Combine some of the top names in music today with classic hit songs from Disney feature films, and you get the upcoming album We Love Disney. The compilation album includes the likes of Fall Out Boy, Kacey Musgraves, NE-YO and more, and will be released in October.
The compilation album features the talents of musicians from a number of genres, with country, R&B, pop and rock represented. Disney fans will be pleased to see the assortment of songs included on the album, with tunes selected from a number of films in the company’s extensive catalog. The album includes a mix of newer releases and classic songs, with a significant number of songs from films released in the 1990s.
What can fans expect? NE-YO starts the album with “Friend Like Me” from the film "Aladdin." Other songs include Jessie J’s take on “Part of Your World” from "The Little Mermaid," Fall Out Boy covering “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” from "The Jungle Book," Kacey Musgraves singing “A Spoonful of Sugar” from "Mary Poppins," and Jason Derulo singing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from "The Lion King." Gwen Stefani performs “The Rainbow Connection” from "The Muppet Movie," Ariana Grande sings “Zero To Hero” from "Hercules," and Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts sing the mega hit “Let It Go” from "Frozen." It's not all cinematic hit songs on the album. Various artists also sing “It’s A Small World” from Disney’s famed theme park ride.
The standard version of the album We Love Disney has a total of 13 tracks, while the special editions of the album also include Brenna Whitaker’s take on “It’s Not Easy Being Green” from "The Muppet Show" and Yuna with “A Whole New World” from "Aladdin." The full track list is available on the album’s website. We Love Disney is available for pre-order.
The album was announced via a press release and through the album’s official Facebook page on August 14. Fan reaction was strong, with several fans writing compliments on the variety of the musical talent on the album’s Facebook page. The musicians seemed just as excited as the fans regarding the upcoming album. On Fall Out Boy’s official Facebook page, the following message was posted: “stoked to be part of this! we recorded #IWannaBeLikeYou from 'The Jungle Book' for the new We Love Disney Music album!”
As noted on the album’s website, “The project is a unique collaboration between Verve Records & Walt Disney Records produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster.” It is unknown as of press time if additional compilation albums will be released in the future.