I have to admit it, I am not a fan of Disney. I know lots of people are so I won’t go into details but I will include this wonderful graphic which I found on Angela’s Pinterest which basically explains my issues.
Having said that…the people in the enchanted castle flipping know how to write a good song!!! When I was twenty years younger (ouch) and less bothered about gender stereotyping, Disney went through a golden spell which included The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and best of all, Beauty and the Beast. I adored them all and totally adored the soundtracks. With the Walt Disney Half Marathon this past weekend (congrats Amanda on your PR if you’re reading), the songs got back in my head this week and I found myself downloading them into a little 40 minute playlist for speed sessions.
I did intervals on Monday. 4 miles of intervals. From the minute ‘A whole new world’ came on at the start line, I started grinning and I didn’t stop grinning until I got back to my house at the end. Despite singing out loud in places and doing the occasional action, I found myself running so fast that I miscounted the number of intervals I ran, doing 11 instead of 12 and yet STILL knocking a minute off last week’s time! Hmmm, Mr Disney…you may be onto something here!
So…with my tongue firmly in my cheek and my eyes rolling so hard I’m going boss-eyed, may I present to you the best Disney songs for speed sessions!
In no particular order:
Beauty and the Beast
- Belle’s song
- Kill the Beast
- Be our Guest
- A Whole New World
- One Jump Ahead
- Hakuna Matata
Princess and the Frog
- Dig a Little Deeper (this is actually brilliant)
- Part of your World
- Under the Sea
- Les Poissons
- Bear Necessities
Also wonderful but not for speedwork:
- You’ve got a Friend in Me
- Kiss the Girl
Okay, what did I miss? What are your favourite Disney songs? What are the secret songs you know you shouldn’t love but you just do? Let’s create a joint Playlist of Shame 🙂
(You know that I sing them all with an amazing super-nasal, American accent.)