Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Oh Yeah"

You know the song and unbeknownst to you, you can probably lip-synch the entire thing too. So why haven't you heard of the band Yello? Easy there Cowboy...I'm not blaming. Hell, I never knew who sang it until today and it's those two guys above, Deiter and Boris. I'm not making those names up either. You're probably thinking it's the "Macarena" too, huh? I would not do that to you. It's "Oh Yeah" by Yello. They Swiss electronica duo really only had the one hit, and that only peaked at #51 back in 1987. Why do you know it so well? Not Another teen Movie, Soul Plan, K9, SNL, Nip/Tuck, Gran Turismo, The Simpsons, Twix, and Oh Yeah...Ferris Bueller's Day Off - they've all used it.

"1961 Ferrari 250 GT California.
Less than a hundred were made.
My father spent three years restoring this car.
It is his love, it is his passion..."
"It is his fault he didn't lock the garage."

So, the song I know you know you know is actually by Yello and now when it comes up again in some obscure subway situation or the next AT&T commercial, you can at least say you know a smidgen about the song.

Yello - Oh Yeah


Anonymous said...

Yello have so much more great songs!! Like:
I Love You
Vicious Game
The Race

Check it out at

Bodie Johnson said...

I agree...and I'm not saying they didn't have any more good songs. And, some may argue my deeming the song a "hit" as it only peaked at #51. But yes, they DO have other great songs...thanks for bringing them to my attention.