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It’s good to be bad! 8 ear-worming Disney villain songs


With Beauty and the Beast breaking box office records, we thought we'd recap our favourite Disney villain numbers...

Poor Unfortunate Souls, The Little Mermaid

Ursula the Sea Witch is the big villain in The Little Mermaid and gets this showstopping number that she sings to Princess Ariel. It’s such a popular song that even the chart-topping Jonas Brothers once covered it!

Be Prepared, The Lion King

This song was written by Elton John and Tim Rice has the villainous Scar (Jeremy Irons) lusting after his brother’s position as king of the Pride Lands.

Gaston, Beauty and the Beast

One of the very best songs in Beauty and the Beast, ‘Gaston’ sees Belle’s wannabe suitor singing about how great he is, in an effort to cheer himself up after being rejected. Frankly, we think Luke Evans' deliciously sneering take in the new movie (see below) is even better than the original.

Cruella de Vil, One Hundred and One Dalmatians

One Hundred and One Dalmatians only contains three songs, but this one, sung about the movie’s diva-like baddie, is our favourite. We can only imagine what Emma Stone will be like in the proposed reboot...

Friends on the Other Side, The Princess and the Frog

Sung by evil witch doctor Dr. Facilier this “trippy voodoo number”, as the Telegraph called it, is one of the highlights of The Princess and the Frog. Just try listening to it WITHOUT tapping your foot!

Hiddle-diddle-dee-dee, Pinocchio

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee holds is notable for being the first ever Disney ‘villain song’, sung by sneaky fox Honest John. Trust us, this one’s a real earworm.

The Phony King of England, Robin Hood

Sung by Robin Hood’s loyal sidekick Little John, this song about the evil Prince John is, as far as we understand, the only Disney ditty on the subject of taxation.

Mother Knows Best, Tangled

This song is a catchy pop- jazz ballad sung by the wicked Mother Gothel to Rapunzel as she attempts to frighten her into remaining in their secluded tower.

What are your favourite Disney villain songs? Let us know @Cineworld.