Thursday, May 07, 2009
Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa)
"Dragostea din tei", also known as "The Numa Numa Song", is the most successful single by the Moldovan pop group O-Zone.
It shot to the #1 spot on the Eurochart Hot 100, where it remained for 12 weeks between June and early September 2004. It reached number 3 in UK, number 72 on the U.S. Pop 100, and one for 15 weeks in France.
A popular cover of the song was made by Haiducii, which also charted in many countries, especially Italy and Sweden where it topped the singles charts.
The original song was made famous in the United States by the viral video of Gary Brolsma dancing to the song, calling it "Numa Numa".
In 2008, the song's hook was sampled by T.I. / Rihanna in their hit "Live Your Life", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 2 in the UK.
Gary Brolsma - Numa Dance
T.I. Feat Rihanna - Live Your Life Piano Cover By David Sides
T.I. Feat Rihanna - Live Your Life