Listen to New Elton John Music on ‘The Lion King’ Soundtrack
The official soundtrack for Disney’s highly anticipated remake of The Lion King has arrived, with Elton John, Beyoncé and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) among the featured artists.
John famously teamed with lyricist Tim Rice for the soundtrack to the original animated version of The Lion King. The duo, who scored Oscar and Grammy wins for their contributions to the 1994 film, reunited for the remake to record a brand new song titled “Never Too Late.”
The soundtrack also features many of the original John, Rice collaborations re-recorded by artists for the new movie. This includes Beyoncé and Glover performing a duet on “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” young stars JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph performing “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” and actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen contributing to “Hakuna Matata.” Several orchestral pieces by composer Hans Zimmer round out the soundtrack.
The Lion King 2019 soundtrack is currently streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. Physical editions of the release will be available on July 19, the same day the movie opens in theaters. You can check out the album below.
Beyoncé also contributed an original song to movie titled “Spirit.” In addition to appearing on the soundtrack, the tune will be featured on The Lion King: The Gift, a companion album to the film that will include an array of new material produced and curated by Beyoncé.
'The Lion King 2019' Soundtrack Track Listing
1. “Circle of Life”/“Nants’ Ingonyama” – performed by Lindiwe Mkhize and Lebo M
2. “Life’s Not Fair”
3. “Rafiki’s Fireflies”
4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – Performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and John Oliver
5. “Elephant Graveyard”
6. “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) – Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
8. “Scar Takes the Throne”
9. “Hakuna Matata” – Performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary, and Donald Glover
10. “Simba is Alive!”
11. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Performed by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and, Seth Rogen
13. “Reflections of Mufasa”
14. “Spirit” — performed by Beyoncé
15. “Battle for Pride Rock”
17. “Never Too Late” – Performed by Elton John and Lebo M
18. “He Lives in You” – Performed by Lebo M
19. “Mbube” – Performed by Lebo M