Oh Yeah (Yello song)

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"Oh Yeah"
Single by Yello
from the album Stella
Released July 11, 1985 (1985-07-11)
Format 7", 12", CD single, CD video
Genre Synthpop, house
Length 3:08
Label Elektra SAM 243
Writer(s) Boris Blank, Dieter Meier
Producer(s) Yello

"Oh Yeah" is a single released in 1985 by the Swiss band Yello and featured on their album Stella. In 1986, it reached No. 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,[1] and No. 36 on the US dance charts.[2]

The song features a mix of electronic music and manipulated vocals. The song gained popularity after being featured in the films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Secret of My Success. Its 1987 re-released version features the extra lyrics: "such a good time / a really good time". A remix of the song, entitled, "Oh Yeah Oh Six" went to No. 1 on the US dance charts in 2006.[3]

Usage in entertainment media[edit]

Dieter Meier, vocals

Writing about the use of the song in 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Jonathan Bernstein said, "Never a hit, this slice of Swiss-made tomfoolery with its varispeed vocal effects and driving percussion was first used by John Hughes to illustrate the mouthwatering must-haveness of Cameron's dad's Ferrari. Since then, it has become synonymous with avarice. Every time a movie, TV show or commercial wants to underline the jaw-dropping impact of a hot babe or sleek auto, that synth-drum starts popping and that deep voice rumbles, 'Oh yeah . . .'".[4] Examples include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yello: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 285. 
  3. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. April 22, 2006. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (1997). Pretty in pink: the golden age of teenage movies. St. Martin's Griffin. p. 198. ISBN 9780312151942. 
  5. ^ "Soundtracks for The Secret of My Success". imdb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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