the mood for something happy and upbeat this week – how about
Back in 1999,
Canadian alternative group Len briefly swept the
airwaves with their peppy and infectious jam “Steal My
Sunshine.” I was in college at the time, and I remember I
would always hum the song to myself as I brushed my teeth in the
morning to get myself psyched up for the day. Even now, I
can’t help but just feel good whenever I hear it.
So what if the
lyrics make no damn sense? It’s all about the vibe, and
adorable bro and sis singers Marc andSharon Costanzo took an old disco hit
(Andrea True’s “More, More,
More”) and made it their own, shooting the accompanying music
video in Daytona Beach, Florida, which is known worldwide for
it’s party atmosphere.
not-at-all-offensive fact: The band is named after a Japanese
exchange student named Ieru Ren, who played bass for the Costanzo
siblings’ high school garage band, whom they nicknamed
“Len” to play up the stereotypical mispronunciation of
‘R’s in Japanese. Cute! … right?
check out “Steal My Sunshine” below, and just
Also of note,
Len did a cover of Kim Wilde's 1981 hit "Kids In
America" for the 2000 Digimon movie!