The Lion King’s “Circle Of Life” But It’s About Social Media

The Lion King's "Circle Of Life" But It's About Social Media
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On February 12th, 2019, the Facebook page and content creation team Music Life posted a video that they titled, “The Lion King Circle Of Life but all the lyrics are about social media…😂🔥,” which over the course of three years, received roughly 26 million views and 228,000 reactions. The Facebook video cannot be embedded, however, it can be viewed via a YouTube link reuploaded on February 20th, 2019, by one of the Music Life creators Viva Zworski. In three years, the YouTube video received roughly 30,300 views (shown below).

2022 Resurgence

In 2022, the sound saw a resurgence on TikTok again as more and more creators used it in their videos. A lot of the videos were ironic, regarding Gen Z’s supposed reliance on social media. Additionally, the videos still used the audio from jimboskin’s 2018 TikTok.

On June 6th, 2022, TikToker chris.manzano225 posted a video using the sound that appeared to be earnest, earning roughly 1.3 million plays and 171,400 likes in 11 days (shown below, left). On June 7th, 2022, TikToker rompadong posted a video that followed this “zoomer” irony, most likely being at the expense of chris.manzano225. Rompadong’s video received roughly 445,500 plays and 102,800 likes in 10 days (shown below, right).

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