SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): The Chainsmokers – “#Selfie”

I am not always the best at predicting memes (remember, I am the one who mistakenly thought Filly’s “Hung Like a Donkey” was going to blow up). Around Christmas, a friend sent me a link to watch this fan-made video of The Chainsmokers “#Selfie.” I had heard about The Chainsmokers and had been playing their mixes of Cash Cash, The Wanted, and Icona Pop so when I saw #Selfie, I just started laughing. Its an energetic and bouncy electro jam made special by the spoken vocal of THAT vapid club chick. You know, the pretty one with no self esteem who is talking shade and desperately posting self portraits. As a satire it is quite brilliant and reminiscent of tracks like Eddie Amador’s “Psycho X-Girlfriend” and even Katalina’s “DJ Girl.” The first unofficial fan video featured guys in drag bouncing around and is quite hilarious, I think I received it over 30 times from different people over the past month. This week, the official version featuring pretty girls lip-synching and selfies from superstar DJs dropped, and it could easily become a viral hit. Let’s see if the Dim Mak crew can recreate the success of the “Harlem Shake.” Though they needn’t worry about becoming a one hit wonder with a novelty record, remember that their brothers (in name) the Jump Smokers got their start with a song dissing Chris Brown and look at how successful they’ve become.



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SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): The Chainsmokers – “#Selfie”

SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Filly – “Hung Like a Donkey”

With Martin Garrix “Animal” and Ylvis “What Does the Fox Say,” there is obviously an animal trend on the rise. Since these things always happen in threes, UK pop tart Filly (the girl behind “Drip Drop” a few years back) might just have a big viral hit with this ode to well-endowed men. A slight digression here to say that this kind of topic matter is better handled in a woman’s voice and comes off a lot more funny, rather than the desperate-sounding (and borderline racist) like the “Black From the Waist Down” by Albert Kick and Jason Rene track which has been floating around for a few months. Back to “Donkey,” Filly is having fun in her tarty tone rapping and singing about well, you know. It’s kinda obvious the remixes were meant to be satires of three current dance music trends – big room hard electro, stadium house, and retro two-step. Yes, they are cheesy takes of Showtek, Zedd, and the like- but with a novelty record it fits perfectly. The video complete with twerking and animal shots should be going viral about any minute now.

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