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You must listen to this. With headphones. [Aug. 22nd, 2010|08:39 pm]
Things it would be very difficult to explain to someone from fifty years ago:

The song "F**k You" by Cee-Lo Green. It's incredibly vulgar (by some folks' standards), but insanely catchy, musically. You will never, ever, ever hear it on the radio. And yet, not only does unhip me know about it, it's already been listened to by more than a million people since it debuted two days ago, and now I'm going to contribute to its viral explosion by recommending that all of you go to YouTube and watch the video, which somehow manages to be very nearly equally brilliant, despite being nothing more than the lyrics:


[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-08-23 03:06 am (UTC)
Whoever did the video loves loves loves 70s ads and shit like The Electric Company, and needs a really, really big medal for this. Thank you so much for the link.

/fucks off to see if the song is for sale
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From: thetarnishedowl
2010-08-23 04:53 am (UTC)
I love it, too, and have watched/listened many times already. He's created a very interesting product - a very catchy and popular song that can't be played on the radio or in mixed company or at work. And it can't be talked about by news reporters, at least by name. Yet no doubt it'll be huge, in spite of and because of all of this. And I choose to believe it's all intentional. (I also think it's unnecessary for him to create an "official" video - this one is good enough.)
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2010-08-23 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ain't that some shit?

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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2010-08-23 07:44 pm (UTC)
I dunno about radio play. That Nine Inch Nails song about f**ing like an animal got plenty of play and is arguably more explicit.

Anyway, the song (and video) is fantastic. I don't listen to a lot of soul music, but I sure appreciate a really good example of the genre (even if it's an "updated" sound, like this).
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[User Picture]From: mahannie57
2010-08-24 04:05 am (UTC)
This was awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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