Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Best Running Song for February - We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool

Yeah, I have no idea how I missed this one for so long. "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP. Apparently it was first released in February of 2010. Since then it's been a huge hit all over the world, including a top 40 song in the US and Canada. It was on the soundtracks for the movies Hop and Madagascar 3. It was in Just Dance 4. It was sampled by Pitbull for his hit "Bon Bon."

And Gabby Douglas used it in her floor routine at the 2012 Olympics! Where have I been?

Anyway, I didn't know about it, had never even heard it, until my son said it was the hip new thing at his middle school.

But hey, if you've got a speedwork session coming, is this the song for you. Bouncy? Yes. Jumpy? Yes. Fast? Yep. A little bit repetitive and annoying? Oh yeah. But it does the trick - it makes your feet move faster whether you want them to or not.

Here, practice your dance moves.

Here's a funny marketing stunt from Yolanda Be Cool, recalling their song.

Here's another song by Yolanda Be Cool, "Change." Video doesn't make much sense, but I sort of like the beats.

Not a huge Pitbull fan, but here's "Bon Bon," where he samples steals "We No Speak Americano." Also, nice job dragging music video back 30 years there, Pitbull.

Rock that Run!

Past Best Running Songs: January: The Naked and Famous / "Young Blood" December: Of Monsters and Men / "Little Talks" November: The Black Keys / "Little Black Submarines" October: Cold War Kids / "Hospital Beds" September: Bloc Party / "Octopus" August: Matt and Kim / "Let's Go" July: Gemini / "Blue" June: Joe Jackson / "Got the Time" May: Tiesto vs. Diplo / "C'mon!" April: Grouplove / "Tongue Tied" March: Foxy Shazam / "I Like It" February: Foster the People / "Don't Stop" January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages" December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It" November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief" October: Phoenix / "1901" September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight" August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday" July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys" June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York" May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream" April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable" March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun" February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me" January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape" December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You" November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed" October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work" September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon" August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association" July: Devo / "Fresh" June: Saliva / "Your Disease" May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls" April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass" March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle" February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador" January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun" December: Deftones / "Knife Prty" November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be" October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor" September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye" August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed" July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)" June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution" May: Tea Party / "Save Me" April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass" Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"

1 comment:

  1. Analisa introduced this one to me, probably in 2010 or 2011. Annoying at times, yes. But is has stayed on my iPod.