I am pretty sure most of you must have heard the sound track “Pump it ” by Black eyed peas. More so, you might have heard some variant of the track! When I first heard this song from the Black Eyed Peas, i was like…hmm.. i have heard that tune some where!
So, being curious, I did some search on wikipedia on this song… and was presently surprised with the history of the song… Its based on a Greek song called Misirlou.
Further digging brought up this site : http://www.dinosaurgardens.com/archives/297. The author has nicely documented the history of this song. There have been so many different versions of this song – starting from the 1930’s! Check out the progression:
- Michalis Batrinos – Mousourlou (cir. 1930)
- Danai – Misirlou (cir. 1947)
- Seymour Rexite – Miserlou (cir. 1950)
- Rabbi Abulafia – Misirlou (cir. 1951)
- The Cardinals – Misirlou (1955)
- Korla Pandit – Misirlou (1958)
- Enoch Light – Misirlou (1959)
- Martin Denny – Misirlou (1960)
- Dick Dale – Tribal Thunder (1993)