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July 5, 2012 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Sh*tty Pop Song
posted by Hypnotic Chick (49 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: censoring the word "shitty" with an asterisk for the vowel is completely counterproductive as it makes it look like there's a puckered anus right in the middle of the word.
posted by griphus at 10:33 AM on July 5, 2012 [28 favorites]


Title of the Song
posted by DU at 10:35 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Needs an earworm warning
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:41 AM on July 5, 2012


That looked fun. Oh no, not a horrible Elvis infused cabbage patch followed by the running man! He should have thrown in a bankhead bounce just for the trifecta, and topped it off with a poorly done Harlem shake.
posted by cashman at 10:43 AM on July 5, 2012


it's no fuck shit stack
posted by found missing at 10:46 AM on July 5, 2012 [6 favorites]


Best Song Eva
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 10:49 AM on July 5, 2012


Worst parody of paordy of parody ever.
posted by obscurator at 10:51 AM on July 5, 2012


The Offspring recently did this as well.
posted by ~Bert at 10:54 AM on July 5, 2012


Please play this song on the radio.
posted by knave at 10:56 AM on July 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


At least he's honest about it. I love self revelation. This sounds like at least 75% of what's out there. Auto -tune too! This guys GETS IT. The ignorant public does not. That's why so many settle for crap since that's all they get to hear.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:56 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


You'll Dance to Anything.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:59 AM on July 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
posted by erniepan at 10:59 AM on July 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's got a good beat. I can dance to it. I'll give it a 7.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:00 AM on July 5, 2012


I like shitty bum better.
posted by poe at 11:00 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


cf. "Fountains of Wayne Hotline". Previously.
posted by ob1quixote at 11:01 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio
posted by erniepan at 11:02 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


This could actually be a great song if Usher or Ne-Yo redid the vocals. Would it not be great if he landed a lucrative deal to write more shitty pop songs?
posted by Renoroc at 11:02 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


From the YouTube description: "We're just a bunch of ACTUAL musicians who felt the need to vent about pop music, in the form of a really catchy pop song."

I would've enjoyed this a lot more if they'd just stuck with the satire and not claimed that pop songs are of less value than what they do as "actual" musicians, whatever "actual musicians" are.
posted by incessant at 11:24 AM on July 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


This could actually be a great song if Usher or Ne-Yo redid the vocals.

This is either a really big hamburger or the world's most-missed point.
posted by cmoj at 11:27 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lest we forget that this works for reggaeton too.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:27 AM on July 5, 2012


~Bert: "The Offspring recently did this as well. "

Wait. That's a joke, or some other band stole The Offspring's name, right?
posted by schmod at 11:30 AM on July 5, 2012


It was only an ’opeless fancy.
It passed like an Ipril dye,
But a look an’ a word an’ the dreams they stirred!
They ’ave stolen my ’eart awye!
posted by Naberius at 11:35 AM on July 5, 2012


How to write a love song
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 11:36 AM on July 5, 2012


They sye that time ’eals all things,
They sye you can always forget;
But the smiles an’ the tears acrorss the years
They twist my ’eart-strings yet!
posted by Naberius at 11:36 AM on July 5, 2012


Tom Hooker: Don't Forget (To Buy This Record)
posted by hyperizer at 11:36 AM on July 5, 2012


And for musicals: The Song That Goes Like This
posted by zamboni at 11:44 AM on July 5, 2012


I'm still waiting for the punchline on The Offspring video, but I'm afraid the very last shred of love I had left for them from a Gilman Street Project show long long long ago is now in a place far far away.
posted by freebird at 12:20 PM on July 5, 2012


Yet good pop songs, which do exist, are like lightening in a bottle.

But that's a lot harder to write a tune about.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:38 PM on July 5, 2012


It sounds almost exactly like JLo's past two releases. I liked the part where he's making it rain with Monopoly cards.
posted by fuse theorem at 12:39 PM on July 5, 2012


I thought it was funny, and enjoyed the Monopoly money-party thing.
Also since we're apparently sharing other meta-tunes let me throw in Radio Free Vestible - The Grunge Song
posted by Monster_Zero at 12:40 PM on July 5, 2012


Re: griphus' complaint, the sadly sitcommy TV version of "Shit My Dad Says" had the bawdlerization down to an art, substituting $ for S, # for H, ! for I and * for T (although I would have gone for +). It looked like $#!* (in a good way).
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:41 PM on July 5, 2012


The most heinous and offensive thing about that godawful show was that they called it BLEEP My Dad Says, which made me want to hunt down everyone associated with that show like mad dogs in the street.
posted by elizardbits at 12:48 PM on July 5, 2012


OMG, I have that hat! (The Cookie Monster face in the original video) And I know where he probably got it. Excuse me, I have a shitty video to make...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:52 PM on July 5, 2012


That was lame.
posted by oddman at 1:06 PM on July 5, 2012


He had me at 'pointless whisper'.
posted by KHAAAN! at 1:14 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


...they called it BLEEP My Dad Says...

Wait, did they actually say the word "bleep"?
posted by griphus at 1:31 PM on July 5, 2012


The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. -Ecclesiastes 1:9

I feel like we just did this with the whole 4-chords of pop thing but hey, maybe an upcoming MeFiMu challenge should be to do a note-for-note rip of current pop (i.e. instruments and singing style, not just the chords).
posted by Doleful Creature at 1:37 PM on July 5, 2012


I just scream and shout / don't know what I'm so pissed off about...
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:35 PM on July 5, 2012


Oooh, the Axis of Evil video has a "meaningless whisper," but Van Dooley has a "pointless" whisper.
posted by redsparkler at 3:08 PM on July 5, 2012


Awesome. I meant the Axis of Awesome, of course.
posted by redsparkler at 3:08 PM on July 5, 2012


another pop song, from Canada.
posted by mrg at 4:18 PM on July 5, 2012


Sorry, but it's the hook that brings you back.
posted by Mittenz at 4:25 PM on July 5, 2012


And for TV themes: "I'm almost halfway done. How do you like it so far?"
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 5:24 PM on July 5, 2012


Er, make that "halfway _finished_"...
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 5:25 PM on July 5, 2012


I love how they cracked open the board games and he was making it rain with Monopoly money. I assume they ran out of Monopoly money later, as he was later throwing property deeds at the ladies.
posted by cyberscythe at 7:02 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Onion weighs in with "Booty Wave".

South Park ended its Kanye West episode with a song parody (with just a touch of autotune).
posted by kurumi at 10:45 PM on July 5, 2012


Should have layered that lead saw synth a bit more, dude....
posted by kuanes at 4:48 AM on July 6, 2012


He plugged his lyrics into other pop songs and they fit well: see Katy Perry and Ke$ha.
posted by mark7570 at 5:32 AM on July 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I felt like it was too bitter to be a good parody; it came off as more whiny than satirical. Good parodies need to be made with some degree of affection. Shoot, I play classical piano and even I can appreciate a catchy dance tune without getting my panties in a bunch.
posted by Gymnopedist at 11:12 AM on July 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


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