28 June 2007

The worst song ever heard

Someone once asked me what's the worst or meaningless song I have ever heard. A few immediately came to mind, such as The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats and Boom Boom Boom Boom by The Venga Boys. Until 2003.

That's when I heard "The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls and subsequently the MTV video clip of the same. I thought human civilization is doomed.

Worse, the song was a hit amongst the younger lot. It went to #2 UK, #3 Ireland, #6 Japan, #6 China, #17 France, #19 Germany, #59 Australia. It was either never released in the USA or did Americans have good taste in music? The case of Melinda Doolittle proved they don't.

we are the cheeky girls
we are the cheeky girls
you are the cheeky boys
you are the cheeky boys

come and join the cheeky club
this is what you want
come and sing the cheeky song
our cheeky cheeky song

don't ask why
don't be shy
touch my bum
this is life

That was a sampling of the lyrics. Correction : Those are the lyrics. Just cut and paste ad nausem and you will get the whole song. Now tell me, what are they trying to tell us? What profound meanings are hidden in those words? Even The Safety Dance, boring as it is, told me something :

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance

And the video? I think it is more a soft porn video featuring young people and should be a hit amongst paedophiles.

The Cheeky Song will remain number 1 on my list of the worst songs ever heard, until the next one comes along, such as MJ's next single. :-)


Anonymous said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! I've been trying to get that song out of my mind many years ago, and now you reminded me again!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh I must add. "The Sign" by Ace of Base is also a bad song. The tune is not bad lah, but.. "The Sign"?!

What sign?!!

I still don't see the sign..

Wombat said...

I have heard of AOB's The Sign before. Not a bad song, and it doesn't matter what "The Sign" is. At least the lyrics made sense, unlike CG's "touch my bum, this is life". So I don't rate The Sign as a meaningless song. It may be cryptic, but not bad.

BTW my all time fave Ace Of Base song is "Cruel Summer" which was a Bananarama hit in the 80s. A.O.B.'s Blazing Rhythm Remix version of Cruel Summer is one of my all time fave disco must-have songs.

Anonymous said...

I liked AOB's The Sign. Actually I like AOB, until the Malaysian music industry started releasing ALL songs with the AOB beat. It was disgusting to say the least.

And I agree with you on this song - it's TERRIBLE. I should compile a list of worst songs ever released.

Fleming said...

Don't even suspect that Americans might have good taste in music.

Somebody once said, "You'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

Henry Chong said...

where did I heard that song before? May be our local radio stations? haven't seen the MV yet,Can get it on you tube?

Anonymous said...

OMG... so cheeky the song. Even my son don't like it.

Wombat said...

papajoneh: And you know what? It is so bad I cannot even recall the tune now, despite straining my brain to remember, but I just cannot remember how the song sounded. It is THAT bad. :-)

Anonymous said...

That cheeky song was so strong in influence, I was like humming the song almost every day. When I saw the video clip, terus cannot sleep...