Remember when you were younger and felt rebellious listening to “The Thong Song” and is still, to this day, a song you can jam to? Well it’s gets even better because UK Pop/R&B band Rixton released a new cover on their YouTube today of the song! I know right, totally unexpected!
For starters, they’re not your average “boy band.” You can see that from the intro of their video poking fun at a staged representation of themselves.
The guys have previously posted covers of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” R Kelly’s “Ignition,” and my personal fave Neyo’s “Let Me Love You.” Also with the looks from this tweet a couple months back, there’s definitely some big things coming.
WATCH THE CLASSIEST COVER OF “THE THONG SONG” HERE:
And yes, in case you’re wondering where the heck Sisqo is, he’s still out there making music and doing his thang.
Remember when we didn’t have iPods so we had to watch the music video channel on so we could dance around with all our favourite artists? And how excited were you when those little player things came out and you could buy a song card?
If you re-listen to some of these songs you ran around the house belting as a kid, you’d realize that most of them are really dirty. In fact, almost all of them are explicitly about sex and sexual acts. While no one EVER knew what Shaggy was saying in his songs, but rest assured all of his lyrics were pretty raunchy. Surpisingly, the same is true for O-Town. They were a cute boy band, but who knew they were singing about how often they think about sex? And that they were graphically describing their wet dreams?
Yes, sorry to traumatize you, but all those clean cut teeny bopper bands were anything but. Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Spice Girls—they were all guilty of tricking you into thinking their songs were innocent. Really, they are all about sex. Sex. Sex. And more sex. The only sad thing is that while today’s music is very much the same in this regard—if not more explicit—we all thought the good ol’ days were different. I guess not.
Personally, I was a little scared by the whole O-Town giving us a little too much information at first. I have since come to realize that nothing will persuade me that the music of the 90′s (my childhood) isn’t superior to the music of now. I would much rather listen to raunchy N’Sync then 50 Cent’s “B*tch Get In My Car,” or “Candy Shop” any day of the week. That’s a fact.
Liquid Dreams (O-Town)
“Liquid Dreams / my Liquid Dreams / Waterfall and streams / these liquid dreams”
Ignition Remix (R. Kelly)
“I’m about to take my key/ and stick it in the ignition”
Every Six Seconds (O-Town)
TooFab reports Tara will have some excellent celebrity company, including:
- David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife Pamela Bach
- Jermaine Jackson
- Stephen Baldwin
- Heidi Fleiss
Although this is probably not the role she dreamed about, a job is a job.
You might remember him singing about “dumps like a truck (truck truck),” but these days, he’s more likely to get around on a tractor or a saddle.
With just one song, Sisqo re-popularized butt-floss and flip-flops – in Australia, at least – in a way that no one could have imagined.
In 2000, the platinum-headed singer blew to the top of the charts with “Thong Song,” causing most women to want to slip into something a little less comfortable, and hit the dance floor.
Now, eight years later, the former R&B sensation can been seen on CMT’s reality show “Gone Country,” where he and a motley crew of other unlikely performers compete to see who can best integrate themselves into the world of everything country.
“My initial reaction [to doing the show] was ‘no’, but when they told me what the premise was and what it entailed, it sounded kinda interesting, so I decided that as a musician I was up to the challenge,” Sisqo told andPOP.
“As long as there’s music, I’m down.”
Sisqo didn’t just fall into fame in 2000 with his one runaway hit. As a matter of fact, Sisqo has dabbled in music from a very young age. Although he is known best for his killer vocals on both his solo project and as frontman for Dru Hill, he is also a self-proclaimed musical virtuoso.
“I play guitar, piano, all of it. Gimmie a couple of minutes with any instrument and I can play it,” he said.
Perhaps it is his fondness for the many layers and components of music that drew him to the world of country, and subsequently landed him a spot on the popular reality show.
“My granddad, God rest his soul; county was his favourite genre of music, but I didn’t know much about it,” Sisqo said. “I’ve realized that [country] is so musical, I was really pleasantly surprised. More live instruments and more singing; it was a welcomed change for me.”
Sisqo, as well as other celebs like Bobby Brown, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Carnie Wilson, have all spent their fair share of time in Nashville, Tennessee, while filming the show.
“In Nashville, more people know how to play an instrument than don’t,” said the impressed “Gone Country” contestant. “It was an incredible experience.”
However, reality TV isn’t the only thing to look for in Sisqo’s future. It’s been a long time coming, but the panty man has a plan, and another album in the making. He has spent the last few months hard at work with all-star producer Timbaland and fellow performer Ne-Yo perfecting his upcoming album, “Last Dragon” (not to be confused with his debut album “Unleash the Dragon,” or his 2001 sophomore release “Return of the Dragon”).
“The album ain’t done till it’s done,” Sisqo said. “If I needed to drop it today, I could, but it’s not done till I say so. You’ll be feeling my presence this summer though.”
However, if you’re hoping that the summer will bring about another skivvies-inspired club banger, you might have to wait a little bit longer to find out. The singer has remained rather tight lipped on the details of the album, only hinting to the fact that it will see a track from the regrouped and reconciled Dru Hill.
“Gone Country” can be seen on CMT on Fridays beginning Jan. 25