5 Epic A Cappella Arrangements of Your Favorite Disney Songs
For generations, the Disney brand has been synonymous with great storytelling, family entertainment, and memorable music -- a lot like barbershop, don’t you think?
Recent live-action releases of Disney animated classics (Jungle Book, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King) bring all that great music back to mind: songs that are fun to sing, and familiar to wide audiences. Here are some of our favorites, all available at BHS Marketplace!
1. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
Arranged by Steve Delahanty | Difficulty Level: 3
Clever wordplay, vivid imagery, and abundant opportunity for visual excitement make this Beauty and the Beast favorite a hit for choruses or quartets.
2. You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
Arranged by Dan Wessler | Difficulty Level: 2
It’s hard to believe pop star/soundtrack virtuoso Randy Newman didn’t win the Oscar for this beloved theme song from the Toy Story series. This quintessential buddy song swings in a playful, amiable way, with melody transfers to all voice parts.
BONUS TRACKS -- other Randy Newman charts in our catalog include:
“When She Loved Me” (from Toy Story 2) - TTBB arr. Kitzmiller
“If I Didn't Have You” (from Monsters, Inc.) - SSAA arr. Gentry
3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (The Lion King)
Arranged by June Dale | Difficulty Level: 2
A giant song that just gets bigger and bigger. The Oscar-winning love theme from The Lion King was a smash in its initial release by composer Elton John, and the 2019 remake features megastar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
4. Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
Arranged by Tom Gentry | Difficulty Level: 2
From The Jungle Book, this fun, up-tempo swinger begs to be sung with the mellow ease of Phil Harris.
5. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
Arranged by Gene Cokeroft | Diffculty Level: 1
Every Disney film needs an “I wish” number -- a song of yearning for a better life, of hopes, of love. The lyrical, soaring melody of this beloved Cinderella classic shines in Gene Cokeroft’s pure barbershop arrangement.