Musical Monday: The Lion King - Hakuna Matata (#27).

[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]

Finally back to some Disney! This was a huge song when the movie first came out--everyone quoting it and whatnot. I remember there was a whole school show thing that involved it, even. Similar to its older sibling--Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious--it's just a word/set of words to make you feel better about yourself and your situation. And, like it's sibling, will totally get stuck in your head. As used in the movie, it gives us a passage of time as well as a bonding montage between Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa. It might not be the most exciting visuals, but it's a fun song and has some memorable moments. Check out "Hakuna Matata" below.


  1. It's not nonsense it's actually Swahili. Most of the words in the Lion King are Swahili - Simba = Lion, Rafiki = Friend, Hakuna Mataka = No worries.

  2. Well then... I stand corrected!

  3. So many memorable songs from The Lion King, IMO the last great Disney animation (non-Pixar) until... Tangled?

  4. Castor: I can agree with that. Mulan is pretty good, though.


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