Pop Life

Stunt-Casting A More Modern Disney Soundtrack

The other night I watched Beauty and the Beast for the first time in roughly forever. I was shocked by two things: How much of the plot I had forgotten, and how many of the songs I remembered. It's like that for most Disney classics: I can't tell you what happened but I do remember how great the songs were.

It's been a long time since there's been a great Disney soundtrack, and, personally, I miss that. Not to sound like an old man in his rocking chair, but kids these days don't know what they're missing.

I say Disney needs to dust off that old copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales and call up some modern acts to throw a bit of spice in to the old formula. Not only would stunt casting the composing duties create a buzz but we'd get some great soundtrack albums out of it.

So, which artists have that knack for catchy tunes and the ability to get the story to happily ever after? Let's wish upon a star that these names would be up for consideration.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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