'The Lion King's Official Soundtrack Includes New Original From Elton John

The Lion King

Adventure, Animation, Drama | G | 2 hrs 05 min
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Jon Favreu's photo-realistic remake of The Lion King is one of the most-anticipated Disney films to hit theaters this year and as expected, viewers will also get a remake of their favorite Lion King songs!

The official soundtrack for this year's film has finally been revealed, and it features the well-loved songs from our childhood revived by an impressive roster of singers including the likes of Beyonce, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

More so, Elton John and Tim Rice, the pair behind the songs of the classic Lion King have come up with a new original song to be added to the 2019 remake. Titled "Never Too Late", the new song is expected to play as the film's end credits roll.

The soundtrack features the original songs by John and Rice in new recordings by various artists, with a score by Hans Zimmer and African vocal and choir arrangements by Lebo M.

Pharrell Williams also produced five songs on the soundtrack that include "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."

Here's the full soundtrack list via Collider:

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

14. TBA

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 digital soundtrack is set for a July 11 release while the physical album will be released on July 19, the same day that the film hits theaters.

The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau and casts Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, and more.

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Homestream image screengrabbed from The Lion King TV Spot.

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist B...  read more »

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