This song is everywhere. I heard it three times yesterday. Once on the radio, then when I was passing a café, and last at a gelato shop near my apartment.
The first time I heard it I thought it was Gnarls Barkley. Then I look it up online and found out this group is from Norway! Norway is not the first place I think of when it comes to hip-hop. The song is a cover of a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song. Great lyrics. I'm over most commercial hip/hop with it's stupid lyrics about bling this and bling that. This song lodged itself in my brain.
The group Madcon is Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa. Yosef’s parents are from Ethiopia and Eritrea and Tshawe’s are from South Africa. Madcon is huge in Norway. They host a popular TV show and have had a few number one singles.
This song is always going to remind me of summer in Rome. Last weekend I went to birthday party at the beach. The host (we went to Ostia with a few weekends back) gave me a ride so I couldn’t leave when I started to hit a hall around midnight. I had been up since 5:30 a.m. and I’m usually in bed by 10:30. I got my second wind around 1:00 a.m..
We danced until 3:30 in the morning. This song was the last fast track the DJ played. I was wiped out (hello, I’m old) but some how found the strength to boogie some more.
I think this performance is on a Swedish show.