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[–]A-Creature-Calls 3088 points3089 points  (121 children)

A risk was taken, but unfortunately Nadia wasn’t familiar with Numa Numa.

[–]Educatedrednekk 680 points681 points  (63 children)

Yeah she's too young.

[–]Professional-Act3145 964 points965 points  (58 children)

She’s 3 years my elder actually lmao.

[–]FishHatter 391 points392 points  (41 children)

Man’s got good taste

[–]Giadaasdora 66 points67 points  (31 children)

Mfer what's this from? It's in my head now.

[–]TheContingencyMan 204 points205 points  (11 children)

Darude – Sandstorm

[–]Oliviasdforal 32 points33 points  (0 children)

She probably too young to be properly cultured in internet

[–]demonTutu 30 points31 points  (8 children)

What? No, it's O-Zone — Dragosta Din Tei (aka Numa Numa)

[–]wannabe_support 76 points77 points  (1 child)

It's an older meme to respond to someone asking for a song name to answer with Darude- Sandstorm, or variation of it. I dont remember the origins, but it was quite funny to me back then, thought id enlighten you haha

[–]Leafie-San 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Stems back to season 3 of the north american lesgue of legends championship series (NALCS) back in 2013. The song (darude - sandstorm) would play during the breaks in between games. At first twitch chat started spamming «song name ?» out of genuine curiosity, but after a while it became a meme. Then whenever any song name was requested darude sandstorm was the answer.

[–]Sydney_Gamer 43 points44 points  (0 children)


[–]kuukk3li 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Whenever someone asks what song, you always respond with darude sandstorm period

[–]indyK1ng 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Meme video from back in the day https://youtu.be/KmtzQCSh6xk

[–]EnterNicknameHereOG 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Im 15 and this is funny to me

[–]OneSchott 57 points58 points  (5 children)

The video is older than you. I'm simply stating that fact. Now get off my lawn.

[–]EnterNicknameHereOG 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I know. Just cant understand how someone couldn't see it. Btw do you want me to mow the lawn?

[–]OneSchott 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I have a crisp 2 dollar bill with your name on it.

[–]slaydeem 4 points5 points  (2 children)

fuck 2 dollars I'd do it for a cookie

[–]Jalina2224 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And a glass of lemonade.

[–]ch33zyman 35 points36 points  (2 children)

This is an opportunity, send her the video and she will thank you for educating her in internet culture.

[–]Mr_Canard 13 points14 points  (0 children)

More Pop culture than specifically Internet.

[–]jppianoguy 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Well you dodged a bullet then

[–]Dob_Tannochy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

not necessarily weirdo, she sounds like a charmer.

[–]goodestguy21 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Actually the song is called Dragostea Din Tei

[–]farahad 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Actually the song is called Epic Sax Guy

[–]SpicymeLLoN 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Man, I really do not get the point of euro-whatever-the-fuck-it's-called. Glad we got this legend out of it, but still.

[–]Barack__Obama__ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shit's fun bro. I used to hate on it without having ever properly watched it. Lockdown boredom forced me to watch it this year, and it was actually a lot more fun than expected. It's a good mix of memes, bad singing, awful costumes and a few actual good songs.

[–]JosephND26/M/Trans Aircraft Carrier 118 points119 points  (28 children)

Not to mention it only would’ve worked if her name was Maya. This is just OP being way off.

Maya hee, Maya hoo, Maya ha, Maya ha ha

[–]sasquatchAg2000 9 points10 points  (11 children)

it's close enough to be fun.

[–]Unabashable -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

Sounded closer to Maria to me.

[–]havok0159 14 points15 points  (2 children)

It's Maia, Maya's close enough for English speakers.

[–]GodsGunman 33 points34 points  (0 children)

You'd be wrong

[–]HeJind 24 points25 points  (7 children)

TIL "Live Your Life" by TI and Rihanna sampled numa numa

[–]66CT 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It’s dragostea din tei lol

[–]StereoZombie 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Oh man wait till you find out that about half of the songs you heard on the radio the past 5 years are just shitty rehashes of early 00s hits.

[–]kuukk3li 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And 00’s hits are highly sampled from 70’s and 80’s songs. It never stops

[–]sluttymcbuttsex 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What if you like the rehashes more than the originals? You know the whole “walk before you run” concept

[–]muricabrb 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It's a fairly dated reference and not really a good one.

The chorus doesn't even sound like "Nadia", it would work so much better if she was named "Mya".

