Oscar- and Grammy-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returned to write seven original songs for the Scandinavian-inspired sequel. You can praise or blame them for the tunes being stuck in your head or sung repeatedly by the little kids in your life. Queen Anna, indeed. The revelation-filled number is packed with important memories and also marks the next step in her mythic journey. The song gets even better and emotional when it turns into a bit of a medley. That could be why Disney released it first: It comes early on in the film and contains fewer story spoilers than some of the others ranked higher here. Musically, its riff is the most recognizable and Disney knows it and has been the most closely compared to its Oscar-winning predecessor. Look out for toddlers following that calling too and belting this track at the top of their lungs.
The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa. It was later released as a single,   being promoted to adult contemporary radio by Walt Disney Records in January Disney's music division planned to release Lovato's version of the song before Menzel's, as they did not consider Menzel's version a traditional pop song. It is the first song from a Disney animated musical to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot since , when Vanessa L. Williams ' " Colors of the Wind " from Pocahontas peaked at number four on the chart. The song is also Menzel's first single to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot chart, making her the first Tony Award winner for acting to ever reach the top The song presents Queen Elsa, who flees her kingdom when she publicly loses control of her ability to generate ice. Up in the mountains and away from the townspeople, Elsa realizes that she no longer needs to hide her ability, and rejoices in being able to use her power freely, to "let it go". She sheds her royal accessories, creates a living snowman , and builds a magnificent ice castle for herself. The Daily Telegraph explained that instead of the villain originally envisioned by the producers, the songwriters saw Elsa as "a scared girl struggling to control and come to terms with her gift.
Both Frozen and Frozen 2 are full of songs that are hard to forget. From silly numbers sung by a talking snowman to power ballads, there is a wide range of songs from the Frozen franchise. While everyone has their favorites, there are generally some of the songs from these films that are seen as better than others. It seems to promote a message of love being used to change someone into a better person, and this take on love is problematic, to say the least. The rest of the songs on this list are a little longer and more substantial which is why they are higher up on the list.
The soundtrack features 10 original songs with music by Robert Lopez and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez , and 22 score pieces composed by Christophe Beck. Two editions of the soundtrack were released by Walt Disney Records on November 25, a single-disc regular edition, and a two-disc digipak deluxe edition, containing original demo recordings of songs and score compositions, unused outtake recordings, and instrumental versions of the film's main songs. The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard chart. As of December 11, , the soundtrack for Frozen had had forty-three nonconsecutive weeks on top of Billboard Top Soundtracks. Frozen was the fifth best-selling soundtrack album in the US in with , copies sold for the year. As of April , it had sold 4 million copies in the US. Worldwide, Frozen sold over 10 million copies in alone.