Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)

Vengaboys ‎– We Like To Party! (The Vengabus) [Positiva ‎– CDTIVS108 / 7243 8 8590 2 4]

Surprisingly I do not recall hearing this song as a child. I guess mainly because at the time of being 6 years old my listening habits were dictated by my mother who didn’t exactly indulge in electronic music. Only until much later at the age of 14 when I met my first real girlfriend’s mum did I end up exploring the wonderful world of electronic music. I do wonder what would have happened if I had never met that girl or her mum, and how it would have affected my music tastes.

Music like this, up-beat, carefree, bouncy electronic that is radio friendly, kid friendly and just plain fun – I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to create music like this again. It is just so pure, you have nothing to worry about when listening to this music. I guess many kids of the generation after me will never know, or understand this music like I do and even then my understanding and connection to this music is weak at best.

I do like this song, yes it is annoying. So annoying in fact that one of my previous bosses got it stuck in his head and would always hum the tune when the office was quiet. Knowing it annoyed me, during my holiday time he left me a few voicemails of the song. This song brings back happy memories of this harmless joke, and I think for many this song brings back happy memories too. It’s just that a happy song.

You don’t get the popular mix on this CD single that you find on many of the compilation albums of the time, instead you get an extended cut of the original song for the first track. The second is your standard hardcore house remix with thumping bass, if that is your kind of thing. The third track is a completely new take on the original song by legendary Tin Tin Out, which could stand up as a separate release on its own. But does kind of loose a bit of the silliness of the original with this heavy handed edit.

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