I know I know, I may need a new title for this section ’cause sometimes the material doesn’t qualify as “throwback” but Thursday is definitively video day. Maybe ”Video Thursday”? That sounds terrible, so umm no. Hmmm…
ANYway, this one has “throwback” elements because well it’s for people in their 30s*. I’m still not on purpose admitting that I’m in that group (dodging lightning as I type) but let’s just say I GET IT and this video is simply OUTSTANDING!
*maybe I will keep the title the same and keep coming up with these tenuous a*s explanations as to how the content fits with the title – which is way more fun.
Hopefully you are familiar with the song “We Are Young” by Fun. featuring Janelle Monae. IF you are not, the original is below so you can watch it first and then watch the parody but I’m telling you right now my friend the parody is EXCELLENT!
The Parody - ”We’re NOT Young”
The Original – “We Are Young”
I totally don’t understand the breaking of the bottle over the girl’s head. She didn’t throw her phone at him so wtf? Is this a generational thing?? Also it looks like that is a different girl getting hit with a chair at the end of the video outside on the sidewalk – again unprovoked. Seriously WTF??? Violence against women is funny now? Yes, I get that what ensues is a bar fight BUT showing women getting cracked over the head by dudes RANDOMLY is NOT ok. Damn, now I’m mad. Breathe.
Calming down in 1, 2, 3…and exhale…
Geez. Alright, moving on, here’s YOUR real throwback stuff - songs about being young that came out when you actually were young. Hahahahaha. ;-)
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) – The Beastie Boys
“Never Grow Up” – Peter Pan
Yeah I included that one, I sure did. Hey, I don’t know how old you are or what you remember – just trying to cover my bases, that’s all, make sure there is something for everyone. And yes I am laughing as I type this.