I cannot believe that there is no thread dedicated to the song "Summer Girls" by LFO (aka the Lyte Funky Ones)

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Yeah...I like it when the girls stop by.. In the summer
Do you remember, Do you remember?
...when we met..That summer??

[Chorus]

New Kids On The block,had a bunch of hits
Chinese food makes me sick.
And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer,for the summer
I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch,
I'd take her if I had one wish,
But she's been gone since that summer..
Since that summer

[Verse 1]

Hip Hop Marmalade spic And span,
Met you one summer and it all began
Your the best girl that I ever did see,
The great Larry Bird Jersey 33
When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
Billy Shakespere wrote a whole bunch of sonnets
Call me Willy Whistle cause I can't speak baby
Sumthin in your eyes went and drove me crazy
Now I can't forget you and it makes me mad,
Left one day and never came back
Stayed all summer then went back home,
Macauly Culkin wasn't Home Alone
Fell deep in love,but now we ain't speakin
Michael J Fox was Alex P Keaton
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

[Chorus]

New Kids On The block,had a bunch of hits
Chinese food makes me sick.
And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer,for the summer
I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch,
I'd take her if I had one wish,
But she's been gone since that summer..
Since that summer

[Verse 2]

Cherry Pez,cold crush,rock star boogie
Used to hate school so I had to play hookie,
Always been hip to the B-boY Style
Known to act wild and make girls smile,
Love New Edition and the Candy Girl
Remind me of you because you rock my world
You come from Georgia where the peaches grow
They drink lemonade and speak real slow
You love hip hop and rock n roll
Dad took off when you were 4 years old
There was a good man named Paul Revere
I feel much better baby when you're near
You love fun dip and cherry Coke,
I like the way you laugh when I tell a joke
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

[Repeat Chorus]

In the summertime girls got it goin on,
Shake and wiggle to a hip hop song
Summertime girls are the kind I like,
I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike

[Verse 3]

Bugaloo shrimp and pogo sticks
My mind takes me back there oh so quick
Let you off the hook like my man Mr. Limpet
Think about that summer and I bug,cause I miss it
Like the color purple,macaroni and cheese,
Ruby red slippers and a bunch of trees
Call you up but whats the use
I like Kevin Bacon,but I hate Footloose
Came in the door I said it before,I think I'm over you
but I'm really not sure
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

In the summer girls come and summer girls go
Some are worth while and some are so so,
Summer girls come and summer girls go
Some are worth while and some are so so,
Summertime girls got it goin on
Shake and wiggle to a hip hop song
Summertime girls are the kind I like
I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike

[Repeat Chorus]

Discuss.

musically (musically), Friday, 23 June 2006 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I think that song was a hit before ILM began, maybe. Anyway, once it fell out of the top 40, nobody remembered it anymore... except for you!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 23 June 2006 21:20 (fourteen years ago) link

definitely warp's weirdest signing.

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 23 June 2006 21:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Pretty sure the Good Dr. Bill loves this to pieces.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 23 June 2006 21:23 (fourteen years ago) link

The only time I ever even hear OF this song is when someone brings it up to make fun of the lyrics. I don't think I've ever actually heard it all the way through!
I recall that the album was all right. I reviewed it for Amazon.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Friday, 23 June 2006 21:37 (fourteen years ago) link

so what goes through your head when you post something like this? are you like "oh man, this is gonna be so hilarious! why don't I make a funny based on irony?! wait till the guys on ILM get a load of THIS! yessssss...OH! And I'll put "discuss" at the end to add even more flavor to my already laugh out loud post. God I love me."

You are the worst breed of fong.

Tynan DeLong (TynanTynan!), Friday, 23 June 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Bitchy!

musically (musically), Friday, 23 June 2006 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link

fonged by tynan in a lfo beef
he strikes again!

latebloomer aka rap's yoko ono (latebloomer), Friday, 23 June 2006 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

My theory when this song came out was that this had to have been some sort of viral Abercrombie marketing thing, since I couldn't imagine a bunch of guys caring particularly about what clothing brand his girl liked to wear, or even knowing enough about it to drop it oh-so-ironically in the lyrics.

Benefits of hearing this song 1000+ times on the radio: I'll never forget Larry Bird's number, or the name of the guy Michael J Fox played on Family Ties.

musically (musically), Friday, 23 June 2006 22:27 (fourteen years ago) link

The thing I remember most about this song was DEFINITELY the Abercrombie and Fitch ref. And yes, I assumed it was a creepy marketing move as well.

I also remember thinking, "This guy can't rap."

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Friday, 23 June 2006 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Pretty sure the Good Dr. Bill loves this to pieces.

I absolutely do, yeah. More guaranteed to bring a smile to my face that almost any other song.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 24 June 2006 04:30 (fourteen years ago) link

"Steal My Sunshine" is better. =P

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 24 June 2006 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Summer of '99! The only time I ever really listened to Top 40 radio constantly.

