Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gaga for Lady GaGa

The Huber family obession (?) with Lady GaGa started, oddly enough, with a Saturday Night Live skit called 'Surgery Center'. It starred Justin Timberlake where he was dressed as a 34DD implant (you really just have to watch it). As he sang (what I guessed were) popular songs with different lyrics I wondered what they were.

Fast forward to May 12th when the family was watching Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. Lady GaGa was the featured performer and Noel (in charge of the remote) usually skips past the singers but Ms. GaGa's piano caught her eye; so, we watched. And there it was. The first piece of the puzzle in order to solve the 'Surgery Center' song parody mystery - Poker Face, by Lady GaGa.

The kids loved it immediately. Mason got up and danced. Mallory began to move her feet from side to side on the couch. Maybe not the most appropriate lyrics for a 3-year-old, but is she really listening to them anyway? Noel and I liked it just for the fact we were now reconnected with Top 40 music for the first time since Paula Abdul hit paydirt with Straight Up in 1988.

I digress.

Lady GaGa hysteria swept the house. The kids want to watch the clip over and over. I had to go online and do vast amounts of research on Lady GaGa. Mason can now dance along with the back up dancers. Mallory requests it by name. "Poker face, Daddy." This led us to her other #1 single, Just Dance. Ah-hah! Song #2 in the great mystery. Since then, I have downloaded both songs which I have burned to CD. We listen to her songs whenever we are in the car. Will nothing shake the attention to Lady GaGa? Backyardigans? No. Imagination Movers? Heck, no. Phineas and Ferb. Are you kidding?

Lady Gaga, we know you're hot. Show us what you got.

Here is what started it all:

And, in case you were wondering, the songs parodied were:
Song 1: Smack That by Eminem, featuring Akon
Song 2: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
Song 3: Just Dance by Lady GaGa
Song 4: Poker Face by Lady GaGa
Song 5: Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas

1 comment:

gregandlori said...

well done... In our house we''re still partial to House of Pain's "Jump Around"