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    Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    I swear I heard this in class once, but I've never found the CD, and no one else in class remembers hearing it.

    I swear it sounded like an instrumental version of the "manamana song", you know, from the Muppets. The whole album was, I think, normal instrumental bellydance music, like the kind you would hear on any compilation for dancers. Nice orchestral-type pieces, not pop music.

    Was I imagining things, or does this song really exist, and if so, where can I find it?

    Oh, and just for fun, and for those of you not familiar with the song - here it is from the Muppet Show:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7XOFfjiL-U]YouTube - The Muppet Show - Mahna Mahna (version three, 1976)[/ame]


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    I LOVEEEEEE the muppet show!! You just made my day! ..l;,


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Or, there's the "Shana Tova" version for when you want to wish someone a happy new year on Rosh Hashana. :)

    [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=6ZLq_JB8H44]YouTube - shana tova[/ame]

    I would LOOOOVE to find an arabic version of this!


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    LOL! This is great! I love this song. Unfortunately I think it will be stuck in my head now. Oh well.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    My teacher just bought the CD with the Arabic mah na mah na song on it. I'll try to get the name of the CD and post it.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Thank you!


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Oooh - I'd like to find a copy too!!!


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    My husband tried to pick out Manamana on the banjo one weekend. I'm sure you will not be surprised to discover that copious amounts of beer were involved.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    I LOOOOVE this song.

    But I dont' get it. Why are we translating nonsense syllables?????


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    It's not translated - in fact, as I remember it, this version is instrumental. Just performed in the style of Arabic orchestral music.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Hi Gals,

    The song you're talking about is "Oh Oh Balaha" on Sayed Balaha's Flowers cd.

    I laughed when I heard this on the album...I too love this song from the muppets, lol.

    Samiya


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Antimony - if I have the manamana song going through my head today I'll be round with the 3am zill brigade I swear. Even if it means crossing the Atlantic.....


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    lmao I uploaded Oh Oh Balaha in the music section :)

    Samiya


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Quote Originally Posted by antimony View Post
    It's not translated - in fact, as I remember it, this version is instrumental. Just performed in the style of Arabic orchestral music.
    Oh, that makes sense! ..l;,


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Quote Originally Posted by Veil_Dancer View Post
    Hi Gals,

    The song you're talking about is "Oh Oh Balaha" on Sayed Balaha's Flowers cd.

    I laughed when I heard this on the album...I too love this song from the muppets, lol.

    Samiya
    I listened to it, and I'm not 100% sure this is the one I was thinking of, since I remember it being totally instrumental...

    That said, I love it! It's an adorable version! I love that as well as being kind of a novelty, it has enough actual rhythm in it to be danceable.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Quote Originally Posted by Veil_Dancer View Post
    lmao I uploaded Oh Oh Balaha in the music section :)

    Samiya
    omg that's brilliant!!!..l;, ..l;, ..l;,


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Was it "Amman Amman" from the R.E.G. Project Vol. 3 CD?


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    OMG That is just Hilarious!!! I had to order that CD on Amazon.com. That song is the PERFECT tipping music!


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    FYI: I'm selling this cd on swap page ;)


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    I love that you posted this video! I watch everyday; it makes my baby laugh every time ..l;,


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    this is great! This song always takes ages to leave my head.

    Now I must get one of my Arabic speaking online friends to translate what he's saying at the beginning. It must be funny.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    Quote Originally Posted by spicedjellybeans View Post
    this is great! This song always takes ages to leave my head.

    Now I must get one of my Arabic speaking online friends to translate what he's saying at the beginning. It must be funny.
    Oh duh! Just realized that was canned laughter. This is so cute! I can't stop listening to it. Hope someone can find the insturmental version Antimony asked for.


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    Re: Arabic version of "the manamana song"

    I did a meleya leff to the Sayed Balaha version yesterday--I need to see if I can brighten up the video a little bit, and if I can I'll post it ,r:;


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