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Britney's song "too nasty" for radio?

post #1 of 26
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482004,00.html

The problem is the title "If U Seek Amy" because if you say it fast it's like spelling a naughty word. A parent's group says it's going to complain if it's played on the radio with those words.

Here's the hypocritical part. Aerosmith released a song last year, "Devil's Got a New Disguise". One of the lyrics (start of the 2nd verse, so it's not "hidden" at all) is: If you see Kay, tell her I love her. The first part of that "spells" the same word. It's gotten radio play, and as far as I know no one complained. It certainly didn't have to be edited or pulled from circulation.

I get it...Britney's audience is, generally speaking, younger than Aerosmith's. But if they were tweeners when she came out, they are definitely old enough to know how to spell that word.

Thoughts?
post #2 of 26
Well, I didn't think anyone listened to her anymore anyway after she whacked out

Someone else had a song years ago "If You See Kay" but I forget who???? I don't see why a parents group would be complaining about that, with all the other vitrol that's out there.
post #3 of 26
ok, to be honest it took me a second to figure that out

I swear, by drawing attention to this...they're drawing attention to it most normal folks would never have made the connection, you can't understand half of what Britney sings anyway

if they're making a fuss about this, they really need to listen to some of the rap lyrics with their very thinly disguised sexual innuendos. Some of those rap songs leave me
post #4 of 26
I still don't get it. Could someone send me a PM telling me what this is supposed to stand for. Obviously it must be too dirty to put on the board.
post #5 of 26
Honestly I don't get it either....
post #6 of 26
It may be that Britney's fans are at an age where their parents are monitoring what they listen to. And if these parents don't think it's cute to spell a naughty word on the radio I can't say I blame them. I'm amazed at what can be said and sung on the radio nowadays. Look at "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller band - there is a naughty word in there but probably no one who is listening to it is under 50. And I remember a different version being played 30 years ago.
post #7 of 26
Ladies, it rhymes with firetruck.

IMO, she is being singled out. There are far worse lyrics. I realize that she appeals to a younger group than some other performers though, which is why her song was noticed and many many others were not.
post #8 of 26
Considering how long it took me to work out the bad word, I doubt children will be corrupted. You can't censor every phrase that sounds dodgy when said quickly.
My family has an old joke about offering someone coffee that sounds similar, and I've heard that joke since I was too young to listen to Britney Spears.

Didn't French Connection have an ad campaign a couple of years ago that was along those lines?
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by 2dogmom View Post
It may be that Britney's fans are at an age where their parents are monitoring what they listen to. And if these parents don't think it's cute to spell a naughty word on the radio I can't say I blame them. I'm amazed at what can be said and sung on the radio nowadays. Look at "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller band - there is a naughty word in there but probably no one who is listening to it is under 50. And I remember a different version being played 30 years ago.
In Jet Airliner? I can only think of a really mild one that means poopie. Well, that's probably because I'm only 49.
post #10 of 26
Hey if you're only 49 then you remember George Carlin and his seven words. And you probably remember when you really couldn't say them on televison.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
ok, to be honest it took me a second to figure that out

I swear, by drawing attention to this...they're drawing attention to it most normal folks would never have made the connection, you can't understand half of what Britney sings anyway

if they're making a fuss about this, they really need to listen to some of the rap lyrics with their very thinly disguised sexual innuendos. Some of those rap songs leave me
It's a lot less obvious than a lot of rap lyrics, so many of which are just plain misogynistic. While it might titillate a few preteens, it'll probably go over the heads of younger kids, and I imagine most 15 or 16-year-olds are already jaded enough to just shrug their shoulders.
post #12 of 26
Britney's singing is too bad to be on the radio. She's horrible.
post #13 of 26
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Hey if you're only 49 then you remember George Carlin and his seven words. And you probably remember when you really couldn't say them on televison.
I sure do! The good old days...I miss George!
post #14 of 26
Well I admit a couple weeks ago I went out and bought the Circus CD
That said, before I read the song list, I listened to the CD and absolutely heard the "spelling" as she sings

love me hate me, say what you want about me, but all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek amy

Indeed, I was a little amazed she said it outloud that clearly in a song, until I checked the CD package, and saw the "real" lyrics. Still, the song itself is harmless and as mentioned, not different from many other spelling-songs out there. And certainly, the "F" word is not nearly as offensive as some of the actual lyrics in songs (hey - is anyone still offended by the "F" word truly anymore?)
That said, this is one of my least favourite songs on the CD, there are several other that imo would be more popular...so I dont really doubt its listed as the next single to stir up controversy. I hope everyone remembers that Ms. Spears has nothing to do with writing her lyrics, so the words arent truly hers anyhow....lol
post #15 of 26
My daughter is ordering the CD - I'll have to check it out myself.
IMO, the way Britney and many other pop stars dress & dance is alot more provocative than listening to lyrics. Actually, listening to the lyrics gives their brains some exercise
post #16 of 26
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Honestly I don't get it either....
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Februa View Post
love me hate me, say what you want about me, but all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek amy
i just listened to it and I don't hear what other people say they hear.

I just watched the vid on youtube its worse than anything people think they hear in the song. In the first 2 mins it showed her naked just covering her breasts with her arm and her leg is position just so that you do not she her other private area (laying down). Thats worse in my opinion.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
i just listened to it and I don't hear what other people say they hear.
I tried listening to it, but between the beat and the techno-pop "enhancement" of her voice, I couldn't understand much of it at all
post #19 of 26
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I tried listening to it, but between the beat and the techno-pop "enhancement" of her voice, I couldn't understand much of it at all
It does, it sounds like one of the microsoft computer voices singing, whats up with that?
post #20 of 26
Oh ok-I now get it, after watching(part) of video on you tube...
post #21 of 26
I love Britney and her music. I haven't heard this song yet though.

If people are shocked by Britney they mustn't have heard Eminem
post #22 of 26
I usually listen to an R&B station on my cable music and tonight there was a song by Boyz II Men (I think, or Bell Biv Devoe ) that had the line "smack it up, flip it, rub it down". Say what?? That's more, uh, suggestive that the line from Britney and that's pretty tame
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I usually listen to an R&B station on my cable music and tonight there was a song by Boyz II Men (I think, or Bell Biv Devoe ) that had the line "smack it up, flip it, rub it down". Say what?? That's more, uh, suggestive that the line from Britney and that's pretty tame
That's Bel Bev Devoe, and the title of the song is "Do Me."

*hides under bed from the embarrassment of being able ton ame that song*
post #24 of 26
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That's Bel Bev Devoe, and the title of the song is "Do Me."

*hides under bed from the embarrassment of being able to name that song*
Thats a song from back in the day that I use to listen to, too
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Februa View Post
(hey - is anyone still offended by the "F" word truly anymore?)
Now that you ask, I am if it is just thrown in. I don't care for it at all when people can't speak without using it twice in a sentence, even if they are talking about the weather or what shirt to wear.
post #26 of 26
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Now that you ask, I am if it is just thrown in. I don't care for it at all when people can't speak without using it twice in a sentence, even if they are talking about the weather or what shirt to wear.
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