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Would you say anything if this song was played at an Infant school disco?

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NotWiggling Sun 09-Nov-14 21:04:44

The song is "Wiggle" By Jason Derulo, with a charming rap by Snoop Dogg.

Lyrics as follows - and please look away now if likely to be offended:

Hey, yo, Jason
Say somethin' to her, Holla at her [Laughs]
I got one question
How do you fit all that... in them jeans? [Laughs]

You know what to do with that big fat butt

[Chorus:]
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Just a little bit of... swing

Patty cake, Patty cake
With no hands
Got me in this club making wedding plans
If I take pictures while you do your dance
I can make you famous on Instagram

Hot damn it
Your booty like two planets
Go head, and go ham sandwich
Whoa, I can't stand it

'Cause you know what to do with that big fat butt

[Chorus]

Cadillac, Cadillac, pop that trunk
Let's take a shot
Alley oop that dunk tired of working that 9 to 5
Oh baby let me come and change your life

Hot damn it
Your booty like two planets
Go head, and go ham sandwich
Whoa, I can't stand it

'Cause you know what to do with that big fat butt

[Chorus]

[Snoop Dogg rap:]
Shake what your mama gave you
Misbehave you
I just wanna strip you, dip you, flip you, bubble bathe you
What they do
Taste my rain drops, K boo
Now what you will and what you want and what you may do
Completely separated,
Till I deeply penetrate it
Then I take it out and wipe it off
Eat it, ate it, love it, hate it
Overstated, underrated, everywhere I've been
Can you wiggle, wiggle for the D, O, double G, again?

Etc. (there's some more but that's got most of it covered)

Would you say anything to the school? I have a 6 year old DD. When this song comes on the radio I turn it over as I hate it. She asked me why once so I explained to her that it is two men talking about women's bodies in a not nice way. When the song came on at the disco she got quite upset and asked should they be playing this? I think it is wildly inappropriate and want to challenge it. But am I overthinking it?

Would you mention it to the school?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ilikesweetpeas Sun 09-Nov-14 21:19:39

Also think this is totally inappropriate- I would speak to school about it

Noggie Sun 09-Nov-14 21:22:24

I agree with you- it is awful and kids do pick up on lyrics like these confused there are plenty of sings out there which are ok lyric wise!

Only1scoop Sun 09-Nov-14 21:24:15

I wouldn't be happy....

Spadequeen Sun 09-Nov-14 21:25:59

Just had to look it up as I'd never heard of it, shit song, shot video and not at all appropriate for children

NotWiggling Sun 09-Nov-14 21:29:59

Many parents seemed to be happily wiggling away to it, and encouraging their little DC to. I don't know if they've never heard the lyrics or if they just weren't bothered.

I don't think you need to hear every single lyric to know it's inappropriate - at best it's two men discussing a woman's body (and hollering at her, nice), and at its worst there's the creepy rap part.

Glad it's not just me, phew!

I posted this under a namechange btw, I am not new here but didn't want to out myself or the school!

TessOfTheFurbyvilles Sun 09-Nov-14 21:35:31

I'd be fuming if this was played at my son's high school disco/dance, let alone an infant school.

ProfessorPickles Sun 09-Nov-14 21:39:22

I walked past a primary school where they were having sports day with a song blasting out a song with the lyrics "I get that drunk sex feeling when I'm with you"

Absolutely unbelievable hmm

Amethyst24 Sun 09-Nov-14 21:41:25

Are infant school discos even a thing? <clutches pearls>

NotWiggling Sun 09-Nov-14 21:47:58

Oh yes it's a thing, and the music was sooo loud too <fogey>

I agree it is not suitable for any school disco!

I am composing an email to the school right now, thank you!

YonicScrewdriver Sun 09-Nov-14 22:22:00

I kinda wish infant discos weren't a thing, there's too much in the way of explicit lyrics out there that might get played thoughtlessly. Someone had their iphone playlist at a recent party and yeah, we're beyond Nellie the Elephant but are we ready for "wanna take a ride on your disco stick" at age 5?0

What's some good Inbetween stuff?

YonicScrewdriver Sun 09-Nov-14 22:22:26

Age 5, not 50, obviously!!

Amethyst24 Mon 10-Nov-14 00:16:20

Sorry, but why? What are they for? What happens at them? (I don't have children and nor do I have a clue.)

unclerory Mon 10-Nov-14 00:34:16

Unfortunately my DDs school discos are on a day that DH and I work. I am so pleased this is the case.

