Numa Numa Dance

What Does Numa Numa Dance Mean?

The Numa Numa Dance is a viral webcam video that features Gary Brolsma lip syncing and dancing to “Dragostea Din Tea” by Romanian band O-Zone. The video premiered on in 2004 and made its way around the Web, spawning several knockoffs and making an appearance on CNN and VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” In 2009, the video was reported to be the most popular online video of all time grabbing more than 1 billion views.


Techopedia Explains Numa Numa Dance

Through the original Numa Numa Dance video and other follow-up videos Brolsma created, he came to be known as the “The Numa Numa Guy,” which led to ongoing appearances on TV and other media. The phrase “Numa Numa” used in the song’s name, meaning “you don’t want, don’t want to take me,” was taken from a portion of the song’s Romanian lyrics.

In the 2006-edition of the 100 Greatest Funny Moments by Channel 4, UK, the Numa Numa Dance video took the 41st position.


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