The Lions Sleeps Tonight


The song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is not by or from Elton John. It was originally written and recorded in the 1930s by a South African musician named Solomon Linda and his group, The Evening Birds. The song was composed in the key of G major. However, it gained significant popularity worldwide when it was covered by the American doo-wop group The Tokens in 1961. In this version, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Over the years, the song has been performed by various artists and included in numerous soundtracks. It is recognized for its catchy melody and memorable chorus.