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Music / OMC

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Jannson and Fuemana in 1996, accepting an award from a New Zealand performing rights society for Most Performed Work Overseas.

Otara Millionaires Club, best known as OMC was a short-lived New Zealand musical duo consisting of lead singer Pauly Fuemana (February 8, 1969 – January 31, 2010) and producer Alan Jansson, the duo is best remembered for their hit song "How Bizarre" which became popular in 1997, the song would go on great success, reaching number 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Hot 100 charts.

The duo only got to record one album, due to the tragic passing of member Pauly Fuemana, who died from respiratory failure in 2010.

We R The OMC Tropes:

  • Cover Version: "I Love LA" by Randy Newman.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Their first song, a Boastful Rap called "We R The OMC" was released on a New Zealand hip-hop compilation album before the duo made their first album.
  • Genre Roulette: Their sound contains mixes of Pop, Hip-Hop, Latin Folk and South Pacific island music.
  • One-Book Author: As mentioned above, "How Bizarre" was their only album.
  • Police Are Useless: The police officer in "How Bizarre" pulls over the narrator just to compliment his car.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: "How Bizarre" contains references to circus animals and policemen. Used as a metaphor for being fugitives for the run.