“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens

This song has become a bit overexposed over the years, but it isn’t really all that bad. True, it’s a watered-down pop version of a classic Folk song, but like “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” by Allan Sherman, that stills puts it ahead of the vast majority of novelty hits from that era that aren’t based on great musicals classics of the past.

Verdict: Good, but the original “Wimoweh” is about ten times better

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