This charismatic attractive song named, in the form of a question, Can You Feel the Love Tonight? was composed by Elton John, who wrote the melody, and Tim Rice, the author of the lyrics.
The beautiful song is especially known because of its apparition in The Lion King, the animated Disney film from 1994.
Besides the success and millions of fans that it brought to the film, the song became a number one hit in France, a hit on the charts in the UK, reaching the 14th position on the UK Singles Chart.
In addition, the free Can You Feel the Love Tonight piano sheet music was even better seen in the U.S., peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, where, due to its melodious piano version served as an inspiring source for many covers.
The song had also an important contribution in the composer’s career, who was also one of the artists that were performing the song, accompanied by the omnipresent piano on every stage.
Regarding the awards, it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1994, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and it brought Elton John an important Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Later, in 2003, due to its continuous success, Elton John performed a remix of the free Can You Feel the Love Tonight piano sheets included in the Special Edition soundtrack of The Lion King.
In the film, the original version of the song was performed by Kristle Edwards, Sally Dworsky, Nathan Lane, Joseph Williams, and Ernie Sabella.
For the ones of us who know the story, we need to mention that initially, the song was planned to be sung by Timon and Pumba entirely.
However, because its purpose was to show the feelings that the lions had for each other and probably become one of Disney’s most beautiful collection of love songs, the performance of the two above-mentioned animals would not be fit.
That is the reason why the words of the song were planned to be sung by the lions' lover, emphasizing the power of love they had for each other.
This second idea, even though seemed the best one, was also put aside, and finally, there was an off-screen voice interpreting Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, to which the two cute animals Timon and Pumba also contributed.
As it is spread all over the world that Elton, putting aside the controversies he was involved in, is one of the best vocal and piano singers, it would be impossible not to mention the success he had by live performing the song on numerous stages.