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What is this song that has "Whoa oh oh whoa-oh" in it?

Asked by bostonbeliever (383points) April 11th, 2010

That starts every chorus, it a refrain of that “whoa oh oh whoa-oh, oh whoa-oh oh oh whoa-oh oh whoa-oh” or something like that, and then that part is followed by something like “how i fight” three words.

It sounds kind of African like drums and voices, but I couldnt tell if they sang in African on verses cuz it was on a bus.

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Ame_Evil's avatar

Care to record an audio of you humming/whistling it? Might be helpful.

absalom's avatar

All I can think of is Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, but that’s not really ‘African’.

Then again, I’m not sure why you’d be hearing African music on a bus.

squidcake's avatar

That sounds horribly similar to “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha, minus the African elements.
That song really is the bane of my existence.

VohuManah's avatar

Is it Single Ladies by Beyonce? The part starts at around 0:42

bostonbeliever's avatar

it’s definitely something kinda recent, cuz my teammates on my track team were playing it and lots of people recognized it, and i dont think a lot of them listen to QMS.
not Ke$ha or Gaga. It’s a guy singing it. I’d record an audio but idk how

absalom's avatar

Actually, I’m pretty sure you mean Use Somebody by Kings of Leon. The second verse begins “Off in the night” which sounds like “how I fight,” or whatever. Listen from here and wait until the lyrics resume.

Edit: Never mind. Seems like a lot of songs sound like this.

squidcake's avatar

Oh my goodness I’ve always loved that song. XD
You might be right.

bostonbeliever's avatar

not Use Somebody, not Tarzan Boy, but thanks/.

bostonbeliever's avatar

it’s definitely not a white guy singing, like that sounds dumb but you can tell if a voice belongs to a white guy or black guy, right?
i’m pretty sure he was black.
and it sounded like tribal drums in rhythym, and it was multiple people singing the “whoa’s”

zophu's avatar

I think songs have started with variations of “woah-oh-oh-waoh” since some primate figured out how to make that sound.

squidcake's avatar

If you’re sure it’s tribal sounding, I can think of a few possibilities.

Rusted Root wrote a lot of songs like that, along with Paul Simon (on his album “Graceland”) and, more recently, the band Vampire Weekend.
I can’t really name specific songs. They’re all white guys. XD
But I swear, I always assumed the singer of Rusted Root was black,

bostonbeliever's avatar

to the five people currently observing, lol
would you please try to help?

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wtfrickinfrack's avatar

is it a fast or slow song?

gorillapaws's avatar

Could it be Fighting Gravity’s forgotten (track 3 on that album)?

bostonbeliever's avatar

nope, sorry, but thanks.
it fits the criteria i know

loser's avatar

Could it be Wesley Carr’s “Feels Like Whoa”?

loser's avatar

Or how about the Black Eyed Peas’ “One Tribe”?

LuckyGuy's avatar

What about Put a ring on it by Beyonce? If that’s not it it’s still worth watching the video.

bostonbeliever's avatar

yuck such a bad song @worriedguy sorry not it/
not One Tribe either.

i think the four words at the end of the “whoa“s are “the way you fight”

bostonbeliever's avatar

and also, it’s a GUY who sings it.
no women allowed :P

bostonbeliever's avatar

@loser i like that song thanks for putting it on, never heard it before.
but that’s not it.

ucme's avatar

Is it “Get off my foot you fucking dopey mule” by Randolph Scott.

filmfann's avatar

@ucme So far, I think I can rule out Whisting Jack Smith’s I was Kaiser Bill’s Batman

deni's avatar

is it a song they play at sporting events to rev up the crowd? it sounds just like the one i have in mind. noo idea what its called or who does it because i never noticed any words to it.

ucme's avatar

@filmfann I’m getting an error i’m afraid but I get your drift.

crazyzo2000's avatar

What genre would you put it in?

casheroo's avatar

recent songs, i’d say beyonce and keisha. older songs, video killed the radio star is coming to mind.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

“Sunchyme” – Dario G?

Either that or the song they sampled it form which is “Life In a NorthernTown” by The Dream Academy

Silence04's avatar

I know the song you are talking about!!! I can’t think of the name or band.

After the first chorus it goes into this verse: “we were born out in the desert, we were raised out in the sand. Never saw another creature, we are from a foriegn land” or something like that.

crazyzo2000's avatar

@silence04 THE THERMALS – “now we can see”
Totally obsessed with that song for the past week!!!

jazmina88's avatar

old song…..Journey’s Lights

chamelopotamus's avatar

The song you want to hear is “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

Silence04's avatar

Trinity by paper tongues?

bostonbeliever's avatar

K’naan – Wavin’ Flag!!!

bostonbeliever's avatar

yeah so thanks to all you guys who tried to find the song.
for those of you who didn’t read all the information I supplied about what I heard and just put down songs that had “whoah oh oh” in them, thanks for wasting my time.

I found out from a classmate at school.

The song is what I posted right above: Wavin’ Flag by K’naan. It’s the theme song for FIFA coverage, and y’all should listen to it cuz it’s mad good.

Peace :)

katiemr40's avatar

its bon jovi “livin on a prayer”, i think…

maureen2011's avatar

shyne sings this song whoa oh oh oh sing me a wobbly de de de de me oh oh sing oh oh I was born in a hot deasert oh oh , lol something like that right??????

itsagr8day's avatar

thank you so much, i have been looking for the same song for like a week

cortes's avatar

This one drove me crazy as well. You gave a perfect description, and the answer is…...Some Nights by Fun.

filmfann's avatar

@cortes Amazingly, Some Nights by Fun fits exactly with the description in the OP. Unfortunately, the song was released 2 years after the OP.
I am beginning to think my time machine has been carjacked.

reinmaker's avatar

Bro Hymn nofx

akell's avatar

Finally Some nights is the name of the song i was looking for

gabbylyn's avatar

The one I have been looking for all along is “Paradise” by Coldplay, but in the search there are a few others. “Some Nights” by Fun and “Love Like Woe” by The Ready Set. Hope this helps – otherwise, call your local radio station and try to hum it out and maybe someone will recognize the tune. Good Luck!!

Captaincara's avatar

Pour it up by Rihanna?

npes7's avatar

Waving flag by k’naan

Wengle3696's avatar

I know exactly what song your thinking of. I had the same problem too. It’s “waving flag”

n0v474's avatar

How about Pompeii by Bastille

filmfann's avatar

What about Some Nights by Fun?

Mpischea's avatar

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