During a chat with a friend today, I was brought back in time to an animated Disney movie called The Lion King. Very much a classic for people in my generation. Who can forget Hakuna Matata, or even Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But the first song that popped into my head during this flashback was none other than … I Just Can’t Wait To Be King. Hearing that high pitched youthful voice brings joy to my ears, and the comfort of hope, dreams, wishful thinking run rampant in my thoughts. If you wanna sing along with me for a few minutes, here is a link to the song with lyrics.
Don’t you just love nostalgia? I know I do. I think one of the core traits of being a geek is being nostalgic and holding onto what once was just for a small window of time. Not because one is afraid of moving forward in life, but because one appreciates where one has been, the sentiment of what no longer is, and the tradition of commemorating that which cannot be recreated.
After listening to I Just Can’t Wait To Be King a few times, I realized that I was on YouTube and that there HAD to be something comical I might be able to find with this song. I expected it, anxiously awaited the treasure I was about to find, and was quite content in results of the search. =)
Below, I give you … I Just Can’t Stop Facebooking. I was very curious to see how this would go, and the choice of lyrics aren’t too creative, but there’s something about the dubbed voices that make this video quite hilarious. On a side note: Did you know that Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) was the voice of Zazu (the hornbill in this scene)? Enjoy! We socialize without meeting…Oh I just can’t stop facebooking…
Now that was just a teaser. I also found this gem. It’s a cover of I Just Can’t Wait To Be King by a group called Thugs and Bubbles. Yes. You read that right. They are already funny aren’t they. Be prepared to hear a charming voice, a hilarious drummer that reminds me of Animal from the Muppets, a jammin’ geeky guitarist, and a quite dorky guy doing something that I don’t know how to describe in the background.
Now that you’ve watched it, did you not find the drummer hilarious?! I mean come on. His facial expressions are awesome! And then you have some hype man in the background just being creepily entertaining. Is it just me or does the guitarist look like one of the guys from 98 Degrees? Haha. On top of the hilarity, the singer actually sings well. He is a little Bieber-esque, sorry to say. Not only is it entertaining to watch, but it is pleasing to hear. This group looks like so much fun to just chill and hangout with. I’m so glad I found this video.
And now I leave you with a Lion King Acapella Medley to quench your cravings for Lion King nostalgia. I adore acapella. Enjoy this acapella compilation by the University of Wisconsin MadHatters (check out their site here).
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