10 Disney Songs That Will Get Stuck In Your Head

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by Brittany DiCologero

10. Festival of Fantasy

Disney’s newest parade has one of the catchiest (and in my opinion one of the best) soundtracks that’s gone down the Magic Kingdom Parade route. Simply because the song does repeat itself for the length of the parade, it’s pretty easy to get this track stuck in your head, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The song is changed up slightly throughout the parade, with different instruments and lyrics used to portray different characters as specific floats go by, but overall you can expect this song to be stuck in your head for a while after seeing the parade.


9. Splash Mountain

As one of the longest attractions in the Magic Kingdom it should come as no surprise that all of the songs in Splash Mountain have some serious potential for getting stuck in your head. Just like Festival of Fantasy, I don’t really have any problems with the Splash Mountain songs being stuck in my head. It’s one of my favorite rides, and any music from this attraction that does manage to get stuck in my head is usually gone by the time I leave Frontierland.

8. Big Blue World

Big Blue World, the finale song for Finding Nemo: the Musical, though beautifully done, is most likely going to be stuck in your head at some point during your next Disney vacation. It’s funny because this song never gets stuck in my head during Finding Nemo: the Musical, but once I head over to the Seas with Nemo and Friends in Epcot, and the last scene of the ride includes the same song from the musical it all comes back to me and I just can’t get it out of my head. On the plus side this is my favorite show at Disney, so there could be much worse for songs getting stuck in my head.

7. Circle of Life

The Circle of Life, which can be heard in the Festival of the Lion King show can easily get stuck in your head. This is one of my favorite Disney songs, and while I was in Florida working at the Disney College program, I’d find myself seeing this show fairly often, usually leaving the park with it still stuck in my head.

6. Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros theme song can be heard in the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction in Epcot. This is one of the more underrated attractions in the park, so having this song stuck in your head may or may not be a common occurrence. Regardless, the song can easily end up in your head, as it plays for a good amount of time during the attraction while your boat drifts slowly passed the final show scene.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean theme song is just one of those classic theme songs that really has the potential to get stuck in your head even while you’re not at the parks. If you have any of the Disney parks albums, or even just spend some time in Adventureland you might find yourself randomly humming along to this song in your head… yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me!


4. The Enchanted Tiki Room

Another underrated attraction, perhaps because of the song, the Enchanted Tiki Room’s accompanying theme song is definitely one of the catchiest songs at Walt Disney World, and will most likely end up stuck in your head if you experience this attraction. The song is not at all bad, in fact, it’s very classic Disney, however if this song was just a little bit shorter during the show, the risk of having it stuck in your head for the rest of the day would be greatly reduced.

3. One Little Spark

One Little Spark, which comes to us from the Journey Into Imagination attraction over at Epcot can easily get stuck in your head from the attraction itself, but even more so, it’s also heard in the entrance music loop towards the front of the park. If you’re standing around Spaceship Earth, and feel like you’re still hearing One Little Spark, don’t worry, you probably are!

2. Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, the theme song for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress which can be heard in the beginning, end, and between each show scene of the attraction is almost always stuck in my head each time I visit Walt Disney World. Love it or hate it, there’s really nothing you can do about this one. Once you see the show, you’ll be singing this song all day.

1. it’s a small world

And of course, the song that is most likely to get stuck in your head at Walt Disney World is it’s a small world. Hopefully this one doesn’t come as any surprise, since it’s probably the most commonly either revered or avoided song on Disney property. Whatever side you take, just know that one ride on it’s a small world will have this song in your head for well… at least the rest of your trip.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."