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Wedding Songs – Today’s Song of the Day

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Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

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Can You Feel The Love Toniht, Elton John

Our thoughts: This song from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King ~ If you are into Disney, you probably have managed to stay in tuned with your youth. With fantasy and optimism. With hope and a tenacious belief in happy endings. And if all that is true ~ you probably know what I know. That true love exist. And that it’s in you, not in the person you expect it from:) Given that, when folks like you and me hear this song, we know its magic is real. Elton nailed the combination of lyric to melody to harmony (chords) in this classic and timeless love song. You can literally “feel” it in the songs production. I give this 5 stars! What about you?

Lyrics – Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

There’s a calm surrender to the rush of day
When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away
An enchanted moment, and it sees me through
It’s enough for this restless warrior just to be with you

And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far

And can you feel the love tonight?
How it’s laid to rest
It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

There’s a time for everyone if they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn
There’s a rhyme and reason to the wild outdoors
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yours

And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far

And can you feel the love tonight?
How it’s laid to rest
It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

Here it is, our song of the day for the Wedding Songs series in this blog:) I hope you like it and I hope you email me more suggestions (alan@mannequintheband.com). I’d love to know what you think are the best wedding songs of the today or of those that are timeless ~


Facts and Info from Wikipedia:

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” is a song from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King[2] composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.[1] It was described by Don Hahn (the film’s producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film’s directors) as having “the most diverse history” in the film.[3] It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and achieved even more success in the U.S., reaching a peak of #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in France.

The song was performed in the film by Kristle Edwards, Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, Nathan Lane, and Ernie Sabella, while the end title version was performed by Elton John. It won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Original Song,[1] and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. It also earned Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2003, a remixed version of the song was included in the Special Edition soundtrack of The Lion King, again sung by Elton John.

In the followup The Lion King 1½, the romantic scene where the song was originally featured also had the song playing, but with a difference: interspersed with the romantic scenes were short comedic shots of Timon and Pumbaa trying to disrupt Simba and Nala’s night out with the Theme from Peter Gunn playing when they try.

The song was once planned to be sung only by Timon and Pumbaa, but Elton John disliked the comical nature of the concept. John declared that “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was meant to follow “Disney’s tradition of great love songs”, and that it could “express the lions’ feelings for each other far better than dialogue could”.[4]

Later, the song was planned to be sung this time only by Simba and Nala but in the end the idea was scrapped again, and the final result was the song mainly sung by an off-screen voice (Kristle Edwards) with short lines from Simba (Joseph Williams) and Nala (Sally Dworsky), and the beginning and end parts by Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).[3] It also included Zulu vocals that, while mostly muted in the on-screen version, were much more prominently featured in the audio-only releases.

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