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If there's one track guaranteed to get everyone up at a party in Ireland, it's Mark McCabe's Maniac 2000.

And while we've spent almost two decades throwing shapes to the original, who are we say it's not due a makeover?

Taking the track in hand, trad band, Ruaile Buaile, from Co Offaly, gave it the traditional treatment, and we're actually obsessed.

Shared on YouTube on Friday, the video has amassed almost 60,000 views, with fans of the lads' version wasting no time sharing their support.

"Huge tune, lads." wrote one while another added: "Well done lads! Brilliant!"

Stunned by the response, the lads took to Facebook to share their thoughts, writing: "We are currently trending on Youtube, and we cannot believe it."

"But most importantly, a huge, massive thank you to all of you for watching, you are all legends! Keep watching and keep sharing."

You heard 'em, ladies.



Maniac 2000 has been knocking around for a whopper 16 years now, and we've lost count of how many 21sts/debs/weddings we've heard it played at.

But according to Mark McCabe, the Irish DJ who released the song way back in 2000, there's one crucial line that people STILL sing incorrectly.

"She's a craic, she's a craic, she's a maniac"?

Yeah, apparently that line is actually "She'll attack, she'll attack, she's a maniac." 

Who knew?! Well, Mark did, it seems. He dropped the bombshell to PJ Gallagher over the weekend, as the pair drove around Dublin singing and generally having gas craic as part of the Carpool Karaoke-esque #LidlLipSync campaign.

"That's the line people always get wrong," he says. "What's 'she's a craic'?"

Watch the full clip here – including PJ and Mark's "car party" with three unsuspecting passengers:

Follow the #LidlLipSync hashtag over on Twitter and Facebook, and shop Lidl's new Ultimate Speed car range in store from Thursday February 18.


After the second show of blind auditions last night, the Voice of Ireland saw Tipperary man, Pauric O'Meara sing his very own version of Maniac 2000. 

The 21-year-old stunned judges with his acoustic version of the song, with Una being the first to press her buzzer for him. 

As the judges began to catch onto the song, they all turned their chairs for him, but ultimately he picked Bressie to be his mentor. 

We can't wait to hear more from the Tipp native!

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