A soundtrack was released for the movie with many of the songs from the movie. Be warned though, like so many soundtrack CD's it didn't include any
of the instrumental music composed by Nile Rodgers. We get a lot of enquiries about the instrumental music from the opening scenes, through Akeem's arrival in queens through to the wedding ceremony. As far as we know it has never been released on any format.
The non instrumental soundtrack is very hard to find. Use our search feature top locate a copy.
The following song tracks were featured in Coming to America
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Coming to America - The SystemBetter Late Than Never - The Cover GirlsAll Dressed up (Ready to Hit the Town) - Chico DeBargeI Like It Like That - Michael RodgersThat's the Way It Is - Mel & KimAddicted to You - LevertComin' Correct - J.J. FadLivin' the Good Life - Sister SledgeTransparent - Nona HendrixCome into My Life - Laura Branigan, Joe EspositoI Got It - Eddie MurphyOoo Baby Baby - The MiraclesPride And Joy - Marvin GayeTo Be Loved - Jackie WilsonYou're A Wonderful One - Marvin GayeWimoweh - Ladysmith Black MambazoQueen To Be - Paul BatesLet Your Soul Glo - Soul GloAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
The opening credits music sequence is by South African Accapella Group "Ladysmith Black Mambazo" who were featured a few years earlier on Paul Simons 1986 "Graceland" Album on hits such as "Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes", "Homeless", etc... The song was an acapella version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". -Thanks to Big Kev
Arista-signed female vocal group Expose recorded their hit song, "What You Don't Know" for the movie "Coming to America" in 1988, but their management held off including it in the movie for fear the group would be overexposed at the time. It was later released in 1989 on the LP of the same name. (They had racked up 4 consecutive Top 10 hits.) -Thanks to Amy
The song that is playing at the beginning of the New York club sequence is a song called, "I Got It," performed by Eddie Murphy.
The incidental music running as the king is driven through New York to find Akeem is featured in drumline played by the A&T drumline. The track is called 'King's motorcade'. -Thanks to Roger MorganAdd some more trivia about the songs used in Coming to America
Eddie Murphy stars as Prince Akeem
The intro music at the VERY beginning of the movie is called Mbube by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Coming to America
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Mbube (AKA: The Lion Sleeps Tonight) - Ladysmith Black MambazoIntro CreditAkeem Wakes UpBathingHappy BirthdayAkeem's PartyIntroduction of the BrideGoing to AmericaNew York CityDate with LisaWalking with LisaThe King's MotorcadeThe King's Entourage Part 2Going after LisaTurned DownGoing HomeThe WeddingEnd CreditsAre We Missing Any?Score Trivia
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