Janni be good

You never know where you’re going to pick up on new musical stuff. On the way back home, I listened to a couple of tracks by Estonian songstress Getter Jaani, and one of them she sang at Eurovision 2011:

Here’s where things get weird:

The song became an internet meme after a video of two Chinese men dancing to a Nightcore version of the song became popular on social media. Their dance moves also became popular, spreading to apps and sites such as TikTok and YouTube in 2018. The original song is in E♭ minor while the meme nightcore version is in G minor, having been sped up by 1.25x.

Which, after all, is the whole point of nightcore. And I get to credit a couple of kids (Dan Lovejoy’s) for the discovery.

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