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Frozen has music hailed as Broadway-worthy. (No surprise, considering Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez helped write these songs after helping write Tony winners Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, and also took Frozen to Broadway in 2018.)

  • Academy Award winner "Let it Go", sung by Broadway legend Idina Menzel as Elsa, is generally considered a bonafide showstopper that deserves to take its place alongside numbers like "Circle of Life" and "Beauty and the Beast". Not only are the melody and vocals gorgeous, but the visuals are simply breathtaking. It's also, at least for now, the most popular video on one of Disney's official channels on Youtube. It's so good and iconic, in fact, that the entire thing made it into Kingdom Hearts III. Demi Lovato's cover in the end credits isn't a slouch in the awesomeness department, either.
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  • "Vuelie (feat. Cantus)" is one of the most beautiful sounding openings to a Disney animated film (based on a traditional Norwegian song), while "Frozen Heart" sets the adventurous mood and the locale. Together these two blend the spiritual and physical mood of the film; the atmosphere is set in such a elegant but epic way. "Vuelie" is something of a throwback to both "Circle of Life" and "The Bells of Notre Dame" - the opening song is a big choral piece in a language other than English.
  • "For The First Time In Forever" possibly sounds like Disney's most epic "I Want" Song in years. The public first heard Anna's and Elsa's counterpoint in this trailer, and it effectively enforced a return to form for music in the Disney Animated Canon.
    • The reprise manages to be both a Triumphant Reprise and a Dark Reprise. However it also combines two beautiful melodies together and it perfectly displays the emotions of both Elsa and Anna.
    • Frozen went on to become Disney's most acclaimed animated movie in years, and one of their biggest blockbusters of all time, making the title of the song seem rather fitting to the movie's reception.
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  • "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" provides a rather emotional example of an Age-Progression Song, deftly balancing the cute factor of Anna asking the title question to Elsa, with the tragedy of them growing emotionally distant. When the song reaches the point when the girls lose their parents, Kristen Bell (as teenage Anna) gets to demonstrate her singing talents for the first time in the picture, and successfully brings on the feels.
  • "Love is an Open Door" sounds like a nice addition to Disney's ever-growing library of pretty Love Themes. Then such lines as Hans singing, "With you, I found my place" amazingly take on new meaning after The Reveal that he loved the thought of taking over Arendelle more strongly than he loved Anna. Word of God says it was meant to be a Stealth Villain Song.
  • The opening number, "Frozen Heart", might be the most Ear Wormy song in the film, as many Musical Chores songs tend to be. As a bonus, the lyrics themselves also provide ample foreshadowing.
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  • The Cut Songs are quite good as well. "More Than Just the Spare" (click here for Kristen Bell's version) or "Life's Too Short". The opening of "Life's Too Short" was later re-purposed (with different lyrics) for the opening to the Frozen Fever song "Making Today a Perfect Day".
  • And what would a Disney Movie be without epic orchestras?. The score by Christophe Beck has some amazing moments. Some of the highlights:
    • "Elsa and Anna" emphasizes the playfulness and loving relationship between Elsa and Anna as kids, signals the pain felt when Elsa accidentally hits Anna, highlights the rush to find the trolls, and ends on a sad note where Elsa and Anna's relationship remains frozen in time as the sisters are separated from each other.
    • "Coronation Day" symbolizes the hope and joy that the kingdom has in finally having their Queen come of age and officially coronated.
    • "Sorcery" represents the fear that Elsa feels as her powers are revealed to the kingdom, along with her panicked state as she flees.
    • "The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise)" begins on a sad note as Elsa mourns Anna's Heroic Sacrifice, rejoices as Anna thaws and returns to life, and finally overcomes her fear of her power and brings back summer.
    • "Epilogue", the joyous end to the film, featuring orchestral reprises of "For the First Time in Forever" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman".
  • In the Disney tradition, the stage adaptation of the movie is adding its own new songs to the repertoire, also from Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez:
    • "Dangerous to Dream" provides Elsa a heartfelt "I Want" Song during her coronation, allowing her to express her desire to reconnect with her sister while expressing her fear of exposing her powers.
    • "Hygge" provides Oaken a song of his own and a nice bit of levity to open up the second act.
    • "Monster", an intense song where Elsa suffers a Heroic BSoD as the soldiers march on her ice castle.
    • On the other end of the emotional spectrum is "What Do You Know About Love?", a catchy, upbeat song where Anna and Kristoff, having barely met, argue over the wisdom of Anna's engagement to Hans on their way to find Elsa.

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