|Music by||Solomon Linda (South African version)|
|Lyrics by||George Weiss, Luigi Creatore, and Hugo Peretti (English lyrics)|
|Date|| 1939 (original)|
1961 (English version)
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song made famous by pop group The Tokens, whose version hit #1 in 1961.
A jungle full of Muppet animals performed the song on episode 103 of Muppets Tonight, to the dismay of a Muppet lion (Frank Oz) attempting to get a good night's sleep. After making a futile attempt to shut out the noise by covering his ears with pillows, the Lion charges into the jungle, yelling at the animals to "STOP SINGING!"