Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #3 – “Let It Go,” from Frozen


3. “Let It Go,” from Frozen

It’s a showstopper. I know we’ve all heard this song to death and some people might not yet be past that threshold of being able to listen to it again. But even so, there’s no denying the strength of this song. I remember watching the film for the first time and almost having to stop watching after this happened because I was so full of emotion after this song. It’s really due to the entire film up to this point, which was just so much better than I ever thought possible, and this moment is a real culmination. It is the showstopper number, where you almost have to go to intermission afterward, because it’s just such an amazing piece of work. Plus, it’s a great moment for the character, finally deciding to be herself and not hide who she is anymore. There’s really not much more I need to add to this one. If you’re ranking the best original songs of the decade and get to this in the top five, most people will go, “I get it.” That’s the kind of song this is.

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