TechnologySpotify Listeners “Feel the Love” Post-Lion King Movie Premiere!

The Lion King was the must-see movie over the weekend, and at Spotify we’ve taken a look at how listeners are enjoying the film’s soundtrack – new and old. In the past week, we’ve seen almost a 50% increase in the listening of both the 2019 soundtrack, which came out July 11th, and the film’s original 1994 hit soundtrack.

Via The Verge

Here’s what music, in particular, is resonating with our listeners, and where:

Check out Spotify’s new Disney hub to listen to all your favorite Disney soundtracks, and listen to Spotify’s Lion King playlist here (see below for the embed code)

The top-streaming songs from The Lion King 2019 soundtrack:

  1. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen
  2. “Circle of Life/Nants’ Ingonyama” – Lebo M., Lindiwe Mkhize –
  3. “Hakuna Matata” – Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, JD McCrary, Seth Rogen
  4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – JD McCrary, John Oliver, Shahadi Wright Joseph
  5. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
  6. “He Lives in You” – Lebo M.
  7. “Be Prepared (2019)” – Chiwetel Ejiofor
  8. “Life’s Not Fair” – Hans Zimmer
  9. “Never Too Late” – Elton John
  10. “Rafiki’s Fireflies” – Hans Zimmer

The top-streamed songs of all time from The Lion King 1994 soundtrack:

Via Vanity Fair

  1. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, Laura Williams
  2. “Hakuna Matata” – Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, Joseph Williams
  3. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Kristle Edwards
  4. “Circle of Life” – Carmen Twillie, Lebo M.
  5. “Be Prepared” – Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings
  6. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Elton John
  7. “This Land” – Hans Zimmer, Lebo M.
  8. “Under the Stars” – Hans Zimmer, Lebo M.
  9. “Circle of Life” – Elton John
  10. “King of Pride Rock” – Hans Zimmer, Lebo M.

Top-streaming tracks on Beyoncé’s album, The Lion King: The Gift:

  1. “MOOD 4 EVA” – Jay-Z, Childish Gambino
  2. “BROWN SKIN GIRL” – SAINt JHN, Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter
  3. “SPIRIT” – From Disney’s “The Lion King”
  4. “BIGGER”
  5. “ALREADY” – Shatta Wale, Major Lazer
  7. “NILE” – Kendrick Lamar
  8. “JA ARA E” – Burna Boy
  9. “DON’T JEALOUS ME” – Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Lord Afrixana
  10. “MY POWER” – Tierra Whack, Moonchild Sanelly, Nija, Busiswa, DJ Lag, Yemi Alade-

Top countries streaming The Lion King 2019 soundtrack the most over the past week:

Via Disney Movies

  1. US
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. Brazil
  5. Netherlands
  6. Philippines
  7. Canada
  8. Indonesia
  9. Sweden
  10. Mexico

Listen to Spotify’s Lion King playlist here.

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