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 Three: Let it Go (Frozen)
Views on YouTube: almost 75,000,000
No. I will not apologize for placing one of the most heavily covered Disney songs on my top ten list. With a plethora of covers to choose from, this was a tough one, but I’ve landed on Alex Boye’s cover of Let it Go with the One Voice Children’s Choir. Not only does Alex Boye give the song–as his covers always do–a cool Africa feel, but it features the voice of Lexi Walker, who has a bright future ahead of her considering her mature voice at such a young age. I’ve seen her perform Let it Go on America’s Got Talent, and I can tell you for sure that she is not just the byproduct of editing software. This girl can sing.
Although this list is indeed intended for songs that may be lesser known or have room for improvement (and Idina Menzel does do the song justice despite my unfavorable first impression of it), it’s difficult for me to imagine a Top Ten Disney Cover list without Let it Go. As someone who enjoyed the music of the Sherman Brothers, and especially Alan Menken, Let it Go represents a new day in age where Robert and Kristen Lopez have delivered that classic Disney music magic for another generation of children. Am I excited for its sequel? You can sure bet I am.