In honor of Valentine's Day, here is a love-themed countdown of romantic Disney songs. Most of the songs are about falling in love or waiting for love to happen. They are rated on how romantic the music, lyrics and accompanying scene from the respective Disney film are, as well as the situation surrounding the song:
17. I'm Wishing - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A sweet melody paired with optimistic lyrics about finding a love that will bring happiness and harmony. At this point, Snow White has lived a childhood of abuse and hasn't felt what it's like to be loved since her parents died. Nevertheless, she still keeps up her spirits and chooses to believe that she will fall in love with someone who will treat her with kindness and love. These wishes are expressed to the Wishing Well, a magical and quite romantic location.
|I'm Wishing For The One I Love To Find Me|
15. Someday My Prince Will Come- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The music is very simple and not as strong on the romantic side. However, the lyrics are all about trusting in love and the faith that two people in love will be reunited and find their happily ever after. By this point, Snow White is no longer dreaming of finding love but being reunited with her love as the Prince has already declared his commitment to her. This belief is expressed through a story-telling in song form, to the dwarfs that have taken Snow White in until this reunion occurs.
|"Someday We'll Meet Again, And Away To His Castle We'll Go, To Be Happy Forever I Know"|
Honorary Mention: Soon - Thumbelina
14. I Wonder - Sleeping Beauty
The music here is easily overshadowed by Aurora's stunning operatic voice. A light, playful melody that never takes the spotlight from the romantic lyrics of the wonders of love and whether or not everyone has a true love waiting out there for them. The only people Aurora has ever known at this point, are her aunts. Yet, through her trips in the forest, she witnesses (love) birds singing to each other and cuddling in pairs, spurring about her wonders of love. The natural forest setting makes for a romantic background as well.
|"I Wonder If My Heart Keeps Singing, Will My Song Go Winging To Someone Who Will Find Me And Bring Back A Love Song To Me"|
13. Love Is An Open Door - Frozen
The music here is a little more on the playful and flirty side than the romantic side, although it does have some romantic elements. The lyrics are similar, with playful, quirky lines intertwined with sweet, romantic ones. Anna and Hans met a bit earlier and have been spending all night together. Anna is so deep in puppy-love infatuation that she has no clue that Hans is faking it (and he is a really good actor). The setting here is very romantic as they explore the castle and a little around the town of Arendelle. The waterfall and cliff overlooking the port is very romantic. If the wedding proposal at the end of this scene were real, it would have made for a most romantic exclamation point.
12. Part Of Your World Reprise - The Little Mermaid
The soft melody here brilliantly portrays the mix of timidness and yearning at the same time, just as Ariel's lyrics do as well. After watching and getting to know a bit about Eric before a storm almost kills him, Ariel has just saved Eric's life. The beauty of her voice seems to assist Eric in waking up as he experiences love at first sound. The beach is a classically romantic setting and it perfectly fits the romance in this song and scene - the place where two worlds meet.
11. Kiss The Girl - The Little Mermaid
Playful, flirty, romantic music - with a few interruptions from Scuttle - do a good job setting the mood here. The lyrics are somewhat romantic here, as they encourage acting out on the feelings of love. Unfortunately, it also comes off a bit pushy and pressure and haste aren't exactly romantic elements. Even though Eric doesn't realize that Ariel is the owner of the voice he fell in love with, he does seem to have some feelings for the woman in front of him that he cannot deny. Ariel, on the other hand, has been in love with Eric and clearly cherishing this moment. The secluded boat ride is very romantic, especially with the help of the animal friends who make the setting even more romantic with their efforts.
A traditional, romantic, operatic, serenading kind of song to compliment lyrics of a stable, consistent, committed and loyal love. Although the Prince and Snow have just met, the song is very romantic and sincere along with the accompanying gesture. The Prince is surrounded by flowers while Snow is surrounded by doves (a symbol of her purity) which makes for a very romantic accompanying scene as well.