Why Disney’s ‘Moana’ is My Perfect Summer Soundtrack
It’s a miracle… we’re actually getting some sun in the UK!!! We’ve had four whole days of sunshine IN A ROW, which is unheard of in Wales. This is the time when everyone flocks to Barry Island (our closest beach), ice cream is flying off the shelves, and seagulls are in full force. I love it!
When it’s sunny and bright outside, I love to have a summer soundtrack. Music puts me in such a great mood. If I’m out walking the dog, I like listening to music that almost makes me skip and sing along. (I may have actually done so a few times, when there’s no one else around.) In this post, I’m going to tell you why Disney’s Moana is my perfect summer soundtrack!
Why Do I Love Moana So Much?!
I went to see Moana in the cinema when it came out. I wasn’t sure what I was going to think; Disney films can be a bit hit or miss for me. But when I saw it for the first time, I instantly loved it. The songs, the characters, the colours – I loved everything about it, and it very quickly became one of my favourite films. I might even say it’s my all-time favourite Disney film!
There are just so many things that make Moana a great film. To begin with, the songs are written by none other than musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda. I didn’t know very much about him before this, apart from him being the bloke who wrote Hamilton. Now that I’m pretty much obsessed with Moana, I have a HUGE love for Lin-Manuel Miranda too. How can one man be so amazing at so many things, and be an incredibly lovely person at the same time?!!
Then you have the characters. Moana is a strong female character who is feisty, intelligent and courageous. Ever since she was a tiny toddler, all she’s wanted to do is follow her dreams of exploring the ocean. There are so many Disney characters, and Moana should be one one girls look up to most. She’s amazing!
Why Moana is my Perfect Summer Soundtrack
If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know just how great the soundtrack is. It’s full of life, bouncy instrumentals, and insanely powerful voices from the cast. I recently had a free trial from Spotify and I mainly only used it to listen to the Moana soundtrack. Then, when my Spotify trial ended, I went straight online to buy it! I can’t imagine not listening to it on a sunny day… it’s become my sunny day staple!
I can’t remember the last time I listened to a soundtrack where every single song had me singing along. The music and the lyrics work so amazingly to tell the story, and the songs are easily the best Disney songs I’ve heard. Where You Are, one of the first songs in the film, is by far one of my favourites. Another one is Logo Le Pate, has got to be one of the most uplifting songs ever!
You’ve then got Auli’i Cravalho’s AMAZING voice which gives me chills, especially in the song I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors). Even Lin-Manuel Miranda himself has an appearance in another one of my favourite songs, We Know the Way! I could sit here and list every song from the film and explain why I love it. I LOVE THEM ALL. It’s the ultimate walking soundtrack because I can bounce along in the sun, and it makes me so happy!
I don’t know how long I’ll pretty much have the Moana soundtrack on repeat. Probably months. I can’t see it ending any time soon! It’s just my perfect summer soundtrack! You can stream the album on most streaming services, or buy it from Amazon* for only £5!
Have you seen Moana? Do you love the film and the soundtrack as much as I did?
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