I’m in the mood
for something happy and upbeat this week – how about you?
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 and Sharon
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 smile:
Also of note,
Len did a cover of Kim Wilde's 1981 hit "Kids In
America" for the 2000 Digimon movie!