25 Best Disney Guitar Songs (With Tabs + Videos)

Disney Guitar Songs

Disney is pretty much the only thing holding all generations together. Whether you’re above 60 years old, around 30 years old, a teenager, or a kid, you probably have a favorite Disney movie that you keep rewatching.

The entertainment company has been creating masterpieces for nearly 90 years, and with every movie comes a catchy song that sticks to the fans’ minds forever. Hakuna Matata, A Whole New World, Let It Go, etc—the list goes on and on!

If you’re still learning how to play the guitar, it’d be a good idea to learn some Disney guitar songs. They’re memorable and easy on the ears, and most of all, you’ll always have fans to listen to your music!

Here’s a roundup of the best Disney guitar songs to try:

“A Whole New World” from Aladdin (Alan Menken)

Difficulty LevelIntermediate
TabsA Whole New World

There’s a reason A Whole New World is the first song on our list. The song is nothing short of a masterpiece, and although Alan Menken composed countless Disney songs, this one remains his most celebrated piece.

The song earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe, plus a long list of other awards. No pressure here!

You can try the song while you’re still learning your chords. Its main key is C, which is fairly easy for seasoned players. Plus, it’s played at an Andante tempo, which is moderately slow.

“Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsBeauty and the Beast

Another masterpiece by Alan Menken, Beauty and the Beast is the main theme of the 1991 movie. It was originally recorded by Angela Lansbury because she’s the voice behind Mrs. Potts, the character performing the song.

However, the song got modern renditions later on, starting with Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in 1991 and up to Ariana Grande and John Legend in 2017.

The modern renditions are challenging, but you can play the original version, which was in D-flat major.

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (Elton John)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsCan You Feel the Love Tonight

Lion King may be Disney’s greatest work when it comes to musical pieces. The movie features some of the most popular Disney hits throughout history, including Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight.

Elton John composed the piece in 1994, and it earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Song. After the movie’s release, the song got released on radio stations and in no time, made it to the Billboard Hot 100.

John composed the song in the B-flat Major key, which is one of the most challenging keys for guitarists to learn. If you’re at an intermediate level, the song will be a nice challenge.

“Circle of Life” from The Lion King (Elton John)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsCircle of Life

Circle of Life is undoubtedly the most popular song of Lion King, partially because of the amazing visual show that accompanied it during the movie. Like the previous song, this one was also composed by Elton John. 

You wouldn’t think that such a great song was composed in less than two hours, but Tom Rice, the lyricist, mentioned that fact in an interview. According to him, John received the lyrics at two in the afternoon, and by half-past three, he’d composed it and recorded a demo. Impressive indeed!

The song is written in C major, which is a bit challenging for beginner guitarists because of the awkward position of the three fingers. However, it’s generally not a hard song to play.

Circle of Life was one of three songs in Lion King nominated for an Academy Award, but Can You Feel the Love Tonight went home with the Oscar.

“Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelBeginner
TabsColors of the Wind

One of Disney’s greatest hits, Colors of the Wind, is the theme song of Pocahontas. The pop ballad grew insanely popular after the movie’s release because of its animism and nature theme. It went on to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy.

The song was composed in B-flat major, one of the most popular keys for guitar songs. It features six chords and is generally an easy song for beginners. It’s also a good practice for different strumming patterns.

“Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King (Elton John)

Difficulty levelAdvanced
TabsHakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata is undoubtedly one of Disney’s most iconic songs, up to the point that the Swahili phrase got famous because of the song. The phrase translates to ‘no worries,’ and the credit for composing it goes to the British legend, Elton John. 

It got nominated for an Academy Award, but Can You Feel the Love Tonight won it instead, though many argue that Hakuna Matata deserved it.

The song mostly consists of simple chords, making it a suitable choice for beginners. However, its fast tempo may be considered challenging, but it’s the reason the song is so fun to play!

“I See the Light” from Tangled (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelAdvanced
TabsI See the Light

Another one of Menken’s masterpieces for Disney, I See the Light is the theme of Tangled, one of Disney’s most famous movies. The song was nominated for an Academy Award but lost to another Disney work: We Belong Together from Toy Story.

