Monday, November 4, 2013

Toon Rock: I Like to Move It (2005)

If you've seen any of the "Madagascar" movies, you're probably familiar with the infectious "I Like to Move It", which has been used in at least the first two, and probably in all three films to date. Wouldn't surprise me if the video has been used on the Nickelodeon spinoff, The Penguins of Madagascar, as well.

Anyway, "Move" originally was a dance hit for Reel 2 Real in 1994, reaching the top 5 in the UK, but failing to make the Billboard Hot 100 here. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen recorded the cover heard in the first movie, but for the sequel, of the Black Eyed Peas recorded his own version. Cohen's version has been used at sporting events, including Tri-City Valleycats games, over the last couple of years as a means of getting the kiddo's into the between innings fun. Not sure if either cover charted, though........!

Anyway, considering that one of Cohen's best known alter-egos is a pseudo-rapper named Ali G, the fact that he can actually sing shouldn't be a surprise.........

How much d'ya wanna bet they play this at Zumba dance classes?

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