An oldie, but a goodie. Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond on Storytellers still makes me laugh till I cry. Now when I hear these songs I can’t help but think of this. I used to think it was Reverend Blue Jeans when my parents played that vinyl. I pictured a priest with a Catholic collar wearing the black shirt with Levi’s. I wish we knew the real stories of the songs we love.
Say what you will. Say “Baby Oh Baby” 18x each chorus. Say what @nathanrabin (The Onion) hilariously tweeted:
“Why does Justin Bieber have four 50 year old Asian back-up singers and 8 nondescript back-up dancers? Is he afraid to be alone?”
Or what my nephew said: the worst song, all he does is say “baby oh baby” a million times.
Mama: Stupid shoes.
Jefe: Yeah, it does seem to be an elaborate ad for sneakers, but…
But this is a damn fine pop song and better live performance than the record. Yes. Am told it is written by The-Dream (“Umbrella”, more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The-Dream). Don’t need no Starbucks. Do you need to say more when it’s this infectious. There’s a reason these tunes are called earworms.
There was a pretty good sketch with Tina Fey and Bieber, too. Actually they played up their burgeoning fauxmance quite a bit with asides and winks and mentioning her name in his second song. It was up there with the Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm SNL episodes as the only ones I remember this year. Check Hulu for more.