1… eh… 2… eh… 3… eh … eh…

Tsja, als je een liedje schrijft dat 1, 2, 3, 4 heet, dan ligt het in de lijn der verwachting dat je door een kinderprogramma wordt gevraagd om het liedje te komen zingen.

Zie hier Feists hit uit 2007 in de originele, kleurrijke clip:

En hier ziet u de educatieve versie (met educatievere tekst)… U houdt toch ook van tellen?

Overigens trok ook dit nieuwsbericht van Paste Magazine mijn aandacht… Enkele hoogtepunten uit Feist sued by Seven and Eight (om de hilariteit te snappen moet je wel even de originele versie van het nummer beluisteren):

Newswire—Attorneys representing two co-plaintiffs, Seven and Eight, filed suit against singer Leslie Feist (stagename Feist) yesterday in Circuit Court.

The suit comes nearly one year after the release of Feist’s full length album, The Reminder, which graced many music critics’ “Best of 2007” lists. Although also a member of Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene, Feist is best known for her highest selling song, “1 2 3 4,” which was featured in an Apple iTunes commercial in the summer of 2007. It is this song that sparked the lawsuit from Seven and Eight, as well as an injunction to stop the song from being played in public places and on the radio.

A representative for Eight told journalists outside the courtroom, “Thanks to this song, anyone who has a radio or television set knows about One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Nine and Ten. What about my client? This is a blatant case of discrimination in order to profit off of some contrived line-verse form.”


Eight filed a similar suit in 2002 against pop punk singer Avril Lavigne, in the wake of her single, “Sk8er Boi,” which peaked at the #10 spot on the Billboard Top 100 chart. The suit called for back payment of royalties from the song. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Eight, citing that Lavigne’s lack of creativity was no excuse for exploiting innocent numbers. Lavigne was also issued a court order to complete 30 hours of elementary-school spelling lessons.

Given their combined histories and the expertise of their legal teams, it seems the two might combine for a formidable opponent in this new case. Seven and Eight are seeking unknown damages, though legal experts suspect the awards could range from seven to eight figures, out of respect for the plaintiffs.

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