In a recent interview, the legendary singer and songwriter said that the film's music "was messed up." Elton John, via 'GQ' Elton John, via 'GQ' John added that he wasn't included in the production of the remake despite wanting to be involved. Elton John, via 'GQ' John co-wrote many of the songs in the original 1994 film. He even won an Oscar for best original song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life" also landed him two Academy Award nominations.