After the first video was rejected, this version directed by Lee Baker was finished just as ‘How Bizarre’ topped the New Zealand singles charts. But it played its part internationally, with the song becoming a huge worldwide hit. Shot on a soundstage in Ponsonby and at Ellerslie Racecourse for a budget of $7,000, it was shown on American networks roughly 15,000 times in 1997 and 1998. Pauly Fuemana shares the limelight with singer Sina Siapaia — and a Filipino named Hill, who was enlisted after turning up to help with the shoot. He became something of a celebrity in his homeland as a result.
Thanks to Universal Music for the use of this video
OMC 's label boss Simon Griggs recalls taking 'How Bizarre' to England, in his 2015 book How Bizarre
Background on the song's US chart success (scroll down), AudioCulture
Spinoff interview with OMC label boss & biographer Simon Grigg, September 2015