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Friday, April 01, 2005

Romanian Pop on the Brain

The other night, my friend's roomate introduced me to this Europop song with catchy beat and lyrics but a really crappy music video by a Romanian group called O-Zone. The song is called "Dragostea Din Tei" ("Love From the Linden Tree" in English).

You can see what I mean below (Click on the play button):

(Courtesy of www.fobiopatel.com)

For those of you who are wondering what the hell is being sung,the lyrics are available (in Romanian and English) at this location.

In reality,though,I suspect that the typical American's exposure to this song would come from the Internet phenomenon created by 19-year-old Jersey boy Gary Brolsma,who posted a flash animation of himself caught on webcam dancing in his seat to the song. It will be interesting to see if the phenomenon becomes as well known and talked about as the infamous "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" craze of Winter '01.

Interestingly enough,the song,and the Internet craze it spawned have both earned mentions in the English Wikipedia. (And yes, All Your Base also gets a mention.)

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