Ultimate Disney Song Bracket - 1960-1989 Region Second Round


This has quickly turned into the region of "The Little Mermaid", to no one's surprise. Four of the five songs from the movie won their first round matchup, and probably the only thing preventing all four from advancing again is the fact that two of them are going up against each other. Could there be an upset? Maybe, but it doesn't seem likely.

"Part of Your World" (from "The Little Mermaid")


vs.

"I Wan'na Be Like You" (from "The Jungle Book")


Both of these songs won in blowouts in the first round, and this could potentially be a close matchup, but I fully expect "Part of Your World" to move on. The main song is embedded up above, but again I really implore you to give a listen to the reprise, which is probably the best reprise in any Disney movie (which could be an entirely different bracket if I wanted to do that -- which I don't).





"Kiss the Girl" (from "The Little Mermaid")


vs.

"Poor Unfortunate Souls" (from "The Little Mermaid")


Here's the head-to-head "Little Mermaid" showdown, and it's a pure good guys vs. bad guys matchup -- and I think I might be rooting for the villain here. Among the many things Disney's Renaissance did right was creating compelling villains, rather than the one-dimensional avatars of evil from their classics series. Ursula is right up there among the best, and her song here is incredible. By comparison, "Kiss the Girl", while great, isn't even Sebastian's best song in the movie.





"The Bare Necessities" (from "The Jungle Book")


vs.

"Cruella De Vil" (from "101 Dalmatians")


The only matchup in this region that doesn't feature a song from "The Little Mermaid" also pits a hero song against a villain song. I still haven't seen the live action "Jungle Book" remake (I know, for shame...), but I remember how happy I was when I saw the teaser trailer the first time and Baloo was whistling the tune from "The Bare Necessities" at the end of it. I hope it knocks off "Cruella De Vil", but I could see this being close.





"Winnie the Pooh" (from "Winnie the Pooh")


vs.

"Under the Sea" (from "the Little Mermaid")


Let's be honest here: "Winnie the Pooh" is a catchy tune, but it's also just a single verse and a chorus, both of which repeat. It's barely a song at that length. Meanwhile, "Under the Sea" is an Oscar winner (even if I think "Part of Your World" got robbed -- insert #tealizard emoji here). The choice here is obvious.

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