April 14th-What Is My Favourite Disney Villain Song?

Hi all!

Welcome to Day 14 of the 30 Day Disney Blogging Challenge!

Today we are discussing music. I could not do a Disney Challenge without reflecting on the infamous songs that we have all been singing along to since we were children. The majority of Disney movies are musicals with many catchy numbers that ultimately make the film what it is. I could not pick between my favourite Disney Villain song and my overall favourite Disney song so I decided to split the categories between two days. As you can see by the title, today is all about villains! There are several snappy tunes sung by our antagonists but the best of the best in my eyes would have to be:

‘POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS!’ 

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In The Little Mermaid, Ariel seeks out Ursula the Sea-Witch after her father destroys all of her prized possessions (including a statue of Prince Eric) in her secret cavern. Ursula is a banished, wicked creature with a heart set on revenge against King Triton. Through the song Poor Unfortunate Souls, we see her propose a deal to Ariel that involves our mermaid being transformed into a human for 3 days. In that time, she has to get Prince Eric to give her the kiss of true love before the sun sets on the final day otherwise she will turn back into a mermaid forever and belong to Ursula. There is also a significant catch. Ariel must relinquish her beautiful voice to Ursula. She’s not allowed to speak or sing. Towards the end of the song, Ariel starts to sing and Ursula conjures up spirit hands to remove her voice-box and transfer it into the conch shell necklace worn by the sea-witch. Later on, Ursula transforms into the human Vanessa and uses Ariel’s voice as her own to ensnare Prince Eric’s affections. 

For this post, I’ve added a link to the video and lyrics so you can sing-along: 

Sing-Along Here!

I admit that in the past I’ve been a nasty
They weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you’ll find that nowadays
I’ve mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
True? Yes.
And I fortunately know a little magic
It’s a talent that I always have possessed
And here lately, please don’t laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed (Pathetic)
Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, “Spells, Ursula, please!”
And I help them
Yes I do
Now it’s happened once or twice
Someone couldn’t pay the price
And I’m afraid I had to rake ’em ‘cross the coals
Yes I’ve had the odd complaint
But on the whole I’ve been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls
You’ll have your looks, your pretty face
And don’t underestimate the importance of body language, ha!
The men up there don’t like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore
Yet on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word
And after all dear, what is idle prattle for?
Come on, they’re not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who’s withdrawn
It’s she who holds her tongue who gets a man
Come on you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead
Make your choice
I’m a very busy woman and I haven’t got all day
It won’t cost much
Just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul
It’s sad but true
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
You’ve got the pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath
And go ahead and sign the scroll
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I’ve got her, boys
The boss is on a roll
This poor unfortunate soul
Ah, I just love it. The character of Ursula is based on an iconic drag queen which is really evident in her flamboyant performance of the song. It’s sassy, sexy and so catchy. I don’t know one person who doesn’t adore Poor Unfortunate Souls.
What is your favourite Disney Villain song? Why? I’d love to know! 
Honourable Mention 
Gaston from Beauty and the Beast 
(FYI – Just as good in the live-action film!)
I’ll see you all tomorrow! 
Peace & Love xoxo
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3 thoughts on “April 14th-What Is My Favourite Disney Villain Song?

  1. That is a great villain song by Ursula! I’ve actually never seen her as very scary, but a villain I can sing and laugh a long with. Like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast is one of the songs that has always stuck with me. It sounds very might and although it is a self-centred song, there is so much confidence in it 🙂

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