Since the 90s, when it comes to Disney movies and their music, we have come to expect a pop star to perform their own rendition of a film's theme for its respective soundtrack. While we know that celebs Ariana Grande and John Legend lent their dreamy voices to the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast and the great Phil Collin's composed and sang the music of Tarzan, we have compiled a list of stars you may not have realized were featured on the soundtracks of some of the franchise's biggest films. Scroll below to check them out!
1. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
“We’re Doing a Sequel” –Muppets Most Wanted
The legendary duo teamed up during their Cheek To Cheek days to help deliver the news that The Muppets will be making a follow-up to Muppets Most Wanted.
2. Alessia Cara
"How Far I'll Go" - Moana
Although Alessia's pop version of Moana's song is not featured in the actual film, you can hear it while the credits roll.
3. John Mayer
"Route 66" - Cars
Mayer covered the famous Bobby Troup song for the original Cars soundtrack in 2005. His version of "Route 66" was also nominated for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
"Spirit" - The Lion King (2019)
Since we all know that Queen Bey is the voice of Nala in the upcoming Lion King remake, it was easy to assume that her voice would be heavily featured on the movie's soundtrack. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that Beyonce also recorded "Spirit", an original track for Lion King: The Gift, an album featuring international artists and curated by Bey herself that will be considered an ode to the classic film and story.
"Trashin' The Camp" - Tarzan
The famous boy band recorded this catchy tune for the Tarzan soundtrack in 1999.
6. Fall Out Boy
"Immortals" - Big Hero 6
Disney approached the band to write and perform "Immortals" for a sequence in the movie where the Big Hero 6 team is assembled.
7. Grace Potter
"Something That I Want" - Tangled
This fun song is played during the end-credits of Tangled.
8. Taylor Swift
“Crazier” - Hannah Montana: The Movie
Taylor makes a cameo and performs "Crazier" during the movie's barn party scene.
"Never Knew I Needed" - Princess and the Frog
Ne-Yo recorded this romantic song for the Princess and the Frog soundtrack.
10. Miley Cyrus and John Travolta
"I Thought I Lost You" - Bolt
"I Thought I Lost You" is a song on the Bolt soundtrack performed by John Travolta, who voiced the film's title character and Miley Cyrus, who voiced Bolt's owner, Penny.
11. 98 Degrees and Stevie Wonder
"True To Your Heart" - Mulan
12. Owl City
"When Can I See You Again" - Wreck-It Ralph
Frontman Adam Young was eager to write and record this song for Wreck-It Ralph. The music video takes the band inside of a video game, an ode to the movie's setting.
13. Kelly Clarkson
"Breakaway" - Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The track was released as the first single from The Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack in 2004. The song was so successful that the singer titled her second album "Breakaway".
“Your Crowning Glory” - Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
In the film, Raven, who played Princess Asana, sings alongside Julie Andrews at a royal sleepover.
15. Carrie Underwood
"Ever Ever After" - Enchanted
Similar to the film, the country star is transformed into a cartoon and adventures between Andalasia (the main character's fictional homeland) and New York in the music video for "Ever Ever After".
16. Demi Lovato
"Let It Go" - Frozen
While you probably know all of the words to Queen Elsa's powerful rendition of "Let It Go", did you know that this pop star recorded her own version of the song for Frozen's soundtrack? The song's writers told The Wall Street Journal that they chose Demi to record the famous track because of the parallels between Elsa and Demi's stories; "She had a past that she's pretty open about that is similar to Elsa's journey of letting a dark past and fear behind and moving forward with your power."
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