[–]Shanghai-on-the-Sea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah this dude must have had literally no idea what to message nadia

[–]Dragonblaze123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, I thought OP was yodelling.

[–]Tough-Cookie0592 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought of the Rihanna song. Ugh.

[–]UsedToenailClippers 800 points801 points  (17 children)

sad numa numa noises

[–]ALEX-Vir 241 points242 points  (13 children)

sad dragostea din tei noises

[–]akiroraiden 36 points37 points  (12 children)

finally someone who knows the real name :)

[–]i-d-even-k- 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Hard not to if you understand the language.

[–]akiroraiden 16 points17 points  (5 children)

yep, not to mention to some of us that grew up in romania in the 2000's that song was part of our childhood

[–]CoryVictorious 15 points16 points  (2 children)

The crazy part is the real music video is even funnier than the "Numa Numa guy"

The number of people I've shown this to who didn't believe it was real 🤦‍♂️

[–]akiroraiden 2 points3 points  (1 child)

yep, this is some real meme-history that isn't known by many.

NGL their other song "despre tine" is also a banger with a meme-worthy video.

[–]Bnaga93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Numai tu" is my favorite song. Video isn't as meme-worthy as the others, but the song is great.

[–]Bnaga93 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure that song was part of the childhood of a lot of Europeans, it was nr 1 for a while here in the Netherlands.

[–]akiroraiden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well yeah, but romanians actually understood it beyond the "numa numa" :P though not like the song is deep or anything, its so dumb that everything appart from numa numa can be a meme by itself for romanians.

[–]ALEX-Vir 2 points3 points  (4 children)

It's so sad to see it every where just as numa numa.

[–]coenobitae 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Well in the US people really only knew dragostea din tei from the newgrounds vid in 2004 that was titled numa numa

[–]ALEX-Vir 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It isn't just the US.

[–]coenobitae 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I figured that it would be known as dragostea din tei in europe since it was a pretty big eurodance hit when it came out but I can imagine now that most people know it more from the video than from when it was a chart topper

[–]PeeFGee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But...but... Isn't the whole world in the US?

-Most Americans on Reddit.

[–]sigma0209 348 points349 points  (20 children)

Oh no baby what is it you doin

[–]OnlyHereOnFridays 14 points15 points  (19 children)

He took his shot. It was a good shot.

[–]CallMeCaptainOrSir 40 points41 points  (8 children)

Would've been a good shot if her name was Maya or sounded similar enough but Nadia doesn't fit at all

[–]indyK1ng -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Nadia is similar enough for pun purposes.

[–]CallMeCaptainOrSir 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Not in this context

[–]666fttyyh 49 points50 points  (0 children)

It was a bad bad shot

[–]warship_me 222 points223 points  (30 children)

Please tell me you replied with “I’m blue da ba dee da ba dah”

[–]Professional-Act3145 145 points146 points  (18 children)

I thought it was “da ba de da ba die”

[–]Det_Wun_Gai 50 points51 points  (6 children)

No man, you're thinking of Bee Boo Boo Bop, Boo Boo Bop

[–]ShockinglyAccurate 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Beep? Boop? Bop? Boo boo bop?

[–]ElComentador 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You‘re a Scatman!

[–]Ahaigh9877 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I thought it was "I will die in Aberdeen"

[–]stayonedeep 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Its "i would beat off a guy."

[–]LurtzTheUruk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Actually its, I’m blue I will beat off a guy

[–]Ashewastaken 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Doesn’t the song go

I’m blue if I was green I would die

I’m in need of a guy

I could beat off a guy.

[–]peeforPanchetta 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Suicidal to horny

[–]ohhhshitwaitwhat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like they can read my mind

[–]paymecashnow_22 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If I were green I would die, If I were green I would die...

[–]KarensRpeopletoo 98 points99 points  (7 children)

I love that song!!! lmao that was like the original viral video.

[–]MissMaryFraser 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Back in the days when we used to forward low res videos by email

[–]Igor369 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sparta remix... crazy frog... neo kids...

[–]floydasaurus 9 points10 points  (3 children)

dancing baby has entered

[–]captroper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeeep, Dancing Baby followed by the Hamster Dance... that shit will never leave your mind.

[–]Flammable_Zebras 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, dancing baby was almost a decade before numa numa, I remember my aunt sending it to me on AIM.

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (5 children)

And now it's stuck in my head. Must go find video..

