323. Trashin’ the Camp

“Trashin’ the Camp” could’ve been raucous. Its percussive elements are conceptually clever — everything the animals break comprise the rhythms — but the song is annoying.

322. My Funny Friend and Me

You’d think Sting writing songs for a Disney animated film would be a good thing. This lackluster piece is vastly less engaging than it should be.

321. Tomorrow is Another Day

“Tomorrow is Another Day” is a little more hopeful than the other songs in The Rescuers. However, its backing horns emphasize the song’s outdated style.

320. Make Mine Music

None of this package films’ title songs are great, with “Make Mine Music” fitting the unremarkable mold appropriately.

319. Once Upon a Time in New York City

Here’s the lowest entry for lyricist Howard Ashman. Yes, he co-wrote this surprisingly mushy opening song from Oliver & Company.

318. The Phony King of England

“The Phony King of England,” meant as a rousing number, is too laid-back to work, even before you consider its unavoidably copied-over animation.

317. Barking at the Moon

Jenny Lewis has a lovely voice, which makes “Barking at the Moon” pleasant to listen to. But Bolt is mostly unremarkable, and this song doesn’t break out of the pattern.

316. Will The Sun Ever Shine Again

It’s hard to argue against a ballad sung by Bonnie Raitt, but considering the context of its appearance in the generally bad Home on the Range, it’s hard to defend.

315. Roar

This is as close to an original song in Monsters University. It’s a techno tune accompanying a party, and is…as techno-y as you’d think.

314. Mon Coeur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)

The songs in Cars 3 aren’t particularly good, but “Mon Coeur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)” is the closest the film gets to enjoyable.

313. A Most Befuddling Thing

The strangest part of The Sword in the Stone is how rapidly this sequence, where a squirrel pursues a transformed Wart, switches from goofy to heartbreaking.

312. Someone’s Waiting for You

The Rescuers is built on a depressing premise — a kidnapped child can only be saved by mice — and songs like the mopey “Someone’s Waiting for You” match that tone.

311. Without You

Andy Russell’s voice isn’t the problem, but his performance only amplifies the melodramatic lyrics of this brief ballad from Make Mine Music.

310. Fun and Fancy Free

Like the other package films, Fun and Fancy Free opens with a title song sung by an offscreen chorus. Like those other songs, this is disposable.

309. Once Upon a Wintertime

This song accompanies a sequence featuring two young lovers, a near-tragedy, and an icy rescue. It’s decently performed, but not the most remarkable song in Melody Time.

308. The Sword in the Stone

This song, opening the 1963 film, fits with the Middle Ages-centric story of King Arthur. In spite of being a Sherman Brothers tune, it’s too stodgy for its own good.

307. God Help the Outcasts

While “God Help the Outcasts” has a version sung by the divine Bette Midler, it’s a mawkish plea to the Lord that doesn’t deepen the film or its characters.

306. Where Is Your Heart At?

The good news with “Where Is Your Heart At?” is that Jamie Cullum has a nice, jazzy voice, and the song follows suit. But this slick number doesn’t last.

305. Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph

It’s appropriate for Wreck-It Ralph to get his own theme song. But this is still a dud.

304. Noble Maiden Fair

Emma Thompson is quite good in Brave, but while “Noble Maiden Fair” fits the film’s mother-daughter story, it isn’t up to her talent.

303. Jack’s Obsession

This song is all about…well, read the title. It’s one of the weaker numbers in the overstuffed, operatic The Nightmare Before Christmas.

302. Let Me Be Good To You

Even aside from the baffling decision to have this song in The Great Mouse Detective — singer Melissa Manchester doesn’t appear outside of this one scene — it’s pretty dull.

301. Humiliation

In keeping with the film’s religious tone, “Humiliation” is a forgettable choral number accompanying one of Quasimodo’s darker moments after attendees of the Parade of Fools realize he’s actually deformed.

300. Perfect Isn’t Easy

How can you go wrong with a song co-written by Barry Manilow and performed by Bette Midler? Just listen. “Perfect Isn’t Easy” proves that the title is correct.

299. Mad Madam Mim

The sequence where Merlin and Mad Madam Mim fight in The Sword in the Stone is the film’s best, though her number is as unmemorable as its other songs.

298. Sugar Rush

Yes, the candy-colored game “Sugar Rush” gets its own song in Wreck-It Ralph. It’s…fine, yet forgettable.

297. Sally’s Song

Catherine O’Hara is a wonderful actress, and does her best with Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas. But “Sally’s Song” is a short, self-pitying dirge.

296. Your Mother and Mine

Wendy Darling is Peter Pan’s most mature character, but “Your Mother and Mine” is an airless lullaby she sings to the Lost Boys and her brothers.

295. Transformation

The main reason why this is better than other Brother Bear songs? It sounds different than Phil Collins’ other faux-pop numbers.

294. Song of Mor’du

Billy Connolly is a great comic mind, and hearing him in Brave is a welcome delight. “Song of Mor’du,” though, is as unremarkable as his B-plot.

293. Kanine Krunchies

This literal ad jingle from 101 Dalmatians is super-short, and in its own way, super-annoying. So, it’s a good ad jingle.

292. Poor Jack

By the end of “Poor Jack,” Jack has picked himself back up from his Christmas failure, but the song is mostly plodding.

291. How Do You Do and Shake Hands?

Another very brief song from Alice in Wonderland, this one highlights Tweedledee and Tweedledum. It’s…well, it exists.

290. Someday

There’s nothing exactly wrong with the hopeful “Someday,” which accompanies the closing credits of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But there’s a good reason why it’s relegated to the end.

289. The Lord is Good To Me

Johnny Appleseed’s story is immortalized in Melody Time, and this song is more overtly religious than most of Disney’s animated fare. Dennis Day’s voice is clear and direct, but this song is too plaintive.

288. In a World of My Own

Alice is, ironically, one of the least interesting characters in the film bearing her name. “In a World of My Own” dreamily establishes her wayward nature.

287. A Guy Like You

Jason Alexander, Mary Wickes, and Charles Kimbrough are all talented performers. Even they cannot save the misguided, tonally off “A Guy Like You.”

286. Great Spirits

Tina Turner lending her voice to a Disney song is wild, so it’s a shame that it’s for the limp “Great Spirits.” She’s great, but this song is not.

285. Look Through My Eyes

The six songs in Brother Bear fit well with the film’s theme of personal growth, but Phil Collins’ songs, like “Look Through My Eyes,” feel like retreads from Tarzan.

284. Listen With Your Heart

This brief song is suitably ominous, but it’s too slight.

283. The Aristocats

Maurice Chevalier, plus the Sherman Brothers, should produce a good song. But “The Aristocats,” like the 1970 film bearing its name, is an eye-rolling number. Naturellement.

282. Little Patch of Heaven

There’s not much to write home about the songs in Home on the Range, but this one performed by k.d. Lang is the film’s best.

281. Rescue Aid Society

The only song in The Rescuers performed by the characters is “Rescue Aid Society.” It’s got a nice theme, but it feels half-hearted.

280. Blame It On The Samba

Donald Duck, a lead of Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros, shows up in Melody Time with one of his cohorts, Jose Carioca, for this wild number.

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