This list was originally going to be a top ten underrated Disney songs list, which are basically songs that I like but wished were sung better. So when I found better sung versions of these songs, I decided to switch it into a top ten best Disney covers list and search for other covers to complete the set. With this in mind, it should be no surprise that this list includes some of Disney’s lesser-known songs. This is intentional. The entire purpose of this list is to introduce some new songs/renditions for those who love listening to Disney music, not necessarily the BEST covers ever. Now, time for some more disclaimers:
Number Ten: Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Views on YouTube: close to 2,500,000
When I first heard this song watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I couldn’t appreciate it because, well, Snow White was singing it. Seriously, has anybody recently watched Snow White? Her voice is so shrill. Then I listened to the soundtrack a couple of months later, and found myself really liking the simplicity of the piece and the main melodic line that runs through it. I was hoping to find my number one for this list while searching for covers of this song, but unfortunately, I couldn’t come across a cover I absolutely fell in love with. That is why American Film Institute’s #19 best movie song is stuck at number ten on this list. To someone who is vocally talented: please, do a cover of this song! For now, we have the voice of Tiffany Thornton on a more pop-version of the song. I love the first 50 seconds of the song–when its just her and the piano (and an electric bass later). She uses this breathy head voice on some of her higher notes, which I thought was perfectly delicate. I can’t say the same for the rest of the song when it turns hip with the inclusion of a drum-set, electric guitar solo, and a choir, but there is a nice key change at around the two minute mark, which may have sneaked this cover into my top ten list. On a side-note, doesn’t the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs clips look beautiful? We miss you Walt Disney!