Cunga (Cunga), Saturday, 24 June 2006 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Motherfucker did this song aggravate me.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Saturday, 24 June 2006 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link

i despised this song at the time, love it to bits now. the cherry coke/fun dip line, in particular.

joseph (joseph), Saturday, 24 June 2006 20:42 (fourteen years ago) link

There. Are. Many. Imitators. But. We. Are. The. True.

Creators.

We're back.

(lowfrequencyoscillator)

PappaWheelie 2 (PappaWheelie 2), Sunday, 25 June 2006 03:12 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread made me revisit some other songs from the Summer of 1999 and I must say I still enjoy Tal Bachman's She's So High.

Cunga (Cunga), Sunday, 25 June 2006 05:14 (fourteen years ago) link

always confuse this song with "summertime" :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvLwKli6bU

mts (theoreticalgirl), Sunday, 25 June 2006 05:18 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/cx_likmaid.jpg

Carlos Keith (Buck_Wilde), Sunday, 25 June 2006 23:39 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...
I downloaded this the other day and realized I hadn't actually heard it before, I'd just read about it. Pretty sweet.

I think around the time this song came out, Abercrombie and Fitch was definitely a hot brand, what with the controversial near-naked catalogue models, and partially because of that, it began to stand for a whole class of preppie teen fashion. So it doesn't seem all that implausible that a guy would be attracted to an "Abercrombie girl" -- I remember referring to people that way myself in the late '90s.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

jaymc do you live in an ice cave on pluto?

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Jess, I spent much of the late '90s listening exclusively to indie rock, post-rock, and IDM. I was in college and either too busy or too much of a snob to pay attention to anything on the radio. I currently refer to this as my dark period.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:01 (fourteen years ago) link

i suggest you download "mambo no. 5" next

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:02 (fourteen years ago) link

and the collected works of shawn mullins

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, I've heard both of those. Well, only "Lullaby," I guess.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:03 (fourteen years ago) link

what about eagle eye cherry?

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:04 (fourteen years ago) link

What was his song?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:04 (fourteen years ago) link

"zoot suit riot"

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I've been trying to set up an interview with the lead singer of LFO for the past few months, and they keep pushing it back. He's supposedly working on some big project that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Eagle Eye Cherry Poppin' Daddy Yankee

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Here's a good example, though: I pretty much missed the entire career of DMX. I've been informed that he was ubiquitous at one point.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:07 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember the video for "Party Up." It's also on a few of my old mix cds, sprinkled with Evan and Jaron and Shaggy tracks.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

1999 in a nutshell:

1 Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera 3:38
2 (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You *NSYNC 4:40
3 Summer Girls LFO 4:18
4 C'est La Vie B*witched 2:53
5 Steal My Sunshine Len 4:10
6 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) Lou Bega 3:40
7 Angel of Mine Monica 4:11
8 We Can't Be Friends Deborah Cox 4:43
9 24/7 Kevon Edmonds 4:34
10 Lullaby Shawn Mullins

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You

I still have trouble believing this is really the title to a song.

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I've heard Xtina, LFO, Lou Bega, and Shawn Mullins. I must have downloaded "Steal My Sunshine" at some point -- esp. if there was some ILM 90s Poll -- but I couldn't hum it for you.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:13 (fourteen years ago) link

WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:15 (fourteen years ago) link

"Steal My Sunshine" is still great.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Speaking of NKOTB, "Give It To You".

That's the second time I've linked to that song in the past twenty minutes.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, "Steal My Sunshine" is on my iPod! Listening now.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, I like this. Still pretty sure I didn't hear it until 2004 at the earliest, though. iPod has it tagged as being from the "Go OST."

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/84/140784_thumb.jpg

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:22 (fourteen years ago) link

(Which, come to think of it, I saw in the theater, so maybe I did hear the song in 1999.)

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

This is one of those songs where I just couldn't get past the image of them. The whole "spoiled rich kid driving daddy's car" look.

Viz (Viz), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

i will never grow weary of mambo No 5.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

I used to hear that fucking cowbell from "Steal My Sunshine" in my nightmares.

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I mentioned "Mambo No. 5" in this article.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link

what was the grungey-poppy-punk song where the guy kept saying he was sorry for a whole laundry list of things?

