You are so Yeah Yeah, Wow Wow!

Ten years ago I was having what I called my “Martin Moment.” A huge crush on a gorgeous blonde Swede called Martin Svensson who released an absolutely perfect pop-tastic single, “(Du är så) Yeah Yeah Wow Wow”- English:  (You Are So) Yeah Yeah Wow Wow.

The lyrics are all about taking the piss out of vacuous, plastic ‘MTV-type’ female reporters. One in particular actually. A young female called JonnaBergh who was in her mid 20’s and had her own columnin Expressen (major Swedish newspaper) and was also an “entertainment reporter.” Her career also included appearing as a TV-presenter on Z-TV, one of the (then) young and ‘cool’ commercial TV-stations in Sweden.

Tonight Yoda sent me a link for the official video for “(Du är så) Yeah Yeah Wow Wow” and it brought all this flooding back. I even found a translation of the lyrics in an old email from a decade ago!

You are here, I am frozen
You are one of many thousands
In a plastic box for us youngsters
You are there with mouth and tongue

You’re the girl from the commercials
Who has taken a charm-exam
TV-Shop is so for real!
What you say is so important

For you are so Yeah Yeah Wow Wow…

Heart beats heavy, totally exhausted
I want to hear the breaths
Four dBs and I can hear
When you then start to seduce
A few words on big issues
“Here’s something for every taste”
In a 24 inches plastic box
And then I start to rave

Because you are so Yeah Yeah Wow Wow…

You are here, I am frozen
You are one of many thousands
I want to come
Can you swear
That we’ll always be close
I just want to explode
A little bit further and a little bit more
Like a gap in my senses
Feelings I’ve kept locked inside

And you are so Yeah Yeah Wow Wow…

Martin's album at the time. I bought it of course!

Going through searches and links tonight I also found Martin performing the song live in Melodifestivalen in 1999. He came second overall – Charlotte Perelli won that year and went on to win Eurovision itself. But I much preferred “(Du är så) Yeah Yeah Wow Wow”.

Plus, the fact that he was a hot blonde Swede was a bonus too 😉

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