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I'm looking for a song that I haven't heard in a very long time, but popped up in my mind because I heard a similar beat somewhere. It used to be a well known song (at least, in the Netherlands).

  • Language: I think either English or something "exotic".
  • Lyrics: It was like "Oh nananananje ???????? nana" (probably the chorus, also, the song starts with these "lyrics").
  • Singer: It was primarily or completely sung by a group of girls/women.
  • Beat: The beat was made using some sort of bongo I think. It could as well be a Djembe or something that sounds similar. The song didn't contain electronic noise/isntruments
  • Music Video: It had some sort of jungle scene with animals (Not the Jungle drum song though)
  • Timeframe: Late 90's or early 2000's
  • Genre: Kinda pop-ish, but not a typical pop song.
  • Speed: The song is NOT slow. But I can't tell the exact speed anymore.
  • Other details: the music video started with birds chirping.

I was pretty determined to find the song, but so far without success. I'm trying to find hitsongs from when I was young, and would love to add this one.

It's probably a difficult one but if somebody can figure it out, that would be amazing!

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    Do you know what genre it was? What song reminded you of it? Unfortunately, there are a ton of songs with the "na na" line. Roxette's "The Look" (1988) and Kylie Minogue's "Come into My World" (2001) also come to mind. – Chris Sunami Jun 26 '18 at 14:25
  • Nope, none of those. The song is faster then "Come into my World". I added some possible clues to the question. – JeroenM Jun 26 '18 at 15:00
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    There are collections of Nanana songs on YouTube - have you tried this? youtube.com/watch?v=paTlBuxkNg4 – Arsak Jun 30 '18 at 8:09
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It could be Amambanda by Treble or one of their other songs. Three women from the Netherlands playing djembe and singing in English and a fantasy language of their own. I just had a quick look and did not find birds chirping or a video with jungle scenes. https://youtu.be/QMK4h4sFFIM

Edit - The song the OP was looking for is called Ramaganana: https://youtu.be/MlP0LfEtvkU

  • Yes! Amazing. I found a music video of them with the birds chirping at the start aswell ( youtube.com/watch?v=MlP0LfEtvkU ). Seems like some things I thought I remembered about the song were wrong. (things like that happen after a while). Thanks! – JeroenM Jul 2 '18 at 8:08
  • -song is Ramaganana (somehow can't edit my previous comment again) – JeroenM Jul 2 '18 at 8:25

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