OMC: How Bizarre

Publish Date
Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:33PM

OMC's How Bizarre hit number one in New Zealand this day in 1996. After a first video was rejected, this version directed by Lee Baker was finished just as ‘How Bizarre’hit the top of the charts. However, it did play its part internationally as the song became a huge worldwide hit.

Shot on a soundstage in Ponsonby and at Ellerslie Racecourse for a budget of $7,000, it was shown on US networks 14,986 times in 1997 and 1998.

Pauly Fuemana shares the limelight with Sina Siapia, and a Filipino named Hill, who was enlisted after turning up to help out with the shoot – and became something of a celebrity in his homeland as a result.

Tragically, Pauly Fuemana passed away on January 31st, 2010.