Oh Yeah (Yello song)
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|Single by Yello|
|from the album Stella|
|Released||July 11, 1985|
|Format||7", 12", CD single, CD video|
|Writer(s)||Boris Blank, Dieter Meier|
"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, and No. 36 on the US dance charts. The single peaked at No. 9 in Australia in October 1988.
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.
Usage in entertainment media
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 lust. Often it is used when 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 . . .'". Examples include:
- The 1987 film The Secret of My Success, starring Michael J. Fox, although it did not appear on the soundtrack album.
- Several Twix commercials in 1988
- She's Out of Control (1989)
- K-9 (1989)
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
- Soul Plane (2004)
- The Simpsons, where it is the theme song of Duffman.
- Brazilian Commercial of television made by Kuat in 2011.
- "Naked" episode of Glee, any time someone removed his or her clothing.
- South Park episode "Hell on Earth 2006" during the scene in which the three serial killers pick up Satan's Ferrari cake from the bakery.
- It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia episode "Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack" during the scene where Mac and Charlie become mailmen. The song is referred to as 'Day Bow Bow'.
- Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo PSP when a player fails to complete a license test.
- As opening theme of Hong Kong ATV's Celebrity Talk Show (Traditional Chinese: 今夜不設防) from 1989 to 1990.
- In Chuck Versus the DeLorean Season 2, Episode 10 when Morgan reveals his new acquisition.
- American Pie: The Book of Love opening scene (2009)
- American Dad! episode "42-Year-Old-Virgin" during the scene where a pedophile attempts to lure children into his pickup truck painted to look like an ice cream truck.
- Deadpool when the title character utters "chikah-chi-kaaah" during a post-credits scene that recreates the post-credits scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
- The vocals were sampled in the title theme of Lotus Turbo Challenge 2.
- "Yello: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 285.
- "australian-charts.com > Yello 'Oh Yeah'". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
- "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. April 22, 2006. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
- Bernstein, Jonathan (1997). Pretty in pink: the golden age of teenage movies. St. Martin's Griffin. p. 198. ISBN 9780312151942.
- "Soundtracks for The Secret of My Success". imdb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
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