Sportsong of the Week #63


"Misirlou"

Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

1962

Still missing the waves of Portugal, so to keep the feeling a life still, Sportsong of the Week #63 is 'Misirlou' by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones!

'Misirlou' is a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean region. The earliest recording of the song is a 1919 Egyptian composition called Bint Misr. The song gained worldwide popularity through Dick Dale's 1962 American surf rock version, which popularized the song in Western popular culture. Various versions have since been recorded, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as The Beach Boys, The Ventures, and Consider the Source. Dale's surf rock version later gained renewed popularity through its use in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction and again through its sampling in The Black Eyed Peas song "Pump It" (2006).

Grab your board, wax on, and let it rip!


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