Can You Name These Disney Songs If We Mess Up The Lyrics?
By: Lauren Lubas
Image: Walt Disney Animation Studios
About This Quiz
If you've ever messed up the lyrics to a song, you know that it can be a little bit embarrassing. You can get close to the sounds of the words, but you may not be able to get the exact right lyrics out, no matter how many times you've heard the song. Don't worry. There is actually a term to describe when people mess up lyrics: mondegreen. A mondegreen occurs when someone mishears or misinterprets lyrics to a song and believes what they heard to be the actual lyrics. It's not an uncommon occurrence, and it isn't necessarily limited to music or poetry (consider seeing someone write "per say" instead of "per se"). However, for this quiz, we are sticking to lyrics ... and specific lyrics at that.
We're going to take 35 of your favorite Disney songs and totally fudge up the lyrics. We want to see if you can see through the mistakes and guess the song we're singing. Do you think you have what it takes? If so, experience a whoooolllleee neeeewwww quiiiizzzzzzzz, and start scrolling to see just what's in store for you "over highways and wonders" on this magic carpet ride. It may help if you whistle while you quiz.
Pinocchio almost sings these lyrics: "I've got no rings to hold me down, to make me get a wedding gown." What song is this?
"I've Got No Strings"
When a puppet master wants nothing more than to have a son, he makes one and then wishes for him to be alive. That puppet goes through some interesting adventures before he sings "I've got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret, to make me frown."
This "Toy Story" song ended up in every one of the movies, here are some lyrics: "You got a mended knee." Can you name the song?
"You've Got a Friend In Me"
"You Got A Friend In Me" made its way into every single one of the "Toy Story" movies, including the most recent installment in the series. This song shows the friendship between a boy and his toy as well as the friendships that the toys have in each other.
Can you name the Disney song that has lyrics kind of like these: "Every burn I make, every time I look back, every math test I take, every road leads back"?
"How Far I'll Go"
At first, Moana seems like the type of Disney princess we've seen over and over again. She wants more than she has, and she wants to explore the world. However, we later see that she wants it because she thinks it's her duty, not because she is inherently bored with the people she knows.
What is the name of the often forgotten "Frozen" song that goes a little like this: "So he's a little bit of a mixer pupper"?
With the song line-up that we get with "Frozen" (2013), it might be a little easy to forget about the song that the trolls sing for Kristoff. However, this song functions as the beginning of Kristoff and Anna's interest in each other.
"Look for the bear rice recipes in simple care accessories" might be the lyrics to which song from a Disney classic?
"The Bare Necessities"
Anyone who owned "The Jungle Book" record when they were a kid probably had this song on repeat. It's a great song to dance to and watch. The actual lyrics to the song are "Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities."
Simba sings "I'm gonna have a mighty sing, so friends of me beware" ... Well, not really. What song are we trying to sing?
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
"Mufasa's Death March"
"I Just Love This Life"
"I Just Can't Wait To Be King"
Looking back at this song, you really get an understanding of how macabre it really is. Simba is basically saying that he can't wait for his dad to die. However, the song actually starts off with "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware."
Can you name the song that has these lyrics (kind of) "Darlene, it's butter down in the water" in it?
"Gotta Go My Own Way"
"Under the Sea"
Some of the most catchy Disney tunes come from "The Little Mermaid," but if you don't get the lyrics right, it's hard to relearn them. "Darlin' it's better down where it's wetter" are the real lyrics here.
Can you name the song that has lyrics that sound like this: "More unfortunate moles ... so big, so blue"?
"Cruella De Vil"
"Oogie Boogie's Song"
"Poor Unfortunate Souls"
Ursula the Sea Witch may have been one of the most frightening Disney villains, but she also had one of the best songs. She attempts to show Ariel that she's a good witch by singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" while attempting to get her to sign her soul away.
Do you recognize the Winnie the Pooh song that "Their tops are made of blubber and bottoms made of strings"?
Do you know the most wonderful thing about Tiggers? "Their tops are made of rubbers, the bottoms are made of springs." All right, we all know the other meaning for the term "rubbers," but it's not what was meant in this song.
