“The Bare Necessities” Voted Most Uplifting Disney Song
Now more than ever we need some good tunes to soothe us and if you’re family is anything like mine Disney songs are our go-to mood lifter. Its pretty safe to say that we’re in good company as RadioTimes in the UK queried readers regarding what Disney song cheers them up the most. Over 11,000 fans were surveyed and the frontrunner was…
The Bare Necessities! -The song is sung by Baloo (Phil Harris in the original film) and Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman.) The sound was voted for by 40% of those surveyed. According to the RadioTimes Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” from Toy Story game in second followed by “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King.
The results were also broken up by demographic with “Hakuna Matata” coming out the frontrunner with 16- 24 years old followed by “You’re Welcome” and “How Far I’d Go” from Moana.
RadioTimes also asked fans to choose which Disney+ films made them the most emotional. 1942’s Bambi came up tops as the #1 tear-jerker followed by Pixar’s Up with The Lion King rounding out the Top 3. Pixar’s Coco earned 20% of the vte putting it in 4th place with Inside Out coming in fourth.
Fans were also asked to vote for the film that makes them the most nostalgic and almost half of them chose 1964 musical classic Mary Poppins, particularly those within the older demographics. Robin Williams’ Mrs Doubtfire came in second place with 35 per cent of the vote, while 1993 sports film Cool Runnings (27 per cent) placed third.
Tim Glanfield, Editorial Director, Brilliant films and their soundtracks have the ability to stay with us throughout our lives – they make us smile and they make us cry, and can transport us back to times and places we remember fondly.”said: “
“So it’s no surprise to see that Disney classics both old and new mean so much to the British public, and iconic songs like The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book continue to cheer up the nation over half a century after they were first released.”