Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Abba rings in depression: "Happy New Year"


Okay, If you haven't watched this song. You need to, in order to fully get the sunken feeling required to understand this post.

I was on the treadmill this morning at 9:00am with the other 4 people who fell asleep at 10:30 last night and made it to the gym. I am watching the TODAY show and they go to cut to commercial, but first show people ice-skating in Rockefeller center. ( sweet). Until, you hear the ABBA song playing in the background. The lyrics begin like this:

No more champagne, And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you,Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday Now's the time for us to say...

Happy new year, Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try If we don't
we might as well lay down and die...You and I

WHAT THE FECK IS THIS?! Who approved this? What kind of skeleton crew is working at NBC this morning to let this song roll? Clearly some non-paid intern was scrolling through a digital play list and saw the title, assumed it was relevant, and added it to the outro.

If waking up to a new year on a dreary day of lake-effect snow and no plans isn't hard enough, throw this little number on...Seriously, If I wasn't laughing and being so aghast at the inappropriateness of this song, I might have run screaming off a building, drank myself into rehab, or worse, played it again.

Happy New Year. Resolution #1 : Boycott Abba. ( and Today show is on probation)


CML's Aunt said...

OMG! The worst part is that this is a catchy tune and I can't get it out of my head. Happy Newwww Yearrrr, Happy Newwww Yearrrrr. Bring back Feliz Navidad! PLEASE!!!

cml mormor said...

This is called scandinavian realism folks!