Which song asks "Have you ever seen the wolf fly over the blue-horned moon"?
"Dance With My Father"
"Colors of the Wind"
While "Pocahontas" wasn't the most historically accurate of Disney films, it did give us a little insight as to what happened when we came over here. The real lyrics to this song are "Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?"
"No one flicks the wax on; no one plays tricks for wax on" are NOT the lyrics to which Disney song?
When it comes to villain songs, Disney loves to show off their story-telling skills through lyrical genius. The "Gaston" song was a little fast, so it was definitely easy to misinterpret the lyrics, especially for younger people.
Which "Beauty and the Beast" song could have these lyrics? "Give a guess, give a guess, put our theories to the test."
"Be Our Guest"
Of all of Disney's award-winning songs, "Be Our Guest" stands out as we watch anthropomorphic household items dancing and singing, all to deliver a dinner service to a single person. It has Disney written all over it.
"Little town, I'm going to pillage" is how this song doesn't start. Can you name it?
There is no doubt that "Beauty and the Beast" gave us some of the best songs that Disney has ever created, and "Belle" is one of those songs. Most people recognize the lyrics "Little town, it's a quiet village" without much help.
"A-La Ka-Zoo, a Milla ma moo" are NOT the nonsense words that start what magical song?
Though the beginning lyrics to "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" are nonsense ("Salagadoola mechicka boola"), they are not "A-la ka-zoo" ... even if that's what they kinda sound like in the moment. Of all of the Disney classic songs, this one gets the most interesting lyrical interpretations.
You might hear us singing "Why go? Why go? Off to work in snow?" when we're trying to be like the seven dwarfs. Do you know what song we messed up?
"Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's home from work we go" was a commonly sung song for those who wanted nothing more than to leave work. Heigh-ho can either express boredom or happiness, giving this song two meanings, if you really think about it.
"I shine my blue arrow, it's now growing near-a" are not the words that Scar sings in which song?
"What We Shared"
Although Scar's villain song is accompanied by visuals that mimic a certain dictator who tried to take over the world, it is still one of the most profound songs that Disney created. The actual lyrics that we messed up are: "A shining new era, is tiptoeing nearer."
"Well, now I'm feeling nasty, and I have to have my stew. I might just cook a batch and feed it just to you" are the wrong lyrics to which villain song?
"Mad Madam Mim"
"Snuff Out The Light"
"Oogie Boogie's song"
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) wasn't terrifying enough without this villain song, apparently. What Oogie Boogie actually sings is: "Well, if I'm feelin' antsy, and there's nothin' much to do, I might just cook a special batch of snake and spider stew."
Which song from "The Lion King" has lyrics that sound like this: "Can you seal the drum real tight"?
"Can You Find a Meal Tonight"
"Can You Feel My Heart Tonight"
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
"The Lion King" was a visual and musical masterpiece by Disney. Though there have been rumors that the story was stolen by Disney writers, the hit movie spawned multiple sequels and even an animated series.
What is the name of the song that kinda goes like "I'll show you, I'll walk with you to go get some nice ice cream" from the classic "Sleeping Beauty"?
"Once Upon a Dream"
"I know you! I walked with you once upon a dream" are the actual lyrics to this very memorable and sweet song from "Sleeping Beauty" (1959). The song is the staple for the movie and shows us that dreams can come true.
Can you name this song if we sing just a little part? "A moon full of boogers helps the venison go down in the most delightful way ..."
"A Spoon Full of Sugar"
As Mary Poppins gave us some of the most memorable Disney songs out there, "A Spoon Full of Sugar" has to be the most recognizable from her movie. She is a magical woman who takes care of everything and everyone but also teaches them in the long run.
You might hear these lyrics: "Well, all the babas had forty sieves, share the party and a flower tail" at the beginning of which song from "Aladdin?"
"Friend Like Me"
Though the beginning lyrics to "Friend Like Me" are a bit hard to follow, the actual song begins: "Well, Ali Baba had them forty thieves, Scheherezad-ie had a thousand tales." Robin Williams recorded the song for the film.
