June 22, 2004 – Six Disney Songs are Listed on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs List
“When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”
On June 22, 2004, the American Film Institute released their list of the top 100 songs in American cinema in a documentary special on CBS, known as 100 Years…100 Songs. Of the 400 nominees, six Disney songs were included in the final list, ranging from Disney’s early years to the Disney Renaissance period. The highest ranking song was “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio, ranking at number 7. “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ranked at number 19, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins ranked at number 36, “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from Song of the South ranked at number 47, “Beauty and the Beast” ranked at number 62, and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King ranked at number 99.