I have to consider this edition of Friday Nineties an outright attack on your ears.  You are gonna get it in your head and it won’t come out.  Just like it did with me.  You can call it an ear worm or whatever you like, but you better be singing some non-Abba Swedish pop starting about now.

It’s odd, I kept trying to search for Ace of ‘Bass’ but that’s not what their name is.  It’s actually Ace of Base.  Moon Base?  WTF does that have to do with anything?  Do they outrank the King of Base in Swedish poker?  Also, if you watch the video (oh, and you WILL) you will notice that the Lennie Small guy doesn’t seem to sing anything but one word out of each sentence.  Like: “I!”  He must have been someone’s brother or else his dad was the owner of the record label.

When I was looking for pictures I saw some from later on where Slutty was gone.  Maybe she decided to have her own career making meatballs or slutting.  I don’t know.  I let my subscription to Swedish Newsweek lapse.  Video and pics after the jump.  And if you don’t watch it you are a sissy.  A dirty Canadian sissy!

Ace of Base – The Sign

I,I gotta new life
You would hardly recognize me I’m so glad
How could a person like me care for you?
(Why?)Why do I bother
When you’re not the one for me
Ooooo, is enough, enough?

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes
I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes
I saw the sign
No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong…
But where do you belong?
Under the clean moon
For so many years I’ve wondered who you are
How could a person like you bring me joy?
Under the pale moon
Where I see a lot of stars
Ooooo Is enough, enough

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes
I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the si-ign and it opened up my eyes
I saw the sign
No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong…
But where do you belong?
Oh!Oh, oh, oh

(Larger instrumental break)

I saw the sign and it opened up my mind!
And I am happy now living without you
I’ve left you, oh-oh-OH!
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign
No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong

(I saw the sign – I saw the si-i-ign) I saw the sign!
(I saw the sign – I saw the si-ig-i-ign)
(i saw the sign – i saw the si-ign) i saw the sign!

And it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign! (sign, sign,sign)