For those that grew up in the 1990s, it was a golden age of consumer capitalism, house prices, and Disney classics. From the build-up of the late-80's, Disney started releasing animated movies with a renewed focus on fairytales and mythical stories.
It really all started with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and Beauty And The Beast in 1991, those films were the beginning of a decade of storytelling mastery for The Walt Disney Company and ran right through until the turn of the millennium.
For just over a decade children flocked with their parents into movie-houses everywhere to see films like The Lion King and Aladdin on the big screen, and when they came out they were singing the songs that made the films great. Disney is well known for a well-placed song and the creative teams they had working for them in the 1990's have since become legend for their memorable lyrics, along with their toe-tapping melodies.
We all know the biggest and best songs from the golden age, such as Friend Like Me and Can You Feel The Love Tonight, but what about the less well-known ones. The ones that we forgot about until somebody reminded us that they existed and we remembered how much we loved them too.
Well, we have decided to bring them to the fore and rank them for you.
8. The Gospel Truth - Hercules
To this day Hercules doesn't get the attention it deserves, the film itself will be a part of the live-action remakes that are currently being planned for the future and no doubt that more than one of the songs will be worked in somewhere.
When it comes to the songs that made the original so good, we all know about Go The Distance and Hero To Zero, but what about The Gospel Truth? What a way to introduce a film that was. It is as epic as it is tragic, which being a part of Greek mythology is pretty much the entire point.
The tale of how Hercules was stolen from Olympus by Pain and Panic, on the orders of Hades is just brilliant when put onto the screen in song. The visual imagery of the difference between Olympus and the Underworld is staggering and illustrated so well by Earth being shown as the middle-ground.
The Muses perform the song with so much power and an undercurrent of darkness, that The Gospel Truth ends up a powerful message of what to expect in the film to come.