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November 10, 2004 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Enough Is Enough: It's time to stop dancing to "Hey Ya!" "As of today, November 10, 2004, it is one year since 'Hey Ya!' was released in the UK. So all you Beyonces, and Lucy Lius, and babydolls, GET OFF THE FLOOR." Further proof that Popjustice is the world's greatest pop magazine, if their review of Girls Aloud's What Will The Neighbours Say? with Neighbours-cast-members-out-of-ten ratings scale didn't already convince you. Oh, and "note to DJs: This is not an excuse to start playing 'Crazy In Love' again."
posted by logovisual (10 comments total)
They occasionally sell badges too -- I am strangely very proud of my "I taught t.A.T.u. how to kiss" one.

I [heart] Popjustice.
posted by Katemonkey at 10:25 AM on November 10, 2004

Martika!?! : >

(that's a fun site)
posted by amberglow at 10:42 AM on November 10, 2004

*stops shaking like a Polaroid picture*
posted by papercake at 11:11 AM on November 10, 2004

The beauty of the popularity of "Hey Ya!" is that everyone liked it; indie hipsters, little kids, grandmothers, people who only hear pop music at weddings, etc. That doesn't happen very often these days.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:46 AM on November 10, 2004

It's great to find another militant popster site - this I like!

However, 'Hey Ya!' has, I'm afraid, been added to the safe list, and along with YMCA, Dancing Queen and HIHO! Silver Lining is gonna be played at every wedding, school disco and New Years Eve party from now till next millenium.

Which is good [for proud-to-be wrinklies like me, anyway...]
posted by dash_slot- at 12:06 PM on November 10, 2004

I always found the universal popularity of "Hey Ya" amusing, considering it's an ode to nonmonogamy featuring the line: "Don't want to meet your momma/just want to make you come-ah."
posted by juniper at 3:19 PM on November 10, 2004

No papercake,

you need to stop shaking it like a Polaroid picture.
posted by Octaviuz at 4:04 PM on November 10, 2004

If it's the song I think it is... FUUUCK is that a bad, bad, song.
posted by salmacis at 2:34 AM on November 11, 2004

I really hate Hey Ya. I've never understood it's popularity. However, Popjustice reminds me a bit of how Smash Hits was when it had a sense of humour.
posted by Summer at 9:24 AM on November 11, 2004

Actually, Popjustice is way late. The Hey Ya hate has already come and gone. It's ok to like it again now.
posted by samh23 at 11:21 PM on November 11, 2004

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