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06/03/1982 Tight Fit are at #1 on the UK singles chart

The Lion Sleeps Tonight is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Company. The Tight Fit's version of the song has sold over a million copies in the UK.

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