Numa Numa Iei!
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you are in luck! I link to all the Numa Numa
needs you never knew you had, right here. But you need sound on your computer. If you're at work, I recommend you use headphones. I don't want to get you fired. But you definitely need sound. If you don't have sound, I'm sorry, no Numa Numa
for you. You miss out on a major cultural moment of the early 21st century. You will also need the Macromedia Flash Player
for your browser.Ranajit Dam
sent me the original link, with the subject-line of "stop what you're doing and watch this!!!
The original version, and versions without the extra pictures, one subtitled and one not subtitled, are all available here
, wrapped up in one SWF file that takes a while to load. The song is apparently a smash hit by a Romanian boy-band that's called O-Zone, and Fobiopatel
(my main source) has links to their original video
, which itself seems rather anime
influenced. The newly famous vide seems to be the work of one Gman250
. And here are the lyrics, in both Romanian and English
. Just for kicks, the Technorati index of "numa numa
". Over 400 blog mentions already.
I wish everyone could have this much fun listening to music, always.
As a side note, the first page of lyrics I found was not labelled as being in Romanian. I was trying to figure out what language they were in, so I could figure out what translator to run them through. Part of it seemed latinate, but part of it seemed more Eastern European. When I found out, I cracked up, laughing at myself. Of course! Once on an airplane ride I was totally discombobulated by the books piled up between me and the girl next to me--they almost looked like they were in Latin. . .I tried hard to read it. . .but. . .was it just such late medieval Latin that my Republican Prose training was useless? Had I already forgotten so much Latin? I mentally ticked off the countries of Western Europe. . .didn't look like French, Italian, Spanish, or even Portugese. . . Or. . .or. . .what? Finally she took pity on me, and explained that she was Romanian. Get it? Romanian. She read a little bit of it to me, and it sounded just beautiful. The best of both worlds, really. The easily-forgotten Eastern Land of Romance reminded me of one of my favorite childhood novels: The Dancing Bear, by Peter Dickinson. Worth a read at any age.