Vote of the Week: Let's Pick the Overall 'Best Theme Song' Champion

December 12, 2014, 11:23 AM · Last week, we asked you to pick your favorite among some of the most popular attraction theme songs in theme park history. We included original songs, with lyrics, that were written specifically for theme park attractions and broke the vote into two parts: one for attractions that debuted before 1970 and the other for rides and shows that opened after that date.

The votes are in and your picks were...

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
From Pirates of the Caribbean
Lyrics by Xavier Atencio, Music by George Bruns


One Little Spark
From Journey Into Imagination
Music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman

Now it's time to crown an overall champion. Which is the best original theme park attraction theme song of all time?

Thanks for listening along with us, and we hope that you'll campaign for your favorite in the comments and by using the social media links below. As always, thank you for being part of the Theme Park Insider community!

Replies (6)

December 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM · Since "If You Had Wings" somehow didn't earn its rightful spot in the finals, I have to vote for Pirates.
December 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM · "Yo Ho" is gonna win it, but "One Little Spark" will always be my favorite ride song of all time. I sure do miss the original attraction!!
December 12, 2014 at 3:16 PM · The pirates song is just always there. I am sure we could all bust it out by memory really easy. "we pilage, we plunder, drink ye hearties yo ho".
December 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM · Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads, drink up me hearties, YO HO!

Most random line in a song ever.

December 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM · My favorite is Grim Grinning Ghosts, from the Mansion, of course.
December 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM · Those results are... disheartening. Not for nothing, Grim Grinning Ghosts should have taken the oldies' title.
And One Little Spark is like my zen totem. Positivity concentrated, distilled, and bottled for home consumption. And you don't really have a choice on the home consumption part... that earworm goes home with everybody.

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