Welcome to our May 2023 picks for Background Beats — a monthly, thematic playlist of all things Fandom. Whether you want to actively listen or throw these on in the background, we hope you discover music of both past and present that you’ll love.
After many, many months of teasing, build up, and trailers, the new The Little Mermaid live-action film is releasing on May 26. While the new version of this classic is sure to be a success, this month we are paying homage to the original 1989 film by building the ultimate '80s playlist. Press play, and head back to one of the best decades of all time with music from classic Disney films as well as the biggest '80s hits.