Monday, May 07, 2007

Avril Lavigne's motherf*cking pop song

You wouldn't know it from her lame and listless performance on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back, but Avril Lavigne has come up with the catchiest rock 'n' roll single and best summer pop anthem since Hoku's Perfect Day. Girlfriend is sitting at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100, and its cheerleader rhythms and catchy phrases have got our six-year-old singing it in the backseat because she's a little girl-- and that's Avril's target audience, right? Little girls and teenage boys who respond to her pop tunes and squeaky prefab punk princess image.

So why does she have the word "motherfucking" in the first verse?

Don't pretend I think you know
I'm damn precious
Hell yeah
I'm the motherfucking princess
I can tell you like me too
and you know I'm right
(I'm right I'm right I'm right)

And why, after nine weeks on the charts, has no one complained about-- or even mentioned-- "I'm the motherfucking princess"?

Let us be the first. The folks who rant on about Imus or rap music are missing something. Here we've got pure preteen pop, marketed by big old RCA with a Scooby Doo style video (see it here) and lots of airplay--with the word "motherfucking' thrown in.

This shit is bananas.


plf5403 said...

Ever heard of the book "Slouching Toward Gomorrah"? Welcome home... The mere fact that there is no mention of this shows how far the P.C.-Secular-Humanism schools of thought have already permeated the American psyche. Whereas, as you pointed out, Imus' comments were "beyond the pale". Again, welcome home.

Alpine said...

There's two versions of the CD on sale, one with the 'explicit lyrics' rating on it. Avril Lavigne loves having an 'edge' and being a bit daring, and that's to be expected of her. She's had swearing in her lyrics since album 1 in case you didn't know.

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