Going to the hospital has never been something one looks forward to. With all of the scary procedures and intimidating medical terminologies, it’s hard for hospitals to be seen in a non-threatening light.
I guess one of the most threatening medical terminologies is the ‘laringospazma.’ The intimidating sound of the term Laryngospasm is actually referring to the sudden spasm of the vocal cords. When laryngospasm usually occurs when we are anxious and stressed. As a result, our body loses its ability to breathe or speak when experiencing laryngospasm.
Though the terminology sounds serious, a group of then nursing students decided to use it as a brand of their singing ensemble. The four students who are now certified registered nurse anesthetists created a song that humorously depicts what laryngospasm really is like.
Now called as The Laryngospasms, the singing ensemble shared that they came up with the hilarious song when they were struggling with the stress of finals. During this time, they were also looking forward to a relaxing Christmas break, thus the five men decided to create a parody for Waking Up Is Hard To Do which they performed during their school’s Christmas party.
The humorous song they have performed before their fellow students of Minneapolis School of Anesthesia student Christmas party turned out to be a huge success. The song has not finished yet their schoolmates were already in tears from too much laughter.
Decades after the conception of their funny singing ensemble, the now professional medical staffs are back at it again. Garbed in medical scrubs, the five of them filmed the official music video of their Waking Up Is Hard To Do.
With the sheet taking the center stage of the video, each of the five anesthetists appeared one by one. In perfect synchronicity, the five men produced music which is truly pleasant to the ears. The singing ensemble sang their hearts out inside a free operation room.
Posted in the year 2008, The Laryngospasms’ Waking Up Is Hard To Do over 15 million of views! And although their official music video has been taken a decade ago, people still find it amusing and entertaining even to this day. In fact a lot of people, in Youtube alone, left nothing but words of praise on the video’s comment section.
“My grandma showed this video to me like 5 years ago when I was like 9 and I still have it stuck in my head to this day.” A Youtube user said, sharing a sentimental memory.
“Love this!! you guys are great! I almost went to anesthesia school.” Another Youtube user said, expressing how the five anesthetists inspired her to follow their footsteps.
“OMG! I can’t stop laughing! You guys are great! I just started nursing class for emergency medicine and trauma and I know this video will keep me pushing towards my goal. one day I know I’ll be humming this song in the middle of a packed er just to give myself a pick me up. thanks for posting this.” Another Youtube user shared how the humorous song inspired her to push her potentials beyond their limit.
Well, with the beautiful blending of their voice and witty choice of words, Waking Up Is Hard To Do is a musical masterpiece in its own right!
Watch the video below and see the incredible and one of a kind performance of The- the singing ensemble that instantly paints a smile on the faces of the people listening to them!
Photos and Video | Gary Cozine