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Sunkist commercial – Blackalicious – Reanimation

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

sunkist_commercial_songI’ve been watching FUSE more than usual lately – simply because they are the only decent music you can get on TV nowadays. In any case, they’re playing a lot of commercials for Sunkist orange soda. And the music (their website plays it) is just too groovy to resist researching further.

After a quick google search, found out that its a song by Blackalicious from their album NIA. Its called Reanimation, and let me tell you, this is one funky pick-me-up hip-hop song. The lyrics are choice as well. Go check it out on the Sunkist Soda website – click on Sunkist TV to view the commercial I’m talking about.

The lyrics follow..


O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei / Maiyahi

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

maiyahiA while ago FUSE posted a link to a Flash animation entitled Maiyahi (in the FUSE What the F*ck section – highly recommended, go to their site and click on the menu option Timekillas and then on What the F*ck). Needless to say this resulted in numerous replays of said Flash animation, to everybody learning the song, etc, etc. For a while I thought the song was in Japanese, but apparently its actually in Romanian. Here are the lyrics to Dragostea Din Tei by Haiducii (or here without translation. I’m pretty sure the MP3 is floating around on file sharing networks, just search for that or some permutation of “nu ma, nu ma iei” or “ma-ia-hii” or something like that. Of course, not to be outdone, other people made their own renditions of the song. Here’s an especially bizzare animation. In terms of absurdity, this last one is up there with the Star Wars kid, but not quite as funny.

numanumaUpdate: O-Zone CD on, apparently not available from the US Amazon site. And a Lego video for the song has surfaced. Truly bizzare, and I’m amazed that somebody would spend that much time doing frame-by-frame animation with Legos for ANY song. (via Anticlown Daily)

o-zoneUpdate 2: Ok, just for sake of completeness, here’s the real video and their official site under Universal Germany and a Romanian official site and a fansite. Apparently the Lego version is pretty close to the way the real video looks, who would’ve figured. Except the real video is basically a flashback to the era of boyband videos – ouch, maybe that’s still popular over in Europe.

And here are the lyrics:


Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

If you haven’t seen this flash animation, you’re missing out.

And here are the lyrics…


The Killers – Somebody Told Me

Sunday, August 15th, 2004

thekillersThere’s a whole lot of music that I really like right now. Just today, was listening to the radio at the office and heard “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers. Really fun song. Jasmine said it sounds like something she heard at 80’s night at this club in Pittsburgh. So, the question is – is this a cover of an 80’s song, or is it an original by The Killers.

Island Records has a cool eCard for them, which plays the song, go and listen to it here.

And here’s a link to their CD on

And the lyrics..


A Perfect Circle : The Nurse Who Loved Me

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

Listening to A Perfect Circle right now, and the song “The Nurse Who Loved Me” struck me as being at the same time odd and comfortably fascinating. Crazy stuff. Apparently its a cover of a song by Failure, and the lyrics are only a little bit different. The Failure song talks about a “rock’s topography”, whereas I think this version talks about a “rug’s topography”. Also there Failure version has “she’s got everything i need; some pills that are red on top“, while this version has “she’s got everything i need; some pills in a little cup“. Interesting differences and the song’s meaning is a mystery to me as well, although I have my theories. Anybody have any theories they’d like to share?

And the lyrics…