THE MOST POPULAR DISNEY SONGS IN THE WORLD, REVEALED

Disney Plus launched into the UK market almost 6 months ago, so the Neo Online team decided to analyse Spotify data to determine the most popular Disney songs in the world. Read on to find out more…

Analysing Spotify Data

Using global data from Spotify Playlist Miner, the top 20 most popular Disney songs around the world were revealed to be:

  1. – From “Tangled”
  2. “Frozen”
  3. – From “Moana”
  4. – From “Tangled”
  5. – From “The Lion King”
  6. – From “Frozen”
  7. – From “Pocahontas”
  8. – From “The Lion King”
  9. – From “The Lion King”
  10. – From “Mulan”
  11. – From “The Lion King”
  12. – From “Frozen”
  13. – From “The Little Mermaid”
  14. – From “Hercules”
  15. – From “Moana”
  16. – From “Tangled”
  17. – From “Toy Story”
  18. – From “Frozen”
  19. – From “The Little Mermaid”
  20. – From “Pocahontas”

As you can see from the above, our analysis found that classic Disney films made up the majority of the list, with The Lion King, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Toy Story and Pocahontas all making it into the top 20. However, several newer films also made the cut, with Tangled, Frozen, and Moana claiming the coveted top spots.

Looking at the wider top 100, The Lion King topped the list for most songs (11) featured in the top 100. Making up the remainder of the top 10 for frequency included: Beauty and the Beast (8); Mulan (8); Aladdin (7); Frozen (7); Moana (7); The Little Mermaid (7); Hercules (5); High School Musical (4); Tangled (4); and The Princess and the Frog (4).

Film Specific Analysis

To gather more insight into the topic, we also analysed a range of specific films that featured in the top 100, including newer films Frozen and Frozen 2, classic Disney films Mulan and Hercules, and High School Musical for a Disney Original example.

Frozen and Frozen 2

When it came to the Frozen franchise, fan favourite ‘Let it Go’ still holding the hotspot, with over four hundred million plays on Spotify. ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ came in second place overall, Elsa’s ‘Into the Unknown’ was the most popular song from Frozen 2, and Kristoff’s ‘Reindeers are Better Than People’ came in last place with just over 100,000 plays to date:

RANK FILM ALBUM / COMPILATION YEAR TITLE CHARACTER(S) PLAYS*
1 Frozen Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2013 Let it Go Elsa 402,070,762
2 Frozen Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2013 Do You Want to Build A Snowman Ana 171,465,242
3 Frozen Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2013 Love is an Open Door Ana, Hans 166,195,434
4 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 Into the Unknown Elsa 150,428,410
5 Frozen Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2013 For the First Time in Forever Ana, Elsa 110,516,561
6 Frozen Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2013 In Summer Olaf 100,789,913
7 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 Show Yourself Elsa 90,323,619
8 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 Some Things Never Change Ana, Olaf 60,439,477
9 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 All is Found Queen Iduna 54,996,134
10 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 Lost in the Woods Kristoff 50,124,339
11 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 When I Am Older Olaf 45,514,028
12 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 The Next Right Thing Ana 34,625,238
13 Frozen 2 Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) 2019 Reindeers are Better Than People Kristoff, Sven 106,004

Mulan

With the long-awaited 2020 remake of Mulan now released on Disney+ to Premier customers, we analysed the main songs from the original 1998 soundtrack to see which songs were most popular. ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ stormed into top position, followed by ‘Reflection’:

RANK FILM ALBUM / COMPILATION YEAR TITLE CHARACTER(S) PLAYS*
1 Mulan Mulan Original Soundtrack 1998 I’ll Make a Man Out of You Li Shang 175,007,977
2 Mulan Mulan Original Soundtrack 1998 Reflection Mulan 95,913,142
3 Mulan Mulan Original Soundtrack 1998 A Girl Worth Fighting For Mulan 64,801,779
4 Mulan Mulan Original Soundtrack 1998 Honour to Us All Mulan 43,881,780

Hercules

When it came to the songs in Hercules, the top spot was taken by Megara with ‘I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)’, with over a hundred million views. Motivational song ‘Go the Distance’ takes second place, followed by fan favourite ‘Zero to Hero’:

RANK FILM ALBUM / COMPILATION YEAR TITLE CHARACTER(S) PLAYS*
1 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) Megara 119,982,112
2 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 Go the Distance Hercules 88,956,126
3 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 Zero to Hero Muses 63,529,771
4 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 The Gospel Truth Muses 41,108,627
5 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 A Star is Born Muses 13,167,825
6 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 One Last Hope Phil 12,355,732
7 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 The Gospel Truth III Muses 5,685,483
8 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 The Gospel Truth II Muses 5,098,393
9 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 Go the Distance (Reprise) Hercules 4,924,779
10 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 Oh Mighty Zeus Instrumental 2,504,476
11 Hercules Hercules (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1997 Long Ago Narrator 2,399,469

High School Musical 1, 2 and 3

As the opening song to the first film in the franchise, ‘Breaking Free’ takes the HSM top spot. However, High School Musical 2 songs featured the most time in the top 10, making it the HSM film with the most popular bops. ‘Can I Have This Dance’ from HSM 3 and ‘Gotta Go My Own Way’ from HSM 2 made up the reminder of the top 3, highlighting the most popular song from each film:

RANK FILM ALBUM / COMPILATION YEAR TITLE CHARACTER(S) PLAYS*
1 HSM High School Musical 2006 Breaking Free Troy, Gabriella 106,296,681
2 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Can I Have This Dance Troy, Gabriella 102,077,888
3 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Gotta Go My Own Way Gabriella, Troy 88,800,348
4 HSM High School Musical 2006 Start of Something New Troy, Gabriella 59,042,061
5 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Everyday All 58,453,845
6 HSM High School Musical 2006 We’re All in This Together All 57,611,346
7 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Bet On It Troy 52,966,789
8 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Just Wanna Be With You Troy, Gabriella 52,161,789
9 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Right Here, Right Now Troy, Gabriella 48,232,430
10 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 You Are the Music in Me Troy, Gabriella 46,787,397
11 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 I Don’t Dance Chad, Ryan 41,316,157
12 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Fabulous Sharpay 36,866,049
13 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 A Night to Remember All 36,271,276
14 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 What Time is It All 34,279,869
15 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Now or Never All 34,132,391
16 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Scream Troy 33,455,794
17 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Work This Out All 32,079,121
18 HSM High School Musical 2006 What I’ve Been Looking For Ryan, Sharpay 31,890,438
19 HSM High School Musical 2006 Get’cha Head in the Game Troy 31,643,490
20 HSM High School Musical 2006 Stick to the Status Qui All 28,600,486
21 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 I Want it All All 26,875,160
22 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 The Boys Are Back Troy, Chad 25,251,564
23 HSM High School Musical 2006 Bop to the Top Ryan, Sharpay 24,468,391
24 HSM High School Musical 2006 When There Was Me and You Gabriella 23,947,099
25 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 All For One All 22,087,796
26 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Walk Away Gabriella 19,082,464
27 HSM High School Musical 2006 What I’ve Been Looking For Troy, Gabriella 18,588,626
28 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 You Are the Music in Me Sharpay 16,059,119
29 HSM 2 High School Musical 2 (Original Soundtrack) 2007 Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Sharpay 14,499,918
30 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Senior Year Spring Musical All 14,069,528
31 HSM 3 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 We’re All in This Together (Graduation) All 12,853,247

*Plays correct as of 5pm on 03/09/2020

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