Here is a small collection of songs that The Orchard distributes, which you might have heard before in a movie, in a commercial, at a sporting event, online or even as someone’s annoying ringtone that got stuck in your head. One or more of these may have you asking “where did I hear that before…?” Now, you know!
Artist: Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP
Title: We Speak No Americano (Original Mix)
Label: Cat Music
History: Every sporting event has songs playing ad nauseam to lift the spirits of the crowd. This one can be added to the collection of tunes alongside Gary Glitter and Ole. Clothing commercials use the same tactic to get you excited about their product. This song seems to fit the same purpose. Either way, if you want to get excited about something, this song can help!
Title: Dragostea Din Tei
Label: Cat Music
History: This song hails all the way from Moldova. You may know it better as the “Numa Numa Song” lip-synced by the internet icon, Gary Bralsma. He ended up making another Numa Numa comeback but it wasn’t as strong as the original tune. O-Zone also has another song called “Numai Tu.” The video is pretty similar to Dragostea Din Tei — with dancing and air travel galore!
Artist: Nada Surf
Title: Always Love
Label: Barsuk Records
History: This band is popping up everywhere. Especially this song. When I see ads for movies that seem somewhat romantic or emotional, “Always Love” perfectly matches the mood. You may not want to go see that film but at least the soundtrack is pretty good. Why not check out more Nada Surf?
Artist: Punjabi MC (India)
Title: Mundian To Bach Ke
Label: Moviebox Megastores Int’l Ltd.
History: They play this at parties or any movie that seems somewhat foreign. The lastest film this song has been featured in is Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator.
Artist: Various Artists
Title: James Bond Theme
Label: Music Brokers
History: Bond is back! Just when you thought you were sick of this tune, it has been “shaken, not stirred” to your liking. This should get everyone’s blood pumping for the new Skyfall coming out in November.
Artist: Kid Cudi/Steve Aoki
Title: Pursuit of Happiness
Label: Dim Mak Records
History: Kid Cudi fans may like this remix. Little known fact: Dustin Hoffman’s son, Jake Hoffman, is featured in the original music video.