CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT by Elton John

October 11, 2022

Today’s song of the day is a UK pop song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John.  It was produced by the famous Chris Thomas and is believed to be amongst the best performing tracks by Elton John.

Fun Facts:

  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was composed by Elton John, an English musician, and lyrics were written by Tim Rice for the 1994’s animated movie, The Lion King, by Disney.
  • The background vocals in the single version are by Rick Astley, Robert Englund, Kiki Dee, and Gary Barlow.
  • The track was initially storyboarded to be sung by Pumbaa and Timon comically. However, Elton John insisted that this be changed, making the song the film’s Princess and Prince moment.
  • The song went on to win various awards. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” won the Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards in the Best Original Song Category in 1995. It also won Elton John a Grammy Award for the Best Male Pop Vocals Performance.
  • The single release of the track peaked at position one for eight weeks on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. 
  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was also a chart hit within the UK. At its peak, it ranked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. The song performed even better in the US, peaking at position four on the Hot 100 Billboard. It also sold over half a million copies in France and was the number one hit in Canada.
  • Today, couples still use “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John as their track for the First Dance at their weddings, according to a survey by OnBuy.

Lyrics 

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

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