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:28 (fourteen years ago) link

I had no idea B*witched were even heard of in the States

Feargal Hixxy (DJ Mencap), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Puddle of Staind "I'm Sorry I Forgot To Do The Laundry"

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:29 (fourteen years ago) link

"Sorry 2004," by Ruben Studdard

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:31 (fourteen years ago) link

it included:

1) getting drunk at an innapropriate time
2) having sex with the sister of whomever he was apologizing to
3) crashing through a window of some sort

i also seem to remember a lyric about a biker/motorcycle gang but its possible i'm making that up.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:32 (fourteen years ago) link

and possibly some mention of seafood of some sort, possibly in the same line as motorcycle gang/ bikers.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I dunno, but that sounds awesome.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

i ask because i remember it being all over the radio around the same time.

it sounded like a much more radio-friendly NOFX or Ugly Kid Joe ten years later.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i also ask because the lyrics were horribly catchy and annoying but much preferable to summer girls.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:43 (fourteen years ago) link

A-ha!:

Nerf Herder, "Sorry"

Sorry we broke up, sorry I missed you
Sorry I wanted only to kiss you
Sorry I promised to love you forever
made you feel guilty, oh when you left me
Sorry I showed up at your party
Sorry I drank up all the Bacardi
Sorry I puked up on your bedspread
Sorry I wanted to be your boyfriend again
(chorus) What can I do?
It's over, it's over, it's over, it's over
What can I do? I am the loser.
Sorry I saw you and I heard birds sing
Sorry I touched you and I heard bells ring
Sorry I jacked off outside of your window
while you were sleeping
I thought you'd never know
Sorry I showed up at your wedding
Sorry I tried so hard to get in
Sorry I screwed up your picture
Sorry I had sex with your sister
(chorus) What can I do?
It's over, it's over, it's over, it's over
What can I do? I am the loser.
Sorry we broke up, sorry I missed you
Sorry I wanted only to kiss you
Sorry I promised to love you forever
made you feel guilty, oh when you left me
Sorry I showed up at your dinner
Sorry I said those things to your father
Sorry I crashed through your window on acid
Sorry I made a mess, sorry I bled to death
(chorus) Repeat 2x

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:44 (fourteen years ago) link

haha fucking NERFHERDER

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

When I start to think about how it seems like all bands these days have shit names, I need to remind myself, "hey, self, remember the 90s".

baron kickass von awesomehausen (nickalicious), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

NO BIKERS EATING SEAFOOD NO CREDIBILITY.

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:01 (fourteen years ago) link

and it was from 1996!

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:02 (fourteen years ago) link

wikipedia lists genre as: Geek Rock

jambalaya backgammon (grady), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow, Evan and Jaron. I had forgotten about them. I still have no idea what they sounded like. I'm assuming sensitive blandness.

clotpoll (Clotpoll), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:19 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Tynan Delong was an asshole.

This is a big karaoke tune for me.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

And, I think, for the world at large.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I was going to say, a truly classic Tynan post upthread.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

You are the worst breed of fong.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I know ;_;

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/9934,217217,8002,22.html

"Girl On TV" was good, too.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

how is this song not already a lyrics poll

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:21 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah this was easily top 5 karaoke performances ever for me

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

"Chinese food makes me sick"

Really -- why share that with the world?

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 18:39 (thirteen years ago) link

seven months pass...

I'm sure there was a poll about this, wtf was the thread called though?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 December 2008 01:35 (twelve years ago) link

aha, burned by punctuation. thanks!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 December 2008 01:41 (twelve years ago) link

Listening to the song now, it seems self-evident that it was the template for the (inferior but still charming) "Not The Greatest Rapper In The World" by 1,000 Clowns.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 December 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

RIP guy who sang this song ;_;

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:18 (ten years ago) link

ARE YOU SERIOUS

teledyldonix, Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:29 (ten years ago) link

:(

teledyldonix, Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:29 (ten years ago) link

RIP

classic joint

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 September 2010 04:13 (ten years ago) link

he wrote it too

RIP

maura, Thursday, 9 September 2010 06:05 (ten years ago) link

that's some bullshit :(

billstevejim, Thursday, 9 September 2010 06:28 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

Last surviving LFO member has some thoughts about how talented rapper Rich Cronin was:

The In Memoriam montage in the following year’s Grammys did not include a mention. “I don’t like to focus on those who don’t respect us, I like to focus on the fans,” Fischetti says. “But it hurt. Rich Cronin was literally one of the best rappers alive, which is not to say he’d beat Eminem in a freestyle battle. But if you gave him a mic and beat, he could hold his own with anyone, with Biggie, anybody. That kid was so creative.”

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 30 April 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

It was all a dream
I used to read Tiger Beat magazine

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Friday, 30 April 2021 21:46 (one week ago) link

Cronin could hold his own with Biggie
At night, I like to get into my Snuggie

Vinnie, Friday, 30 April 2021 23:13 (one week ago) link

this song makes me 15 and playing dreamcast with my schoolfriends again

imago, Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:09 (one week ago) link

Nintendo Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast
When I hear "Summer Girls", man, I can't believe that guy passed

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:21 (one week ago) link

Instead of Indian say Native
That kid was so creative

frogbs, Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:33 (one week ago) link

Remember Rappin’ Duke? Da hah Da hah
The General Lee was the Duke Boys’ car

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:35 (one week ago) link


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