What are the results when you translate English tunes into Bahasa Malaysia? Properly, you get atrocious lyrics like “dua puluh empat lobak magik di udara*”, “kau boleh simpan berus gigi di tempat ku**” or perhaps “tarik cadar dari sudut***”.
Yeah, they sound fairly ridiculous but whaddaya realize, the fellas at MGAG sure know how to make it work.
Their particular video, Hit Songs Inside Bahasa Malaysia, posted on MGAG’s Facebook page on Drive 30, garnered over 700, 000 views in just 18 hours! *happy clap*
MGAG is the Malaysian branch of the particular highly popular SGAG coming from Singapore. It produces items that … well, with any luck , make people laugh.
MGAG region manager Lau Mun Yee (featured in the video vocal Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of An individual … or should we all say Bentuk Kau? ) says that they are happy to set a smile on Malaysians’ confronts on a Friday, because that will hopefully lead to an awesome saturday and sunday. Aww … how special.
“MGAG publishes a new video clip every day. We create items that are relevant to Malaysians, and thought that this video would certainly speak to everyone, ” claims Lau.
The 3-minute (and 30 seconds, if we are being actually particular) video also capabilities English to BM tunes like Bruno Mars’ Grenade, The Weeknd’s Starboy, Maroon 5’s Sugar and Celine Dion’s My Heart Goes On.
Even funnier compared to the translated lyrics are the movement of the “singers” who set their heart and soul into which makes the song sound believable. Check out the Raja Bomoh impersonation in one of the clips, it’s pretty LOL-worthy.
The MGAG staff includes video lead Tim Soh (who sings the particular BM version of The Chainsmoker’s Closer) and content strategist Adzrin Mansor (who sings the BM version regarding Coldplay’s Fix You).
It was a little while until about a week for the crew to conceptualise the idea : from translating the words, and working on the before and post video generation.
“Everything was done making use of in-house talents. We have no any budget, so we merely used what we could for that props and costumes, ” adds Lau.
The team merely hopes that it wouldn’t enter any copyright issues since they have used the original background music.
“We don’t know how this operates. Hopefully they won’t take the video down, but Would like to also point out that individuals have identified the original music titles and singers inside the video. ”
* “24 karat magic in the air” (24K Magic, Bruno Mars)
** “You could depart a toothbrush at my place” (Toothbrush, DNCE)
*** “Pull the particular sheets right off the corner” (Closer, The Chainsmokers)