Sisqo Has Recreated ‘Thong Song’ + It’s Your New Summer 2017 Jam
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Nearly 20 years after Sisqo’s “Thong Song” took radio by storm, the iconic tune’s being reupholstered.
The track, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999 (and received four Grammy nominations!!!), has undergone a total makeover, thanks to JCY. Released yesterday (July 17), “Thong Song” 2.0 includes breezier production, relaxed tones and even skimpier thongs that stretch as far as the eye can see. Oh, and the video starts inside of a fluorescent roller rink!
“I’ve been asked so many times over the years to make a new version of ‘Thong Song’ and I have declined every time until I heard the new version that JCY did,” Sisqo told Buzzfeed. “I thought it was dope and figured maybe it was time to put some new rims on the Bugatti.”
Still, if you’re wondering why the finished product isn’t quite as high-flying as the original, Sisqo said there were certain things working against the reboot.
“The only problem was that, in the days leading up to the shoot, everything that could go wrong did. We experienced a devastating loss in our team and we were all pretty emotional,” he said. “On top of that, I’d just done a show on the complete opposite side of the country where I dislocated three ribs. The epitome of insult to injury was the couple of hours we had to learn brand new choreography for the video right before recording it where in most cases you get a week to learn a new routine.”
“Even though I had to perform in the video injured, I think it turned out pretty good,” he added.
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