Mandy Moore Gets Her Disney On for 'Tangled' Soundtrack

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For an animated, big-budget Disney film like "Tangled," there's a surprising amount of death metal and explicit sexual lyrics.

OK, we're kidding. You can guess the reality though when Mandy Moore stars in a Disney updating of the classic Brothers Grimm tale "Rapunzel."

While still maintaining an airy, happy-go-lucky vibe throughout, the "Tangled" soundtrack mainly eschews pop songs and divides its length equally among Alen Menken's score and something more approximating the soundtrack to a Broadway musical.

Moore, predictably, handles the bulk of the vocals and her performances on "When Will My Life Begin?" and "Healing Incantation" will please any 8-year-old girl (or strange boy). Her powerful, yet sing-songy, timbre is well-suited for this role, though Donna Murphy (as Mother Gothel) and Zachary Levi (as Rapunzel paramour Flynn Rider) admirably hold their own.

We're partial though to "I've Got A Dream," the only song to feature Brad "the tall guy from 'Everybody Loves Raymond'" Garrett and Jeffrey "George Bluth" Tambor, whose non-traditional musical voices augment rollicking piano rolls.

While Moore will presumably be the center of all the attention, it's Grace Potter's "Something That I Want" that stands out as the best track. While sadly not a response to Nine Inch Nails' "Something I Can Never Have," the song's buoyant, bouncy pop is filled with synths and handclaps and will please hipsters and children in equal measures.

As for the score, Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken has long solidified his place as one of film's most gifted composer. A Disney stalwart who has scored, and won Oscars for, "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Pocohontas," Menken melds traditional medieval songs with 1960s folk to conjure up an antiquated era in a modernized way.

Full Tracklisting:

1. "When Will My Life Begin?" – Mandy Moore

2. "When Will My Life Begin? (Reprise 1)" – Mandy Moore

3. "Mother Knows Best" – Donna Murphy

4. "When Will My Life Begin? (Reprise 2)" – Mandy Moore

5. "I’ve Got a Dream" – Brad Garrett,  Jeffrey Tambor, Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and the Thug Chorus

6. "Mother Knows Best (Reprise)" – Donna Murphy

7. "I See The Light" – Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi

8. "Healing Incantation" – Mandy Moore

9. "Flynn Wanted" – Score

10."Prologue" – Donna Murphy and Delaney Stein

11. "Horse With No Rider" – Score

12. "Escape Route" – Score

13. "Campfire" – Score

14. "Kingdom Dance" – Score

15. "Waiting For The Lights" – Score

16. "Return To Mother" – Score

17. "Realization And Escape" – Score

18. "The Tear Heals" – Mandy Moore

19. "Kingdom Celebration" – Score

20. "Something That I Want" – Grace Potter