Yes, The Token's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" IS a classic in the male falsetto catagory.
I really actually marvel at the alto part the woman sings behind it all!
I used to think it was a theramin at one time.
first of all let me thank you for all those reactions. I would like to give this a little update.
I'm searching for more nummers/artists/titels which use their headvoice in songs. Genre: These days; Pop/RnB (English/American style).
lets say titels of the last 10-18 years in the RnB/Urban/Pop genre.
Are there more headvoice songs likewise as the following titels?
Ryan Leslie - Valentine (first/2nd verse)
Ryan leslie - Addiction (chorus)
Ryan leslie - Gibrisch (chorus,pre chorus)
Robin Thicke - Lost without you
Pharrel williams - change clothes (chorus)
Pharrel williams - beautiful (chorus)
Pharrel willams - frontin
Pharrel williams - she's an angel
Th dream - coockie jar
the dram - falsetto
trey songz - I need a girl (little part in chorus)
So falsetto's in chorus or verses or both of (un)famous American/English style RnB/Urban/Pop?
Prince is still unbeatable in the contemporary "funk, r'nb" category in my opinion.
Some nice falsettos can also be found in the contemporary pop-rock music of a rather "indie" character - Radiohead, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Here We Go Magic, Caribou, etc.
Of course there is the unsurpassed falsetto (ab)use in glam and (nu)glam rock, David Bowie being my favourite.
And one of the most beautiful falsettos (and male voices in general IMO) in pop music (besides Jeff Buckley) - Morten Harket from A-ha. Unfortunately the music is not so great, apart from some of their work in the 80's.