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How Bizarre (Huh!, 1995)
Written and recorded by New Zealand music group OMC, How Bizarre was the lead single off their debut album of the same name. How Bizarre topped the Australian, Austrian, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand charts as well as the American Mainstream Top 40 chart. It further went top five in Germany, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and in the UK as well as on the European Eurochart Hot 100 and the American Radio Songs and Adult Top 40 charts. How Bizarre has been certified Platinum in both Australia and New Zealand; Gold in Germany and Silver in the UK. Bizarrely, though How Bizarre was able to chart on sub music charts in the U.S. it did not qualify to chart as an official single on the Hot 100 as no commercial single was made available to buy. How Bizarre re-entered the New Zealand music charts in 2010 after lead singer Pauly Fuemana’s death from respiratory failure at age 41.
Not surprisingly for the rest of the world, all we heard of OMC was How Bizarre but they did have other singles in their New Zealand.