“The Lion King” Reveals 2019 Movie Soundtrack List
Featuring 19 songs, the soundtrack includes the song “He Lives in You”, a song that is present in the Broadway musical adaptation. You can watch an excerpt of the song performed in the International Touring Production from the Manila run in 2018.
The album will feature new recordings of the original songs written by John and Rice, score by Hans Zimmer, and African vocal and choir arrangements by Lebo M. It also includes a new song written by Elton John and Tim Rice entitled “Never Too Late”, which is set to appear in the movie’s ending credits.
The soundtrack will drop digitally by July 11. Physical copies of the album will be available on July 19, the same day as the film’s release in local cinemas.
You can find the full soundtrack listing below.
1. “Circle of Life”/“Nants’ Ingonyama” – Performed by Lindiwe Mkhize; African vocals performed by Lebo M; written and composed by Elton John and Tim Rice; “Nants’ Ingonyama” written by Lebohang Morake and Hans Zimmer; produced by Hans Zimmer; vocals produced by Stephen Lipson
2. “Life’s Not Fair” – Hans Zimmer
3. “Rafiki’s Fireflies” – Hans Zimmer
4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – Performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and John Oliver; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
5. “Elephant Graveyard” – Hans Zimmer
6. “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) – Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Hans Zimmer and David Fleming
7. “Stampede” – Hans Zimmer
8. “Scar Takes the Throne” – Hans Zimmer
9. “Hakuna Matata” – Performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary and Donald Glover; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
10. “Simba is Alive!” – Hans Zimmer
11. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Performed by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss and Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
13. “Reflections of Mufasa” – Hans Zimmer
15. “Battle for Pride Rock” – Hans Zimmer
16. “Remember” – Hans Zimmer
17. “Never Too Late” – Performed by Elton John; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Greg Kurstin; additional production by Elton John and Matt Still
18. “He Lives in You” – Performed by Lebo M; written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebohang Morake; produced by Lebo M and Mark Mancina
19. “Mbube” – Performed by Lebo M; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams
The movie is directed by Jon Favreau, featuring the vocal talents of Danny Glover (Simba), Beyoncé Nowles-Carter (Nala), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), John Kani (Rafiki), Eric Andre (Azizi), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), JD McCrary (Young Simba), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), and Keegan Michael Key (Kamari).
You can watch a sneak peek of Donald Glover (Simba) and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Nala) performing an excerpt of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” in the trailer below.