Disney gave a glimpse of its forthcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action remake with the first official trailer, released Monday (Nov. 14). Despite the thrill the trailer gives us, we have yet to find out exactly what is going to happen in the live-action film — for example, whether the actors and actresses cast in the film’s iconic roles will do the singing or even what songs will be included.
Nevertheless, the stunning visuals teased in the trailer have us more than ready to hear the classic songs featured in the original film. Ahead of the movie’s March 2017 release, we’ve ranked the Beauty and the Beast tunes we really can’t wait for.
6. “Something There,” sung by Emma Watson’s Belle, along with Ian McKellen’s Cogsworth, Emma Thompson’s Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor’s Lumiere and Dan Stevens’ Beast
Serving as the turning point for Belle as she begins to fall for the Beast while singing “Something There,” this will seemingly be our first true chance to see the chemistry shine — both in song and onscreen — between the titular characters. Plus, the likes of Thompson, McGregor and McKellen coming together on some harmonies later in the song should make for quite the earworm itself.
5. “For Evermore,” sung by Dan Stevens’ Beast
As revealed by legendary Disney composer Alan Menken to Entertainment Weekly, three never-before-heard Beauty and the Beast tracks will be featured in the 2017 remake. This is exciting in itself, but one of these stands out in particular — Downton Abbey‘s Stevens (who showed off some of his singing chops in the second season of the PBS show) gets his own number as the Beast in “For Evermore,” which soundtracks the moment he realizes he loves Belle and lets her go to be with her father.
“He’s basically singing about how he now knows what love is, as he watches her leave, and he’s climbing up the turret of the castle as she recedes into the distance, just watching her go further and further away,” Menken explained. While it sounds rather heartbreaking, we’re pretty pumped to see so much emotion from such a massive creature.
4. “Belle,” sung by Emma Watson’s Belle
In all the years we watched Watson play Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, we never got the chance to hear her singing voice (other than a brief bit in her post-Potter days, in 2014’s Noah). If the actress is in fact providing her own vocals in Belle’s singing parts, this song will be an introduction to the singer Watson has within her — and that makes us as eager for this film as the trailer does.
3. “Gaston,” sung by Luke Evans’ Gaston and Josh Gad’s LeFou
Beauty and the Beast‘s villainous track is perhaps one of the catchier songs of the film — despite how pompous Gaston is — and one of the funniest thanks to his dim-witted sidekick LeFou. With Gad perfectly cast in the role of Gaston’s chubby companion and West End star Evans filling the shoes of the arrogant antagonist, we can’t wait to hear how this song sounds in real life.
2. “Beauty and the Beast,” sung by Emma Thompson’s Mrs. Potts
Considering the magic this scene brings to the original cartoon film, we can only imagine how enchanting it will be when brought to life. But with Thompson filling Angela Lansbury’s shoes as Mrs. Potts, we’re almost even more thrilled to hear how the two-time Oscar winner measures up to the Disney vet.
1. “Be Our Guest,” sung by Ewan McGregor’s Lumiere
If there’s one song to trump all the fantastical moments in Beauty and the Beast, it’s the exuberant dinnertime ditty led by ever-so-French candelabra Lumiere. And with McGregor spearheading the number — reminding us of the swoon-worthy vocals he displayed in 2001’s Moulin Rouge! — this is sure to be a scene we’ll want to watch over and over again.