Some of my favorite Disney parks music comes from the great parades I’ve seen over the years. I especially love the music from the nighttime parades. The upbeat music of the Main Street Electrical Parade can always bring a smile whether you’re hearing it as you watch the parade at Magic Kingdom or even if you’re just listening to a bit of Disney magic at home.
Though the Main Street Electrical Parade music features many songs from Disney films, the overall soundtrack is based on a tune which was not written specifically for Disney. Written in the 1960s by Jean-Jaques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley, Baroque Hoedown was chosen to be the music for this remarkable Disney parade. The publisher for Baroque Hoedown licensed the composition to Disney for use in the parade; however, they did not inform the songwriters of this use. When Jean-Jaques Perrey visited Disneyland in 1980, he was pleasantly surprised to hear his composition being used as the basis for the Main Street Electrical Parade’s soundtrack!
Bring some Disney fun to your Monday by watching the Main Street Electrical Parade below! Let us know which parade float is your favorite in the comments!