July 2nd, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 06/28/2015 – Lady Marmalade (Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya)

I have heard this song (the Christine Aguilera’s version) several times but never understood a single word of it. However recently I saw Patty LaBelle perform this song and it felt lot different. True enough this was the original version sung by the all American Girl group Labelle in 1975 for their album Nightbirds. Wiki gave a litte explanation of the song, but this always intrigued me as I never understood what the words meant.

Here is the original song:



And here is the Christina Aguilera’s version…although this is pictured more sexier.



Lyrics in English:

Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister

He Met Marmalade Down In Old New Orleans
Struttin' Her Stuff On The Street
She Said "Hello,
Hey Joe, You Wanna Give It A Go?" Mmm, Mmm

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choca-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

He Sat In Her Boudoir While She Freshened Up
The Boy Drank All Her Magnolia-Wine
On The Black Satin Sheets Oh I Swear He Started To Freak

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choca-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

Hey, Hey, Hey
Touching Her Skin Feelin' Silky Smooth
The Colour Of Cafe Au Lait
Made The Savage Beast Inside
Roar Until It Cried, More, More, More

Now He's Back Home Doing Nine To Five
Living His Grey Flannel Life
But When He Turns Off To Sleep
Old Memories Creep, More, More, More

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choco-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choco-Lata Ya Ya, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Me

Magic In Tunes: 06/29/2015 – Maine Hothon Pe Lagayi Tho Hungama Ho Gaya

Whenever I heard this song from the 2014 Hindi comedy-drama film Queen, it always made me think that this was based on a song from an older movie that was made perhaps in 70s. I really couldn’t place the original song or movie (yeah yeah, I should have googled…but was too lazy or too confident on myself that I could find it). Finally gave up and searched to find out that the song was indeed remixed with added vocals and tunes.

The original song was from the 1973 hit Hindi suspense thriller Anhonee ( = Impossible) Sung by Asha Bhosle. Music was composed by the duo Lasmikant Pyarelal and Lyrics penned by Verma Mallik.



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And here is the remixed version with added vocals by Arijith Singh and remixed tunes by Amit Trivedi. The song is mostly in background and played at end credits in the movie.



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