Internet Classics: do the Zelda

On this edition of Internet Classics, I take the post from Kotaku about this hilarious song about The Legend of Zelda. As a curiosity, many people think this song was written by System of a Down, because of the similar voice of the singer, and even because many of you naughty boys and girls who have this song can see that it was tagged as written and performed by this group. Instead, this song was written and performed by one Joe Pleiman for the album Rabbit Joint.


For a bit more of history behind it, I copy part of the post in Kotaku:

“So how’d this modern internet fallacy come to be? Over ten years ago, the song was uploaded to Napster, in the wild days before the service was shut down and went straight. And it was uploaded simply as “SOAD – The Legend of Zelda”, or “SOAD – Zelda”. Given this was the early 2000’s, many people assumed this meant it was performed by System of a Down, particularly given the similarities between Pleiman’s vocals and those of System’s Serj Tankian.

The track, which is damn catchy, thus snowballed, and for millions of people System of a Down were given credit for a song they had no part in. Poor Joe. At least he can see the funny side of it, writing on his own website that the 1998 album featured ‘the song Zelda as unintentionally made famous by System of a Down'”.

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