Disney Villain Songs, Ranked

     Disney seems to be remaking everything nowadays, and honestly, who can blame them? Disney originals are classics for a reason. They're fun, wholesome, family-friendly...the list goes on. But the best thing about Disney movies? The villains. Disney villains range from pure evil to funny goons, and their songs are always fantastic. Here are the best Disney villain songs, ranked. Scroll to the bottom if you want to see my top pick. 

 

  1. 1. Mad Madam Mim - The Sword and the Stone

    Can someone be considered evil if they’re clinically insane? Mim is adorably terrifying, and this song reflects that.   

  2. 2. Trust In Me - The Jungle Book

    You can’t blame a snake for trying. As creepy as this song is, however, I can’t get over the fact that the voice actor for Kaa also voices Winnie the Pooh. 

  3. 3. A Pirate’s Life - Peter Pan

    You have to love a good ‘ol buccaneer song. They all seem like jolly good fellows… until they try to murder you.

  4. 4. The Mob Song - Beauty and the Beast

    Gaston is definitely a jerk, but who knew one woman’s rejection would lead him to kidnap and murder? The worst part of this song his Gaston’s ability to get the town on his side. Popularity isn’t everything, though, as we learn from his eventual demise.

  5. 5. Every Little Piece - Pete’s Dragon

    This Disney movie, though less popular than many others, is seriously messed up. Especially this song, in which they discuss chopping up one of the main characters and selling him. Was your childhood scarred by this song? Because mine certainly was. 

  6. 6. The World's Greatest Criminal Mind - The Great Mouse Detective

    You wouldn’t think a bunch of mice singing about a rat would be catchy, but you would be wrong. This is one of the most fun songs for one of the worst members of the animal kingdom. 

  7. 7. Be Prepared - The Lion King

    Not only is Scar planning to murder his own brother, but he is belittling the people (hyenas) who will help him! What else can I say? He’s clearly the worst guy in the animal kingdom. 

  8. 8. Savages - Pocahontas

    This is the only one on the list that is just downright racist. Gotta love a bunch of white guys coming in, trying to steal from people, and then playing the victim. Classic.

  9. 9. Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid 

    Ursula is truly iconic. She’s probably the sassiest of the Disney villains. Honestly, you can’t really blame her for being evil. Ariel did agree to a contract. Maybe the movie should have had her as the hero!  

  10. 10. Prince Ali (Reprise) - Aladdin 

    It’s a classic tale. Boy loves girl, boy lies to girl about identity, evil villain sorts them all out. Jafar is evil enough to make Jasmine change her iconic outfit. That’s too much. 

  11. 11. Friends on the Other Side - The Princess and the Frog

    This is one of the catchiest songs in all of Disney history. The fact that it’s about black-magic makes it that much better. If your shadow doesn't dance backup for you, you're not a real villain.   

  12. 12. Mother Knows Best (Reprise) - Tangled

    Kidnapping, gaslighting, and dark magic are just a few of Mother Gothel’s crimes. She’s undoubtedly evil, but… she kind of has a point. Mothers do usually know best. However, manipulating your adoptive daughter into staying with you forever using a catchy tune? Unforgivable. While the first recitation of this song is a little more light-hearted, the reprise is truly chilling. 

  13. 13. Honorable Mention: In the Dark of the Night - Anastasia 

    While this is not technically a Disney movie, this song certainly deserves some credit for being both spooky and catchy. Besides, Disney owns 21st Century Fox now, so maybe one day Anastasia will become an official Disney Princess. Besides, this song had to be mentioned just because of that adorable bat. 

  14. 14. Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Let’s be real, this is probably the most problematic song Disney has ever written. A creepy old religious guy blames a young woman for his own lust, and then vows to destroy her, because...logic. Even without the crazy age difference (in the book Frollo is 35 and Esmerelda is 16) Frollo is probably one of the worst Disney villains of all time, due to demeaning Quasimodo simply because he looks different. This song perfectly captures the torture and self-righteousness Frollo feels, which makes it my top pick for the best Disney villain song. It's even better when covered by YouTuber annapatsu

Are you surprised by my top-pick? The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a very neglected movie in the Disneyverse. It is for both adults and children and covers some intense topics, like disabilities and abuse. If Disney had made Elsa the villain in Frozen like she was supposed to be, "Let It Go" likely would have been on this list. Use this list to re-watch your favorite Disney classics and see if you agree with my judgments!

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