I wanted to post two other videos to show how this song came to be, but instead I’ll just give you their links. You’ll know what I mean in a second. First of all this song has hit the top of the charts in something like 15 countries already, but most Americans probably haven’t heard it, despite having over 10 million views. Ok, I’ll admit that less than 50% of Americans even use YouTube. Regardless, I do enjoy this song and that’s why it’s here. The video that I posted is interesting, although because I saw a different video for it first I’m a little biased towards the other one. Anyway, here’s the story.
Yolanda Be Cool is a band out of Australia, that apparently has only released three songs. Two in 2009, and this song in 2010. What makes this so funny to me is that, in other words, it’s not really a band, and it’s not even really their music. They got their music from an old 1958 song by the The Carosone Sextet. The song was sampled and recompiled, which is obvious, and they didn’t make the samples, but what makes it funny is that the name of the band was taken from the film Pulp Fiction, (you might recognize it) along with the name of one of the band members. Then on top of that, the video seems to have been knocked off somehow by somebody named Pink Louder or at least the song was used and the video of the original song from 1958 was sampled and re-edited independently. And all of this is compiled by the fact that this song is a chart topping hit right now!!! I find all of this totally hilariously awesome. Not to mention I do enjoy the song and the cheeky punchy beat which makes it sound almost like they are making fun of all those other bands out there that try so hard to be a real band making their own music and touring, when apparently all they have to do is copy some old samples and throw ’em together in the most minimalist of ways, and Vio-la!!! Ok, so guess what my next spare time hobby’s gonna be…
Anyways, here’s the other two music videos. The first is the re-edited version of the song, and the 2nd is the original song and original video from 1958. Enjoy!
And watch the original song and video here.