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15 Of The Best Disney Villain Songs Of All Time, Ranked
15 Of The Best Disney Villain Songs Of All Time, Ranked,Fair warning, you will be singing these songs for at least the rest of the day — if not much, much longer!

15 Of The Best Disney Villain Songs Of All Time, Ranked

Disney villains are the baddest of the baddies that my inner child can’t help but sing along with, and my grown self wants to send to therapy. But, love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that many of their signature tunes are complete earworms in the best (worst?) way.

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In an effort to get myself extra-pumped to see Melissa McCarthy belt out “Poor Unfortunate Souls” on the big screen in the new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, I’m ranking the absolute BEST Disney villain tunes of all time to settle the debate once and for all about which of these rabble-rouser’s refrains comes out ahead of the rest. OH, and if you haven’t yet gotten a taste of McCarthy as Ursula, the clip below is just as delightfully delicious as you would expect.

Get your tickets, you poor unfortunate souls, Disney’s #TheLittleMermaid is coming to theaters May 26! 🐙🔮🎶 pic.twitter.com/98OmkVMbth

— The Little Mermaid (@LittleMermaid) May 17, 2023Disney / Via Twitter: @LittleMermaidPersonally, I am thus far partial to the animated originals over the live-action remakes. (Yes, yes, I know, I’m stuck in my ways and resist change — I’m working on it!) So, you’re going to see mostly OG versions on this list as I rank each villain’s song. BUT, if there is one remake I think can sway me, it would be The Little Mermaid because it’s giving me just a sliver of hope that actual mermaids exist.

From the classic crooning about Cruella all the way to Gaston’s misogynistic melody, I’m here to do the due diligence that only a Disney-loving millennial like myself can. Care to join me? Let’s pe in!

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Quick disclaimer: IF you disagree with my rankings, don’t be afraid to shout about it in the comments below — in fact, I highly encourage it! Your opinions on such important matters as whether or not Scar even deserves to be recognized at all after murdering his own brother in cold blood are totally valid.

Ready? I sure hope so! Here we go:

15. “Mad Madam Mim,” The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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Disney / Via youtube.com Some context: Mother Gothel is serenading Rapunzel at the top of her tower, where she’s trying to convince her that she absolutely should not leave because of all of the awful, terrible, horrible things that will happen if she does. 

Why It’s Here: The whole song has this bouncy feel that makes it seem upbeat and cheery, but it’s just overflowing with intensely backhanded comments about poor, poor Mandy Moore — I mean, Rapunzel. Honestly, that’s the genius of it for me. This song has me rooting so hard for Rapunzel to stick it to her narcissistic, evil captor. Here’s me to my TV every single time this is on: “SHE’S NOT YOUR REAL MOM!” But nonetheless, once this woman starts singing, I am instantly singing right along. Who does that? Well, that would be the beautiful people who made/produced/sang/created this song, to whom I am eternally grateful for giving us all my very favorite Disney villain song.

Well, folks, that’s the end of our journey. As we approach our final stop, would you please take a moment to let me know which of these Disney villain songs is presently stuck in your head? Surprisingly, I keep hearing, “Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate’s life for me!” and I’d really like to know if that’s just me.