The Papaya Dance of ABS-CBN's GAME KNB reaches ABC's Good Morning America. Nice "accidental" viral work ABS-CBN. :P
Filipinos have another item to addm to their list of unique accomplishments. Filipino choreographer Mel Feliciano together with actor and gameshow host Edu Manzano took an old gay-disco-funk hit from the 1970s, "Papaya", by Polish jazz vocalist Urszula Dudziack and turned it into a global dance fad--much like the Macarena craze.
The latest proof of the Papaya Dance phenomenon is the March 21 episode of "Good Morning, America" aired over ABC Network in the United States, where a video of Filipino kids dancing the "Papaya" was featured, followed by Diane Sawyer and the other Good Morning America anchors doing their own version on live TV.
YouTube now has several videos that feature the Papaya Dance. The video showing kids dancing the Papaya (the one featured on Good Morning America) has been viewed 116, 571 times.
Even more views were tracked for a Papaya Dance video featuring Philippine Army soldiers (260,388 views). That army version was viewed more times than the one featuring PBB Teen Edition Big Winner Kim Chiu and other teen housemates (242,761 views).
One clip even featured Dudziack herself talking about the song on Polish TV interspersed with clips of the Philippine Army dance version (49, 501 views).