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MIDI music files
   Synthesized MIDI versions of the songs.



Click one of the album covers below for track information, song lyrics, and MIDI music files of songs from all of the Lion King music CDs that Disney has released.

Note: No digital recordings of any published songs (e.g. MP3s) are available on this website. Please respect the copyright holders by purchasing the music using the links provided or at your favorite music store.





Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice; Score by Hans Zimmer
Release Date: May 31, 1994 (Re-released Sep. 30, 2003 as "Special Edition")
Total length: 46:22 (52:07 for Special Edition)
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MIDI - Version 1
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3
MIDI - Version 4
MIDI - Version 5
MIDI - Version 6 (Piano)
MIDI - Version 7
MIDI - Version 8

1. "Circle of Life"

Running time: 3:59
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Carmen Twillie
Lyrics

MIDI - Version 1
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3
MIDI - Version 4
MIDI - Alternate Version 1
MIDI - Alternate Version 2 (by John R. Hawksley)
MIDI - Alternate Version 1
MIDI - Alternate Pop Version

2. "I Just Can't Wait to be King"

Running time: 2:50
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jason Weaver, Laura Williams, and Rowan Atkinson
Lyrics

MIDI
MIDI - Rock Version
MIDI - Dance Version

3. "Be Prepared"

Running time: 3:40
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings
Lyrics

MIDI - Version 1
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Solo Piano Version

4. "Hakuna Matata"

Running time: 3:33
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams
Lyrics

MIDI

5. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

Running time: 2:57
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, and Kristle Edwards
Lyrics

6. "The Morning Report"

Special Edition soundtrack only
Running time: 1:36
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by James Earl Jones, Jeff Bennett, and Evan Saucedo
Lyrics

MIDI - Version 1
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3

6/7. "This Land"

Running time: 2:55
Music by Hans Zimmer
Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith

7/8. "...To Die For"

Running time: 4:17
Music by Hans Zimmer
Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith

MIDI

(8). "Hyenas"

Non-English soundtracks only
Running time: 4:03
Music by Hans Zimmer
Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith

8/9. "Under the Stars"

Running time: 3:45
Music by Hans Zimmer
Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith

9/10. "King of Pride Rock"

Running time: 5:59
Music by Hans Zimmer
Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith

MIDI - Version 1
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3
MIDI - Version 4
MIDI - Version 5

10/11. "Circle of Life"

Running time: 4:51
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics

11/12. "I Just Can't Wait to be King"

Running time: 3:36
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics

MIDI - Version 1 (by Bragi Thor Valsson)
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3
MIDI - Version 5
MIDI - Version 6
MIDI - Version 7
MIDI - Version 8
MIDI - Version 9
MIDI - Version 10
MIDI - Version 11
MIDI - Version 12
MIDI - Version 13
MIDI - Alternate Version 1
MIDI - Alternate Version 2
MIDI - Alternate Version 3
MIDI - Alternate Version 4 (by Robert Koehler)

12/13. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

Running time: 4:01
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics

14. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" (Remix)

Special Edition soundtrack only
Running time: 4:08
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics



Rhythm of the Pride Lands

Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer
Release Date: Feb. 28, 1995
Total length: 47:09
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1. "He Lives in You"

Running time: 4:50
Written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

2. "Hakuna Matata"

Running time: 4:24
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jimmy Cliff and Lebo M.
Lyrics

MIDI - Original Version, aka "Wimoweh"
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3

3. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Running time: 3:33
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

4. "Kube"

Running time: 3:46
Music by Caiphus Semenya and Lebo M., lyrics by Caiphus Semenya
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

5. "Lea Halalela" ("Holy Land")

Running time: 6:02
Written by Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer
Performed by Khululiwe Sithole
Lyrics

6. "It's Time"

Running time: 4:26
Written by Lebo M., John Van Tongeren and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

7. "One by One"

Running time: 3:10
Written and performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

8. "Warthog Rhapsody"

Running time: 3:06
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Ernie Sabella and Nathan Lane
Lyrics

9. "Lala"

Running time: 4:34
Written by Lebo M., Hans Zimmer and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

10. "Busa"

Running time: 4:04
Written by Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

11. "Noyana"

Running time: 5:14
Traditional; arranged by Lebo M., John Van Tongeren and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics



Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music and lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice; additional music & lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer
Release Date: Nov. 13, 1997
Total length: 64:50
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1. "Circle of Life"

Running time: 4:29
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Tsidii Le Loka
Lyrics

2. "Grasslands Chant"

Running time: 2:22
Music and vocal score by Lebo M
Performed by Ensemble
Lyrics

3. "The Morning Report"

Running time: 2:31
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Geoff Hoyle, Samuel E. Wright, and Scott Irby-Ranniar
Lyrics

4. "The Lioness Hunt"

Running time: 2:04
Music and vocal score by Lebo M
Performed by Ensemble
Lyrics

5. "I Just Can't Wait to be King"

Running time: 3:02
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Geoff Hoyle, Scott Irby-Ranniar, and Kajuana Shuford
Lyrics

6. "Chow Down"

Running time: 3:17
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Tracy Nicole Chapman, Stanley Wayne Mathis, and Kevin Cahoon
Lyrics

7. "They Live in You"

Running time: 3:01
Music and lyrics by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M
Performed by Samuel E. Wright
Lyrics

8. "Be Prepared"

Running time: 3:26
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by John Vickery, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Stanley Wayne Mathis, and Kevin Cahoon
Lyrics

9. "The Stampede"

Running time: 2:38
Music and vocal score by Lebo M
Performed by Ensemble

10. "Rafiki Mourns"

Running time: 2:05
Music and vocal score by Tsidii Le Loka
Performed by Tsidii Le Loka
Lyrics

11. "Hakuna Matata"

Running time: 3:13
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Max Casella, Tom Allan Robbins, Scott Irby-Ranniar, and Jason Raize
Lyrics

12. "One by One"

Running time: 1:51
Music and lyrics by Lebo M
Performed by Ensemble
Lyrics

13. "The Madness of King Scar"

Running time: 5:27
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by John Vickery, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Geoff Hoyle, and Heather Headley
Lyrics

14. "Shadowland"

Running time: 4:28
Music by Hans Zimmer and Lebo M; lyrics by Mark Mancina and Lebo M
Performed by Heather Headley
Lyrics

15. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Running time: 1:09
Lyrics and revised music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Additional lyrics by Lebo M; arranged by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M
Lyrics

16. "Endless Night"

Running time: 4:41
Music by Lebo M, Hans Zimmer, and Jay Rifkin; lyrics by Julie Taymor
Performed by Jason Raize
Lyrics

17. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

Running time: 4:59
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Max Casella, Tom Allan Robbins, Jason Raize, and Heather Headley
Lyrics

18. "He Lives in You" (Reprise)

Running time: 4:12
Music and Lyrics by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M
Performed by Tsiidi Le Loka and Jason Raize
Lyrics

19. "Simba Confronts Scar

Running time: 2:25
Music and vocal score by Lebo M
Performed by Ensemble
Lyrics

20. "King of Pride Rock"/"Circle of Life" (Reprise)

Running time: 3:22
Music by Hans Zimmer and Elton John, Lyrics by Lebo M and Tim Rice
Performed by Ensemble
Lyrics



Return to Pride Rock

Music inspired by The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Release Date: Sep. 8, 1998 (Re-released Aug. 31, 2004 as The Lion King II: Simba's Pride)
Total length: 41:21 (27:01 for re-release)
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1. "He Lives in You"

Running time: 3:07
Written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

2. "We Are One"

Running time: 3:45
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Marty Panzer & Mark Feldman
Performed by Cam Clarke, Charity Sanoy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Chorus
Lyrics

3. "Upendi"

Running time: 2:54
Lyrics and music by Kevin Quinn and Randy Petersen
Performed by Robert Guillaume, Liz Calloway, Gene Miller & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lyrics

4. "One of Us"

Running time: 2:40
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Chorus
Lyrics

5. "My Lullaby"

Running time: 2:54
Music by Scott Warrender, lyrics by Joss Whedon
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette, Crysta Macalush, Andy Dick & Chorus
Lyrics

6. "Love Will Find a Way"

Running time: 3:00
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Liz Callaway, Gene Miller & Chorus
Lyrics

7. "We Are One"

Running time: 4:10
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Marty Panzer & Jack Feldman
Performed by Angelique Kidjo
Lyrics

