Workout Playlist: Disney Style

This post will do one of two things to you:

  • Make you roll your eyes at me and think I’m 5-years-old
  • Make you feel so happy inside that you want to sing Disney songs aloud for the rest of the day

Let’s hope most of you fall into the second category. šŸ˜‰

Last night I was updating my iPod with new music (hello, Dynamite!), and inevitably found myself searching iTunes for upbeat songs that always make me happy and make my workouts feel like a positive experience.

Enter Walt Disney. šŸ˜€


Disney music always makes me happy. I think it’s the nostalgia I feel when I hear one of my favorite songs from my childhood. I instantly feel care-free and all warm inside.

Plus, Sadie loves singing to Disney songs.

La, La, La

Last night I created this Disney-inspired playlist to enjoy during my next cardio workout. I think it might be a little too heavy on the Disney music (I typically like to throw in a song or two among my normal music), but, then again, how bad can a Disney music overload really be?

  • I Just Can’t Wait to Be King ā€“ The Lion King
  • I’ll Make a Man Out of You ā€“ Mulan
  • Friend Like Me – Aladdin
  • Circle of Life ā€“ The Lion King
  • I Wanna Be Like You ā€“ The Jungle Book
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ā€“ Mary Poppins
  • Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ā€“ Song of the South
  • Be Our Guest- Beauty and the Beast
  • Under the Sea ā€“ The Little Mermaid
  • Just Around the Riverbend ā€“ Pocahontas
  • One Jump Ahead – Aladdin
  • True to Your Heart- Mulan
  • Why Should I Worry ā€“ Oliver & Company
  • Be Prepared ā€“ The Lion King


Breakfast this morning was rather exotic.

Kool Kiwi

Okay, not really, but the addition of kiwi to my yogurt bowl sure did feel a little tropical.

Along with a cup of Greek yogurt and two sliced kiwis, my breakfast bowl included half of a sliced apple and pearled barley for some whole grain goodness.

Look Haaaaarder (Rafiki, anyone?)



Today was my first day back at BodyPump after a week away from the class.

It’s amazing what only seven days away from something can do to your body. This class felt HARD, but in a good way. BodyPump, you’re the best! šŸ˜€

Question of the Morning

Do you like Disney songs? What is your favorite Disney song? Any songs I just have to add to my playlist?


  1. Trayc says

    there is an excellent version of “the Tiki Room” by Wayne Brady that always gets me pumped up! Definitely need to add. šŸ™‚ (by the way, I’m 42 and think this playlist is the best! “You’re only as old as you feel…”)


  2. Kimmy says

    Love that you have a Disney playlist! If you’re looking for upbeat Disney songs to workout to, try Disneymania. They do remixes to some of the slower ones and it makes it fun, too.


  3. Molly says

    This is fantastic list! Here are some others you could try!

    Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid
    Girl worth fighting for – Mulan
    I’ve got a dream – Tangled
    When will my life begin – Tangled
    The Lion Sleeps tonight – Lion King



  4. erin says

    Obsessed with Disney songs…and PROUD!! hahaha. LOVE Tangled…”mother knows best” might be a good one to add. Enchanted would be good too…they have a couple good upbeat songs – James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey aren’t too bad either šŸ˜‰ .


  5. Deanna says

    Consider “I have a Dream” from Tangled. I am so happy that some one else has a Disney inspired running playlist! I use mine for long distance races to take my mind off how long I have yet to go.


  6. Christine says

    I Won’t Say I’m in Love from Hercules has always been a Disney song that gets my grooving in my workout.


  7. Fishandshoes says

    I just found this blog and after seeing this post, I’m definitely glad I clicked, ha ha. I had never considered using Disney music to boost my workout motivation, but now, for the life of me I can’t think of why not!?

    I second a number of the songs people have already suggested, but I would also add…Something That I Want- its not typical Disney, ( ts the song that plays on the credits of Tangled), but I associate it and its peppy. Also not technically Disney, but Princesses on Parade and Practice, Practice, Practice from the Swan Princess. Those songs, especially Princesses on Parade, are especially rediculous and fun, particularly of you imitate the voices with gusto. And, although I’m not a huge Tarzan fan, Strangers Like Me and Son of Man have good beat.



  8. Tara says

    Love this playlist! I’m training for my first Disney half marathon. This was the perfect motivation to get me going with the workouts. Just created it from itunes and added a couple of the others. They have already been mentioned above. šŸ™‚


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