At Oh My Disney, we ask the big questions: “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?” “What’s a fire and why does it—what’s the word—burn?” “When will my reflection show who I am inside?” It just so happens that these are the same questions posed in many Disney movies (there may be a correlation here). Recently, we posed a question for the ages, and asked ourselves “Which Disney guys have the best singing voices?” While we expect controversy to arise from this definitive ranking of Disney guys’ singing voices, it’s a risk we are willing to take. Check out our list and see if you agree:
30. Hans from Frozen
He may be villainous, but you can’t deny that Hans has some smooth moves and the vocal chops to match. In Anna’s defense, we would probably have fallen for his charms too after joining in a romantic duet like “Love Is An Open Door.”
29. The Prince from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Before it was en vogue to stand outside someone’s window with a boom box blaring an ‘80s classic as a sign of affection, a suitor had to handle it the old fashioned way. By singing a vibrato-heavy, operatic love song outside the window of their princess, of course. The Prince pulls it off when he sings “One Song” in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
28. Prince Naveen from Princess and the Frog
Prince Naveen croaks out his verses in “When We’re Human” with ease, but for a prince who touts his musical skill, we don’t hear him sing that much.
27. Thomas O’Malley from The Aristocats
He’s the only cat of his kind, Prince of the boulevard, Duke of the avant-garde. Not only does Thomas O’Malley get to sing a swingin’ song all about himself, he runs with a clowder of cats who have their very own jazz band and really know how to put on a show.
26. Prince Charming from Cinderella
Though Prince Charming doesn’t sing solo in Cinderella, the “So This is Love” duet is so romantic, and he harmonizes like a pro.
25. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
Gaston will be the first to tell you that’s he’s pretty great at everything he does, singing included. The real question is, is he better at singing or expectorating? We’ll let you be the judge.
24. King Louie from The Jungle Book
This jungle VIP’s appearance in The Jungle Book was brief, yet memorable, as “I Wan’na Be like You (The Monkey Song)” is one of the catchiest songs in the Disney canon. Plus, it has scat dialogue between King Louie and Baloo. Everyone loves a good scat sesh.
23. Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King
From the silliness of “Hakuna Matata” to the hilarity of their “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” commentary, and the unforgettable “Hula Song,” Timon and Pumbaa are the comedic musical pairing that we want but absolutely do not deserve.
22. Scar from The Lion King
When it comes to Disney Villain songs, the epicness of “Be Prepared” is unmatched, in part thanks to the sinister snarl of Scar himself. His sharp enunciation, clever wordplay, and devilish delivery earn him a spot on the list.
21. Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Out There” always hits us right in the feels. The passion and longing in Quasimodo’s voice is palpable. We’d totally stroll the streets of Paris with you, Quasimodo, as long as you promised to serenade us along the way.
20. Eugene Fitzherbert from Tangled
Flynn Rider, formerly known as Eugene Fitzherbert, claims he can’t sing, but his tune quickly changes when he’s threatened by sword in “I’ve Got a Dream.” And it’s a good thing it does, because Eugene has a great voice. We even get to hear it again in his sweet duet with Rapunzel, while the floating lanterns sparkle around them.
19. Roger Radcliffe from 101 Dalmatians
It’s no surprise that Roger Radcliffe can sing, since he’s a musician by trade after all. We wonder if he’s still collecting royalties from his breakout hit, “Cruella De Vil.”
18. Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective
We’re noticing a trend with the villains in this list—they’re especially good at singing about themselves. While Ratigan’s rolled r’s in “The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind,” get a bit tiresome, it’s great character development.
17. Baloo from The Jungle Book
Baloo is such a lovable character in general, and “Bare Necessities” is a classic. Hearing his jovial voice would put anyone in a good mood. We also love Baloo’s harmonizing and scat dialogue with King Louie (we mentioned it in list item number 24, but it bears repeating).
16. Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oogie Boogie’s song is super spooky and sarcastic, which are two qualities we can really get behind in a Disney Villain song. His deep, gravely voice fully conveys the creepy crawling scariness that make him the baddest guy around in Halloween Town.
15. Jafar from Aladdin
Jafar’s reprise of “Prince Ali” is truly the epitome of evil. Plus, it’s sung by one of our favorite voice actors of all time, Jonathan Freeman, who also plays Jafar in Broadway’s Aladdin. Check out his amazing Disney Villains medley here, with this song included.
14. John Smith from Pocahontas
We only hear John Smith’s voice a bit in Pocahontas in “The Virginia Company Reprise” and “Mine, Mine, Mine.” One of the songs that was cut from the film, “If I Never Knew You,” really shows off what he’s capable of, and is a tender love song to Pocahontas.
13. Young Simba from The Lion King
Little Simba is absolutely adorable, which may have influenced his placement in this ranking a bit. However, his performance of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” is energetic and fun, a number you can’t help but tap your toes to every time you hear it.
12. Beast from Beauty and the Beast
Beast’s verses in “Something There” are so sweet, and he has a crisp, clear voice. We only wish that we could have heard more of him in Beauty and the Beast. Fortunately, the live-action version of the film will include three new songs, so perhaps there will be more in store for Beast in the near future.
11. Hercules from Hercules
“I Can Go the Distance” is one of the most inspiring power-ballads, and Hercules proves that there’s more to him than meets the eye. Sure, he’s a demigod, but he also has an excellent voice.
10. Dodger from Oliver & Company
If you’re a Billy Joel fan, Dodger’s voice is obviously one of your favorites. “Why Should I Worry” is one of those songs you can’t help but sing along to when you watch Oliver & Company. If you had to look up “bebopulation” to see if it was a real word, that’s okay—we did too.
9. Genie from Aladdin
It’s almost unreal that Genie sang both “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” in Aladdin, because both songs are so monumental both in the film and pop culture. They’re so full of whimsy and personality, and Robin William’s voice really makes them magical.
8. Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas couldn’t exist without Jack Skellington. He is the Pumpkin King, after all, and his songs are so integral to the storyline of the movie. Sometimes he’s scary, sometimes he’s somber, but his singing is always on point.
7. Powerline from A Goofy Movie
He helped us see eye to eye and wowed us with his voice along the way. We can understand why Powerline was Max’s idol.
6. Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio
It’s makes sense the voice of reason would be a pleasant one. Jiminy Cricket’s “When You Wish Upon a Star” is one of the most iconic Disney songs of all time. He immediately gets a spot on the list for that alone.
5. Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
We like it when Sebastian lets loose a little bit, and you have to admit, there’s no song about living on land that’s as convincing as “Under the Sea” is about living on the ocean floor. His voice takes on a more sultry tone when he’s playing matchmaker between Ariel and Eric in “Kiss the Girl.” We can only hope he was the wedding singer at the couple’s eventual wedding at sea.
4. Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast
There’s no host quite like Lumiere. He sings, he dances, he makes Belle feel at home. His leading role in the dinner presentation is Broadway-ready. “Be Our Guest,” indeed.
3. Li Shang from Mulan
You know what time it is when you hear the line, “Let’s get down to business to defeat the Huns.” Li Shang doesn’t mess around in the epic, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”, and we respect that. His powerful voice inspires us to run that extra mile, or keep going when things get tough.
2. Bert from Mary Poppins
Do we really need to explain why Bert’s voice is amazing? Dick Van Dyke can truly do it all, and he pulls off the role as chimney-sweeping, tap-dancing Bert flawlessly. While some people give him a hard time about the cockney accent, we’re definitely into it.
1. Aladdin from Aladdin
“A Whole New World” was awarded two Oscars, and more importantly, has a special place in our hearts. Aladdin’s dashing duet with Princess Jasmine is pure Disney magic. The duo reunited earlier this year to sing the song again, and it’s something you’ll definitely want to hear.
If you made it to the end of this list, you’ll have to tell us if you agree with our ranking in the comments!