8. "She Believes in You"

Return to Pride Rock only
Running time: 3:55
Written and performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

9. "Song for the Children"

Return to Pride Rock only
Running time: 2:31
Written and performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

10. "I Want to See the Moon"

Return to Pride Rock only
Running time: 4:20
Music and lyrics by Lebo M. and Sello "Chicco" Twala
Performed by Lebo M. (featuring Sharon Dee)
Lyrics

11. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Return to Pride Rock only
Running time: 3:35
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

12/8. "Love Will Find a Way"

Running time: 4:30
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Kenny Lattimore & Heather Headley
Lyrics



The Lion King Collection

Songs from and inspired by Simba's Pride and The Lion King
Release Date: Mar. 8, 1999 (non-US markets only)
Total length: 72:05
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1. "He Lives in You"

Running time: 4:44
Written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M.
Performed by Tina Turner
Lyrics

2. "Circle of Life"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 4:52
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics

3. "Lea Halalela"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 6:03
Written by Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer
Performed by The South African Choir
Lyrics

4. "Upendi"

Same as on Return to Pride Rock
Running time: 2:55
Lyrics and music by Kevin Quinn and Randy Petersen
Performed by Robert Guillaume, Liz Calloway, Gene Miller & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lyrics

5. "Busa"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 4:04
Written by Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M. & The South African Choir
Lyrics

6. "One of Us"

Same as on Return to Pride Rock
Running time: 2:40
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Chorus
Lyrics

7. "Love Will Find a Way"

Same as on Return to Pride Rock
Running time: 2:59
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Liz Callaway, Gene Miller & Chorus
Lyrics

8. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 4:01
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Lyrics

9. "We Are One"

Same as on Return to Pride Rock
Running time: 3:45
Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Marty Panzer & Mark Feldman
Performed by Cam Clarke, Charity Sanoy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Chorus
Lyrics

10. "One by One"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 3:12
Written by Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M. & The South African Choir
Lyrics

11. "It's Time"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 4:25
Written by Lebo M., John Van Tongeren and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M. & The South African Choir
Lyrics

12. "Noyana"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 5:13
Traditional; arranged by Lebo M., John Van Tongeren and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M. & The South African Choir
Lyrics

13. "In Youpendi"

Running time: 3:23
Lyrics and music by Kevin Quinn and Randy Petersen
Performed by Wes & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lyrics

14. "Be Prepared"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 3:40
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings
Lyrics

15. "He Lives in You"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 3:07
Written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M.
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

16. "My Lullaby"

Same as on Return to Pride Rock
Running time: 2:54
Music by Scott Warrender, lyrics by Joss Whedon
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette, Crysta Macalush, Andy Dick & Chorus
Lyrics

17. "Hakuna Matata"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 3:33
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams
Lyrics

18. "I Just Can't Wait to be King"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 2:51
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jason Weaver, Laura Williams, and Rowan Atkinson
Lyrics

19. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 3:34
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics



The Lion King 1½ [Original Soundtrack]

Songs from Timon & Pumbaa's Hilarious Adventure
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2004
Total length: 22:47
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1. "Grazing in the Grass"

Running time: 2:58
Music by Philemon Hou, Lyrics by Harry Elston
Performed by Raven

2. "Digga Tunnah Dance"

Running time: 3:53
Music and Lyrics by Martin Erskine, Seth J. Friedman, Tony Phillips, Lebo M., Johnny Clegg
Performed by Lebo M. & Vinx

3. "That's All I Need"

Running time: 2:29
Music by Elton John, as originally written for "Warthog Rhapsody"; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane

4. "Hakuna Matata"

Same as on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Running time: 3:32
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams
Lyrics

MIDI - Original Version, aka "Wimoweh"
MIDI - Version 2
MIDI - Version 3

5. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Same as on Rhythm of the Pride Lands
Running time: 3:35
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Performed by Lebo M.
Lyrics

6. "Jungle Boogie"

Running time: 3:20
Music and Lyrics by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas and Richard Westfield
Performed by Drew K. & French

7. "Timon's Traveling Theme"

Running time: 1:19
Music by Don Harper, Lyrics by Lebo M.

8. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

Running time: 1:41
Music and Lyrics by Ennio Morricone




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