Louis Theroux Singing "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" Will Haunt Your Mind For Weeks

By James O Malley on at

A strange phenomenon is sweeping Britain. One that is seeing people burst out into fits of laughter everywhere from train station platforms to queueing at the shops.

The culprit? None other than comedian Adam Buxton, who in his latest podcast has been speaking once again to his pal Louis Theroux. At the end of the latest edition, the pair get into a discussion about singing and karaoke, in which the esteemed documentarian reveals that his go-to song is the 1977 disco/soul classic Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, by Spanish duo Baccara.

It's quite weird hearing Theroux's falsetto - especially when we're more accustomed to hearing him disarm interviewees with charm and faux-naivety. And as an ear-worm, it has remained lodged in our brains for a week now.

Helpfully, someone has animated this short clip and put it on YouTube.

You can hear the full thing from about the hour mark here, but don't say we didn't warn you:

Here's the original for comparison:

Surprisingly, this isn't the first time that Theroux's musical talents have been shared with the world. Here's a clip of him from 1990 - when he would have been 19 or 20 - dancing to Groove Is In The Heart with Buxton and erstwhile double-act partner Joe Cornish.

Yes Sir, you're going to hear this again when you're trying to get to sleep tonight.