Today’s Ear Worm: The Game

Das Pop are a Belgian band who first became known through their victory in the 1998 edition of Humo’s Rock Rally. I never really thought much of them though I did buy their debut album “I Love” when it first came out, which left me underwhelmed.

Fast forward to the here and now, and Das Pop have a new album out called “The Game”. I haven’t heard the full album yet, but the title track I must say is an absolute gem. The retro-style introductory vamp, the vocals, the guitars, the production: this is as close as a pop song gets to being perfect.

Don’t take my word for it though — check out the official video (which itself isn’t too shabby either!):

Update: For those who cannot view the above video, Urbangraffito has provided this Grooveshark link.

Have an ear worm to share yourself? Do tell.

14 Responses to “Today’s Ear Worm: The Game”

  1. maroual says:

    To my ears, this song doesn’t look so much like an Ohrwurm.
    Maybe rather like a modern mix of Kraftwerk, Tears For Fears and The Beatles ;-)
    On Deezer, the French equivalent of Spotify, I have established my own playlist of efficient earworms.
    The purpose was to be able to easily replace an annoying melody in my head with another at will.
    I dunno if this is in or out of topic, but do you want to know this list?

  2. urbangraffito says:

    For those like myself, Barry, who cannot link to your video because we’re Canadians and don’t adhere to the same draconian copyright laws that the US and some European countries do, I offer the following link to Grooveshark so everyone can hear the song, and album:

    http://grooveshark.com/album/The+Game/5853800?src=5

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from maroual:

    I dunno if this is in or out of topic, but do you want to know this list?

    Do share! :)

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    I offer the following link to Grooveshark so everyone can hear the song, and album

    I had no idea – thanks for the link Urb!

  4. Maroual says:

    Have fun with these :-p

    Divertimento No. 1 in D major K136 – III. Presto ~ W. A. Mozart
    Divertimento B major K137 – Allegro ~ W. A. Mozart
    Carmen: Act 1 “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” ~ G. Bizet
    La Foule ~ E. Piaf
    America from West Side Story ~ L. Berstein
    Les Yeux Noirs ~ Django Reinhardt
    Tico Tico ~ Carmen Miranda
    It’s A Small World ~ The Sherman Brothers
    Pour Un Flirt ~ Michel Delpech
    Popcorn ~ Popcorn
    Woo Hoo ~ The 5.6.7.8′s
    Stand By Me ~ Ben E. King
    Black Betty ~ Ram Jam
    Green Hornet ~ Al Hirt
    Les Copains D’Abord ~ G. Brassens
    La Danse Des Canards ~ Jean-Jacques Lionel
    Gillian’s Island Theme ~ The Wellingtons
    Le Petit Bonhomme En Mousse ~ Patrick Sebastien
    Tata Yoyo ~ Annie Cordy
    Kids In America ~ Kim Wilde
    Envole Moi ~ J. J. Goldman
    Eve Lève-Toi ~ Julie Piétri
    Yeh Yeh ~ Matt Bianco
    Live Is Life ~ Opus
    Cho Ka Ka O ~ Annie Cordy
    Ils Tape Sur Des Bambous ~ P. Lavil
    Yaka Danse ~ Raft
    L’Amour A La Plage ~ Niagara
    Johnny, Johnny Come Home ~ Avalanche
    Elle Voulait Revoir Sa Normandie ~ G. Blanchard
    U Can’t Touch This ~ M.C. Hammer
    Tom’s Diner ~ DNA feat. S. Vega
    Sally ~ Carmel
    Stop ~ Sam Brown
    Lambada ~ Kaoma
    Macarena ~ Los Del Rio
    La Tibu De Dana ~ Manau
    Cotton Eye Joe ~ Rednex
    Barbie Girl ~ Aqua
    J’T’Emmène Au Vent ~ Louise Attaque
    Samba De Janeiro ~ Bellini
    Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) ~ J. Scatman
    Yakalelo ~ Nomad
    Me Gustas Tu ~ Manu Chao
    La Primavera ~ Manyu Chao
    Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) ~ Lou Bega
    Follow The Leader ~ Cherry Pie
    Dragostea Din Tei ~ O-Zone
    Chihuahua ~ D.J. Bobo
    Let’s Get Retarded ~ The Black Eyed Peas
    Twisted Nerve ~ B. Herrmann
    Smile ~ Lily Allen
    Vois Sur Ton Chemin ~ Les Choristes
    Chick Habit ~ April March
    Womanize ~ Britney Spears

  5. Maroual says:

    [edit] Womanizer not Womanize

  6. Mezcalhead says:

    X LEGGED SALLY:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugY5vGMbdpk&playnext=1&list=PL39CA0DE5F67638F0

  7. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Mezcalhead:

    X LEGGED SALLY:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugY5vGMbdpk&playnext=1&list=PL39CA0DE5F67638F0

    Yummy, Mezcalhead! Thanks!

  8. Mezcalhead says:

    Urban, if you liked that you may also like Peter Vermeersch’s(leader of XLS) slightly less crazy group Flat Earth Society:

    http://www.fes.be/muziekEN.html

  9. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Mezcalhead:

    Urban, if you liked that you may also like Peter Vermeersch’s(leader of XLS) slightly less crazy group Flat Earth Society:

    http://www.fes.be/muziekEN.html

    Very delicious, Mezcalhead! Quite hits the spot, especially for this alto/tenor saxophonist. Going to seek out more of this, thanks!

  10. Hugh says:

    A quote from maroual:

    I have established my own playlist of efficient earworms. The purpose was to be able to easily replace an annoying melody in my head with another at will.

    That’s a great idea!
    I’ve had more than a few of those songs (from your list) stuck in my head over the years. :)

    Good or bad, it all depends on your taste.

    Here are two earworms that come to mind:

    On the GOOD side (Imo):
    Die Antwoord’s “Evil Boy”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbW9JqM7vho

    And on the BAD side:
    Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiCk-Gl0b_o

  11. Mezcalhead says:

    Check this FES badassness out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JKN–kbmjU

  12. Mezcalhead says:

    Also FES will be touring the states for the first time so if anybody lives nearby go check them out:

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=79366

  13. Mezcalhead says:

    I promise this is my last FES post. Here is a collection of their live videos:

    http://www.fes.be/video_FES_JMbadlinEN.html

  14. Alex says:

    Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
    1993 PG 83 minutes
    After escaping Russia’s communist revolution, Leon Theremin travels to New York, where he pioneers the field of electronic music with his synthesizer. But at the height of his popularity, Soviet agents kidnap and force him to develop spy technology. Steven M. Martin writes and directs this intriguing documentary about a man’s “strange” music and his very interesting life as an inventor and influential musician.

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