Friday, April 24, 2009

Old School Friday: This song should never have been made

This week's theme for the blog meme "Old School Friday" is "This song should never have been made." Oh, so many songs...so little time.

Here's one...I nominate "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins. I wish I never knew that this song existed, but thanks to one of those stupid late night ads for ring tones, I do. If you've never heard this one (and I hope you haven't), it features the catchy breakdown of "Wait till you see my 'oh,'" though in the unedited version "oh" is replaced with "dick." Classy.

Even without the typically gross video, featuring minstrelsy and objectification aplenty, the tune is a dud. For a song about nothing but sex, it is the least sexy thing I've ever heard. Word to Ying and Yang, and every other man out there, if you're bragging about your "oh," it's a sure signal to most women that it's not all it's cracked up to be. I'm just sayin'.

Watch if you dare. I suggest you don't and just trust me.



11 comments:

roxy said...

songs on my list:

"I like the Crotch on You" R. Kelly
"I'm f-ing you tonight" R. Kelly
"You remind me of my Jeep" R. Kelly

these lyrics ain't poetry.

ps. great discussion on your podcast! nice to hear 4 black women discussing and disagreeing!

postpostracial said...

Ugggg! I hate that song! (It's not truly "old school" is it--or maybe I am getting older than I thought! LOL)

The video is what really makes it that much more regrettable.

Happy OSF!

molecularshyness said...

I remember when this song had already blown up across GA but was just coming to NYC and my sis said she was walking down the street in the city and heard it blasting from a couple different SUVs. She said it was one of the freakiest experiences she's had walking around in Spanish Harlem.

Imagine walking down the street and hearing loud whispering coming from two different directions... Thank you Ying Yang. blech.

Marvalus said...

Wow! Just um...wow.

Anonymous said...

If this song were by Eminem or Kid Rock I doubt you all would be so damn preachy so come off it!! You all are very phony,tiresome,and whiny in your criticisms not to mention hypocritical. Are you going to be making the SAME assertions about shows like 'Tila Tequila' or 'Rock of Love' or '90210'?!! Or do you still delude yourself into thinking that YOUR kids aren't exposed to that tripe as well.

Tami said...

postpostracial,

Uh, I guess you're right. It is not Old School at all. That criteria totally slipped my mind when I chose this song. Modern music is so ripe with "songs that should never have been made" that I couldn't resist.

Anon,

Wow...so many assumptions. To anser your question, "Yes, we do complain just as vociferously about "Rock of Love," et al. But, I admit that, as a black person, I am particularly concerned about those things that denigrate my people and put already vulnerable young people at risk.

Also, Old Schhol Friday is supposed to be fun. Lighten up.

Invisible Woman said...

SO agreed with your choice!

Invisible Woman said...

Oh, just read anon's comment. Jeesh man/woman, have a martini or 2.

PPR_Scribe said...

Invisible Woman: May I have a martini as well? Vodka, please--gin gives me a headache...shaken, stirred, doesn't matter!

alicia banks said...

EVERY song by the solo lil wayne!!!

peace
ab

Michelle said...

The song is horrible. How about we kill the words and just listen to the beat. Change the video from the women gyrating to warm Caribbean seas.

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