PICK THE BEST SONG: "Friday" vs. "Mambo No. 5" vs. "Who Let the Dogs Out" vs. "Thong Song" vs. "Pieces of Me"

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it'll be hilarious if there are years of vicious lawsuits over who takes credit for the creation of this heinous song everyone hates

― dayo technology (some dude), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:28 PM (45 minutes ago)

that charted on Billboard

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:40 PM (34 minutes ago)

i know people DO kind of like it now (including me!) and have bought it on iTunes and stuff. but that doesn't change the fact that it's objectively terrible and that's the whole reason it's famous.

― dayo technology (some dude), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:49 PM (24 minutes ago)

kinda like Mambo No. 5?

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:53 PM (20 minutes ago)

or Who Let the Dogs Out?

the only novel thing about this isn't that it's terrible (looooooong history of terribly made garbage hitting the charts) it's how it got there - the pay-to-play scheme, the internet marketing etc

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:54 PM (19 minutes ago)

I would argue that both "Mambo #5" and "Who Let the Dogs Out" are much, much better than "Friday", not least because they seem to have been written by people who understood English sentence construction and they were not sung by the human equivalent of yippy pug.

― whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Friday, April 1, 2011 2:57 PM (16 minutes ago)

okay how about the Thong Song

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 3:02 PM (11 minutes ago)

Shakey, try picking a song that is actually dislikable

― whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Friday, April 1, 2011 3:04 PM (9 minutes ago)

haha um okay what was Ashley Simpson's biggest hit

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 3:07 PM (6 minutes ago)

"Pieces of Me" was Ashlee's biggest hit, and that wasn't as bad as some of her other songs ("La La" was completely unbearable, for example)

― whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Friday, April 1, 2011 3:12 PM (1 minute ago)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Sisqo, "Thong Song" 62
Rebecca Black, "Friday" 28
Ashlee Simpson, "Pieces of Me" 23
Lou Bega, "Mambo No. 5" 21
Baha Men, "Who Let the Dogs Out" 11


hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:19 (nine years ago) link

first

ban max (history mayne), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:20 (nine years ago) link

that's not one of the choices

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:20 (nine years ago) link

Probably the only poll I'll ever happily vote for Ashlee Simpson in.

I am voting "Calabria"

whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:21 (nine years ago) link

easy win for thong song imo

slight even by tweet standards (forksclovetofu), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

a little bit of baha men in my life..

Grotjahn in the Moma (Pillbox), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

thong song obviously a classic

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:24 (nine years ago) link

first

― ban max (history mayne), Friday, 1 April 2011 15:20 (4 minutes ago) Bookmark

OWNED

RANDY BEAMAN ANAGRAM (Lamp), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:25 (nine years ago) link

yeah, "thong song"

electric milquetoast (get bent), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:25 (nine years ago) link

dumps like a truck

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:28 (nine years ago) link

DUMPS LIKE A TRUCK

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:29 (nine years ago) link

right

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:29 (nine years ago) link

it's like a euphemism for "she takes giant shits" or something

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:29 (nine years ago) link

well presumably she wasn't wearing the thong during this, shouldn't matter

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:30 (nine years ago) link

"thong song" is a legitimately great song -- the production on it is amazing

i fuck w/ "who let the dogs out" too \(o_O)/ -- "pieces of me" is aight

"mambo #5" is corny & not even in an acceptable way -- "friday" is of course totally awful

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:30 (nine years ago) link

& the thing about "thong song" is that it's a bit ridiculous but it's sort of a hilarious endpoint (or close to one at least) of a type of song that rappers/singers have been making for decades & in that sense the ridiculousness works for it in terms of being a 'serious' song (if that makes sense)

"who let the dogs out" & "mambo 5" & of course "friday" are just straight novelty tho

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:36 (nine years ago) link

Thong tha thong thong thong

Though I would vote "Macarena" if it had made the list.

discursive gatorade (Eazy), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:37 (nine years ago) link

i don't get where ashlee fits in here but then again it's an ilxor poll so i'll try & keep logic out of the equation

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:39 (nine years ago) link

the best part of "thong song" is how overpowered he is by the thong

it's the musical equivalent of http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2315/2305738968_9461cd6373.jpg

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:41 (nine years ago) link

otm

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:42 (nine years ago) link

I'll confess... look, I didn't mean to ok, it just happened. I let the dogs out. I thought I closed the gate but it didn't latch right or something. Anyway, that's not an excuse, just an explanation. I AM sorry, but I can't believe after all these years this is still an issue. We found all the dogs too BTW, it was only like 4 dogs, ok! I'm not gonna say anymore I just wanted to own up to it, that's all.

