When I hit the teen years, Madonna was the musical vamp of the day.
My mother was NOT impressed to hear me singing, at the top of my lungs behind my bedroom door, 'Like A Virgin! Hey! Touched for the very first time! Like a Vir-ir-ir-ir-gin'
Pic courtesy of myidols.com
Sorry neighbours back home.
One time when Alec was about 4, we're cruising through the grocery store, and he starts singing, loudly, part of the the David Wilcox song 'Riverboat Fantasy'.
Specifically, it was 'Cocaine kisses, and Moonshine Missus, that's the life for me!'
Yeah. A couple of heads turned.
OK, totally my fault for being a Wilcox fan and playing his Cd's far too much at that period in my life.
For as long as we've had and will have music, there will be lyrics that drive parents insane.
Especially when sung at those inappropriate moments.
I'd consider Britney Spears one of the musical vamps of today.
Pic courtesy of WHERETOBET.comShe's had her issues.
She's flaunted those issues very publicly.
And I promised myself I wouldn't give her any more bandwidth by commenting on ANY of those actions, or her musical 'comeback'.
But today - I break that promise.
Cause this post is all about Britney. Or, more specifically, Amy.
Now, at the risk of pissing off all the Britney Spears and 'Freedom of Expression!' fans out there, I have to put on my Ugly Mom Jeans, and say:
'WHOA! Backup People! LINE CROSSED!'
And I don't mean only by Britney, but by the radio stations also!
I heard her latest release last week.
It's called "If You Seek Amy."
The boys and I are driving along, it comes on, and two voices from the back seat yell "TURN IT UP MOM!"
I liked her last two singles. There. I said it.
I figured I'd see what this one was like.
All of a sudden I hear:
Love me hate me, say what you want about me But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy
Love me hate me, but can't you see what I see?All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy
Love me hate me, la la la, la la la
And a little later ...
So tell me if you see her 'Cause I've been waiting here forever
Oh baby baby if you seek Amy tonight
Oh baby baby we'll do whatever you like
Oh baby baby baby Oh baby baby baby
Now, let's backtrack a bit.
all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy
begging to if you seek Amy
if you seek Amy
Did you catch that?
So the first time I hear this on the radio, I'm thinking "Oh ... no ... I DIDN'T just hear that!
Then the chorus rolls around again. And there's no mistaking it.
If You Seek Amy - MY ASS!
I know what she's referring to. Alec knows what she's referring to, and when I hit the 'OFF' button on the stereo, with a 'That's enough of THAT!', Adam's suspicions were confirmed as well.
Yeah. I know. He's only 9. But HE can hear that four letter *F* word in the song. He's not stupid. It's all good if it's in a song right?
And MOM! It's only 'If You Seek Amy!'
Unfortunately, that wasn't the appropriate moment to yell 'MY ASS it is!'
I've saved that for all of you ;-)
Seriously tho' ... What happened to having a 'softer' version for the radio crowd?
If we were a society of adults only, I wouldn't care.
But my KIDS and the majority of their friends and classmates all tune into the same radio station.
The one that plays the 'cool' tunes. This song is getting alot of airplay.
In my opinion - and since this post is tagged under 'My Opinion On Stuff' I can give it - this song is VERY uncool!
And to the radio stations who have made the decision to air this song at all?
Bad bad choice!
Sure. The kids love it.
It DOES have a good dance beat, of course, it's a pop song.
But lets face it, the real pull is getting to spell/sing 'F.U.C.K. me' multiple times throughout the song.
And now, of course, because I've banned it, it has become the forbidden attraction.
'But WHY can't we listen to it mom? It's Britney! You LIKE Britney!'
Adam will hear it somewhere in the distance and say 'Psss ... mom ... listen ... '
Thanks Britney! Way to be a role model! Good Job!
I wonder if she ever thinks about how the songs she sings, could potentially effect her boys.
I wonder if the following scenario has ever crossed her mind ...
Her boys are on a play date with their friends.
Yes. Superstar kids go on play dates too, People.
And the conversation goes something like this:
B's Boys: Our Mom's a singer.
Friends: Bet she isn't!
B's Boys: YES SHE IS! She's on the radio!
Friends: Oh yeah? What does she sing?
B's Boys: ... all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to F.U.C.K me
Cause ya know ... that's EXACTLY how it's going to come out!
Now, maybe I'm just getting old.
Maybe I'm overreacting.
What do YOU think?
Is it any worse than some of the other songs on the radio today, or 20yrs ago?
Since I can't directly embed the video here, at the request of BritneyTV, if you'd like to see it, CLICK HERE.