Most popular video ever-Numa Numa by Gary
Brolsma sets world record
MIAMI, FL, USA -- Gary
Brolsma's video dancing to the tune of Numa Numa (Dragostea
din tei) has an estimated combined over 1 Billion
views-setting the world record for the Most
popular video ever. Gary
Brolsma aka Numa
Numa: "It is encouraging to watch all of the
Numa videos that were created by others in the same fun-loving
spirit regardless of what part of the globe they happen to
live. Smiles are universal. Happiness knows no culture or
geography. Joy is bipartisan. Be kind to everyone - for everyone
is having a hard time."
Brolsma's video, released in December 2004
onto the website Newgrounds.com,
was the first Numa Numa-themed video to gain widespread attention.
The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Brolsma, a
pudgy guy from Saddle Brook, made a video of himself this
fall performing a lip-synced version of "Dragostea
din tei," a Romanian pop tune, which roughly translates
to "Love From the Linden Trees." He not only mouthed the words,
he bounced along in what he called the "Numa Numa Dance" -
an arm-flailing, eyebrow-cocked performance executed without
ever once leaving the chair."
"The question remains why two million
people would want to watch a doughy guy in glasses wave his
arms around online to a Romanian pop song."
"It definitely has to be something different,"
said Tom Fulp, president and Webmaster of newgrounds.com.
"It's really time and place." "The Numa Numa dance," he said,
sounding impressed. "You see it and you kind of impulsively
have to send it to your friends."
His friends say Mr. Brolsma has always had
a creative side. He used to make satirical Prozac commercials
on cassette tapes, for instance. He used to publish a newspaper
with print so small you couldn't read it with the naked eye.