About

“Brain Power” is a recent form of chat spam that has spread rapidly over the online streaming service twitch.tv[1], by spamming the lyrics of the song “Brain Power” by Noma, which originates in the 2013 music game SOUND VOLTEX II: infinite infection.

Origin

The song Brain Power, by Noma, is one of the default songs in the music game SOUND VOLTEX II: infinite infection, released in 2013 by KONAMI as part of its BEMANI series.[2] An extended version of the track appears on ”Noma’s 1st Album”.[3] The song is notable for its vocal line consisting entirely of stock voice samples, and its ending vocal:

O-oooooooooo AAAAE-A-A-I-A-U-
JO-oooooooooooo AAE-O-A-A-U-U-A-
E-eee-ee-eee AAAAE-A-E-I-E-A-
JO-ooo-oo-oo-oo EEEEO-A-AAA-AAAA

This song gained a greater degree of popularity when it was mapped for the free music game Osu!

It’s uncertain which twitch live-streamer first played the Osu level live on their stream, but the most popular Youtube recording of the spam was uploaded by user “ReeseWasHere” [4] on 26th November 2015. The video was a third-party recording of twitch user “Shigetora” [5] playing the level. The video currently has 143,000 views (as of 23rd April 2016). The widespread audience soon took hold of the meme, and it began to spread.

Spread

Quickly after it was made popular by well-known Twitch Osu streamers, the the map in question exploded, achieving over 1,000 favourites from users[6]. Brain Power was by no means limited to Osu! streams, however. The song has featured in playlists in a variety of streamers, even reaching games with smaller audiences such as “Civilization V” [7]. Brain power is still going strong, and continues to spread.

Various Examples

Osu!

Hearthstone

League of Legends