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Yolanda Be Cool

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, as self aware as ever, have released a video clip to accompany the 10 year anniversary of their worldwide hit ‘We No Speak Americano’. The clip is befitting of the year that has been 2020, featuring Australian comedian, Sam Simmons playing an evil god-like figure and causing general destruction and mayhem across planet Earth, before hitting that big-red button and prompting perhaps the biggest disaster of all of 2020, the re-release of ‘We No Speak Americano’. 

We’ve all been through the thick of it this year, from the Australian bushfires, to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been one to forget. However, as we reach the tail-end of the year, we all had some hope that the big man in Earth’s control room would take it a bit easier on us, well, with the help of Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP themselves, Sam Simmons made sure that certainly wasn’t the case. In their own tongue in cheek way, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP poke fun at themselves and the sensation of ‘We No Speak Americano’ in their new videoas Channel Nine presenter Karl Stefanovic puts it quite precisely in the clip, “In what has been another disaster to strike in 2020, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP’s ‘We No Speak Americano’ is being re-released for 2020.” The clip itself keeps in line with the virality of the original track, highlighting the mass of dances, challenges, cat videos, and viral YouTube and TikTok clips to come out of the pop-culture phenomenon that was ‘We No Speak Americano’. Sam himself gets in on the jig, and who can blame him because as proven 10 years ago you simply can’t hear this track and not want to get a bit silly and make a fool of yourself. The clip embodies everything the track was about 10 years ago, having a bit of fun and seeing the light side of life, a motto that is as important as any in a year such as 2020.

On the video clip, Yolanda Be Cool said, “Whilst 2020 hasn’t lived up to the expectations and in contrast has been a very hard time for people around the world, we wanted to try and bring a little hope to the suffering by celebrating on some lighter happier times, all of which the song has inspired over the years.”

Further detailing the concept behind the video, production company Knack Studios and co-directors Rob Norman and Nick Sullivan share “when Yolanda Be Cool approached us to make a clip for the 10 year anniversary re-release we knew from the start that we wanted to tackle it from a lighthearted angle. At the risk of offending Matty and Andy, we pitched the idea “slob god” unleashing the song to the masses in an attempt at one last cruel twist of the insane year that was 2020.  A short (nerve racking) silence on the other end  of the line was followed by plenty of froth and off we went.”

The hit single went to #1 in over 20 countries back in 2010, with the record winning the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release, and topped various charts the world over from Russia to South Africa, and across United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland. The dance sensation that featured in films such as The Inbetweeners Movie, Hop, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, The Great Beauty, and Peter Rabbit, showcasing the reach and presence of the release and its place in the mainstream. The track kickstarted the careers of the duo, who have gone on to produce popular releases such as ‘Sugar Man’, ‘Soul Makossa (Money)’, ‘From Me To You’, and more recently their 2019 hit ‘Dance and Chant’ garnered over 17 million collective streams seeing the talented duo continuing to deliver their infectious records time and time again.

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