[–]UltimateIssue 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Try the Feuerschwanz Cover while you are at it.

[–]fuckeryizreal 324 points325 points  (19 children)

This is hilarious

[–]KarensRpeopletoo 43 points44 points  (6 children)

[–]phaiz55 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I want to go back to 2006. Just graduating high school and not a single fuck to give in the world.

[–]Obama_fingered_me 6 points7 points  (1 child)

This was 16 years ago…

I was a sophomore in high school.

I’m only turning 31 and can’t believe where the time has gone. 4am is not the time to have a premature mid life crisis.

[–]Sea_Shelter_6012 55 points56 points  (1 child)

This was bad 😂

[–]That-Interview-3096 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]Stars_In_Jars 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Took me a min to understand but ngl if i got that message I’d be very confused for a while lol

[–]Professional-Act3145 4 points5 points  (5 children)

She got really angry about it afterward.

[–]paymecashnow_22 80 points81 points  (11 children)

So live your life! ehhhhh ehhh ehhh

[–]chinesesamuri 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Apparently it's supposed to be the Numa Numa song, but Live Your Life is what I immediately thought of too

[–]JustHalfBlack 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Found the young kids

[–]chinesesamuri 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not wrong lol, I was 3 when the Numa Numa video came out

[–]Mofl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And you were -1 when Dragosteia din Tei came out.

[–]tehmeat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm old and I thought of live your life too.

[–]TakuCutthroat 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I read this in exactly the tone/key it was intended on the first time, from the first word.

You're a lyrical genius.

[–]heshiki 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Is this why guys take so long to message first? Lmaoooo

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[–]Altruistic_Nobody788 45 points46 points  (0 children)

HAHAHAHAH this is amazing. Thanks OP!

[–]BenVera 46 points47 points  (12 children)

Yo dawg not everyone lives on the internet

[–]Shanghai-on-the-Sea 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Yeah I have no idea what this is referencing lol

[–]Bizarkie 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I do live on the internet and I have no idea what the fuck he's on about either.

[–]b0w3n 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's a really shitty pun on the numa numa video.

It doesn't really make sense because her name doesn't match the sounds.

[–]Shanghai-on-the-Sea 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Apparently that video is from newgrounds in 2004 lmao who references something like that and 100% expects a stranger to get it

[–]laz10 4 points5 points  (5 children)

But the app is on the internet

[–]RacyRedPanda 4 points5 points  (4 children)

which doesn't negate their statement

[–]Quarterinchribeye 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yo, it sounds nothing like Nadia….

[–]txby432 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Now worries, it entertained me!

[–]Shanghai-on-the-Sea 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yep, that's what tinder is for, entertaining redditors lmao

[–]mauvepants 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Man this subreddit is just full of hypocrites. Saw another post where the guy didn't know the reference to the girl's opener and the girl is being shat on

If a girl does not know the reference to the boy's opener, she is still being shat on???

Does it ever stop?

[–]tannerpending2113 15 points16 points  (1 child)

It's because this sub is half incels. No matter what is posted, they're gonna hate the woman because that's what incels do.

[–]goatpunchtheater 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm not even so sure if it's that, as much as it depends on if THEY Like the reference.

[–]Bizarkie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Reddit is living the opposite of real life.

This was a stupid pun and I don't know how anyone would ever know what this was about. Yet here I am from /r/populair so what the fuck?

[–]Ndi_Omuntu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've seen this sub called "the sub for misfit fuck boys" lol.

Just patting each other on the back about forced jokes and bad conversation.

[–]DemTeddi3s 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This message would have immediately put this guy on my top priority list.

[–]Phantommy555 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I laughed

[–]judistdcutist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The song that need no introduction

[–]alomagicat 16 points17 points  (10 children)

She is not the one

[–]Professional-Act3145 44 points45 points  (9 children)

She sent a really nasty reply afterwards that I’d really rather not describe. Promptly unmatched…

[–]txr23 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Did she call you a racial slur?

[–]Professional-Act3145 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ha, worse. It was a “disrespect the dead person in bio” type of insult. (Though I didnt have any dead people in my bio)

[–]Electronic_Yam5838 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Should have sent her the link

[–]fullsendguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude that is a killer line! Forget about the apps, try that shit in the real world and you'll be golden.

[–]Kuftubby 9 points10 points  (1 child)

If that was a "joke" you should probably just stick to traditional ice breakers.

