Waaay Back, Playback – OMC – How Bizzare

Pauly Fuemana RIP

How Bizzare was released in 1996 by a group from New Zealand called OMC, or Otara Millionaires Club. The name of a group is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Otara one of the poorest suburbs of Auckland.

This song was such a hit in New Zealand and later in the rest of the world that it was named one of the greatest New Zealand songs of all times by The Australasian Performing Right Association; Personally I don’t know if it was thaaaaaaaaaaaat great. I remember the first time I heard “How Bizzare” I was so annoyed by the voice of the frontman, Pauly Fuemana, that I had to switch the channel. Now, I just play it for kicks while I’m driving on a sunny day.

After the death of Pauly Fuemana at the age of 40 on January 31 of this year, How Bizzare had made a comeback to the singles charts and hit #40. Now How Bizzare is that!

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