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Top 20 Disney Songs by Pop Stars

The best tracks to get the multibillion dollar filmmaker's musical seal of approval

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Back in 2013, Mariah Carey recorded a track for the upcoming Disney film Oz The Great and Powerful. Mimi joins a long list of top musicians who've recorded new songs just for the vaunted film studio.

It got us thinking about all the other great pop stars who contributed to a Disney soundtrack throughout the years. It's an illustrious group of pop divas, boy bands and even a few surprising singers (Jenny Lewis?!) who all musically contributed to Disney throughout the years

We reminisced and picked the top songs pop stars recorded for the wonderful world of Disney music. Take yourself back to the theater (don't forget the popcorn) ...now!

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Christina Aguilera's “Reflection” from 'Mulan'

We were introduced to a fresh-faced Xtina via this Mulan ballad in 1998.

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Kelly Clarkson's “Breakaway” from 'The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement'

This 2004 soundtrack contribution turned into the title for the Idol's sophomore album. Both of which were hits by the way.

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Elton John and Lady Gaga's "Hello Hello" from 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

Elton John asked the godmother of his child (Lady Gaga, of course!) to duet with him for Gnomeo & Juliet in 2011. This one might have upset Little Monsters more than it pleased them; it was only played during the movie and not included on the soundtrack.

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Avril Lavigne's "Alice” from 'Alice in Wonderland'

The pop-punk rocker belted it out for the 2010 Disney remake of Alice in Wonderland.

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Ne-Yo's "Never Knew I Needed" from 'The Princess and the Frog'

Disney is keen on veteran male musicians (like Phil Collins on Brother Bear and Randy Newman for Toy Story) for their soundtracks. But they grabbed the younger, and poppier, Ne-Yo in 2009 for The Princess and the Frog.

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Zooey Deschanel's “A Very Important Thing To Do” from 'Winnie The Pooh'

Zooey Deschanel brought her adorable self for the equally adorable characters in the 2011 version of Winnie The Pooh.

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*NSYNC & Phil Collins's "Trashin’ The Camp” from 'Tarzan'

Who would have thought that the veteran rocker and the boy band could come together to create such a funky bop?! That happened in 1999.

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Mandy Moore's “When Will My Life Begin?” from 'Tangled'

Mandy Moore returned to her pop roots (remember "Candy"?!) for the 2010 Tangled soundtrack song.

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Jenny Lewis' “Barking at the Moon” from 'Bolt'

In a departure from her indie rock sounds with Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis got folky for the 2008 animated animal feature.

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Carrie Underwood's "Ever Ever After” from 'Enchanted'

In the music video to this magical 2010 track, Underwood was turned into a Disney princess herself!

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Rascal Flatts' “Life Is A Highway" from 'Cars'

The Flatts brought some fun, country flavor to the animated flick with their theme song to the 2006 production.

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Hilary Duff's "Why Not" from 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie'

"Why not? Take a crazy chance. Why not? Do a crazy dance." Sound advice from the theme song to this TV show's 2003 big screen adventure.

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98 Degrees & Stevie Wonder's “True To Your Heart” from 'Mulan'

Yet another strange, but awesome, collaboration between a music veteran and boyband. They joined Christina Aguilera on the soundtrack to Mulan in 1998.

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Alanis Morissette's "Wunderkind” from 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

In 2005, Disney recruited Morissette for an ethereal contribution to this fantasy flick.

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Miley Cyrus' "The Climb” from 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

Miley (or maybe it was alter-ego Hannah) earned a Grammy nomination for this mature (but nasally) country ballad released in 2009.

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Owl City's "When Can I See You Again?" from 'Wreck-It Ralph'

In other rare appearance for male pop stars, electronica-pop star Owl City crafted this bouncy tune to lead this video game-inspired movie's soundtrack in 2012.

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A-Teens' “Can’t Help Falling in Love” from 'Lilo & Stitch'

The A-Teens were known for their covers of ABBA's biggest hits. But for 2002's Lilo & Stitch, they put a fun, pop spin on an Elvis Presley classic.

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Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson's "Beauty and the Beast" from 'Beauty and the Beast'

Celine Dion teamed up Peabo Bryson for a fantastic duet in Beauty and the Beast. Mrs. Potts (aka Angela Lansbury) sang it in the film though.

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AKB48's "Sugar Rush" from 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Members of Japan's hottest pop group  recorded this confectionery treat for Disney and Pixar's latest creation in 2012. Fun fact: they were also on the soundtrack to Cars 2.

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Elton John and Nelly Furtado's "Crocodile Rock" from 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

Elton also recruited Nelly Furtado to duet with him to update his 70s classic for 2011 in Gnomeo & Juliet.

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