The hat is yours

A music video executed in Flash which is currently challenging for the undisputed title of funniest thing on the web. Ever. Viewing this Swedish/Middle Eastern masterpiece will most likely leave your psyche fundamentally altered.

The content more or less defies description, so here is a bald URL: http://come.to/hatten/

A translation of the lyrics is available at http://www.geocities.com/pommesrotweissx/ - some highlights include:

  • The hat is yours, the hat is yours
    Hat-baby, hat-baby
  • This is hopeless
    We find this is becoming gay
    It was always fun
  • Glue piece of ham, cool
    Glue piece of ham, cool, cool

The hat is yours - enjoy!

More than being just the funniest web feature ever, Hatten är din is also the first thing to make me feel happy about having to study Swedish for 6 years. In my opinion they should start using the animation as an educational tool in Finnish schools. :)

Other Hatten-style material can be found at http://www.geocities.com/turkhits/.
Unfortunately the songs found there only feature humorous translations and no video. Furthermore, the lyrics aren't nearly as hilarious. Still, they're good for a few chuckles if you know the language. There are no English translations, but then again what would be the point? What makes it funny is how the Arabic vocals sound exactly like Swedish. When I first saw Hatten, for a while I thought it really was sung in my country's second official language.

(update)
Ok, since so many non-Swedish-speaking people don't seem to get the point of Hatten Är Din, let me put it as simply as possible.
The song is NOT really sung in Swedish.
The whole point of the joke is how a foreign song can sound just like Svenska, with insanely silly lyrics.
Laugh, because it's funny.
And yes, I am aware of the several joke pages claiming Hatten is a real Swedish drinking song. They're pulling your leg.


For all the Nokia GSM owners who can't get enough of the tune, here's a simple ringtone I quickly put together:

8e1   16-   16g1 

8g1   16#f1 16e1

16#f1 8g1   8a1

16-   16g1  16#f1

16-   8#f1  16a1

8a1   16g1  16#f1

16g1  8a1   8b1

16-   16a1  16g1
The full lyrics (yes, it's exceedingly long):

Hatten är din

Lalalalalalala...
Ååååååh-åhåhåhåh

Vinna kinky roligt, vinna kinky roligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Den hatten lever så roligt,
Den hatten lever så roligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Det här är förjävligt
Det tycker vi blir bögigt
Det alltid var roligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatten är din, hatt-baby

Lalalalalalala
Ååååååh-åhåhåhåh

Cool kille med läsk i hand
Ja det tycker vi - nånting sött.

Cool kille med läsk i hand
Ja det tycker vi - nånting sött.

Välte hatten i Berts cola-au-lait
Välte hatten i Berts cola-au-lait

Men sen visste nog du att baby
Men sen visste nog du att baby
Men sen visste nog du hatt-baby
Men sen visste nog du att baby

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatten är din, hatt-baby

Lalalalalalala
Ååååååh-åhåhåhåh
Låna LP:n "Hatten är din"
Man kan klä ut sig och hångla i TV

Låna LP:n "Hatten är din"
Man kan knarka och hamna i TV

Hatten är visst det din, din!
Hatten är visst det din, din!

Alla vet varför och allt blir perfekt
Alla vet varför och allt blir perfekt
Alla vet varför och allt blir perfekt
Alla vet varför och allt blir perfekt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatten är din, hatt-baby

Lalalalalalala
Ååååååh-åhåhåhåh

Limma skinkbit, cooligt
Limma skinkbit, cooligt, cooligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Hatten lever så roligt,
Ja, hatten lever så roligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Det här är förjävligt
Det tycker vi blir bögigt
Det alltid var roligt

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatt-baby, hatt-baby

Hatten är din, hatten är din
Hatten är din, hatt-baby

Lalalalalalala
LALALALALALALA...


English translation

The hat is yours

Lalalalalalala...
Oooooh-ohohohoh

Winning kinky and fun

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

The hat is living it up,
The hat is living it up

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

This is hopeless
We find this is becoming gay
It was always fun

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

Lalalalalalala
Oooooh-ohohohoh

Cool guy holding a soda
Yes, that's what we like - something sweet

Cool guy holding a soda
Yes, that's what we like - something sweet

Threw the hat in Bert's coke-au-lait
Threw the hat in Bert's coke-au-lait

But baby, of course you knew that
But baby, of course you knew that
But hat-baby, of course you knew
But baby, of course you knew that

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

Lalalalalalala
Oooooh-ohohohoh

Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can dress up and make out on TV

Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can do drugs and end up on TV

Yes, the hat is yours, yours!
Yes, the hat is yours, yours!

Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

Lalalalalalala
Oooooh-ohohohoh

Glue piece of ham, cool.
Glue piece of ham, cool, cool.

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

The hat is living it up,
Yes, the hat is living it up

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

This is hopeless
We find this is becoming gay
It was always fun

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

Lalalalalalala
LALALALALALALA...

 


Source: http://www.geocities.com/pommesrotweissx/

It appears that this song circulated by samizdat and was played at many parties in Sweden before it made it to the web. It was originally written by the lebanese artist Azar Habib sometime in the 80s, at which a Swede working in Lebanon brought it back home. The Flash music video with subititles can be found at http://user.tninet.se/~prv247p/hatt/, or http://come.to/hatten.

This is my stab at an English translation. I think it reflects the slight disjointedness of the Swedish lyrics better, and the expletives are less prettified.

Lalalalalala... Ooooohhh-ohohohoh

To win kinky, fun
To win kinky, fun

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

That hat leads such a fun life
That hat leads such a fun life

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

This sucks big time
We think this becomes gayish
It always was fun

The hat is yours...etc

Lalalalalala...

Ooooohhh-ohohohoh

Cool guy with soft drink in hand
Yes, we think that - something sweet
Cool guy with soft drink in hand
Yes, we think that - something swe-eeet

Dropped the hat in Bert's cola-au-lait
Dropped the hat in Bert's cola-au-lait

But then you knew for sure, the hat is yours
But then you knew for sure, the hat is yours
But then you knew for sure, the hat is yours
But then you knew for sure, the hat is yours

The hat is yours...etc

Lalalalalala...

Ooooohhh-ohohohoh

Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can dress up and make out on TV
Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can do drugs and end up on TV

The hat is for sure yours, yours!
The hat is for sure yours, yours!

Everybody knows why and everything becomes perfect
Everybody knows why and everything becomes perfect
Everybody knows why and everything becomes perfect
Everybody knows why and everything becomes perfect

The hat is yours...etc

Lalalalalala...

Ooooohhh-ohohohoh

Glue a ham-piece, cooly
Glue a ham-piece, cooly, cooly

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

That hat leads such a fun life
That hat leads such a fun life

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

This sucks big time
We think this becomes gayish
It always was funny

The hat is yours...etc

Lalalalalala...

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