You should complain but I can understand if you don't. I was at a birthday party for a 6 year old girl where they played Blurred Lines. None of the Mums thought it was good but none of us actually went up to complain, I do wish I had.

Sativa Mon 10-Nov-14 00:43:18

At my son's primary school disco they played Cee Lo Green's hit. Not the edited version "Forget You", oh no, it was "Fuck You".

The teacher in charge rushed over to get it taken off. The best part was the DJ was the dad of one of the boys in my son's class.....

SoonToBeSix Mon 10-Nov-14 00:49:48

I would say nothing because infant age dc are neither listening or understanding the lyrics.

ChippingInAutumnLover Mon 10-Nov-14 00:50:07

They shouldn't have played that, no, it's vile.

However, at least with kids that age it goes right over their heads. The worst that's likely to come of it is that they go around repeating the chorus (wiggle wiggle) or repeating Big Fat Butt.

I grew up when 'Hit me with your rhythm stick' was on the radio endlessly, it was a catchy tune. Never once thought it meant what it supposedly does!

I'm more worried your DD got so upset about a song being played. You might want to think about how you deal with stuff like this a bit more, you're scaring her. It's just a song, nothing to be upset about.

ChippingInAutumnLover Mon 10-Nov-14 00:53:00

...and no, I wouldn't email them. It's one song, 3 minutes. If you nit pick about things like this, they'll stop organising them then the kids will miss out. I'm sure one of the teachers there will have picked up on it and they won't play it next time. Even if they do, the world won't end.

Canyouforgiveher Mon 10-Nov-14 01:03:28

I'm more worried your DD got so upset about a song being played. You might want to think about how you deal with stuff like this a bit more, you're scaring her. It's just a song, nothing to be upset about.

there is plenty to be upset in a song like that. This wouldn't be played at a school teenage disco in our school, still less for 5 year olds. I don't see any reason why we should just accept whatever sexist, objectifying, racist and nasty crap the music industry chose to give us on the basis it is just a song. Good for the OP in teaching her dd that she can object to what is played to her.

Canyouforgiveher Mon 10-Nov-14 01:04:14

sorry chippinginautumn, didnt quote right.

TentsAndTiaras Mon 10-Nov-14 01:08:39

Well I'd say it probably made a nice change from Let It Go. Looking at the lyrics, I would say that they are double meanings rather than offensive words, I very much doubt that the children would have paid too much attention to it. If you are going to write to complain, then can I suggest offering your help to run the next school disco. Being an active member of our PTA, the criticism nearly always comes from parents who don't give up any time to help. It's very easy to criticise, and I am sure it wouldn't take a genius to realise that the organise wouldn't have intended to offend by their song choice - be part of the solution next time.

bananaramadramallama Mon 10-Nov-14 01:18:13

I agree with chipping tbh.

Yes, it's a shit song with crappy lyrics, but infant age won't 'get it'.
I ran around singing 'hit me with your rhythm stick', too - as well as 'relax' & 'like a virgin' etc and didn't have a clue what I was singing about.

The problem is that just about every song now has inappropriate lyrics, inappropriate (lack of) clothing for women singers and inappropriate dancing - there's very little to choose from.

Canyouforgiveher Mon 10-Nov-14 01:30:00

The problem is that just about every song now has inappropriate lyrics, inappropriate (lack of) clothing for women singers and inappropriate dancing - there's very little to choose from.

There is certainly a lot of inappropriate crap around but there are also plenty of songs that aren't. I'm quite surprised people think this is ok for 5 year olds. Would you not turn it off yourself if it came on the car radio with small children in the car? Is it that many people just don't hear lyrics? (my dh doesn't hear lyrics much, just the music).

kickassangel Mon 10-Nov-14 01:49:38

Surprised that people think there are double meanings here. A man wants to fuck a woman up the arse whether she's into it or not. Would someone care to suggest any other meaning? Or explain why it is suitable for 5 year olds to dance to it?

Maybe someone can explain why encouraging 5 year olds to wave their arses in a sexually enticing way is a good idea?

I'm amazingly liberal about swear words and even sexual reference, but there are plenty of songs which 5 year olds can dance to without encouraging anal rape.

Music too loud is also an issue at that age.

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