On August 9, 1994 “Circle of Life” from Disney’s 1994 film, “The Lion King,” was released. The song, composed by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, was featured as the film’s opening song.
The vocals were done by Carmen Twillie and Lebo M. The song was both a critical and commercial success. It was a top 20 hit in many countries, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1994 — “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” eventually won the award that year.
Music video for “Circle of Life”: