M, my 6 year old, and I were having a lovely little dance to this excellent song, and she says, "Mommy, this sounds like the "We Are Young" people, but if they were in The Lion King." And I am all, huh. She is totally, totally right in the best way. I mean, spot on. I'm like, "M, you are so right, how cool to put that together," and I briefly do a Lesson in Music, since she just gave me one, and talked about how I liked that they made these songs that sound really huge and anthemy, bombastic even, but it doesn't seem like they are taking themselves seriously in a "we're teaching you a lesson while this music swells and important things are sung about", it has a different vibe.
Plus, M is right, "Some Nights" does sound like The Lion King music. So I'm all, yay M! And she's all "Let's have a show!" We have costumes from recent recital, plus eleventy million stuffed animals, we are now in the midst of staging a "Some Nights" as interpreted by Allison and M as tribute to The Lion King performance. Which I am totally not going to video, but I am posting fun. singing the song live, partially because I LOOOOVE live music and concert vibes and also some have said the lead singer is autotuned, but you can tell in the live clip he can sing.