I See the Light is performed at a slow tempo that should be smooth to learn and practice, but it may take some practice for beginners or intermediate players. The best part is that you can always try to sing while performing and see what you can do with your voice!

“Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelBeginner
TabsKiss the Girl

Kiss the Girl is one of the easier Disney songs to perform on the guitar, making it a good chance to practice your chords. It’s written in C major, which may be tricky for beginners, but once you learn it, the song will be a breeze.

Like most of Menken’s Disney songs, Kiss the Girl got nominated for an Academy Award, but it lost to another song from the same movie. It remains one of Disney’s most iconic pieces.

“Let It Go” from Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsLet It Go 

Let It Go is one of Disney’s highest-rated songs according to Billboard charts. It became a phenomenon shortly after the movie’s release because of its empowering message, and it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Although it includes a lot of high notes, Let It Go is actually easy to learn for guitar players. The chorus consists of four chords: G Major, D Major, E Minor, and C Major. They’re not equally easy, but most guitar players are familiar with these keys.

“Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsPart of Your World

Part of Your World is a downtempo song that made its debut in the 1989 Disney movie, The Little Mermaid. Long after its release, it got modern renditions from various artists, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Miley Cyrus, and Bruno Mars. 

Surprisingly enough, the song wasn’t going to make it to the movie. A Disney executive said it’d be boring and recommended removing it, but the movie creators convinced him otherwise, and the rest was history.

The song is composed in F major, which is a barre chord, making it challenging for beginners. 

“Reflection” from Mulan (Matthew Wilder)

Difficulty levelIntermediate

Reflection is one of Disney’s most influential songs, thanks to its inspiring message that encourages listeners to reflect on themselves and stop hiding their true selves. The song was released in 1998, debuting in the movie.

Surprisingly, Reflection was Christina Aguilera’s first single. The artist recorded a different rendition of the movie’s song when she was only 17 years old.

The song was composed in the A major key, which is a barre chord. It may be tricky for beginners, but the song is actually quite easy to perform if you know your way around a guitar.

“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsUnder the Sea

An Academy Award winner, Under the Sea, is a calypso-inspired song that debuted in The Little Mermaid. It got insanely popular because of its powerful message of a hard choice between two worlds, and it got further fame when it won an Oscar.

The song is a bit different from what you’re used to from Disney songs, mainly thanks to its calypso and reggae inspirations. However, it’s a fun piece to practice on your guitar.

Under the Sea was composed in C major, and it doesn’t include many finger movements, so it should be easy to memorize.

“When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2 (Randy Newman)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsWhen She Loved Me

If you’re into slow, emotional songs, you may as well try playing When She Loved Me. The song tells the background of Jessie, Toy Story’s cowgirl. It’s relatively easy to play, so a beginner can ace it. On top of that, it allows you to try new chords and expand your guitar knowledge.

At first, Newman thought the song was unsuitable for the movie because it was too emotional for kids. However, a screen test showed that kids loved it, and it ended up getting nominated for an Academy Award.

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story (Randy Newman)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsYou’ve Got a Friend in Me

A timeless classic, You’ve Got a Friend in Me is the main theme of one of Disney’s most iconic works, Toy Story. Shortly after the movie’s release, the song hit the charts and peaked. It became a universal theme that everyone enjoyed, kids and adults alike.

The song is easy to perform on the guitar because it’s composed in E major, one of the easiest chords to learn. However, it includes various other chords, making it ideal for beginners to practice their fingers.

“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio (Leigh Harline)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsWhen You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star is one of the oldest Disney songs, having been recorded in 1939. Despite that, it remains one of the most influential pieces and is considered the signature song of the entertainment media company.

The song is slow and maintains the same tempo, so it shouldn’t be too tricky to play on the guitar. However, it’s composed in C Major, which is a bit challenging for beginners.

“Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book (Terry Gilkyson)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsBare Necessities

If you’re into jazz songs, you may want to schedule Bare Necessities for your next lesson! The timeless classic from The Jungle Book is lovely, fun, and challenging—everything a guitar player needs!

The song features various chords and changes from one chord to another frequently, creating a challenge for any guitar player. Its original key is C Major, one of the most popular keys used in music.

“Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Frank Churchill)

Difficulty levelAdvanced
TabsSomeday My Prince Will Come

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first full-length animated movie that Disney made. It was released in 1937, long before animated films were even a thing.

Despite being that old, the movie’s theme is still as iconic as it was nearly 90 years ago. The song Someday My Prince Will Come is a timeless jazz standard, thanks to its unique chord structure.

The song was originally composed in B-flat major, which is an easy key for beginners because it only needs three fingers. However, the chord changes of this song make it an advanced-level one.

“Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty (Sammy Fain)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsOnce Upon a Dream

If you’re up to a change, you can try playing Once Upon a Dream. The song is based on The Garland Waltz by Tchaikovsky, so it requires a specific strum pattern to get the waltz beat right. Despite that, it’s mostly easy to play and memorize, thanks to its slow tempo.

Sammy Fain composed the song in F Major, which is a tad challenging for beginners, but it’s a good practice nevertheless.

The song was covered by Lana Del Ray in 2014 for Maleficient, the real-life version of the movie.

“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” from Cinderella (Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsBibbidi Bobbidi Boo

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo is undoubtedly one of Disney’s most fun songs. Though its title and lyrics are made of nonsense, it was so fun to watch the fairy godmother spit them out while turning an old pumpkin into a royal carriage.

The song was nominated for an Academy Award, partially because of its light-hearted and catchy tone.

If you’re still a beginner, you can try your luck with this song. It’s composed in G Major, one of the first keys guitar players learn.

“Go the Distance” from Hercules (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsGo the Distance

Go The Distance is arguably one of the greatest songs Disney ever made. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997 and peaked at the 24th position. Menken was nominated for an Academy Award for it, but unfortunately, the song was released in the same year as Titanic. The movie’s main theme, My Heart Will Go On, won all possible awards during that year.

Anyway, Go the Distance is an intermediate-level song for guitarists. It was composed in A major with transitions to C major, so any seasoned guitar player should be able to perform it after some practicing.

“You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan (Phil Collins)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsYou’ll Be in My Heart

An Academy Award winner, You’ll Be in My Heart was featured in Disney’s 1999 Tarzan. It’s an uptempo ballad that’s composed in E-flat major. It’s relatively easy for intermediate players, but it may be challenging for beginners because of the chord changes.

Nevertheless, You’ll Be in My Heart is a fun, catchy song that’d sound amazing on a guitar. It once peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, so it’s a fan favorite as well.

“Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelAdvanced
TabsBe Our Guest

Disney has a lot of impressive visual shows, but Be Our Guest takes the cake for being the best Disney ever made! It never gets old to watch the plates and utensils dancing around in fun, jumpy patterns. What’s even better is playing the song on guitar.

It’s a hard song; we’ll give you that! But you should do great if you practice for some time. The song was written in B minor, which is kind of tricky for a beginner. It also constantly changes chords, so make sure you passed the intermediate level before trying it.

“Friend Like Me” from Aladdin (Alan Menken)

Difficulty levelAdvanced
TabsFriend Like Me

Friend Like Me is one of the hardest Disney songs to play on guitar, partially because of its speedy rhythm and constantly changing chords. It has a tempo of 197 BPM, which is faster than what you’d expect from Disney songs. However, it’s a nice challenge if you know your way around a guitar. 

The song was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, but it didn’t win either. A Whole New World, a song from the same movie, won both.

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Difficulty levelIntermediate
TabsHow Far I’ll Go

How Far I’ll Go is a relatively easy song for beginner guitarists because it doesn’t include many chords. In fact, a kid can learn how to play it if they’ve been practicing for a while. It’s categorized as intermediate, though, because it includes barre chords.

The song was featured in 2016’s Moana, and it was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. However, it lost both to La La Land’s City of Stars.

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins (Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman)

Difficulty levelBeginner

Performing this song on a guitar is definitely easier than pronouncing its name! Surprisingly enough, its name is a real word that’s been listed by the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Mary Poppins theme was recorded in 1963, making it one of the older songs on this list.

The song was written in C major, and it’s not as challenging to play it as you’d think. Although it has a fast tempo, it doesn’t change chords frequently, so it’s easy to master with some practice.

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