Born To Be Bad

I think we can all agree that Disney makes such wonderful classics like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Every hero, every princess, once brought to life, sucks us into their world of magic and fantasy. Egging us to dream and believe in happy ever afters. However, I don’t think any of the classics we’ve grown to love would be as good if it weren’t for the colorful and menacing villains. They are the ones who make the stories real because life is never really without a villain or two. They spice up the scenes and make the movie more exciting. So allow me to pay homage to these deliciously wicked villains by sharing my top five favorite Disney villain songs.

1. Be Prepared by Scar (The Lion King)

To me, this is the ultimate villain song. Jeremy Irons’ seductively cold voice and a foreboding tune to match makes it perfectly evil. This is the first villain song that I fell in love with and tried to secretly memorize the lyrics to because I thought villain songs were something you shouldn’t like. LOL.

2. Poor Unfortunate Souls by Ursula (The Little Mermaid)

Who doesn’t love Ursula? Well, everyone on The Little Mermaid, obviously. But this curvaceous songstress is just too much to resist. Her song is something that could get stuck on your head all day long, reminding you not to underestimate the importance of body language. Ha!

3. Mother Knows Best by Mother Gothel (Tangled)

Well, she may be classified as a villain but I just think she’s a multifaceted character. She has more sides to her than what is generally shown and I think this song showcases most of it. She’s funny, cunning, selfish, and, in her own way, a loving mother to her Rapunzel.

4. Mine, Mine, Mine by Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)

The only reason this got high up on my list is because I love the part where Wiggins comes in to sing “Hey nonny nonny. Ho nonny nonny.” LOL. And oh, Ratcliffe and Wiggins are voiced by the same person, just in case you were unaware. :P

5. Gaston by Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

I love how the song starts with Gaston being depressed for getting dumped and Le Fou tries to cheer him up. As the song progresses, Gaston’s apparent cockiness increases and then he’s back to his old self, feeling superior.