UPDATE 8/25/11: We wanted to share the re:tuned discussion starter for this song with you from YLO85. Please take any opportunity you have to engage your students on this song. Click here to download the re:tuned article.
It seems most of the media outlets are ready to crown LMFAO’s song “Party Rock Anthem” as the feel-good song of the summer of 2011, as it’s spent the last 6 weeks at the top of the Billboard Top 100. While the video is relatively tame (and the dancing is pretty awesome), I promise your kids are singing along to these lyrics without much thought to their content.
The duo are uncle and nephew (makes me wonder who’s a role model for who?) and their acronym name, according to this interview on NPR, was suggested by Sky Blu’s grandmother.
Check out some of what’s being said about the duo and their music:
From USA Today:
Anthem— a relentlessly driving ode to unapologetic hedonism, featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock — seems a shoo-in for song of the summer.
A Billboard Cover Story said:
… after love, there are few topics in pop music more universal than partying. LMFAO has dedicated its albums and its music to a singular evocation of celebration — often with the assistance of booze.