’s all about being chill and not letting anything get you down. The song defines Hakuna Matata by saying that, “It means no worries for the rest of your days. It’s our problem-free philosophy.” And really, who doesn’t like a problem-free philosophy?
“Life’s A Happy Song” From The Muppets
You can’t go wrong with The Muppets, you really can’t. One of the happiest Disney songs, so adorable, sweet, and with such a strong message.
“I’ve Got A Dream” From Tangled
We’ve all got dreams! This song from Tangled is so hilarious, so adorable and makes the Snuggly Duckling seem like the cheeriest place to be!
Song of the South may not be popular with the kids these days, but the signature song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” has lived on, and for good reason….it’s so cheery! You can’t go wrong with, “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh my, what a wonderful day Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay.
“Go The Distance” From Hercules
Words to live by:
“I’ll be there someday
I can go the distance
I will find my way If I can be strong
I know every mile Will be worth my while
When I go the distance
I’ll be right where I belong.
It does have a bit of a ballad, more sad tone, but the lyrics are so inspirational!
“Friend Like Me” From Aladdin
Remember that you have friends, they may not be big, blue and magic, but this song from Aladdin is such a fun ditty that it’s hard not to feel strong and ready to take on the world after hearing it.
Just saying, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” can cheer you up. And add in Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and it’s a smile fest!
“You Can Fly” From Peter Pan
When there’s a smile in your heart
There’s no better time to startt
Think of all the joy you’ll findt
When you leave the world behind
And bid your cares goodbyet
You can fly, you can fly!t
You can fly, you can fly!t
You can fly!t
No, we can’t fly, and we aren’t leaving the world behind, but the idea of having a “smile in your heart,” always struck a chord with me, something we should all try to do whenever we can.
“Happy Working Song” From Enchanted
When housework, or work in general is getting you down, this song fromEnchanted will totally lift you up. Now if only rodents and roaches would come to your aid!