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"Do you see any other big, lovable chunk of warthog here?"
This article is about the film version of "Hakuna Matata".
You may be looking for the Jimmy Cliff and Lebo M version, the location, the magazine series, or the motto.


Hakuna Matata
Hakuna.matata4
General Information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

Nathan Lane
Ernie Sabella
Jason Weaver
Joseph Williams

Released

May 31, 1994

Track

4

Length

3:33

Usage Information
Album

Best of The Lion King
Jungle Boogie
The Legacy Collection: The Lion King
The Lion King 1½: Songs From Timon and Pumbaa's Hilarious Adventure
The Lion King Collection
The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Appearances

The Lion King
The Lion King 1½
The Lion Guard
The Stage Musical

Sample
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtOriginal Version 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtJimmy Cliff Version 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtStage Musical Version 

"Hakuna Matata" is a song from The Lion King, The Lion King 1½, The Lion Guard, and the stage musical. It is also used as the opening theme of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. It is sung by Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon as Simba accepts the "Hakuna Matata" lifestyle.

Lyrics

Timon:
Hakuna Matata
What a wonderful phrase

Pumbaa:
Hakuna Matata
Ain't no passing craze

Timon:
It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It's our problem-free
Philosophy
Hakuna Matata

Instrumental Break

Timon:
Why, when he was a young warthog

Pumbaa:
When I was a young warthog!

Timon: (spoken)
Very nice.

Pumbaa: (spoken)
Thanks.

Timon:
He found his aroma like a certain appeal
He could clear the savanna after every meal

Pumbaa:
I'm a sensitive soul, though I seem thick-skinned
And it hurt, that my friends never stood downwind!
And, oh, the shame!

Timon:
He was ashamed!

Pumbaa:
Put a change in my name!

Timon:
Oh, what's in a name?

Pumbaa:
And I got downhearted!

Timon:
How did you feel?

Pumbaa:
Every time that I..

Timon: (spoken)
Hey, Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids.

Pumbaa: (spoken)
Oh, sorry.

Both:
Hakuna Matata
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata
Ain't no passing craze!

Simba:
It means no worries
For the rest of your days

Timon:
Yeah, sing it, kid

Simba and Timon:
It's our problem-free...

Pumbaa:
Philosophy

All:
Hakuna Matata!

Instrumental Break

Timon and Pumbaa:
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna!

Simba:
It means no worries
For the rest of your days

All:
It's our problem-free
Philosophy

Timon:
Hakuna Matata

Pumbaa:
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna! Matata!
Hakuna! Matata!

Simba:
Hakuna Matata!

Timon:
Hakuna Matata!

Simba:
Hakuna Matata!

Timon:
Hakuna Matata!

Pumbaa:
Ooh-ooh-ooh!

Timon:
Hakuna Matata!

Simba:
Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata!
Yeah!

Timon:
Matata!
Matata!
Ha, ha, ha!

Trivia

General

  • "Hakuna Matata" means "no worries" in Swahili.[1]
  • In 2004, the American Film Institute placed "Hakuna Matata" at #99 on the list of AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.[3]
  • "Hakuna Matata" can be heard briefly during Toy Story. It plays inside Andy's mother's car as Molly watches Woody and Buzz Lightyear attempt to catch up to the moving van.[4]
  • Bill Condon had actors sing "Hakuna Matata" at the auditions for the 2017 live action film Beauty and the Beast. It helped measure their singing voices and determined who he chose for the final cast.[5]

In Development

  • There have been rumors that Tim Rice was inspired by the British sitcom Bottoms. However, this rumor has been debunked, as Rice has stated that he meant to craft the number as a philosophical conversation.[7]

Video

The Lion King - Hakuna Matata (HD)-003:50

The Lion King - Hakuna Matata (HD)-0

"Hakuna Matata" in The Lion King


Lion Guard HAKUNA MATATA! Bunga and the King Song Clip00:43

Lion Guard HAKUNA MATATA! Bunga and the King Song Clip

"Hakuna Matata" from The Lion Guard


References

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