As much as we may try to tune out our parents when they tell us about their groovy disco days or gnarly parties in the 80s, there’s no denying that some great music was produced during these time periods. This is the music that is often played at weddings, in football stadiums, and has entire radio stations dedicated to it. Now fast forward a few decades to the music of today’s generation. I can’t say with the same degree of confidence that our children will be dancing to Nicki Minaj or 2 Chainz at their weddings one day. Here are the top lyrics of our generation that we’ll have to explain to our kids one day.
O.T. Genasis, “CoCo”
“I’m in love with the coco / I’m in love with the coco / I got it for the low, low / I’m in love with the coco”No kids, they aren’t talking about Cocoa Puffs.
2 Chainz, “Birthday Song”
“She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty.”And that is Philosophy 101.
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name?”
“The square root of 69 is 8 something, right? / Cause I’ve been tryna work it out.”Drake was one of the greatest mathematicians of our generation kids.
Black Eyed Peas, “My Humps”
“My hump, my hump, my hump (ha), my lovely lady lumps (Check it out).”Hump day was a big deal in our time.
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha, “Timber”
“Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane / Nah, it’s just me.”Trust me kids, the last thing you want to see up in the sky is Mr. Worldwide
Rebecca Black, “Friday”
“It’s Friday, Friday / Gotta get down on Friday / Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend”I know you already learned the days of the week in preschool, but just in case you forgot.
R Kelly, “Remix to Ignition”
“So gimme that ‘toot toot’ / Lemme give you that ‘beep beep’”R. Kelly was just sitting in a lot of traffic, that’s all.
Finatticz, “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun”
“Don’t drop that thun, thun, ey / Don’t drop that thun, thun”You probably should not be holding any thun thun in the first place.
Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat”
“Buns out, wiener / But I gotta keep an eye out for Selener”Jelena was one of the greatest love stories of our time.
Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj, “Dance Ass”
“Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass / Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass / Ass ass ass ass ass ass ass / Stop…”
Much to Big Sean’s dismay, ass does not rhyme with ass.
We can only hope that one day these “oldies but goodies” will not be passed onto our children. Yet, I know I’m not the only one who secretly hopes that people are still crankin’ that Soulja Boy dance at weddings for generations to come.