20 Of The Best Animated Disney Villain Songs
Anyone could tell you that Disney has no shortage of animated musicals and therefore, no shortage of wonderful tunes to sing along to. They have songs about finding your identity and the need to feel free, songs about having no troubles and songs about life. But the songs people are all too quick to forget are the songs about scheming and being bad. Even though the characters who sing them are dastardly, the music of Disney’s baddies is just as worthy of admiration and respect as the music of the good guys. Here are 20 of their best songs.
Hellfire From ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’
Musically this little tune about overwhelming lust is quite tremendous and quite in keeping with the rest of the songs in arguably one of Disney’s most under-appreciated films. As for the creepiness of religious magistrate Frollo asking God to condemn gypsy Esmerelda if she doesn’t want him as a lover, well there’s nothing really to say.
The Mob Song From ‘Beauty And The Beast’
There is a reason why Beauty and the Beast is considered the crown jewel of Disney’s animated catalog – its got not one but two incredible songs for their incredible bad guy Gaston. This choral chant about cruel intentions gets more rousing every time you listen to it.
The Elegant Captain Hook From ‘Peter Pan’
Peter Pan isn’t one of the more popular or well-known films of Disney, but it mostly does a good job of capturing the joy and youthfulness of its source material. Though the song isn’t villainous in nature, its singer Captain Hook is still the antagonist so it certainly counts.
Mother Knows Best From ‘Tangled’
The god-mother to animated CGI musical powerhouse Frozen (which doesn’t have any villain songs, boo!), Rapunzel never really got the success it deserved. Mother Gothel’s manipulative tune has got it where it counts.