‘Take Off’ by Bob & Doug McKenzie with Geddy Lee — Doyle’s ‘Not-So-Top-10′ List
Bob & Doug McKenzie are really Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas playing characters for the show within the show of The Great White North, inside Canadian comedy series, SCTV. They discussed things important to Canadians like tuques, hockey, and, most importantly, beer. They appeared as their characters in the movie, Strange Brew, showing that were a triple threat (TV, movies, and music).
They enlisted the aid of the greatest vocal performer of the rock era, Geddy Lee (for the two of you who don’t know who he is, he’s the lead singer of the greatest rock band of the rock era, Rush). The result was radio gold as the song rocketed to #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. Why it isn’t in heavy rotation on every oldies/classic hits in the world escapes me.
Enjoy the magic.