The concluding volumes of the second series of Disney’s Sing Along Songs home video franchise following “A Friend Like Me” in 1993 were all mostly original and traditional songs outside of the Disney musical library barring a few selections; one of the volumes in fact was yet another Christmas album.
Come 1994 however, a third series of the whimsical Disney karaoke was begun, with its inaugural volume released in time to celebrate the then-recent premiere of The Lion King. Thus, that animated classic’s main theme is the central song for the volume, which was later re-released in 2003 with additional songs from some animated series and home video animated films.
Here’s a list of songs from both versions of Disney’s Sing Along Songs series 3 volume 1 – “Circle of Life”, which was hosted on its original version by Jiminy Cricket.
- “Circle of Life” (from 1994’s The Lion King)
- “Part of Your World” (from 1989’s The Little Mermaid)
- “Prince Ali” (from 1993’s Aladdin)
- “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” (from The Lion King)
- “Belle” (from 1991’s Beauty And The Beast)
- “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” (from 1970’s The Aristocats, US Version) / Following the Leader (from 1953’s Peter Pan, UK Version)
- “When You Wish Upon a Star” (from 1940’s Pinocchio)
2003 Reissue Additions
- “Hakuna Matata” (from The Lion King)
- “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (from 1995-1999’s The Lion King’s Timon & Pumbaa animated series)
- “Yummy Yummy Yummy” (from The Lion King’s Timon & Pumbaa)
- “W-I-L-D” (from 2003’s The Jungle Book 2 home video sequel)
- “Jungle Rhythm” (from The Jungle Book 2)