I love my puppy -- and she loves me! (Viceroy), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:42 (nine years ago) link

Shakey pulled Ashlee Simpson's name out of thin air as someone famous for being successful despite lack of talent, but that's more for the SNL debacle than her actual music (although "Pieces of Me" is a total piece of shit, just not a notorious one like "Friday" or even "Who Let The Dogs Out")

dayo technology (some dude), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:43 (nine years ago) link

are we far enough away from "who let the dogs out" that "letting the dogs out" jokes are funny again? dad joke enthusiasts would love to know

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:43 (nine years ago) link

I mean, I appreciate and understand 100% Jordan's defense of "Thong Song", but I was also on Spring Break in Texas during March 2000 and heard that goddamn song roughly 300 times per day and it was positively destroyed for me by that experience.

lol it is the musical = of bcb!

Only one of these has my name in it so I think I gotta go with that one.

ENBB, Friday, 1 April 2011 20:44 (nine years ago) link

i don't get where ashlee fits in here but then again it's an ilxor poll so i'll try & keep logic out of the equation

look buddy i didnt choose the songs, i just made the poll \O_o/

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:46 (nine years ago) link

Thong song landslide, c'mon.

I THINK I'LL SING IT AGAIN.

oppet, Friday, 1 April 2011 20:47 (nine years ago) link

think i'm gonna vote ashlee, u guys are nuts "thong song" is straight up garbage

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:49 (nine years ago) link

look buddy i didnt choose the songs, i just made the poll \O_o/

― hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:46 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark

sorry i didn't read that whole string of posts that you quoted \(o_O)/

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 April 2011 20:59 (nine years ago) link

wait what 'pieces of me' is clearly amazing

uberweiss, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:01 (nine years ago) link

i've always like "thong song" - had it down as "favorite song" in my 5th grade yearbook - but i never really noticed how well it functioned as a straight-up r&b song until i heard it alongside the rest of shipley's top 50 r&b songs of the decade list

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:04 (nine years ago) link

Anslem Douglas' original of Who Let The Dogs Out? might have shaded it but Sisqo is the pick of this bunch.

Ha ha ha ha. Jack my swag. (ShariVari), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:06 (nine years ago) link

i have literally no idea what these songs have in common

2x eurocheese novelties, 1x weird amateur internet earworm, 1x pop-r&b party classic, 1x pretty great pop-rock hit?

lex pretend, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:10 (nine years ago) link

so which is which, & which are you ultimately voting for?

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:11 (nine years ago) link

narcissism of small differences etc

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:13 (nine years ago) link

thooooooong sooooooong

adult music person (Jordan), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:13 (nine years ago) link

the perez prado original mambo is kind of blazing btw, the trumpets especially

adult music person (Jordan), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:16 (nine years ago) link

"pieces of me" and "thong song" are legit great (also, i thought we as a society were past the whole shameful ashlee-as-figure-of-fun phase?). i don't know how either could crop up when talking about the worst of anything. "friday" is highly entertaining. "mambo no 5" was annoying but it's based on a good tune. "who let the dogs out?" is actively hateful.

lex pretend, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:18 (nine years ago) link

("pieces of me" is not really anything like ashlee's best, though, or even the best off her debut album)

lex pretend, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:19 (nine years ago) link

never change lex, never change

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:27 (nine years ago) link

leave it to lex to find something valuable in 4/5 of these songs

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:36 (nine years ago) link

and people claim i'm a hater smh

lex pretend, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:37 (nine years ago) link

The corrxt answer is who let The dogs out. Stupid

ford lopatin (dog latin), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:39 (nine years ago) link

Who let the dogs out is one of the best tunes of that era. Fuiud.

ford lopatin (dog latin), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:41 (nine years ago) link

yeah stxpid

Acid Mothers Sheeple (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:41 (nine years ago) link

