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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ma Ya Hi? Maya Hee? Maya Hii? Mai Ai Hee?

I've gotten a couple of links from Web searches from people looking for information on the song Dragostea Din Tei, thanks to an earlier post.

The March 12th Billboard charts show a new version of the song (credited to Dan Balan featuring Lucas Prata) at #69 on the Digital Downloads chart and #72 on the Pop 100. The earlier attempt to break the song in America (by Ultra) failed. It's possible the song could catch on after that silly video! This new version has something important for American success: English lyrics. Dan Balan is a member of O-Zone, and Lucas Prata came up with the English translation. Unfortunately, they're billing it as the Ma Ya Hi song.

The song played on the Today show. Real Audio version here. According to the show, the song went to #1 in 27 countries. I doubt it will repeat the process in America, but I'd like the song to be a hit.

4 Comments:

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Weily said...

It's actually gets more famous now that it's older... More people are finding out about it. While its not climbing on any charts, people are starting to sing it in school hallways, etc. :] If it's any comfort to you, that is.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Well, I got about seventy hits on this page this weekend by people searching for information on the song. There are still interested people!

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger levilevi said...

so where can i get the lyrics to this great song!??!?!

 
At 3:51 AM, Blogger Arsenies_Haiduc said...

I wish they would just have the original O-Zone group release the song in the U.S. That version is better anyways. Or, if they wanted to use an english version...well the O-Zone guys DO speak english. Problem solved.

 

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