The Lion King soundtrack is blowing up on Spotify
Whatever you may think about 2019’s The Lion King, you can’t question the quality of its songs. In fact, Spotify listeners are most certainly feeling the love post-movie premiere.
The music streaming giant has released stats on the official soundtrack of the film, and it's seen a 50 percent increase in terms of listeners on both the 2019 and original soundtracks.
Some of the top tracks from the 2019 movie include Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Circle of Life/Nants' Ingonyama, Hakuna Matata, I Just Can't Wait to Be King and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
It’s a little different from the original soundtrack, where the most streamed track is I Just Can't Wait to Be King.
Below are the top-streaming songs from The Lion King 2019 soundtrack right now:
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” - Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen
“Circle of Life/Nants' Ingonyama” - Lebo M., Lindiwe Mkhize -
“Hakuna Matata” - Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, JD McCrary, Seth Rogen
“I Just Can't Wait to Be King” - JD McCrary, John Oliver, Shahadi Wright Joseph
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” - Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
“He Lives in You” - Lebo M.
“Be Prepared (2019)” - Chiwetel Ejiofor
“Life's Not Fair” - Hans Zimmer
“Never Too Late” - Elton John
“Rafiki's Fireflies” - Hans Zimmer
Who exactly is listening to The Lion King soundtracks, new and old? Well, those streaming the new soundtrack the most are aged between 25 and 29, accounting for more than 30 percent of streams. So, those looking for a sense of nostalgia.
By contrast, it's those aged between 18 and 24 who are listening to the 1994 soundtrack the most, accounting for about 28 percent of its listeners.
Check out Spotify’s new Disney hub right here, which includes everything from Disney princesses singing loud and proud to hero-themed Marvel music.
Still haven’t seen The Lion King? You can check out our review before you go right here.