The best song from an animated film will be chosen in BBC Radio Two’s voting

The Lion King

BBC Radio Two asks listeners to choose the ultimate animated movie song from the past 50 years.

OJ Borg will kick off a listener vote on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Monday, sharing a shortlist of 50 songs.

The shortlist includes Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King and Pharrell Williams’ Happy from Despicable Me 2.

OJ Borg
JO Borg (Camelot/AP)

– You’re Welcome by Dwayne Johnson’s Moana
– Prince Ali from Robin Williams and friend like me from Aladdin
– Do You Want To Build A Snowman by Kristen Bell and Let It Go from Frozen by Idina Menzel
– Billy Crystal and John Goodman’s If I Didn’t Have You from Monsters Inc
– You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman from Toy Story
– Birdy and Mumford & Sons collaboration Learn Me Right from Brave
– Can’t stop Justin Timberlake’s feeling! trolls
– Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s rendition of When You Believe from The Prince Of Egypt

Borg said, “We have all loved watching anime movies throughout our lives and enjoying the songs in them.

“These are the songs we loved when we were kids and when we grow up we start involving our own kids in them. It’s just a joy every time you hear one.

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams (Ian West/PA)

“You realize you know every word, and it brings back the innocence of childhood, that joy of accompanying them on road trips with family and friends.

“But what is the greatest of all animated movie songs of the last 50 years?”

The shortlist was created by BBC Pop Radio film critics James King, Rhianna Dhillon and Ali Plumb.

King said picking the shortlist was “difficult” but “so much fun”.

He added, “Some of the biggest songs of the past few years have come from animation and many are just part of the fabric of pop culture. It was also great to revisit a few that I had forgotten about.

Dhillon said, “We all remembered the best magical and musical movie moments, but we had to make some extremely tough decisions about who should be on the shortlist. Hope you find your favorites in our shortlist and also discover some new ones.”

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson (Matt Crossick/PA)

Plumb added, “The songs from those movies are heard over and over again, not just in the movies or on TV, but in the car, on the bus, wherever we are.

“There is just something about them that binds them to our hearts, so it was a real pleasure to be part of the selection panel for the best earworms of catchier than catchy animated films of the last half-year. century.

Borg will reveal the voting results on a Radio Two show on August 29, joined by guests who wrote and sang some of the songs.

Laura Busson, Head of Commissioning at Radio Two, said: “Songs from animated films are the anthems at the heart of the lives of so many of our listeners, and we can’t wait to see which one they crown their winner in. a special three-hour family holiday in August.

Voting for the Ultimate Animated Movie Song will open at 7 a.m. on Monday and end at 12 p.m. on August 8.


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