Music producer Terry Mann has tweaked the catchy "Hey Ya!" song, making it the "National Anthem of STRAYA," his Australia Day anthem.
Uploaded through Mann's music alias Coach Bombay on YouTube, the remix, fully titled as "National Anthem of STRAYA (to the tune of Hey Ya)," now has over 600,000 views since Monday, with many commenters praising the music video for being a "real Strayan." The video shows footage compilation of the country's iconic landmarks, politicians, Steve Irwin, deadly animals, the Outback, cricket, koalas, Kylie Minogue, the Wiggles, fireworks, barbecues, and a lot of people enjoying summer.
9 defending the architectural design of Straya, his restaurant, as a "fine merger of contemporary and classic design," before adding: "Anne, if I didn't take your rude, unwarranted personal attack so seriously, I might be amused."
In a postscript, Copeland poked fun of the vampire and voodoo themes that have catapulted Rice to international fame: "I'm putting a little extra garlic in the food at Straya, keeping a crucifix under my pillow and carrying a wooden stake for good luck," Copeland wrote.