Thong Song, easy

San Te, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:47 (nine years ago) link

voted "Thong Song" -- was between that & "Pieces of Me," but I had to go w/ Sisqo

markers, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:51 (nine years ago) link

and people claim i'm a hater smh

c'mon man if this was "New Slang" vs. "White Winter Hymnal" vs. "My Girls" vs. "1234" vs. "Skinny Love" you would be hating, don't front

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:52 (nine years ago) link

hmmm maybe there never was a weird al version of "combo #5" -- i might've just imagined this whole thing

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 April 2011 03:07 (nine years ago) link

Lolz

San Te, Saturday, 2 April 2011 03:09 (nine years ago) link

"Thong Song" or fu imo

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:31 (nine years ago) link

Jordan: wikipedia sez the Combo #5 song was mistakenly attributed to Weird Al so maybe you werent alone in that one

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:33 (nine years ago) link

also Friday is the only song I would remotely tolerate hearing right now

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:34 (nine years ago) link

Jordan: wikipedia sez the Combo #5 song was mistakenly attributed to Weird Al so maybe you werent alone in that one

― VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, April 2, 2011 1:33 AM (56 seconds ago) Bookmark

yeah but i don't even remember the racist chinese version -- i just invented a weird al song in my head is all

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:34 (nine years ago) link

tim f otm

sarraghmaclachlan (some dude), Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:36 (nine years ago) link

FRIDAY although pieces of me and thong song are close behind

teledyldonix, Saturday, 2 April 2011 07:38 (nine years ago) link

nah not "better off", "love me for me" is the ashlee song off her debut imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ng7k0owgrE

my head is spinning but my heart is in the right place
sometimes it has to have itself a little earthquake

lex pretend, Saturday, 2 April 2011 08:17 (nine years ago) link

lex, can't wait to hear yr thoughts~~~

PICK THE BEST SONG: "New Slang" vs. "White Winter Hymnal" vs. "My Girls" vs. "1, 2, 3, 4" vs. "Skinny Love"

i have no thoughts on those songs apart from the usual "animal collective must be executed immediately"

lex pretend, Saturday, 2 April 2011 08:18 (nine years ago) link

Mambo No. 5 and Thong Song are from around the same time period but I remember liking Mambo a bit more.

Simpsons Christmas Boogie (MintIce), Saturday, 2 April 2011 23:52 (nine years ago) link

never been much into "pieces of me", but yeah "better off", "love me for me" and "la la" are all great and funny. also "nothing new". anyway probably thong song.

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 April 2011 04:48 (nine years ago) link

absolutely no contest. thong song was and is superb.

m the g, Monday, 4 April 2011 09:04 (nine years ago) link

"Thong Song" is horrible and detestable, but so are "Mambo #5" and "Who Let The Dogs Out" too.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Monday, 4 April 2011 09:52 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, at least Rebecca is young enough to do better.

(Actually, I disagree w/Geir, but hey)

Mark G, Monday, 4 April 2011 10:13 (nine years ago) link

Before coming into this topic I was wondering what "Pieces of Me" was doing in here because it is largely innofensive MOR type music.

If you want an unbearable Ashlee Simpson songs you'd go for something like this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a41s4IMyamQ

MarkoP, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:08 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a41s4IMyamQ

MarkoP, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:08 (nine years ago) link

haha I like that one a lot more than "Pieces of Me"

whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Monday, 4 April 2011 16:17 (nine years ago) link

Pieces of Me is pretty rad, but it's probably like her 12th best song or something.

Better Off is probably my favorite.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 06:25 (nine years ago) link

(also, i thought we as a society were past the whole shameful ashlee-as-figure-of-fun phase?)
― lex pretend, Friday, April 1, 2011 9:18 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

nah bro, this fight has not yet been won.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 06:27 (nine years ago) link

kind of have a soft spot for Mambo No. 5

The Dunkster (absolutely clean glasses), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 06:36 (nine years ago) link

Mambo No. 5 is great! I don't how anyone could hate it, unless you hate novelty dance tunes in general. Hating it is like hating Macarena!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 11:12 (nine years ago) link

Before coming into this topic I was wondering what "Pieces of Me" was doing in here because it is largely innofensive MOR type music.

