Sunday, February 22, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister

I never actually knew the name of this song, or the group who sang it, until today.  I always referred to it as "that 80s hit with the chorus that sounds a lot Africa, but isn't."

This evening I was watching the movie The Way, Way Back and the song came on in the background.  I immediately paused the TV, whipped out my phone, turned on Shazam, and a few seconds later I was informed it was Kyrie by Mr. Mister.  Technology is awesome sometimes.

Not only that, but I just found the same movie clip on YouTube:

So what are the actual words in the chorus?  "Kyrie eleison," which apparently means "Lord, have mercy" in Greek.

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