Lady Gaga song in National Day Parade

Here is one of Singapore’s more cringe-inducing moments. Someone decided it’s a good idea to change Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance into a song about National Day Parade 2011 door gifts. Well it didn’t quite work out. Time and again I open this video to relive the moment of awkwardness. I feel our nation owes Lady Gaga an apology for this. It’s embarrassing and we aren’t at our proudest.

Take a look at the lyrics though, see what they emphasized. Apparently a lot of effort is made to localize an imported song to make it ours. The song embodied our nation’s general strategy — to take what’s proven outside and give it a local spin. There’s Newater, there’s coffee Kopi-O, so what went wrong? It just didn’t blend — saucy song with cheesy lyrics, unless you are PSY with Gangnam Style, you can’t pull it off.

Here are the lyrics:

Ohhh
Time for the fun pack song
Ohhh
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

(Repeats)

Hold up your flag, don’t you forget
You can wave it if you feel like it
Let’s wave the flag
Wave wave wave
Let’s wave the flag
Take out your light stick, it’s two of a kind
It’s interactive, means you can join
Just pretend
Oh oh oh… It’s a disco

(Rap)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a wet, wet tissue

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let’s share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let’s share this treat

Kopi-O
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let’s share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let’s share this treat

Kopi-O
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack!

Lyrics to Daft Punk’s Around the world

I need lyrics to Daft Punk’s Around the world; I found it:

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MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården

This music style incorporates hip hop, rap and swing. It’s MOVITS! from Sweden. It’s refreshing and the video’s worth watching.

MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården (Officiell)

Fel Del Av Gården är 3:e singeln från debutalbumet Äppelknyckarjazz som släpptes 26:e November 2008.

Director: Axel Söderlund | Vfx & Compositing: Tomi Tauriainen | Art Directing: MOVITS! | Steadicam: Nestor Salazaar | Producer: A-lite/Bohéme Music | Label: Bdpop/Bohéme Music

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The band is from Luleå, Sweden, with an American hip hop style. And here are the translated lyrics by a Reddit user:

MOVITS! – Fel Del Av Gården (lyrics)

Coming from the wrong part of the yard, from the other side of the track
I grew up with gypsies
playing accordion
wanting to tell my future
while my dad emptied a bottle of explorer [cheap vodka]
taught myself to play guitar and those chords
djangos quintett playing from the grammophone
with second hand suits in the closets
and brass bands live every night in the garden

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Radiohead – Faust Arp

Somehow the tune of the song matches my mood these days. The somewhat disjoint tune, the mumbled lyrics…

As I was traveling, whether to school, whether in the train, as long as I am alone, this is the tune that loops in my mind. I couldn’t really recall where I heard the tune. I can only remember it tells me to wake up, rise and shine.

Somehow, just somehow, I feel a little sad listening to this.

Radiohead – In Rainbows – Faust Arp

Lyrics for Radiohead – Faust Arp

One two three four

Wakey, wakey, rise and shine
It’s on again, off again, on again
Watch me fall like dominos
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Life of the common lowlands code monkey

A music video about the life of the common lowlands code monkey. Love the lyrics.

Code Monkey

I love this song! It’s brilliant.

Partial lyrics

Rob say code monkey very diligent
but his output stink.
His code not functional or elegant.
What did code monkey think?

Code monkey thinks
maybe manager want write the God-damn login page himself.

Code monkey not saying
out loud,
code monkey not crazy,
just proud.

Here’s some information on the people behind the song and video. Continue reading “Life of the common lowlands code monkey”