David Pescovitz at 1:52 pm Mon, Aug 15, 2011
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1986: Hilversum's favorite sons MC Miker G (Lucien Witteveen) and Deejay Sven (Sven van Veen) perform "Holiday Rap." (Thanks, Gabe Adiv!)
So awesome this is on Boing Boing! Woot!
By the way, Deejay Sven’s name is Sven van Veen.
The Graphics at the beginning are pretty high-tech for 1986.
Yes! The song was cute and all, but I must admit that my favorite part of this was the vintage mid-80s 3D CG animation in the title: the wireframe cassette tape, the saxophone that morphs into different abstract shapes and back again.
Are they using a sample in this song? If not, the internet is turning in on itself: http://youtu.be/gx-NLPH8JeM
its a remix of madonna’s “Holiday” with a chorus from the cliff richard song “summer holiday”.
Well, if Boing Boing considers this Dutch Rap (featuring interludes of “Summer Holiday” by Cliff Richard & The Shadows and “Holiday” by Madonna) worth publishing, then how on earth can they ignore the following great classic from 1992? Fast, sharp, excellent video, tells in less than 4 minutes what “An Inconvenient Truth” tries to explain in 100. And you can dance to it!
Tony Scott – “The Greenhous Effect”
For more information (in Dutch, of course)
they can bring me a little piece of amsterdam anytime
My favorite Dutch Rap, and one of my favorite songs of ALL TIME is Watskeburt!? by the amazing De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjER3EX948w
Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watskeburt%3F!
Sven of the magnificent eyebrows.
I had the single of this when I was like 12, picked up at a thrift store with my older brother. I listened to this waaaaay too much! Thanks for posting, I had almost forgotten about this song.
I was hoping to hear some of Madonnas vocals from Holiday earlier in the song, that would just done it perfectly for me. But good song! thanks BB!
Yeah, thanks for that. Like it wasn’t bad enough the first time round, I now have to deal with people going “look! The 80s! ha ha ha ha ha DJ Sven isn’t that FUNNY!”, more than 20 years later.
NO IT ISN’T BLOODY FUNNY. IT WASN’T THEN, AND IT ISN’T NOW. This song was played on a constant loop on British radio for two months solid in the summer of 1986, and it makes my fists itch.
Someone who had to live through this shit.
Wait, is it okay to like this again? I used to like it a lot back in the day, and I’m pretty sure it was the first single I ever bought. I even figured out the lyrics and learned them. But this song quickly became a symbol of bad taste and a target for ridicule, and remained so for about 20 years.
I just blame it on my youth. Most people had even worse taste back then.
How can you resist the call to ring rang a dong for a ha lee day?
Ok the intro music sounds like it’s from Turtles in Time.
Can someone please explain to me the hat that the shorter one is wearing? it appears to be the mullet version of a black satin cycling cap?
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