The Similou

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The Similou
OriginGothenburg, Sweden
Years active2004
LabelsDealers of Nordic Music
MembersJoel Eriksson
Erik Niklasson

The Similou were an electronic music duo from Gothenburg, Sweden, comprising Dizzy Crane (Joel Eriksson) and Jesse Nectar (Erik Niklasson).



List of albums, with selected details
Title Details
So Hot Right Now
  • Released: 30 March 2005
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dealers of Nordic Music (DNMCD008)


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Chart positions Album
"All This Love" 2004 58 37 20 So Hot Right Now
"Ladykillers" 2005
"Play with Us"

Internet meme[edit]

"All This Love" is the base of an Internet meme, particularly on the website YTMND. On July 16, 2006, YTMND user Salta created a site called "Rainbow Stalin;" which comes from a misinterpretation of the words "rainbow stylin'" in The Similou's song to be about Joseph Stalin. This site featured an edited Soviet propaganda picture to which Salta added a rainbow and gave Stalin cartoon-like eyes. Many of the sites have Soviet propaganda art edited with flashing colors and accessories such as sunglasses, headphones, and turntables to portray Stalin as a jubilant DJ. While the meme comes from YTMND, references can be found on other websites such as YouTube.


  1. ^ a b "The Similou – All This Love". Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Similou | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2022.

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