They’re songs you’ve been listening to for 25 years already, but now you're going to hear them like you never have before. Literally, because The Lion King soundtrack has been completely redone for the live-action Lion King release. While you might know all the words to the 1994 rendition of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” be prepared to sing it to a slightly different tune.
While no songs have been cut from the new Lion King movie, some of them have been slightly altered for 2019 and they might — no, not might, will — sound a little bit different. The good news is we’ve actually got a brand new Lion King song, thanks to Beyoncé’s role in the film as Nala and also a brand new Lion King “companion” album that Queen B is curating herself, which will “[feature] global recording artists and steeped in the sounds of Africa." (There's also a new Elton John song in the Lion King credits that gets a little overshadowed by all the Bey.) But what about the OG songs we’ve come to know and love over the years?
Here’s what you need to know about the soundtrack changes for The Lion King.