Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber - 'Eenie Meenie'
In the '50s and '60s, they used to talk about a generation gap; a breakdown of communication between parents and their children, over issues of political belief, social change, and most of all, musical taste. It got so severe the two sides simply did not know how to talk to each other, each believing that the other had no idea about how the world really worked.
Dad would have his big band jazz, mum would have her crooners, and the kids would be rocking out to Elvis or the Beatles, and it was as if a giant glass wall existed between the generations who'd been involved/aware during World War II, and the ones who had not.
I'm not saying it's the same nowadays, but there are a LOT of people over a certain age who have spend their days on the internet opening wondering who the hell this Justin Bieber person is, and another LOT of people who are UNDER that same age, and they spend their time shouting at the first lot for revelling in their own ignorance.
(Here's the video. There is going to be HELL to pay when the 'rents get home.)
SO, let us let this tiny corner of the internet be the place where people can come together, and put their differences aside under the banner of web peace. We should not be calling Justin or his fans names. Nor should we be picking fights with people who find themselves immune to his charms.
Not when we can all gather as one...and chase after Sean Kingston with big sticks.
(I'm kidding, of course).
So the thing with this song is, it is not for everyone. It's not for good girls, for example, as Sean and Justin seem to want to catch bad ones, and even then by their toes. Oh they'll let you go, bad girls, don't panic, but only if you holler.
It's probably not for anyone over that certain age we talked about, and you're just going to have to deal with this like the grown-up you are. It's also not for people who have a problem with the word "shawty", as it gets used a lot. And if you didn't like Sean's 'Fire Burning', you possibly might not get much out of this because the chorus exists within a broadly similar area of musical endeavour.
It might be for you, if your idea of heaven is Justin begging you not to leave him dancing alone. And if you're also partial to a boy that is worried that you won't respect him in the morning, well, this could be your lucky day.
Me, I can tell when a boat has left me on the island, but I know it'll be a great trip for everyone on board. So, if it's OK with you all, I might just stay here on the shore, waving. 'K? No hard feelings? Righto. Buh-bye!
Harry's Review Site says: "Justin Bieber just makes it terrible, and it is almost as if he is giving the work to Sean Kingston, but collecting the money for himself."
Pop Boi says: "Who would have thought of taking nursery rhyme lyrics and crafting a contemporary pop song out of them."
Common Sense Media says: "Parents, we won't tell if you blast it in the minivan."