Best Lion King Songs


The Top Ten

1 Be Prepared

This is the song that builds the story of the Lion King. Everything about this song is amazing

Jeremy's voice was superb even though it was until the 2nd verse - jdrobles

Very good song adds just a little bit more of a pump to the play

Eloquent dialogue and monologue

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2 Circle of Life

This song should be number 1! The opening scene in the movie touched my heart so much, me and my sister started tearing up a little. Especially the key changes in the song get me every time. This movie is the best Disney movie ever made.

Condensing everything so complex into something so simple

Wow this song is pretty much awesome - Flamewarrior02

! I'm in my schools play for the lion king and I have a solo in here I'm rafiki the narator

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3 Can You Feel the Love Tonight

It is actually a good song it should be top 3

This song is the best love song ever, very heartfelt and has a good tune to it!

I took it up to Number 3 this song is so good

I liked this song when I was in preschool XDDD

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4 I Just Can't Wait to Be King

It show he not scared and it show are kids to go off and be you

I like the rhythm and I can get it stuck in my head for a while. - Flamewarrior02

My favorite always stuck in my head because it's the best I also like can you feel the love tonight

I love this song, it totally gets me pumped and merry.

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5 Hakuna Matata

Definitely the best lion king song, the lyrics, the tune and the fact that it is so happy

I live by this motto

Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase, Hakuna Matata, ain't no passing craze!

Best! Song! Ever!

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6 Not One of Us

I watched the second lion king all the time and this song I remember so well! The second lion king is very good, but not as good as the first one though. I watched both of them equally and they're both near and dear to my heart.

I love the lion king! It's one of my favorite animated movies - Ajkloth

This is the only song in the franchise that I enjoy other languages more. - Flamewarrior02

The vocals...enough said

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7 He Lives In You

I love this song and be prepared, but be prepared is, in my opinion, harder to make sound good, only the best of voices can pull it off, and I've heard versions that just didn't cut it. This song is more constantly good and overall my favorite

He Lives In You is the best song in Lion King by far. Both the movie version and musical. It is a stunning work of music.

Shame this was not in the movie, as it is probably the best song in the musical.

Underrated song, best thing outta all of Lion King

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8 We Are One

Don't know why but just can't help singing along to this song, not as iconic as can you feel the love tonight and circle of life but definitely my favourite

My very favorite song. has helped me through some tough times. now I sing it to my siblings, and plan to sing it to my own daughter one day. it has a valuable wisdom there

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9 My Lullaby

This song was surprisingly dark and violent for a children's film!

This song got me every time at the ' key change!

Boring until after kovu falls asleep - Flamewarrior02

Love this song so much!

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10 Love Will Find a Way

I love this song it is so beautiful

Why is this awesome song down here? It should be on top

Love will find away is so beautiful and awesome. Love will find away should be number 1

It's so beautiful and majestic. and honestly Simba listen to Kovu he really loves Kiara!

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The Contenders

11 Morning Report

The best song zazu kills it on the vocals, plus he actually reports the morning.

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12 The Madness of King Scar

I know this was in the musical but I add it because it was originally meant for the movie. And also the animation tribute for it is absolutely perfect. Definitely should watch it.

I saw the animation tribute it was very good.

I wonder who animated it it was good

13 To Die For

If you didn't know, To Die For is the song that comes in when the stampede scene comes in. This should be in the top ten! It's so powerful, and it pulls you buy your heartstrings.

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14 Upendi

What the hell were the creators on while making this song. - Flamewarrior02

15 King of Pride Rock

This should be in the top 5! I always get chill in the part when Simba climbs the rock!

16 Shadowland

This should truly be higher on the list. I'm completely obsessed with it. I'm playing Nala in my school's production of The Lion King, so I have the honor of being able to sing it. Honestly, I'm not sure how I'll be able to get through it without bawling my eyes out. It's a beautiful, emotional, and moving masterpiece.

Why is this not already on the list? It's awesome! If you don't know what it is, it's from the Lion King Original Broadway cast recording. Listen to it!

It is such a powerful and deep song! Nala sings it with so much emotion because she has to save her home from the hyenas and their King Scar!

This is a really beautiful song. Heather Headley's vocals plus the amazing music make this a masterpiece number, as well as Rafiki's "blessing" that gives me goosebumps.

17 Chow Down

Yet another song from the musical, but it definitely deserves more recognition!

18 Endless Night

I've spend endless nights listening to this song

This song is the best the smothing voices and all the amazing background music and vocels and just the lyrics are amazing vote for this song

19 Simba Confronts Scar

The guitar solo in the end was amazing, so was the harmony

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1. Be Prepared
2. Circle of Life
3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
1. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
2. Circle of Life
3. Hakuna Matata
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