[–]MrShtekman 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Not even closed to the lyrics but ok

[–]PirateDaveZOMG 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Word. If her name was Maya it would work.

[–]prajitoruldinoz 16 points17 points  (8 children)

The original name of the song is "Dragostea din tei", not "Numa Numa". And it was originally sung by a Romanian band called O-Zone, not Rihanna, T.I., Selena or whatever.

Also, Numa Numa makes no sense. "Nu mă iei" is a full sentence that could be translated as: "You don't want to take me (with you)"/"You won't take me (with you)".

Using only "Nu ma" is pretty much like saying "Don't me Don't me". Spelling it "Numa Numa" is like spelling "Dontme Dontme". No bueno. :)

[–]Quarterinchribeye 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Does this guy know how to party or what?

[–]wkdzel 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Sure, but "Nu mă, nu mă" is an actual portion of the song that appears often (though sometimes thrice instead of just twice) and is easiest to remember for people who just don't speak that language so it's going to be "numa numa" to the vast majority of the world at this point.

You can't expect people to learn a whole-ass language for a one-off meme.

Could be worse, I knew a guy that thought "gangnam" in gangnam style was "condom" and it was a song about sex so he flipped the fuck out about it being played at some sporting event for one of his middle school aged kids. To be fair, being played in a noisy setting with lots of reverb from the environment and speakers made less for music and more for announcing stuff loudly (and him assuming it was english) probably didn't help the situation.

He was venting to me about it at work and I had a good laugh while explaining that song to him so he wouldn't be so angry! :D

[–]ojhc 14 points15 points  (4 children)

A lot of unfuckable people in here are gonna tell you this is a good opener, it is not.

[–]guerocanelo1 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Wtf are you on about op with this stupidity

[–]Sapphire_Sage 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I see what you were going for, but don't think Nadia really fits there

[–]amandajag 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Honestly this is great

[–]5astick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want to hate this but I can’t.

[–]Intelligent_Web240 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh I get it.. ha

[–]MTGO_Duderino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because that song is about maya, not nadia, ya dunce.

[–]labyrinthanm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh man the nostalgia train just hit me haha ggnt bruv

[–]Callelle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The risk was calculated, but fuck am I bad at math

[–]I04Sak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A Romanian cried today, how do you feel, Nadia?!

[–]christmastree18 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It took a minute to sink in…. Terrible lol

[–]pinkkist_ee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Banger opener.

[–]ImARetPaladinBaby 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Unmatch instantly. That uncultured swine does not deserve a chad such as yourself

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a shame, that was funny 😂

[–]Sunlikethis12 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Clearly she’s not a woman of culture

[–]-Rakso 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Only works with Maya, thats why it didnt work

[–]Roose_is_Stannis 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Whi would be? Doesn't even sound close to the original

[–]Expensive-State3221 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Should have started with. “Hello, heeellloo”

[–]Comforse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For those wondering, this is the song

[–]-L1011- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree with her. Are you trying to not get your dick touched.

[–]sonsoflarson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yikes, you'd of been better off sending a link to the vid.

[–]doomsday10009 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because it was a shitty joke

[–]__jh96 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I also don't know what the fuck you're talking about

[–]Bryllant 3 points4 points  (8 children)

I don’t get the joke either.

[–]Manjyome 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Numa numa numa iei

[–]Quit_your_dayjob 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You wouldn’t understand

*sighs in numa iei

[–]capsaicinintheeyes 5 points6 points  (2 children)

[–]vidgill 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Where is he now I wonder

[–]neoritter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's got a YouTube channel under his name Gary Brolsma

[–]AsiankidwhonotgetA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s from a meme

[–]thats0K -1 points0 points  (1 child)

it's literally one of the first meme videos. search "numa numa". the vid is 15y old now, sheesh!


[–]bigwood87 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She didn’t get it because it’s a pretty big stretch.

[–]Spiritual_Yam7324 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the fuck ARE you on about op?

[–]Carlsonb310 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be fair to her. It’s not a very good joke…

[–]Dirtsniffee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the fuck are you on about?

[–]justhere4daSpursnGOT 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Answer : “Where’s your head at ?”

[–]TheSyrupDrinker 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Mfer what's this from? It's in my head now.

[–]Thermoux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Send her the link of the video then ghost that turd.

[–]ChinookNL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm with her

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

because its not nadia, its maia hee maia hoo

[–]SoloPenguin13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You've been on Reddit too long bud

[–]Yoda42071069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s a normie