I Wan’na Be like You (The Monkey Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

I Wan'na Be like You (The Monkey Song) disney song music“I Wan’na Be like You (The Monkey Song)” is a song from the 1967 Disney animated film “The Jungle Book“. The song is sung by the character King Louie, a swing-loving orangutan, as he tries to persuade Mowgli, the film’s protagonist, to teach him how to be human and gain their fire-making abilities.

In the song, King Louie sings about his desire to become more like a human, and he enlists Mowgli’s help to achieve this goal. The song is characterized by its catchy melody, jazzy instrumentation, and Louis Prima’s energetic vocals, who voiced King Louie.

“I Wan’na Be like You (The Monkey Song)” was written by the Sherman Brothers, who composed most of the songs for “The Jungle Book”. The song has since become a classic, and it is often performed in various stage productions and adaptations of “The Jungle Book”. The song has also been covered by many artists over the years, including Robbie Williams and Olly Murs.

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