After so many articles on movies we grew up with, I realized that I haven't had a top 10 list in so long, and I most certainly need a break from my Crazy Childhood articles. But don't worry, more of those will be on the way. But for now, let's take a look at one of the most cliched moments in an animated film....
In an animated film, chances are you'll get a few songs outta them. Some are from the hero/heroine, or funny sidekick. But, in my opinion, villians ALWAYS get the best songs. I don't why, they just do. But which one's are the most intimidating and memorable? Well, we're about to find out. Like we have a choice?
So, sit back, relax and enjoy the "Top 10 Animated Villian Songs"
Note: This is for any animated villian, not just Non-Disney ones.Villians
Created by: Nails10510. The Unicron Theme from "The Transformers: The Movie"
Composed by: Vince DiCola
Thought techinally a film score piece and not a song sung by the villian, The Unicron Theme
is still a badass song that most Transformers fans find pulse-pounding.
With it's catchy 80's synthesizer, this was the song that made you run for cover from that bad-ass planet-eating planet (?). Actually, when you think about it, it sorta sounds like a theme you'd expect from a factory in hell.
If that's what it's supposed to sound like, then it's job is complete.9. "Night on Bald Mountain" from "Fantasia" (1940)
Composed by: Leopold Stokowski
Again, not a song sung by the villian, and it really wasn't originally written with this film in mind, but whenever you hear this song, this segment would always come to mind. It had creepy visuals when you watch it, and when you weren't watching it, the song and it's visuals would still be stuck in your head scaring the shit outta you.8."You're Only Second Rate" from "The Return Of Jafar" (1994)
Sung by: Jafar (duh)
Ok, I must admit, I have a soft spot for what is considered to be the sour spot of the "Aladdin" trilogy. It's not as good as the first/third one, but fine all around.
If there was one thing I find in this movie better than the first one, is that Jafar actually had a song. In "Aladdin", he only sang a reprise to the song "Prince Ali". Whoopee. Here, he gets the catchiest and more memorable song in the movie, where he tells off Genie and that he's only second best.
OWNED!!!7. "When I'm The King Of Wonderland" from "Care Bears In Wonderland" (1987)
Sung by: The Wizard of Wonderland
Now, is there anyone on this site that didn't watch Care Bears? C'monnnn, don't hide it.
While I never did watch this movie, I have watched the villian song on Youtube because of that Nostalgia Critic video "Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments". It's so stupid, so corny, so childish, that you can't help but enjoy it.
One other thing about it is that it reminds me of that Galaxy Song from "Monty Python's Meaning of Life". I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Also, it had this....6. "Toxic Love" from "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992)
Sung by: Hexxus
It's sung by the 6th greatest non-Disney villian, who's also voiced by the great Tim Curry.
Like you even NEED an explanation why this song's so great?5. "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
Sung by: Ursula
Ok, NOW we're getting to the more memorable ones here. As we all know, Alan Menken and Howard Ashmen (rest his soul) are known to have made unforgettable tunes, especially in one of Disney's classics, "The Little Mermaid".
What's great about this one is that it advances the plot forward with out managing to slow things down. It describes how Ursula behaves, what she does, and what ariel must do in order to win Eric's heart, all while we are treated to the wonderful and sinister lyrics sung by the purple and powerful b***h that is Ursula.
Yeah, I called her that. Whatcha gonna do about it, you poor, unfortunate souls?**Note: This is meant for satrical purposes. You all kick ass, and Ursula also kicks ass.4. "Gaston" from "Beauty and the Beast" (1990)
Sung by: Gaston, Lefou, The Villagers
What is with Disney with giving the biggest animated douchebag one of the greatest songs? This song feels like something straight out of Broadway...the good kind. The lyrics are great, and so is the singing.
I guess you could say that it also represents propaganda, as well, as it tries to tell you that one simple tough guy is the greatest at anything. And all you can do is simply enjoy the song. It's his song, his moment, and we enjoy every moment of it.3. "My Name Is Mok" from "Rock & Rule" (1983)
Sung by: Take a guess
Yeah, you can't have a villian list without the greatest non-Disney villian ever! As I said in that list, Mok gets three (!) songs, and my personal favorite being this one.
Much like Gaston, the song just tells you how much Mok is the greatest and how he would destroy anyone who defys him. But as long as the song is well-written and catchy, we won't dare screw with him.
It's just so hard to describe how awesome this song is. If you've seen this film, you'd understand.2. "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind" from "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986)
Sung by: Ratigan
Well, what's there to say? It's sung by one of the greatest Disney villians, who is also done by Vincent Price.
Vincent Price already gave the film the spice it needed, but to have him sing a song in the film? That's quite an accomplishment there.
And the #1 Animated Villian Song IS....1. "Be Prepared" from "The Lion King" (1994)
Sung by: Scar, The Hyenas
Hmmm, what makes this Number 1 on the list? Well, let's see why:
First of all, it's from my absolute FAVORITE movie of all time. Second, it's sung by Jeremy Irons, and along with Tim Curry and Vincent Price, anything he's in is good.
Thirdly, It had a creepy mood with it some wicked visuals to go with it....in the beginning. At the ending of the song, things start to pick up, and it really gets my blood pumping every time I get to that part.
Also, it's kind of scary seeing those Hyenas marching like Nazis...
Well, that's my list. If you didn't like it, there's a thing called making your own list. This is clearly my opinion.
"Hellfire" from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1997)
Catch ya later!