Disney Music Monday: Main Street Electrical Parade

Disney Music Monday: Main Street Electrical Parade

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!


Thanks to Mike at My Dreams of Disney and Tim at Dad For Disney for hosting Disney Music Monday! Be sure to check out the links below for some more great Disney music!

Photo credit: Tom.Bricker / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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  • Hello Kimberly! Thanks for joining us this week for #DisneyMovieMonday! I love the Main Street Electrical Parade — it’s one of my favorite parades at Disney! Great post, and thanks for stopping by today and linking up this week!




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