Can you name the song that is kinda like "Tam-tam-bourine, tam-tam-bor-oo"?
"Whistle While You Work"
"Chim Chim Cheree"
When it came to mixing live action and animation, Disney was way ahead of its time. Not only could they bring in basically anything they wanted, they also gave many special effects companies a run for their money.
Which song starts off something like this: "I can show you a girl, shipping, shopping, spending"?
"A Whole New World"
The "Aladdin" soundtrack gave us a lot of gems, and "A Whole New World" was one of the most memorable songs that Disney released in the 1990s. The actual words in the beginning of the song are "I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid."
"When you wish for a new car, to take you to where you are..." are the lyrics we heard in which song?
"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"
"Circle of Life"
"When You Wish Upon A Star"
As one of the staple songs in Disney's collection, "When You Wish Upon A Star" can be heard in the production credits at the beginning of nearly every Disney movie. The actual words to the song are: "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are."
"This is what you give me to work with, well, honey, it's a curse, but I will take the sauce here and make it a little worse." Can you name the song that we messed up?
"Dishonor on Your Cow"
"Honor to Us All"
"Mulan" attempted to show us history of a different culture. Though it may have fell short, the songs and characters were memorable. Including the song that actually goes: "This is what you give me to work with. Well, honey, I've seen worse. We're going to turn this sow's ear into a silk purse."
"Look at my trunk, isn't it fleek. Wouldn't you think my protection's unique?" is NOT the beginning question in this song. Can you name it?
"The Daughters of Triton"
"Under The Sea"
"Part Of Your World"
Ariel always wanted more than her father could offer. Though the ending of the story is different in the book, King Triton gives Ariel her legs at the end of the Disney film. The actual lyrics to this song are a bit easier to understand: "Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?"
Do you know the song that begins with lyrics that sound like this: "Boys and girls on the stage, would you like to feel strange"?
"This is Halloween"
"Boys and girls of every age wouldn't you like to see something strange" are the actual lyrics to this stunning movie that was released in 1993. As a matter of fact, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" still has a close following.
We really messed up this song from the "Coco" soundtrack. Do you know the title? "You make me want hot cocoa, the way you pour that dressing."
"Coco" (2017) was Disney's chance to show the American audiences different cultures and how they work. This song was both catchy and well-played in the middle of the movie, giving us a bilingual song that stole our hearts.
"Stink of a wonderful sock, any happy little sock" could be the lyrics to which classic Disney tune?
"Time Keeps Tickin'"
"Down the Rabbit Hole"
"You Can Fly"
"Peter Pan" showed us what it was like to ditch your responsibilities and enjoy your childhood, for however long it lasts. There were a lot of great songs that moved the plot, and "You Can Fly" was one of them.
The classic Cinderella song that goes a little like this "My art always brings a new sense of pride. I'll touch every scar on his thigh" in which song?
"A New Dress"
"So This is Love"
Classic Disney animated movies had very interesting sounds to their songs. They were symphonic to say the least. For this reason, it may be hard to hear the lyrics "My heart has wings and I can fly. I'll touch every star in the sky" in this song.
What song is awfully close to "everybody wants to skin a rat"?
"Everybody Wants to Be a Cat"
"The Aristocats" is a story about an older lady who passes away and leaves her fortune and all of her possessions to her cats. If you didn't recognize those lyrics, you might recognize these ones: "Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at."
"Cadillac DeVille, Cadillac DeVille, if it doesn't do it for you, no wheeled thing will" could be the lyrics to this famous villain's song. Can you name it?
"Poor Unfortunate Souls"
"Cruella De Vil"
Villain songs are some of the best songs that Disney makes, even if they can be a little scary. There is nothing like watching Roger come up with this song as Cruella steps up to their doorway. It's scary and awesome at the same time.
Do you know what song has lyrics sound like this: "I will carry you here and the heart all remind me that come my way, I am what may ... I am Obama"?
"I Am Moana"
When it comes to showing off Disney princesses working to help the greater good, "Moana" gives us the perfect role model. She thinks of giving up, and it just takes a little boost for her to get her confidence back.