We Have No Idea Why, But UMaine’s Fight Song is Wildly Popular in South Korea
"The Stein Song," the fight song and anthem of Maine's flagship university, is apparently also a popular song over in South Korea.
Don't believe me? Just watch!
If that seems just a bit odd to you, we can't really figure it out either. When I went to UMaine a few years ago, we were aware of the Korean versions floating around the internet, and we used to play them on our college radio shows just to mix it up and confuse people. Yup, we got phone calls!
This blog post on the Bangor Daily News website breaks down the history of the Maine Stein Song and a bunch of different versions on YouTube.
Here's the original Rudy Vallee version: