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I’ve decided its high time to address an issue that’s of great importance to me. I feel that it’s been largely ignored in the media, but I just can’t let the world go on in ignorance! I’m here today to announce to you The Top Three Most Powerful Songs Featuring In, But Not Limited To, Disney Animated Movies!

1. The Bells of Notre Dame from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Plauges from The Prince of Egypt
3. Savages (Part II) from Pocahontas.

Honourable mentions:
Zero to Hero from Hercules, Friend Like Me from Aladdin, and Prince Ali, also from Aladdin.

Originaly I was just going to say “featuring in Disney animated movies”, but then I decided that The Plagues was just too good to pass up, and it’s from Dreamworks, so I had no other choice.

I guess I could explain why I say these are powerful songs and whatnot… Well for one, The Bells of Notre Dame is full of that angry church music that seems to get everybody’s blood rushing. And really, I suppose The Plagues is like that too, except in English. How can you not be inspired/frightened/riled up by lyrics like this:

I send the pestilence and plague
Into your house, into your bed
Into your streams, into your streets
Into you drink, into your bread
Upon your cattle, on your sheep
Upon your ox and in your field
Into your dreams, into your sleep
Until you break, until you yield
I send the swarm, I send the horde
Thus saith the Lord

I send the thunder from the sky
I send the fire raining down

I send a hail of burning ice
On every field, on every town

I send the locusts on the wind
Such as the world has never seen
On every leek, on every stalk
Until there’s nothing left of green
I send my scourge, I send my sword
Thus saith the Lord

I mean, really. If that’s not some angry music I don’t know what is. I don’t want to hear about any new fangled “rock and/or roll” that you kids listen to nowadays. They just don’t make holy plagues like they used to.

On a completely different note, I had always thought that the lyric in that song was “Thus said the Lord”, but apparently not. What kind of word is “saith” anyway? Sure it means the same thing and is probably more appropriate in this context but I think they just used it to confuse people trying to transcribe the lyrics like me.

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2 Responses to “Power songs”

  1. Anonymous says:

    i disagree. well, i mean, where’s “be a man” from mulan? that gets my blood going.

    -brina

  2. GP says:

    But it doesn’t have any angry church music! I should have made it an honourable mention :p

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