Admit it: the best part of a Disney movie is the music. Some of the greatest modern songwriters - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Elton John, and the Sherman Brothers, just to name a few - composed classic Disney songs that have moved, inspired, and thrilled generations of men, women, and children. Both in movies and theme parks, Disney music is, at its heart, show music: these songs are part of the storytelling, as they advance the plot, create atmosphere, and express the hopes, fears, and aspirations of memorable characters. Songs like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Part of Your World," "Beauty and the Beast," and "A Whole New World" have had rich lives beyond the films that first introduced them, and they have earned their place in the great American songbook.
But not all Disney songs are created equal. While some Disney songs have earned accolades, Oscars, and Grammys, others are simply as forgettable as the films in which they debuted. Even worse, there are some songs that just aren't forgettable enough. These are the annoyingly catchy Disney songs that get stuck in your head. They are so memorable that they stay with you long after the song has ended. Whether it's a string of memorable rhymes or a melodic reprise, parts of these songs are earworms that slip into your mind and keep playing over and over, for days on end. From old and new movies, these annoying Disney songs have a way of overstaying their welcome.