Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Lion King’ Soundtrack

Published: Tuesday 25th Jun 2019 by Sam

Pharrell Williams is bringing his musical gravitas to ‘The Lion King.’

This week saw the lid lifted on details surrounding the soundtrack for Disney‘s live-action remake of the 1994 classic.

And while it brought insights into the roles the likes of Beyonce, Donald Glover, and Elton John will have musically in the movie, it’s now been revealed that Williams is on-board too.

Details below…

The Neptunes star, who helmed the super huge ‘Happy’ from the ‘Despicable Me 2’ soundtrack, has produced five tracks on ‘The Lion King’ OST.

Included are Beyonce and Glover duet ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ and ‘Hakuna Matata.’


Mystery continues to surround surround the to-be-announced Beyonce solo number. Did Pharrell re-team with the Queen and produce that too?

Pending an answer, the President of Music & Soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios, Mitchell Leib said of the material featured:

“The incredible musical talents who came together to contribute to this project are unparalleled. Favreau’s deep love and instinct for musical collaboration inspired Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyoncé, Donald Glover and the entire music team to an awesome level of generosity, spirit and commitment, resulting in a powerful journey of song, production and performance.”

‘The Lion King’ Tracklist

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 Lion King’ soundtrack arrives on July 11th, with the movie landing in theaters a week later on July 19th.

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  1. Clarkson June 25, 2019

    At least he know how to write a hit song that everyone both kids and adults will like, unlike beyonce who cant “write” a hit to save her life.
    Who can remember that flop song God made you beautiful from that flop animation she voiced? That’s right nobody

    Beyonce is gunning for the best original song oscar but she wont get it.

    • Brent Christopher June 25, 2019

      Beyonce will NEVER win an Oscar, an Emmy, or Tony award. She isn’t nearly as talented, original or creative as she & her sheep thinks she is. Beyonce is a misguided, trend hopping, glitter unitard wearing, p|_|ssy popper who hasn’t used real vocals since “4”.

      It’s realky sad and extremely unfortunate.

      Beyonce desperately needs to get back to SINGING, and jump off this trap queen bandwagon she’s been thrashing her blonde wigs on over the past 6 years, specifically.

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 25, 2019

        If u fast forward to 4:50 both bey and Kelly claim bey wrote EVERY SINGLE SONG On the Survivor Album

        https://youtu.be/zZ_Rz3Qw7r8

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 25, 2019

      If u fast forward to 4:50 both bey and Kelly claim bey wrote EVERY SINGLE SONG On the Survivor song as the Lead Writer including Dangerously in love

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 25, 2019

      Also won ASCAP song writer of the year for writing

  2. Brent Christopher June 25, 2019

    STOP POSTING ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SAME, OVERBLOWN, OVERHYPED SOUNDTRACK. As much as I truly love, respect & honor the work of Pharrell Williams, his contributions to soundtracks are usually dull, off putting & inappropriate for the screen. Pharrell struck GOLD with “Happy”, but rarely do any of his other film tracks evoke any real sense of emotion. Everything falls in line with his signature sound. He isn’t needed in this project, either.

    Honestly, please STOP making 7 posts per day about a contemporary LP that isn’t going to birth any new hits or contemporary classics.

    I can’t wait for the writers & staff of TGJ to see just how exaggerated the focus of this soundtrack turns out to be. You all are doing WAY TOO MUCH!!

    Pharrell is attractive & should stick to working on mainstream, studio hits for conventional, record company artists. That’s it.

  3. olusheyi banjo June 25, 2019

    I’m more excited about the music than the film. I can’t wait for both

  4. MessyBoots June 25, 2019

    Whew chile.. that pic of Pharell 🔥🔥😋

  5. Ratedxxx June 25, 2019

    You’re not considered for a song writing credit..if there are about 10 people on the track…

    Beyondfake has been buying the same awards every year..hence why she gets the same awards every year…

    Billionaires my a**…

  6. Ratedxxx June 25, 2019

    I’m damn near tired of the lion king already..and it hasn’t even come out yet..

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