It’s been awhile since I’ve had to combat liberal borrowing. (Definition here.) But this one goes deeper than you’d think (that’s not a preview pun)…
Have you ever heard of this song by João Brasil (featuring Lovefoxxx)?
As you have seen/heard, it’s called L.O.V.E. Banana. Sound familiar? (This post might even give you déjà vu.)
Madonna one-ups João Brasil by featuring two additional singers (I guess she two-ups him) – Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (whom the kids nowadays L.U.V.)…
Anychiquita, did João Brasil find his inspiration somewhere else?
So did it happen on accident (Coinkydink?) or on purpose (Coinkydonk?)…
Either way, that shit is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
I believe Nicki Minaj is trying to drive me insane. Or at least make me feel like a Stupid Hoe:
I find the strangest allusion (in the midst of strange illusions) to be this:
Nicki Minaj meets Lily Tomlin meets Big Chair
A reference to Edith Ann? Is that because Edith Ann was an
alter-ego character of Lily Tomlin, and Nicki Minaj also has a character an alter-ego that goes by the name of Roman Zolanski? Also, is Nicki Minaj possessed? Am I going to keep asking questions?
What do you think, Edith Ann?
In the 80’s, it seemed like every song was about love.
In the 90’s, it was all about dancing.
In the Aughties, it was all about sex.
Now — it’s just about body parts:
What I find extra funny, aside from it reminding me of this scene from the excellent Idiocracy…
…is that it samples MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This, which in turn sampled (or more accurately, liberally borrowed) the hook from Rick James’ Super Freak.
So this translates to one of two things:
1) “A copy of a copy isn’t quite as sharp as the original.”
Take this scene from Multiplicity, in which Two has made a clone of himself, which in turn was already a clone of Doug (Michael Keaton). Enjoy:
2) This song is the audio equivalent of this:
Ass, ass, ass, indeed.
Initially, this post was going to bring up how the start of the chorus in Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass is quite reminiscent of the bridge in Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, but I found another angle… a sign of the times, if you will.
(SIDENOTE: If you’re interested in which portion of the songs I speak of, here you go:
SUPER BASS: Boy you got my heart beat runnin’ away/ Beating like a drum and it’s coming your way
TEENAGE DREAM: I’ma get your heart racing/ In my skin-tight jeans / Be your teenage dream tonight
That is all…)
So anyhotties, what was I saying? Oh yeah.
I only recently learned of this terrible song by ABBA called Super Trouper, and it got me thinking… this is a precursor to Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass. Besides both of them having the world super in their titles, they both have a lot more in common than you’d think (I’ve included the full videos at the end of this post, after the jump).
Aside from one being about –
Super trouper lights are gonna find me…
– and the other being about –
Don’t you hear that heartbeat comin’ your way…
– in both videos you have the following:
- Icy Blue Glows
- Singer Closeups
- Topless Men
- Quick Costume Changes
- Sound Stage Night Clubs
- Unique Party Locales
- Playing With Elements
- Distinct Eye Makeup Choices
- The Source Of Blue Glows Revealed as Spotlights
- Optical Effects in the Third Act
Everyone in ABBA gets a chance at being a GIF, so "check" again.