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I've Got You Beat is one of the deleted songs of Disney's 2003 animated DVD sequel, The Jungle Book 2.


The song was deleted in the film, because Shanti in early production was equal to Mowgli and it was about Shanti showing Mowgli how great the Man Village is with Mowgli showing Shanti how great the jungle is. Shanti's feisty personality was softened in the final version, making her more afraid of the jungle, making her less feisty; however, Shanti became feisty in the final version of the film during the final battle against Shere Khan.


(spoken dialogue)
Shanti: Hey, I do feel a beat
We got a beat here too, you know
A little more sophisticated

Mowgli: Hmm...

Both: I've got you beat
In the village we learn it right
Got you beat
Mowgli: In the jungle, we burn all night
Both: Count on me
To get 'em dancin' down the street
1, 2, 3
'Cause when it comes to this
I've got you beat

(spoken dialogue)
Shanti: Pretty good, huh?
Mowgli: Yeah.

Shanti: In the sleepy town we come from
There's a steady beat that plays

Mowgli: Might be just a little humtrum
So I'd like to learn its ways

Shanti: It's in fire and in water
In the houses and the well
It's in every son and daughter
In the top and the bells

Both: I've got you beat
Shanti: You do?
Mowgli: 'Cause I break every single rule
Both: Got you beat
Mowgli: Says who?
Shanti: 'Cause I know how to keep it cool
Both: Count on me
To get 'em dancin' down the street
1, 2, 3
Mowgli: 'Cause when it comes to this
I've got you beat

(spoken dialogue)
Mowgli: How 'bout this?
Shanti: Hmm, not bad, not bad...

Mowgli: In the jungle there is freedom
Shanti: Yes, I'm sure that I've been told
Mowgli: No one drums the way that we drum
Shanti: Though it's fairly uncontrolled
Mowgli: There's this grouchy old piranha
Who knows all the hippest tunes
Once a shiny green iguana
Show me how to play the spoons

Both: I've got you beat
Shanti: You do?
Mowgli: With a solo that always wins
Both: I've got you beat
Mowgli: Says you!
Shanti: With the tempo that never fails
Both: Count on me
To get them dancin' down the street
1, 2, 3
'Cause when it comes to this
I've got you beat

(spoken dialogue)
Shanti: Yeah!
Mowgli: No, no, watch this!

Shanti: No one plays the way that I play
(Mowgli: No one plays the way that I play)
Both: Anytime we two play
Shanti: When I play
Both: When I play, you'll be impressed
When you knew who is clearly the best
I'm the best

Mowgli: Nothing wrong with competition
Shanti: How 'bout girls against the boys
Girls: Losing every inhibition
As we make a little noise

Mowgli: I'll be faster
Shanti: I'll be stronger
Mowgli: I'll do that
Shanti: And I'll do this
All: We'll see who can hold out longer
And the winner gets a kiss

Both: I've got you beat (Girls: You do?)
Though I must say, although it's true
I've got you beat (Girls: Too true.)
In a way, you've got me beat too
Look how we, got 'em dancin' down the street
Count on me
When it comes to that, you've got me beat

(instrumental break)

Both: Count on me
To get them dancin' down the street
1, 2, 3
'Cause when it comes to this
I've got you beat


  • In the song, an iguana and a piranha are mentioned, despite the film being set in India. Iguanas and piranhas are restricted to the Americas in real life and are not native to India.

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Shows: TaleSpinJungle Cubs
Video Games: The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book Groove PartyThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's Wild AdventureThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's RunDisney Classic Games Collection
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Disney Parks
Animated film: Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldRhythm of the Jungle

Live action: Disney Movie MagicThe Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's BelieveDisney's WishesDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Festival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsJourney into the Jungle BookMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Rivers of Light: We Are OneSuper Duper Jumpin' TimeThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
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Firework: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterMickey's Mix MagicTree of Life Awakens
Summer: The Jungle Book Jive
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Original: MowgliBalooBagheeraKing LouieShere KhanKaaColonel HathiWinifredHathi, Jr.Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and DizzyAkelaRamaShantiRakshaWolf PupsSeeonee PackJungle PatrolFlunkeyBandar-log

Deleted characters: Rocky the RhinoBuldeoTabaqui
Sequel: RanjanRanjan's FatherMessuaShanti's MotherLucky
Rudyard Kipling's: Grey BrotherNathooKitty BrydonColonel Geoffrey BrydonSergeant ClaibourneDr. Julius PlumfordWilliam BooneSergeant HarleyBuldeoTabaquiLt. John WilkinsIndian BanditsAlice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and CecilThe CrocMahraBenny and ClydeNed, Jed & FredMungoLeahCainDholesWinifred's UncleMcCoyDictator TurtleWhitehood
House of Mouse: King Larry

JungleAncient RuinsMan VillageIndiaAsia
Season One: "A Night in the Wasteland" • "How the Panther Lost His Roar/The Humans Must Be Crazy" • "Hathi Meets His Match/Buffaloed" • "Mondo Mungo/Bare Necessities" • "Who Wants to Be a Baboon?" • "Red Dogs" • "The Great Kaadini" • "Hulla Baloo/Shere Bliss" • "Treasure of the Middle Jungle" • "Feather Brains/Benny & Clyde" • "Splendor in the Mud" • "Trouble in the Jungle/Fool Me Once..." • "The Coming of the Wolves"

Season Two: "The Ape Who Would Be King" • "Trunks for the Memories/Kasaba Ball" • "Hathi's Makeover/Curse of the Magnificent Melon" • "The Five Bananas/Birthday Snake" • "Old Green Teeth/The Elephant Who Couldn't Say No" • "Hair Ball/A Tail of Two Tails" • "Waiting for Baloo/Tree for Two" • "Nice Tiger/Sleepless in the Jungle"

Original: "Colonel Hathi's March" • "The Bare Necessities" • "I Wan'na Be Like You" • "Trust in Me" • "That's What Friends are For" • "My Own Home"

More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" • "Jungle Fever" • "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" • "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" • "Jungle Cub Love" • "Everything's Gonna Be Right with the World"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" • "Join the Ranks" • "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" • "A Mood for Food" • "We Are the Vultures" • "Run" • "A Brand New Day"
Sequel: "The Jungle Rhythm" • "W-I-L-D" • "Right Where I Belong"
Deleted: "Brothers All" • "The Song of the Seeonee" • "Monkey See, Monkey Do" • "I Knew I Belonged to Her" • "In A Day's Work" • "The Mighty Hunters" • "I've Got You Beat" • "Braver"

See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare NecessitiesWho Framed Roger RabbitHouse of MouseDisney's Jungle Boogie