Awesome Music: Anastasia

  • Rasputin gets a damn good Villain Song, "In the Dark of the Night", a soaring ensemble piece complete with an Ominous Pipe Organ and power chords (Thank you, Jim Steinman!). And backup. Sung by bugs. And Rasputin's singing voice is provided by Jim Cummings.
  • "Journey to the Past", although it is (like a certain other "I Want" Song/Award Bait Song from a different Don Bluth movie) a hideous Ear Worm.
  • "Once Upon a December", a hauntingly beautiful song sung by Anya as she struggles to remember why the Romanov palace feels so distantly familiar to her. For bonus points, it uses the melody of the musicbox lullaby heard at the beginning of the film, making the song's subject matter even more powerful. That Truck Driver's Gear Change for the final verse is especially chilling. Even people who dislike the film for various reasons will admit that this song, and the sequence in which it is played, is one of the best elements of the film.
  • "At the Beginning", a wonderful and very memorable duet that truly encapsulates what Anya and Dimitri find together once they get past their initial Belligerent Sexual Tension. Accompanied by shots of some of the best moments of the movie, and a lovely visual tapestry motif that reproduces Russian artistic design elements.
  • "Finale".
  • "Learn to Do It". The song is hilarious most of the time, but at one point, it freezes to show shock when 'Anastasia' gets something right that the other two haven't gone over: "I don't believe we told her that." Funny!
  • Prologue.