domingo, 17 de febrero de 2013
"How Bizarre" is the title of a song written and recorded by New Zealand musical group OMC. It was released in December 1995 as the lead single from the group's debut album, How Bizarre. In the United States, the song was only released to radio and not as a retail single and therefore was not allowed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100; however, it charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay in 1997. The song was also featured in the 1998 movie Palmetto. A music video was released to help promote the single. The video has the lead singer, Pauly Fuemana, driving a 1968 Chevrolet Impala. It also pictures him dancing, singing and throwing around money The song won the award for "Single of the Year" at the 1996 New Zealand Music Awards. It was also featured on Nature's Best 2, as the 34th greatest New Zealand song of all time as voted for by members of the Australasian Performing Rights Association in 2001. In 2002, the song was named as the 71st greatest one-hit wonder of all time on a VH1 countdown hosted by William Shatner. "How Bizarre" topped the South African and U.S. airplay charts and was #2 on the Billboard Top 100. The single was a chart hit in many countries and spent several weeks at number one in several countries, reaching the top for two weeks in Austria, three weeks in Ireland, three weeks in New Zealand and five weeks in Australia. On 9 February 2010, the song re-entered the New Zealand charts at number 40 after Fuemana's death.