Numa Numa is a popular viral video featuring a dancing fat bloke and European music.
- Date Discovered: 12/2004
- Discovered On: Newgrounds
Numa Numa refers to a video made in 2004, showing Gary Brolsma, a YouTuber from New Jersey, United States lip synching and dancing humorously in a chair to a Moldovan pop song; Numa numa also refers to the the many parodies, and sometimes the song as The Numa Numa Song.
The phrase Numa numa is taken from an English transliteration of part of the Romanian lyrics.
Numa numa has received in excess of 700 million views. Brolsma's hilarious movements and facial expressions inspired many parodies, which themselves have gained many views on the various websites which host the video and parodies.
The song is Dragostea din tei, by Moldovan pop group "O-Zone". The song is sung in the Romanian language.
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The phrase Numa Numa is taken from the chorus of Dragostea din tei by the Moldovan band, O-Zone. In Romanian the lyrics are "nu mă, nu mă iei", which translate as "you don't want, don't want to take me": "nu mă" means "not me" in Romanian (cognate to "no me"), while "nu mă iei" means (in this context) "you don't want to take me" (word-for-word: "not me take"), so the repeated chorus is "you don't want, don't want to take me" (literally: "not me, not me take").
Numa numa was uploaded to Newgrounds.com on December 6, 2004. After it was discovered, it was copied to other video sharing sites, including YouTube, where a good portion of the total views were gained.