Ode to the Muses from Hercules

We’d like to report a crime. A crime of mythological proportions.

The Muses from Hercules have been robbed of the attention/accolades/legacy they deserve. They are beautiful. They can sing. They can dance. (They can do all of these things in perfect harmony.) The Muses—Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Terpsichore, and Thalia—make the movie that is Hercules.

Their Songs Are Catchy

Disney Hercules Songs
The songs of the Muses take Hercules from an epically great 90s Disney movie to an epically great 90s Disney movie with a soundtrack that just won’t quit. Zero to Hero has been stuck in our heads since 1997.

They Lighten the Mood

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Any movie that deals with Hades has the potential to be deathly serious. The Muses and their delicious gospel melodies really liven up the underworld.

Their Hair is Phenomenal

Hercules Muses Have Great Hair
This point doesn’t really need an explanation. Just look at their hairstyles. No wonder they have inspired so many others.

They Are Cool
In our experience, wordplay is not a hallmark of hipness. These ladies are cool enough to pull it off and then some. Examples:

Hercules Glad in Gladiator

Hercules Steam Looked Cool

You try singing that and still feeling hip. It’s 99% impossible.

Their Dance Moves Are Amazing

Hercules Muses Dancing

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The Muses are perfection, and that’s the gospel truth. Their heavenly harmonies should be immortalized, like the gods of Hercules. Think we’ve gone overboard with our praise? We challenge you to listen to the soundtrack and not dance just a little bit in your chair. Try it. All successes and failures (failures won’t happen, but whatever) should be reported to us at @OhMyDisney. #MusesFanClub

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