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Yello had a second hit. Oh yeah?



All you would have to do is play one second of Yello's Oh Yeah and any ‘80s movie lover would recognize it as a featured song in movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Secret of My Success. Not too far behind is the "oh yeah, I think I've heard that before" of Yello's The Race.

Yello is the Swedish duo of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank who teamed up to create memorable electronic dance including six albums in the ‘80s. As you listen to The Race you recognize the pulsating beats that have been featured in commercials, TV dance contests and ‘90s movies such as Nuns on the Run and the very quotable guilty pleasure ice skating flick The Cutting Edge. ("It's figure skating - and I like it!").

While the video for The Race doesn't include impossible feats of ice skating ("You can't do the Pamchenko!"), it does feature the boys from Yello having fun as miniatures. The video features the single version of the tune and clocks in at only two minutes long and while The Race was a Top 10 hit in the UK in 1988, it would have to wait until the ‘90s to be appreciated by mass America.  

[Last modified: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:07am]


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