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With the upcoming "Lion King" remake just weeks away from opening, Disney is further stoking anticipation by unveiling the soundtrack listing.

The original animated classic boasted some of the most memorable movie musical tunes of all time, including several songs written by Elton John, like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" That song will now be remade with stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter in the roles of Simba and Nala.

The new soundtrack — which drops July 11 — features a new original song by Elton John and Tim Rice, titled “Never Too Late." Since John performs it himself, it seems likely it will play over the end credits and vie for the Best Original Song Oscar.

There is also mystery around Track 14, which simply reads "TBA." There was a rumor that Beyonce would since "Shadowland," a soaring anthem sung by Nala in the Broadway version of "The Lion King."

Director Jon Favreau told Fandango, "There's a song that [Beyonce] performed and wrote in the spirit of the production along with working with Lebo M., who's part of it with Hans Zimmer. They were all collaborating with her and helping to bring this new piece of music into a film where there's already a very established musical personality to the piece."

Here's the full track list for "The Lion King." The movie opens in theaters July 19.

  1. “Circle of Life”/“Nants’ Ingonyama” – Performed by Lindiwe Mkhize; African vocals performed by Lebo M; written and composed by Elton John and Tim Rice; “Nants’ Ingonyama” written by Lebohang Morake and Hans Zimmer; produced by Hans Zimmer; vocals produced by Stephen Lipson

  2. “Life’s Not Fair” – Hans Zimmer

  3. “Rafiki’s Fireflies” – Hans Zimmer

  4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – Performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and John Oliver; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson

  5. “Elephant Graveyard” – Hans Zimmer

  6. “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) – Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Hans Zimmer and David Fleming

  7. “Stampede” – Hans Zimmer

  8. “Scar Takes the Throne” – Hans Zimmer

  9. “Hakuna Matata” – Performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary and Donald Glover; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson

  10. “Simba is Alive!” – Hans Zimmer

  11. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Performed by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss and Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams

  12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson

  13. “Reflections of Mufasa” – Hans Zimmer

  14. TBA

  15. “Battle for Pride Rock” – Hans Zimmer

  16. “Remember” – Hans Zimmer

  17. “Never Too Late” – Performed by Elton John; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Greg Kurstin; additional production by Elton John and Matt Still

  18. “He Lives in You” – Performed by Lebo M; written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebohang Morake; produced by Lebo M and Mark Mancina

  19. “Mbube” – Performed by Lebo M; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams