The song, which parodies "Friend Like Me", is sung by Iago, who tells the original Tiki birds that they need to become hip and modern or else they'll become unpopular and lose their show and their audience.
Iago: 'Cause I'm a very famous movie star and all of Hollywood drops my name
Who cares about Aladdin or Jafar?
I'm the one with all the looks and fame
I got a million crackers in the bank, and I plan to get a zillion more!
And you guys will all have me to thank when they're lining up at the door
You are boring tiki birds, I'm a big celeb-birdy
That's why I'm gonna go and change the show
Ain't it great to have a friend like me
José: But señor, we've done the same show
Fritz: Yeah, since 1963!
Iago: My, how time flies, get a life you guys!
You're ancient history
Can your tails do this?
Can your wings do that?
Can you bad birds sing hip hop or rap?
Can ya rock and roll?
Well, listen here...
It's a whole new world so you better get hip
Or your audience will disappear!
At your showbiz magic lamp
Rub me right and I'll set you free
You've paid your dues, and you birds can't lose
Ain't it great to have a friend, great to have a friend
You ain't it great to have a friend, great to have a friend
You ain't never, had a, friend, like me...
Ain't never had a friend like me!