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December 28, 2008 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Cobrastyle is possibly the least "likely" Swedish pop song. And now, it's been covered by another Swede.

This post inspired by the AskMe about the lyrics.
posted by grapefruitmoon (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Man, black metal sure has changed.


Uh, yeah. Anyway, if Lovebug Starski were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:00 PM on December 28, 2008

"This video is not available in your country" ...
So which Swede was it?
posted by razorian at 7:10 PM on December 28, 2008

You know the song is good because it is in countless TV commercials. ;)
posted by jca at 7:29 PM on December 28, 2008

I know it's not totally accepted here, but nothing encapsulates my feelings here like :psyduck:
posted by boo_radley at 7:31 PM on December 28, 2008

This is a rather old cover, but I did rock it for the longest before I learned it was a cover. In other old crazy Robyn cover news, Saul Williams' List of Demands.
posted by cashman at 7:37 PM on December 28, 2008

This has very little to do with the Cobra Kai dojo that I remember.
posted by stavrogin at 7:51 PM on December 28, 2008

stavrogin, here's your Cobra Kai video: Sweep the Leg
posted by filmgeek at 7:59 PM on December 28, 2008

Teddybears is one of my all-time faves.

And Lovebug Starkski made great pop. So, my guess is he would really be into it.
posted by humannaire at 8:40 PM on December 28, 2008

As someone who loves both Cobrastyle and Robyn dearly, I approve of this post. Dearly.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:50 PM on December 28, 2008

The Robyn version is astoundingly wretched. I read somewhere (while looking for a link for the question that inspired this FPP) that they had simplified the lyrics for her, but whatever they did wasn't enough for the poor woman.
posted by Forktine at 8:59 PM on December 28, 2008

The Robyn version is astoundingly wretched.

if by "wretched" you mean "jarringly addictive and kind of awesome," then yes, it is totally wretched. Much in the way that youngsters today call things that they like "ill," or "bad," when in fact they are using those words to mean the opposite of what they actually mean!
posted by mightygodking at 9:26 PM on December 28, 2008

This song was in a movie or commercial or something, but I can't for the life of me remember what... somehow I feel like it was a beer commercial, but I could be wrong. In any case, I'm glad to finally know what this song is!
posted by OverlappingElvis at 10:09 PM on December 28, 2008

If by "now" you mean "August, 2007"
posted by delmoi at 11:32 PM on December 28, 2008

Unlikely? It's got a serious garage-rock riff going on there- and we know from International Noise Conspiracy and Turbonegro that the Swedes love their garage.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:49 AM on December 29, 2008

I was seriously hoping that the "other Swede" was the one with an inordinate fondness for the word "bork."
posted by JHarris at 4:47 AM on December 29, 2008

You know, I had no idea the Robyn song was a cover.

But I don't think anything Robyn covers will be quite as awesome as her version of Jack U Off.
posted by sparkletone at 6:10 AM on December 29, 2008

I've always felt that the idea of a band called Teddybears doing a song titled "Cobrastyle" to be wonderfully incongruous.

And such a damn catchy song (It'll be stuck in my head the rest of the day now, naturally.)

Which means I'll undoubtedly be singing it under my breath, and irritating everyone around me... which is also just excellent.
posted by quin at 9:16 AM on December 29, 2008

Interestingly enough, Teddybears started off as a grindcore band. Really, look it up.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:15 AM on December 29, 2008

cashman, NO NO NO NO NO. Oh no. I should have known going in that, no matter who covered Saul, it would be bad, but yikes. DO NOT WANT.

My 360 gamertag name is Black Stacy. I <3>
posted by Bageena at 12:22 PM on December 29, 2008

Another of their songs to be used in American commercials.

I'm more partial to Royksopp myself
posted by Zangal at 2:43 PM on December 29, 2008

These are fantastic. I thank you from the bottom of my Swedish pop loving heart.
posted by moss at 6:51 PM on December 29, 2008

I'm not a big fan of the song (although I can't get it out of my head) but it's certainly one of the top ten strangest things I've seen on Letterman.
posted by mmoncur at 8:05 PM on December 29, 2008

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