To have some fun with those unfortunate souls, make sure you play these songs when they come asking for candy!
Who doesn’t love a good villain musical number? They’re usually the most fun part of the Disney classic.
- Be Prepared- Scar- The Lion King
- Poor Unfortunate Souls- Ursula- The Little Mermaid
- Hellfire- Judge Claude Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Gaston- Gaston- Beauty and the Beast
- Savages- Pocahontas
- Mother Knows Best- Mother Gothel- Tangled
- Prince Ali – Jafar- Aladdin
- Shiny- Tamatoa- Moana
- The Oogie Boogie Song- Oogie Boogie- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- My Lullaby – The Lion King 2
Disney Villain Light Show from BetGeorge
If you are preparing a light show for your Halloween. Make sure you check out Youtuber Tom BetGeorge’s light show channel. In 2015, he synched up his house’s Halloween light show with eight Disney villain songs from movies. According to his Youtube Channel, BetGeorge used over 70,000 LED lights, which cost only about $100 to run for the whole season.
Now let’s check our choice for the top 10 Disney Villain songs for your Halloween.
Be Prepared- Scar- The Lion King
“Be Prepared” is a song from the 1994 Disney animated film and the 1997 Broadway musical The Lion King. The song was composed by Tim Rice (lyrics) and Elton John (music). The song is performed as a musical number by Scar. Lusting for the position as king of the Pride Lands, a title held by his envied older brother Mufasa, he constantly spends time devising evil schemes that could potentially earn the throne for him with the assistance of his hyena minions.
Poor Unfortunate Souls- Ursula- The Little Mermaid
“Poor Unfortunate Souls” is a song from the Walt Disney Pictures animated film The Little Mermaid. Written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and performed by Pat Carroll, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is sung to Princess Ariel by Ursula the Sea Witch. Ursula uses the song to seduce Ariel into trading her voice for the chance to temporarily become human.
Hellfire- Judge Claude Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Hellfire” is a song from Disney’s 1996 animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The song is performed by the main antagonist, Judge Claude Frollo. When sinful thoughts regarding the beautiful Romani woman Esmeralda enter Frollo’s mind, he “panics and seeks to rid himself of the source”. This internal struggle prompts “Hellfire”, which has been described as “one of the best Disney villain songs of all time.
Gaston- Gaston- Beauty and the Beast
“Gaston” is a song sung by Gaston, LeFou, Gaston’s buddies, and the villagers in Beauty and the Beast. It was sung to cheer up Gaston after Belle rejects his marriage proposal. It is most famous for the memetic phrase “No one [verb]s like Gaston.”
“Savages” is a song from the 1995 Disney animated film Pocahontas. It addresses themes of othering, xenophobia, and genocide. The song has been negatively received by critics, with some deeming it to be racist, arguing that it encourages the listener to dehumanize Native Americans.
Mother Knows Best- Mother Gothel- Tangled
“Mother Knows Best” is a song featured in the 2010 Disney film Tangled. The song was composed by Alan Menken while the lyrics were written by Glenn Slater. The song was sung by Mother Gothel as she explains to Rapunzel how bad and dangerous the world is outside her tower.
Prince Ali – Jafar- Aladdin
Prince Ali (Reprise) is a song sung by Jafar in Disney’s 1992 animated film, Aladdin. It features Jafar exposing the titular protagonist Aladdin as a fraud to his lover Jasmine during his takeover of the city of Agrabah. The song is a reprise of the heroic song “Prince Ali” earlier in the film.
Shiny- Tamatoa- Moana
It is sung by Tamatoa as he arrogantly flaunts what he believes to be his most beautiful qualities, particularly his shiny shell. Moana kicks off the song as a distraction to buy Maui time to reclaim his fish hook, but Tamatoa eventually discovers this, setting off a battle between the two titans. During the climax of the song, Tamatoa reveals himself to be bioluminescent.
The Oogie Boogie Song- Oogie Boogie- The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Oogie Boogie’s Song” is the main villain song from The Nightmare Before Christmas sung by Oogie Boogie and his prisoner, Santa Claus. Due to time constraints, the instrumental break was cut from it in the film, while the second verse was omitted because its sequence which was to feature bugs dancing on Oogie Boogie’s arm was deemed impossible and too difficult to animate after being storyboarded.
My Lullaby – The Lion King 2
The song is performed by the late Suzanne Pleshette as Zira, Andy Dick as Nuka, and Crysta Macalush as Vitani. The song starts as a lullaby to Kovu, who is being put to bed. It then switches to Zira’s feelings over her exile. The rest of the song outlines Zira’s dreams to have Kovu kill Simba and usurp the throne.