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For the Jimmy Cliff and Lebo M version, see Hakuna Matata (Jimmy Cliff)
Hakuna Matata
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Information
Title "Hakuna Matata"
Music By Elton John
Lyrics By Tim Rice
Sung By Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams
Length 3:33
Appears In The Lion King Original Soundtrack

"Hakuna Matata" is an Academy Award-nominated song from The Lion King, the musical, and The Lion King 1½. It is sung by Simba, Pumbaa and Timon.

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!

(Speaking)

Simba:

Hakuna Matata?

Pumbaa:

Yeah, it's our motto!

Simba:

What's a motto?

Timon:

Nothing. What's a-motto with you?

Pumbaa:

You know kid, these two words will solve all your problems.

Timon:

That's right. Take Pumbaa for example.

(Singing)

Why, when he was a young warthog!

Pumbaa:

When I was a young warthog!

Timon:

Very nice.

Pumbaa:

Thanks.

Timon:

He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal.
He could clear the savannah 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:

Thought of changing my name.

Timon:

Oh what's in a name?

Pumbaa:

And I got downhearted.

Timon:

How did you feel?

Pumbaa:

Everytime that I-

Timon:

Hey, Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids.

Pumbaa:

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!

(Speaking)

Timon:

Welcome, to our humble home

Simba:

You live here?

Timon:

We live wherever we want

Pumbaa:

Yup, home is where your rump rests

Simba:

It's beautiful

Pumbaa:

(Burps) I'm starved!

Simba:

I'm so hungry I could eat a whole zebra

Timon:

Ah heh, we're fresh out of zebra

Simba:

Got any antelope?

Timon:

Nuh-uh.

Simba:

Hippo?

Timon:

Nope. Listen kid, if you live with us, you gotta eat like us... Hey! this looks like a good place to rustle up some grub

Simba:

Ew what's that?

Timon:

A grub, what's it look like?

Simba:

Ew gross!

Timon:

Tastes like chicken

Pumbaa:

Slimy, yet satisfying

Timon:

These are rare delicacies... Piquant, waith a very pleasant crunch

Pumbaa:

You'll learn to love 'em

Timon:

I'm tellin' ya kid, this is the great life, no rules, no responsibilities,

OOH the little cream filled kind! And best of all, no worries,

well, kid?

Simba:

Oh, well, Hakuna Matata

Slimy, yet satisfying

Timon:

That's it!

(Singing)

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-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh-ooh, Ooh-ooh)

Timon:

Hakuna Matata

Simba:

Awoooo-na Matata

Hakuna Matata!

Timon:

Yeah

Simba:

Matata

Matata

Ha

Ha

Ha!

Credits

Composer(s): Elton John
Lyrics By: Tim Rice

Trivia

  • "Hakuna Matata" is based on a song called "Warthog Rhapsody," which was written early in the production stage of The Lion King. Although the two songs shared the same message and position in the film, when Elton and Tim began working on the music, the song was completely rewritten and eventually evolved into "Hakuna Matata." "Warthog Rhapsody" was eventually re-produced and released on the Rhythm of the Pride Lands CD, as well as rewritten as "That's All I Need," which was used in The Lion King 1½.
  • It was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1995, but lost to "Can You Feel the Love Tonight".
  • An earlier concept of the song began with Timon singing a verse about, "When I was a young meerkat....", but the filmmakers decided that the song would work better if it were shorter and got to the point right away, so they cut Timon's verse. This was referenced in The Lion King 1½.
  • In 2004, the American Film Institute (AFI) placed Hakuna Matata at #99 on the list of AFI's 100 Years....100 Songs.
  • A different version of "Hakuna Matata" appears in Rhythm of the Pride Lands, sung by reggae singer Jimmy Cliff and Lebo M. This version of the song was slightly modified (especially concerning the instruments used), but remains very similar to the original version.
  • In one of Disney's many self references, the song, "Hakuna Matata", can be heard briefly in Toy Story, in which it was played inside Andy's mother's car while Molly sees Woody and Buzz Lightyear through one of the side view mirrors.
  • A remixed version of "Hakuna Matata" was used in the spin-off TV series Timon & Pumbaa, but it was shortened and most of the lyrics were removed.
  • In The Lion King: The Legacy Collection, the song is longer than previous releases.
  • Tim Rice has said to have got the idea for the lyrics to "Hakuna Matata" when watching the British sitcom Bottom and at one point wanted the show's stars Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson to play Timon and Pumbaa.
  • "Hakuna Matata" means "no worries" in Swahili.[1]

Gallery

Video

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References

  1. [1]


Songs from The Lion King
Circle of LifeI Just Can't Wait to be KingBe PreparedHakuna MatataCan You Feel the Love Tonight

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