Facebook has an ad out now pushing their Groups platform, a place where people of common interests can “meet” and share all the things. This new ad uses a group of deaf basketball players, take a look…
The DeafHoops Facebook Group is private and has over two thousand members. If you’d like to join, click here to be taken to their front page. Once there, click “join group” and wait for approval.
The song cleverly used is “Oh So Quiet” by Betty Hutton, which was released 70 years ago, yep, all the way back in 1951. Here is the full track, then scroll down for more info!
A cover was also made popular for the 90s generation by Bjork. Although, to be honest, I was listening to MCHammer, Vanilla Ice, and Kris Kross. Anyway, here is Bjork’s version…
Betty Hutton’s version was also used in this Acura TLX commercial in 2020:
Wikipedia points out this song is a cover of a Horst Winter song called “Und jetzt ist es still,” which you can hear below.
An insightful article was written in BBC News about how Facebook has helped the deaf community by providing video messages, dating back to 2016. Check it out here.
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-Out of the Wilderness