Life Lessons Learned From Classic Disney Songs

Even if you don’t think you’re really a “music” person, it probably has more of an influence on you than you think. For instance, one of the first things most people do when we get in the car is up the tunage. Songs will come on that make us change the station, others make you want to crank it up and belt it out. From ABC’s and 123’s to such complicated subjects as emotions, music can also teach. This is great if you’re a toddler, but if you’re a parent you might be resenting the fact that your radio has been taken over. If I have to listen to Wheels on the Bus one more time, I’ll pull my hair out! 

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Thankfully, my daughter LOVES the Disney station on Pandora radio and with Disney songs being recorded by stars like Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins, and Vanessa Williams, I often find myself singing along. But really, what’s not to love? Essentially the majority of Disney songs are about love, friendship and courage. Which brings me to the these life lessons learned from Disney songs. I think the lyrics speak for themselves.

The Lion King

The Circle of Life
The Circle of Life, Lion King

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It’s the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life

Toy Story 3

We Belong Together, Toy Story 3

Talk about friendship, and loyal things.
Talk about how much you mean to me.
And I’ll promise, to always be by your side,
Whenever you need me.

The day I met you,
Was the luckiest day of my life.
And I bet you feel the same.
At least I hope you do.
So don’t forget,
If the future should take you away,
That you’ll aways be part of me.


Self Worth
Reflection, Mulan

I am now
In a world where I
Have to hide my heart
And what I believe in
But somehow
I will show the world
What’s inside my heart
And be loved for who I am

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection
Someone I don’t know?
Must I pretend that I’m
Someone else for all time?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

You can find these and 91 other songs from Disney in the new Disney Classics box set to be released November 12th. This would make an awesome gift for the kids and kids at heart (aren’t we all?) on your Holiday shopping list. Preorder it now on Amazon or enter to win a set right here.

The Giveaway

1 lucky winner will win a Disney Classics box set.

How to Enter to Win

Step#1: Answer this question in the blog comments below: Check out the 92 Songs included in this box set here and then tell us which is your favorite!

Step #2: Use this easy giveaway form below to record your entries – good luck!! The comment entry is the only mandatory one you must complete to enter. All others are purely optional for those that really want to win!


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Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

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  1. Buddy Garrett
    October 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    Part Of Your World is my favorite.

  2. Richard Hicks
    October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah is one of my favorites!

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  3. meme
    October 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    mine is roller coaster ride from Lilo and Stitch

  4. Lara Thoms
    October 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    My favorite is Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah! My mom sang it to me when I was little!

  5. Angela Ash
    October 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    My favorite song is Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid. It’s such a catchy & uplifting tune. All of the Classics seem like they’d make for some god listening but I think the Modern Classics might become my favorite.

  6. Jenny
    October 31, 2013 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    circle of life and when you wish upon a star are my two favorites.

  7. kathy pease
    October 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    I like A Spoonful Of Sugar

  8. Carolyn Daley
    October 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    A Whole New World

  9. Paula Hafner
    October 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    My favorite is “Be Our Guest”.

  10. Bernie W
    October 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    I like You’ve Got a Friend in Me.

  11. Daniel M
    October 31, 2013 at 10:48 am — Reply

    when you wish upon a star

  12. Deb S
    October 31, 2013 at 10:14 am — Reply

    I love Circle of Life.

  13. Stephen
    October 31, 2013 at 7:25 am — Reply

    When you wish upon a star!

  14. Jill
    October 30, 2013 at 11:44 am — Reply

    Under the sea!

  15. Lauren Becker
    October 30, 2013 at 10:06 am — Reply

    I really like A Whole New World from Aladdin; great film.

  16. Denise Dunn
    October 30, 2013 at 9:16 am — Reply

    I like: Under the Sea

  17. Serena Powell
    October 30, 2013 at 8:03 am — Reply

    A Whole New World

  18. October 30, 2013 at 6:26 am — Reply

    under the sea

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  19. karen hilbert
    October 30, 2013 at 1:47 am — Reply

    The lion tonight also it be great for my grandkids

  20. Heather K
    October 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    My favorite is A Whole New World

  21. Jeanette Ardiente
    October 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm — Reply

    I love the theme to Beauty and the Beast.

  22. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    October 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    The Circle of Life

    October 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    Definately A whole new world !!

  24. Gloria S
    October 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Circle of my Life is my favorite

  25. Monique Rizzo
    October 29, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    I love the song Kiss the girl.
    Thanks for the chance.

  26. Erica H
    October 29, 2013 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I love Kiss the girl

  27. Ann Fantom
    October 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm — Reply

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  28. Ann Fantom
    October 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is my favorite

  29. kate
    October 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    a whole new world

  30. Tracy Jones
    October 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Circle of Life

  31. October 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    I like ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’

  32. Holly W
    October 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Under The Sea!

  33. Gianna
    October 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Under the Sea.

  34. Daily Woman (Lacey)
    October 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Zip A Dee Doo Dah

  35. judy gardner
    October 26, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    beauty and the beast is my favorite

  36. Laura Smith
    October 26, 2013 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I would have to say my fav is Beauty and the Beast but there are a lot the kids would enjoy.

  37. Cassandra Davis
    October 26, 2013 at 8:47 am — Reply

    My favorite is ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’ ! Great song!

  38. Terry
    October 26, 2013 at 8:05 am — Reply

    I like the song, ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’.

  39. Betty
    October 26, 2013 at 6:53 am — Reply

    Ballad of Davy Crockett
    Do people know that you disqualify those who do not actually answer the mandatory question? There are so many but I can give one a specific one having visited the site

  40. nancy bowers
    October 26, 2013 at 6:18 am — Reply

    A Spoonful of Sugar

  41. October 26, 2013 at 5:25 am — Reply

    I like zip a dee

  42. Deb E
    October 26, 2013 at 12:01 am — Reply

    Under the Timeless Classics, I like A Spoonful of Sugar. My mom actually did crush our kid meds between 2 teaspoons and added sugar! Hey, it was the 60s, lol.

  43. Denise Elliott
    October 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    I love Under the sea we sang it in choir when I was in middle school

  44. Marci
    October 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Being that Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie, it would be the theme song that is my fave!

  45. Trisha B.
    October 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    My favorite song is ‘A Whole New World’

  46. Sarah L
    October 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the contest.

  47. Mia
    October 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    A Whole New World is my favorite!

  48. October 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm — Reply

    I like the song part of your world

  49. Kori
    October 25, 2013 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    I love all Disney songs, I don’t know if I could really pick a favorite!

  50. Casandra
    October 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    This is such a cool box set. When I was really young, i saved up my allowance to buy a Disney box set like this one. This one has much more contemporary music though. I’ve long since lost all those CDs, this would be perfect for my family:) One of my favorites is Under the Sea, its always been a classic:)

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