Street Fighter Dance

Axé is a Brazilian music genre. Repetitive music, repetitive lyrics, for people to dance repetitive dances. Usually, these songs are a big hit for a month (tops) and are never heard again (same for the band).

This is one of this year’s hits, Dança do Street Fighter, by Mantena e JP. There are two different videos, both equally enjoyable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esNpXwWlFS4

Here’s an approximate translation of the lyrics. I give them in full, so you can get the true feeling:

But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance

Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo

And with the new dance I already got famous
I’m gonna introduce you Mantena doing cyber cop
And with the new dance I already got famous
I’m gonna introduce you Mantena doing cyber cop
And with the new dance I already got famous
I’m gonna introduce you Mantena doing cyber cop
And with the new dance I already got famous
I’m gonna introduce you Mantena doing cyber cop

Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo

But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance
But for you who likes surfing through sites
I’m gonna show you the Street Fight dance

Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo
Horyuken does Ken, horyuken does Ryu
I’m gonna introduce you Guile doing alec foo

You may laugh at te overall silliness, but not at the wrong prononciation of names. Alec foo is sonic boom; cyber cop is tiger uppercut; horyuken, you figure. But we (by we, I mean Brazilians around my age in general) played this game at a very young age, and we knew squat of English or Japanese. Even after we grow up, those variations solidify in our minds, becoming valid within our culture.

You might also wanna see the Justice League Axé.

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