Q: I would like to know more about songs from Disney movies and Disneyland Records that were played on pop radio and charted on the Billboard charts in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Can you tell me which Disney songs charted during this time and what position they reached? I was surprised when the film version of “Let It Go” was played on Top 40 radio a few years ago with other pop songs. Is there any Disney precedence for this?
Kitty, Kansas City, Kansas
A: Early songs, before the Billboard Hot 100 began in 1958, included “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”, and the songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” was very popular, as was “The Ballad of Davy Crockett.” After 1958, the following songs made it to No. 1 on the charts: “A Whole New World” (Aladdin), “All for Love” (The Three Musketeers), and “You’ll Be in My Heart (Tarzan).