Best Lion King Songs


The Top Ten

1 Be Prepared

In mickey's house of villains Jafar should have sung this song

I love this song

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

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2 Circle of Life

Beginning note: AAAH

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.

I agree should have been no. 1 not the Elton John version but the actual opening scene. Always get shiver down my back at the scene where the animals bow down to meet their new king - amazing and never saw a scene in a Disney film like it - epic - mickyc

It should be number 1 it is the best song in there it almost has all off the characters singing and its just amazing

Condensing everything so complex into something so simple

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3 Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Elton John did a great job with this song! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Love this song. It should be nr.1

It is actually a good song it should be top 3

I liked this song when I was in preschool XDDD

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4 I Just Can't Wait to Be King

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

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

I'm simba in my school play

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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!

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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

Definitely! Although, I thought it was called just "exile"...

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7 He Lives In You

I love the song

It is awesome and just really deep. I love it

The best

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

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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

I only like the melody - Flamewarrior02

Even those who are gone
are with us as we go on
your journey has only begun
tears of pain tears of joy
one thing nothing can destroy
is our pride deep inside
we are one

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9 My Lullaby

Yeah this is epic! It’s got an awesome thing to it! - DaringXx

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

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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

Love Will Find a Way will find a way to number 1

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The Contenders

11 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

12 Morning Report

I kind of am obsessed with this song...

What is this

Gosh this song sucks.

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

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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.

This song is to die for

14 Upendi

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

15 Shadowland

The harmonies are just perfect. Extremely emotional, and powerful.

Most emotional and heart-catching of all the songs. Seeing this performed live is a whole journey, and this song always makes me cry. It is the start of the climax and just utterly beautiful. I feel this one in my soul.

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!

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16 King of Pride Rock

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

17 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

18 Chow Down

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

19 Simba Confronts Scar

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

20 Luau Hawaiian Treat

Just noticed this song isn't in here.

21 The Mourning

I’m pretty sure that this was in the musical, and I did this in my school play, and it was my favorite song (that I was in. My favorite was be prepared, and not just because I had a crush on the boy who performed it) by far. The Lyrics are kind of boring, but I love it anyway.

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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
1. Circle of Life
2. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
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