Lion King Soundtrack (2019 film)
Lion King Soundtrack (2019 film)

Lion King soundtrack: The Lion King is a 2019 Animated, Adventure, Drama film which is directed by Jon Favreau.

The screenplay was penned by Jeff Nathanson. It is based on “The Lion King” screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton.

It stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.

The film is produced by the trio of Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, and Karen Gilchrist. The film was released in the United States on July 19, 2019, in IMAX.

Who Composed the Lion King Soundtrack?

Who Composed the Lion King Soundtrack Hans Zimmer
Who Composed the Lion King Soundtrack Hans Zimmer Credit: NME

Hans Zimmer is a well-known German composer who has composed music for over 100 films, including Hollywood blockbusters like the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, The Lion King, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Sherlock Holmes.

The Lion King soundtrack is one of his most important contributions, where he used African rhythms and melodies to create an immersive experience.

Zimmer has won numerous awards, including four Grammys, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award, making him one of the most sought-after composers in the film industry.

Lion King Soundtrack List

Here is the complete list of Lion King Soundtracks that were released in 2019. The soundtrack album includes 19 tracks performed by various artists.

  1. Circle of Life: “Circle of Life” is a Pop rock song from a 1994 film. It was composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice and sung by Carmen Twillie and Lebo M. John wrote.
  2. Life’s Not Fair: The song was performed by Hans Zimmer and was released in 2019.
  3. Rafiki’s Fireflies: The song was released in 2019 and performed by Hans Zimmer.
  4. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King: “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” is a song which is written by Elton John and Tim Rice. It’s sung by Jason Weaver as young Simba, with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams.
  5. Elephant Graveyard: “Elephant Graveyard” is a musical score by Hans Zimmer. It’s eerie and captures the mood of the scene where hyenas plot against Simba.
  6. Be Prepared: “Be Prepared” is a vocal song by Elton John and Tim Rice, sung by Jeremy Irons and Jim Cummings with supporting vocals by Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin.
  7. Stampede: “Stampede” is a musical score by Hans Zimmer. The song was released in 1994.
  8. Scar Takes the Throne: “Scar Takes the Throne” is a score composed by Hans Zimmer for the 2019 adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King”. It plays during the scene where Scar becomes king after killing his brother.
  9. Hakuna Matata: The song “Hakuna Matata” is by Disney. Elton John and Tim Rice wrote it. The phrase “Hakuna Matata” means “No worries” in Swahili.
  10. Simba Is Alive!: “Simba is Alive!” is a musical piece by Hans Zimmer. The song was released in 2019.
  11. The Lion Sleeps Tonight: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” song was written by Solomon Linda in Zulu and recorded for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939.
  12. Can You Feel the Love Tonight: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” is a Pop song. It was released as a single in May 1994 and composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.
  13. Reflections of Mufasa: “Reflections of Mufasa” is a 2019 musical score composed by Hans Zimmer. It’s a beautiful instrumental music that reflects Mufasa’s teachings to Simba.
  14. Spirit: Beyoncé’s “Spirit” is a gospel song released on July 10, 2019, written by Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Labrinth.
  15. Battle for Pride Rock: This is a 2019 song which is composed by Hans Zimmer.
  16. Remember / King of Pride Rock / Circle of Life (Finale): It is composed by Hans Zimmer feat. Ensemble and Lebo M with duration 3:09.
  17. Never Too Late: This is a 2019 song performed by the Elton John and Leon Russell duo.
  18. He Lives in You: Lebo M and his South African Choir wrote “He Lives in You” in 1995 for the “Rhythm of the Pride Lands” album, inspired by The Lion King movie. Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin co-wrote the song.
  19. Mbube: Solomon Linda wrote and recorded “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in 1939 under the title “Mbube” for the South African Gallo Record Company.

Lion King Official Trailer

You can watch the trailer below:

The Lion King Official Trailer
Lion King Soundtrack (2019 film)

You can listen to the entire album, including all the songs and the score, on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube.

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