Beyoncé, Elton John, Childish Gambino and more announced for official ‘Lion King’ soundtrack, tracklist also revealed

The live-action reboot is out next month

The official soundtrack for next month’s live-action reboot of The Lion King has been revealed, with a host of huge names contributing new material.

The soundtrack includes the full version of Beyoncé and Childish Gambino‘s duet ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, a section of which was revealed last week in a new trailer for the film.


Elsewhere, a brand new Elton John track called ‘Never Too Late’ will be included, while one song is still to be announced.

Last year, John confirmed that he was working on the soundtrack for the new version of the film alongside collaborator Tim Rice, who worked with the musician on the 1994 OST.

Back then, he said  the pair were working on a new song for the end credits. “There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’,” he said.

“And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.”

The full album, which is out digitally on July 11 and physically on July 19, also boasts much of Hans Zimmer’s original score for the film, along with contributions from the film’s cast who include Seth Rogen, John Oliver and Chiwetel Ejiofor.


  1. ‘Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama’, performed by Lindiwe Mkhize
  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, John Oliver
  5. ‘Elephant Graveyard’, Hans Zimmer
  6. ‘Be Prepared (2019 Version)’, performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
  7. ‘Stampede’, Hans Zimmer:
  8. ‘Scar Takes the Throne’, Hans Zimmer
  9. ‘Hakuna Matata’, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary, Donald Glover
  10. ‘Simba Is Alive!’, Hans Zimmer
  11. ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
  12. ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight’, performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
  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
  18. ‘He Lives in You’, performed by Lebo M
  19. ‘Mbube’, performed by Lebo M

Another trailer revealed earlier this month (June 3) gave fans a first taste of what to expect from Beyoncé in her part. At present, none of Glover’s dialogue in the movie have been shared.

Upon its release last year, the first trailer for the film became the most-viewed Disney trailer of all time.