Animated Disney movies are known for their incredible music, but not until the heroic Twitter-threaded efforts of Justin McElroy (a reporter for CBC Vancouver, not to be confused with Justin “Hoops” McElroy of the McElroy Family media empire) has there been a unified classification of every song. What follows is a compressive breakdown of all 18 categories, complete with taxonomy, defining characteristics, and even a periodic table of animated Disney songs.
me: in the history of disney animated movies there have been exactly 18 types of songs, and i’m going to tell you about each of them
— Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) May 18, 2020
As McElroy explains, while there are 18 possible types of songs, some elements are core to the…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts