If this isn’t proof that we need Sesame Street, I’m not sure what is.
As I’m sure all citizens of the internet are now aware, today is May 1st. But lest we forget, Justin Timberlake was not the only American pop star of the late 90’s who couldn’t remember his vowel sounds.
Perhaps, the worst offender is Mandy Moore. And she can’t even get a cool meme out of her “COME TO MAYYYYY” chorus. Also, has anyone else noticed that she doesn’t really dance in this video? It’s a lot of quick jump cuts to give the impression that she’s dancing, but no actual dancing occurs.
Of course, it always comes back to Britney doesn’t it? She does remember how to say “me,” but she seems to forget how to pronounce baby, saying instead “bay-bay” or as my friend insisted in 1999, “baybin’ baybin’.”
Shout out to Christina Aguilera for remembering how to pronounce the letter “E” in every word of “Genie in a Bottle.” P.S. I thought this song was about kissing and I’m pretty sure that my parents only let me listen to it because they didn’t want to have to correct my perception of the lyrics.
Usually, I have no problem making sweeping, definitve statements about subjects with relatively little real world value. Some might even say that’s the entire reason for this blog’s existence.
But I’ve tried to resolve this myself and I’ve reached an impasse. I need your help with this one. I’ve narrowed it down to my top 4 favorite TLC songs. And I’d really really like for you to tell me which TLC song is your personal favorite.
Your “Very Best TLC Song,” so to speak.
So which one is your favorite?
Why now? Why TLC? Why are you incapable of making this decision on your own? Well, I’ve been doing a lot of data entry at work. And I’ve found that pretty much the only way that I can do this is to mainline Milli Vanilli. Yep, that’s right. I enjoy Milli Vanilli and I’m saying it right here loud and clear on the world wide web.
But when you’ve been listening to two model/dancers sing mouth-the-words-to as much bubblegum pop as I have, you start to doubt that you are able to discern levels of quality anymore. Basically, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of kitsch and I’m not sure I can pull myself out of it alone. If you’ve read this far down the post without taking the poll, please scroll back up to the poll-area and cast your vote. Think of this as my pop-culture cry for help.
I’m going to link this to the daily prompt even though I don’t really think I wrote this “as if I were a music critic.” I’m just opportunistic and I’m taking the chance to post about TLC.
OMG I have never been more excited for a daily prompt. This one requires me to make a mix tape, you guys!! So I will now proceed with making The Very Special Blog it’s very own mixtape to represent its vibe to the masses. Well, actually I’m just going to take this opportunity to share some YouTube videos of ridiculous fictional bands in television. It’s Wednesday and I’m needing a good laugh to make it through the rest of the week. So I’m making you this mixtape of hilarity and I hope you enjoy it.
When Nick wrote a weird song for Lindsay on Freaks and Geeks:
That time Family Ties created a weird version The Go-Go’s:
When we got to hear Jordan Catalano play his guitar in My So Called Life (as if he could be any dreamier):
When Jesse & The Rippers clearly listened to Graceland one too many times:
The only “band” that I legit want to purchase an album from, The Beets from Doug:
Honorable Mention: Lenni’s MTV music video from Ghostwriter: