I must start off with a disclaimer on this one. I live under a rock sometimes. Okay. Not sometimes. Most of the time.
Despite living under a rock, I have watched the movie Frozen and of course, have heard the song “let it go” to nauseum (is that even a word?). I have watched several takes of the song on You Tube and have heard a group of girls just singing it at a restaurant. Off key, of course. Twice! Different group but still off key! I’ve even found myself singing it at times. Yes, most likely off key. I can’t believe I just admitted that, but that’s not the point. We in the US know the song and when we think of the movie Frozen, we think “Let it go”. Like it or not, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
And then recently I got visited by a friend from India who talked to me about the “happy” song that went viral. My response, “What happy song?” And he explained about how the different cities and countries were doing the “*&^% city is happy” and I stared blankly. He explained that it was from Despicable Me 2 and I still stared blankly. Despicable Me 2? Is it one of the minion songs? And he didn’t seem to know anything about the minions and stated that he was sure it was the Despicable Me 2 song. Lo and behold, we looked it up on You Tube. It is all over the place. I have heard the song before but I did not even associate the song with the movie and didn’t think it was worth going viral, but what do I know?
I asked my friend about “Let it go” and he stared at me blankly. He had never heard of it. He said that kids in India will not “identify” with the song. I guess not. I don’t know. I was thinking about how different the two songs were and how I didn’t even know about the happy song. The song I knew from Despicable Me 2 was an old one. Bababa babanana sang by the minions! Nothing like the happy song, so you can’t blame me for being confused.
I asked someone in my office and they looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently the happy song is famous in the US also. So, proof yet again that yours truly, lives under a rock and doesn’t even know what’s famous and what’s not. Hey! I heard about Robin Williams though. That’s something. Right?
Irrespective, I found this perspective interesting. He had not heard of “Let it go” and I did not realize the “happy song” was viral. So, there you have it. Another blog post from me. Enjoy and stay tuned.