For the week of 6/4/2012…

“How Bizarre” by OMC

“How Bizarre” has been stuck in my head all week, perhaps because I’m in the mood for some laid-back summertime cruising and this song fits that perfectly.  Off the top of my head, I’d also venture that this is my favorite one-hit wonder from the ’90s.  I like how the frontman, Pauly Fuemana, is about as much of a singer as the guy from CAKE.  I like the Mexican guitars.  And above all, I like how pleasant it is to just kick back and listen to this song; it’s not as in-your-face as certain other one-hit wonders from the ’90s (I’m looking at you, Chumbawamba and “Tubthumping”!).

According to Wikipedia, this is the best-selling record of all time in OMC’s native New Zealand.

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