Wikipedia’s Official Theme Song is called “ Hotel Wikipedia “

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Everyone who has ever searched the internet for information has definitely come across Wikipedia. From school goes to old people, everyone has made use of the free information available on Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia has information on anything and everything you might ever need of.

Wikipedia is infact one of the greatest websites ever built on the internet. Unlike most other websites on the internet, Wikipedia does not make use of advertisements to generate revenue, instead it solely relies upon donations.

In terms of traffic, Wikipedia stands in the list of top 10 most visited sites in the world and if it were to display advertisements, it can easily rake in millions of dollars per month in terms of ad revenue. But jimmy wales, the noble founder of Wikipedia has no intention of displaying ads on wikipedia.

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Now coming to the point of this post, how many of you are aware that Wikipedia has a Theme song?

It might come as a surprise, but wikipedia does has a theme song and it’s called “ Hotel Wikipedia”. Although it is not as official in the sense that it was adopted by its founders or cofounders, but Wikipedia’s meta wiki refer ” Hotel Wikipedia ” as their official theme song. And yes it is based on the Eagles hit 1978 song “ Hotel California “.

Hotel Wikipedia

Here are the lyrics of Wikipedia’s official song called “ Hotel Wikipedia

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On a dark office evening,
Sat down in my chair.
Sharp smell of stale coffee
Circling round in the air.
Suddenly on the webpage
There came a flickering light.
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim;
I had to stop for the night.
There it was in the link list:
“Edit page; you’ll do well”
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell!
Then it lit up the quickbar
And it showed me the way.
There were pages begging for clean-up;
I thought I heard them say:

Welcome to the Hotel Wikipedia
Such a lovely place
So much empty space
Plenty of work at the Hotel Wikipedia
Any time of year
You can find us here…

Its structure’s maze-passage twisted;
No one knows where it ends.
It’s got a lot of money mirror sites,
That it calls friends.
And in the dance of the pages
Editors sweat –
Some change to remember,
Some change to forget.
So I chose Contributions,
Tell me, what have I done?
And it said:
This is all that you’ve been good for, here,
since two thousand and one.
And still those pages beg changes
From far away,
Keep you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the Hotel Wikipedia
Such a lovely place
So much empty space
They’re typing it in at the Hotel Wikipedia
Things that you can do—
Revert vandals, too—

Many links in the Portal
Disambigs won’t suffice
And users said,
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device.
And in the Most Requested
The list of pages increased;
They edit with their steely knives
But they just can’t kill the beast.
Last thing I remember,
I couldn’t take any more.
I had to find the passage back
to the life I had before
Relax, said the Rambot,
We are programmed to receive.
You can log out any time you like
But you can never leave.

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