Everyone has their favourite Disney songs, and it is no accident that Disney compilations sell in their droves every time they’re released, but those collections are only part of the story. At the development stages of each Disney, plot details are cut and storylines abandoned, and part of that process can mean that songs are also edited out, stealing them away from fans before they get to hear them.

This is where that changes, as we run through twenty songs that didn’t make the final cut. Some were cut for running time, others were included and subsequently dropped, and some never made it beyond the demo stage – but every one of the songs included in this article deserve for one reason of another to be revisited and enjoyed by Disney fans around the world.

And we’ll start with a song that should never have been cut…

1. Human Again – Beauty & The Beast

“Human Again” was envisaged as a song describing Belle and Beast’s growing love from the animated objects’ perspective, but it was dropped before animation because its lyrics caused story problems concerning the story’s timeline, and was replaced with the admittedly wonderful “Something There.”

The song was eventually included in the 1994 Broadway stage version, as well as in a brand new sequence added to the film for its Special Edition re-release in 2002, in revised form.

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This article was first posted on December 4, 2012