We Are Number One

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"We Are Number One" is a 2014 song from the Icelandic children's television series LazyTown. It was composed by Máni Svavarsson. The song was seen in the twelfth episode of the show's fourth season. The episode was called "Robbie's Dream Team", which is the 103rd episode overall.[1]

The song gained popularity in September 2016, when a remix was uploaded onto the YouTube channel SiIvaGunner,[1] where many memes and parody videos have been uploaded since.[2]

The song also became popular in the aftermath of Stefán Stefánsson having announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.[3]

The official music video has over 47 million views on YouTube as of 22 August 2018. It is the most viewed video of the LazyTown YouTube channel.

A petition was set up to have Stefánsson perform the song to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest, receiving over 12,000 signatures.[4] The petition wanted him to participate in the 2017 edition.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Asarch, Steven (17 December 2016). "'We Are Number One' Meme: Why Do People Keep Remixing a Children's Show Song?". iDigitalTimes. IBT Media. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. "We Are Number One But We're The Radioactive Chicken Heads". YouTube. January 16, 2017.
  3. Sunna Kristín Hilmarsdóttir skrifar (22 September 2016). "Stefán Karl alvarlega veikur". Visir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. Granger, Anthony (6 January 2017). "Iceland: 10,000 People Sign Petition For Robbie Rotten To Compete At Eurovision". Eurovoix. Retrieved 19 February 2017.