What is it about childhood that makes us get so wrapped up in certain songs, songs that we would otherwise disregard if we weren’t so little when we found them? I had two songs that I would play over and over, these being, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and the Rhinestone Cowboy!
The Lion Sleeps tonight was my utmost favorite! I can still see the 45 record with its red label spinning around the record player as I danced my way through it. I believe I wore the record out! Although the song made no sense to me, I still loved it, and when it was brought back to life with the movie, the Lion King, I was over joyed to see my own children appreciate it.
Listening to the song tonight brought back so many memories for me. Something about music can take us back to a certain place in time, even back to a certain age. Although my childhood was not that pleasant, listening to the music, helped me escape from my troubles.
I often wondered about the song, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and who wrote it. After doing a little research on You Tube I came across this video.
I am grateful his family eventually got compensated. I am also grateful that his song has brought us so much joy!
The movie the Lion King was one of my children’s favorite movies, and honestly, it is one of mine. I can laugh today about the music, as I think to myself, how even back then, I knew a hit when I heard one.
Thank you, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, for helping me get through some tough times in my life. Perhaps I will share in another blog later, about the music, The Rhinestone Cowboy!
Below is a clip of the Lion King, it’s funny, its still today, a must watch!