Saturday, 4 April 2009

Let's Get Lyrical

Helen Of Troy... is all about the music. As well as writing about it, we like to talk about it – a lot. Admittedly, we’ve been more interested in our new Guitar Hero sets than anything else lately, but on the odd occasion we’ve managed to drag ourselves away, a particular topic has cropped up in conversation again and again... crap lyrics. Which got us thinking... what are the worst lyrics from the noughties? After much debate and rather a lot of interweb searching, here’s what we’ve come up with.

Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
"Lucky that my breasts are small and humble,
So you don't confuse them with mountains"

Madonna - I Love New York
“If you don't like my attitude
Then you can F off
Just go to Texas
Isn't that where they golf?”

Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
“I'ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps (check it out)”

Britney Spears – Mmm Papi
“Now see, I’m mommy
And that makes you Papi
And that makes us lovey, oww”

Feel free to let us know what makes your list.


Gregling said...


One of my favourite/worst is also a Madonna, this one from 'American Life':

"I'm drinking a Soy latte,
I get a double shotte,
It goes right through my body,
And you know I'm satisfied
I drive my Mini Cooper
And I'm feeling super-dooper
Yo they tell I'm a trooper
And you know I'm satisfied"

Shotte? Super-dooper? Spew.

I also do a full body cringe at J Lo's 'Jenny from the block' when she says, and I quote:

"I stay grounded as the amounts roll in
I'm real, I thought I told you
Even been on Oprah"

Huh? Ooh, no no.

Actually these are so bad they're back to good again aren't they? I'm off for a shotte of cup a soup. Word.


Helen of... said...

I must admit, it was a close call between the lyric from I Love New York and the rap from American Life, but I figured the latter was more tongue in cheek than anything. How the hell are ya Greggles?

Get A Hud said...

Haha, I've got a cracker.
Mr. Oizo - Two Takes It (feat. Carmen Castro)

"Well look at me you've got a funny feeling in your chest,
Could it be you wan't something you can't po-sess,
I gotta lotta love,
That I wanna share,
The good people disagree? I don't care,
I'm No.1,
The Uno,
A Bombshell,
Used to have opponents,
But they all fell, (<--SRSLY WTF!)
Dumb blonde, wouldn't you wish that,
I bring power that'll crush you just like a gnat,
I'm into yoga,
It keeps me limber,
When I walk down the street,
It's like I yell timber.." (GOBSHITE!)

Needs to be heard to be believed. Worst lyrics from a woman. Totally cringe-worthy. It might even be meant but I don't give a fuck. Utter bollocks hahaha.

Get A Hud said...

p.s. further on in that song...

"i like Buddha, i like sex yes"


Helen of... said...

Wowsers that is bad. My favourite part has to be
"I'm into yoga,
It keeps me limber,
When I walk down the street,
It's like I yell timber.."

Definitely brings the lolz!