Which is why I went for it. The other songs are all offensive, and inoffensive is, after all, much better than offensive.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 11:50 (nine years ago) link

!!??

gospodin simmel, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:25 (nine years ago) link

that tha tha tha tha thong

markers, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:31 (nine years ago) link

"that thong tha thong thong thong," rather

markers, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

Stop being offensive. Girls' bottoms! My god

Teeth, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:02 (nine years ago) link

L.O.V.E. is deffo the best AshSimp song

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:26 (nine years ago) link

More offensive in terms of being actively musically annoying.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:40 (nine years ago) link

Mambo No. 5 is great! I don't how anyone could hate it, unless you hate novelty dance tunes in general. Hating it is like hating Macarena!

― Tuomas, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11:12 AM (Yesterday)

uh

broke my o_O face o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:45 (nine years ago) link

voted thong song obv

broke my o_O face o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:46 (nine years ago) link

baaaaaaabeeeeeeeee that thong tha thong thong thong

out comes stanley, Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:55 (nine years ago) link

btw I am requesting "The Thong Song" for the wedding playlist

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:57 (nine years ago) link

i have a question, in the ashlee simpson song "la la," what does it mean to "la la," like as a verb.

burn me at the stake if you must (reddening), Friday, 8 April 2011 00:04 (nine years ago) link

like i know the song is about sex, but surely the construction of the song isn't a cutesy way of saying "i want to orgasm on the kitchen, on the floor."

burn me at the stake if you must (reddening), Friday, 8 April 2011 00:07 (nine years ago) link

hahahaha

it's not "orgasm", it's "fuck"

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Friday, 8 April 2011 00:09 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 9 April 2011 23:01 (nine years ago) link

Mambo No. 5 is great! I don't how anyone could hate it, unless you hate novelty dance tunes in general. Hating it is like hating Macarena!

No one likes this song. You are lying.

billstevejim, Sunday, 10 April 2011 15:30 (nine years ago) link

no, you are lying!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 10 April 2011 16:14 (nine years ago) link

Dude, Friday is just not good.

don't flux, whatever (u s steel), Sunday, 10 April 2011 18:19 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 10 April 2011 23:01 (nine years ago) link

justice

gospodin simmel, Monday, 11 April 2011 07:10 (nine years ago) link

Mambo No. 5 is great! I don't how anyone could hate it, unless you hate novelty dance tunes in general. Hating it is like hating Macarena!

No one likes this song. You are lying.

Me and 20 other people, apparently.

Tuomas, Monday, 11 April 2011 08:29 (nine years ago) link

I'm one of the twenty plus Tuomas. Silly little pop song - I've always been surprised at the hate for something so fluffy and fun.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 11 April 2011 11:14 (nine years ago) link

Baha Men is the only one of these I have no good feelings about on any level, so I'm pleased to see it come last

my belated write-in vote is for the Gameboy version of "Thong Song" which was briefly an internet meme circa 2000, or maybe it only was in my head: http://www.biglionmusic.com/music/arrangements/other-arrangements/thong-song-gameboy/

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 11 April 2011 11:25 (nine years ago) link

Hey, the Baha Men did a cover of "Dancing in the Moonlight" before Toploader!

Mark G, Monday, 11 April 2011 11:28 (nine years ago) link

more votes than most Beatles polls, I notice

cockroach shakespeare (Noodle Vague), Monday, 11 April 2011 13:17 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

still "Thong Song", though I suspect "Pieces of Me" and "Friday" would slide down and that underrated *classic* "Mambo #5" would skedaddle up to #2 if this was polled again

"Thong Song's" mandate only grows.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:37 (six months ago) link

Lou Bega’s girlfriend Monica listening to Mambo No. 5 for the first time pic.twitter.com/npx7vmWYtQ

— Joeley Pulver (@joeleybean) August 21, 2020

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 23:04 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

dumps like a truck

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:28 PM bookmarkflaglink

DUMPS LIKE A TRUCK

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:29 PM bookmarkflaglink

right

― kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:29 PM bookmarkflaglink

it's like a euphemism for "she takes giant shits" or something

― in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:29 PM bookmarkflaglink

well presumably she wasn't wearing the thong during this, shouldn't matter

― kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Friday, April 1, 2011 4:30 PM bookmarkflaglink

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 February 2021 17:09 (one week ago) link


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