Voters decide: New COP anthem comes from Jamaica

Which song would make the race? In one of the biggest online votes in human history, 5.3 million voters from all over the world submitted their vote on the official anthem of the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

Since Tuesday we know: the winner comes from Jamaica! It is the Reggae-Band Third World with their hit “96 degrees”.

The song prevailed other famous titles such as the German Carneval song “Der Sultan hat Durst” (The Sultan is thirsty); Daddy Yankee´s “Gasolina” (Gasoline);   “We (will) all live in a Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles, “Paris, je ne t´aime plus” (Paris, I don´t love you anymore) by Leo Feree and of course 21Pac´s “changes”.

-Elias

Here the full text of 96 degrees:

96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade

Said it was 96 degrees in the shade
Ten thousand soldiers on parade
Taking i and i to meet a big fat boy
Sent from overseas
The queen employ
Excellency before you i come
With my representation
You know where i’m coming from

You caught me on the loose
Fighting to be free
Now you show me a noose
On the cotton tree
Entertainment for you
Martyrdom for me

96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade

Some may suffer and some may burn
But i know that one day my people will learn
As sure as the sun shines, way up in the sky
Today i stand here a victim the truth is i’ll never die

96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade
Read more at http://www.lyrster.com/lyrics/96-degrees-in-the-shade-lyrics-third-world.html#QLqV806YwgZYfWt4.99

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