Irish mother uses Maniac 2000 to soothe crying baby to sleep

Irish mother uses Maniac 2000 to soothe crying baby to sleep

NOW THAT'S what you call a lullaby.

An Irish mother has found an exceptionally Iris way to send her baby daughter to sleep, letting her drift off to the dulcet, soothing tones of Mark McCabe's Maniac 2000.

The Irish techno favourite, released in November 1999, is still guaranteed to get everyone up dancing, cheering and singing along whenever it comes on in a club, and is one of the most recognisable covers of Michael Sembello's original 1983 version.

And while it can usually be heard in clubs, pubs or festivals, in one Dublin home it can also be heard around bedtime.

Irish mother Nikki shared a sweet clip of her baby daughter, who was upset and crying-- until she heard the first few bars of her favourite song.

Maniac 2000's youngest fan immediately quietens down, listening to her favourite track--  and is asleep before the chorus.

Sharing the heart-warming and hilarious clip to social media site TikTok, Nikki wrote: "How to get an Irish baby to sleep in seconds"!

The video was an instant hit on the site, drawing over 17,000 likes, hundreds of comments and thousands of shares since being posted just four days ago.

"Pure bred Irish this one!" One user wrote. "Love it!"

"Brilliant," another added. "Funnily enough it also has the power to awaken me from an alcohol induced coma!"

When asked by one person how often the new mother listened to Maniac 2000 throughout her pregnancy, Nikki replied simply "A lot".

Looks like great taste in music is passed down from mother to daughter!