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Karaoke Kraze

I’m a quiet person.

Ami and Donald Duck

I don’t mean quiet as in someone who stays to herself, which I do, but quiet as in even when I think I’m talking loud enough for someone to hear me, I still get the dreaded request of repeating myself.

So for me to participate in karaoke is kind of a big deal.   

Ever since 9-year-old me saw The Little Mermaid, my mom can testify that I’ve performed countless hour-long shower recitals for not just her benefit but all the poor unfortunate souls in the area.

As you can guess, I have a soft spot for Disney.

My list of favorite songs changes as the years go by and more epic soundtracks come out.

Below is my top 15 list of Disney must-haves as of 2018.

1. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)

2. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo and Stitch)

3. Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)

4. I’ll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan)

5. Why Should I Worry? (Oliver and Company)

6. A Whole New World (Aladdin)

7. Go the Distance (Hercules)

8. You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)

9. You’re Welcome (Moana)

10. For A Moment (The Little Mermaid II)

11. Stand Out (A Goofy Movie)

12. I See The Light (Tangled)

13. Let It Go (Frozen)

14. Tale As Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)

15. Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)

*16. Once Upon A December (Anastasia) (Not Disney but deserves a shout out!)

Obviously, some of these movies have multiple instances of awesomeness, but I try to be fair and pick my favorite song from each one.

I’m the overgrown kid who has more plays for animated theme songs on my I-pod than today’s pop songs.

Do I know what’s hot in music these days? Not a clue.

But every word to these Disney songs? Ha! You bet your nerdy tush I do.

SO fellow nerds, forget about your worries and your strife and be our guest in these two karaoke sessions this summer.

                                              Tuesday, June 19 from 4-6 pm

                                                        (Disney Delights)


                                           Wednesday, July 18 from 6-8 pm

                                          (TV Theme songs for Tiny Humans)

No one will be put on the spot. We will be singing these songs as a group, so if you’re like me, stage fright won’t be issue. 

Grab a free ticket at the Youth Services desk half an hour before (while they last). 


Speaking of music, the library keeps a healthy collection of CDs regardless of today’s age of one-click downloads.

I grew up in the 90s and although I use my I-pod and computer often, to this day, I still use CDs in the car.

I prefer older technology especially when it comes to older titles like watching Space Jam on VHS or listening to The Backstreet Boys on CD.

But if CDs aren’t your thing, we also offer easy-access streaming services like Freegal and Hoopla with the use of a Des Plaines library card.

Here are a couple titles for Disney lovers to check out. What can I say except you’re welcome? Ok, I’m done now.

8-bit Misfits

8-bit Versions of Disney Classics

These are instrumental versions with an edge.

Something different. 

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