its been a while already since the fun pack song started getting notoriously viral, drawing waves of criticism from singaporeans who found it downright embarassing. but it wasn’t that surpirsing, no? how many times have national day/campaign organizing committees tried to come up with something fresh and upbeat, and failed so very miserably?
WHY ON EARTH DO THEY KEEP TRYING TO APPEAL TO THE YOUNG. ITS SO DESPERATE AND OBVIOUS AND SICKENING.
its like earlier this year when they came up with the remake of ‘home’, a past beloved national day song, as some sort of a premise to commemorate total defence day. okay, not a bad idea, social fabric is key to national stability. simple message. all time favourite patriotic song, okay, check. put in famous local artistes like taufik batisah and olivia ong. alright, sg pride whooo! video showing singapore’s past and how we came to be, okay, educational bits of memorabilia, good good.
but wait, need to APPEAL TO THE YOUNG! LETS PUT IN RAP MUSIC, THAT’LL APPEAL TO TEENAGERS FOR SURE! YEA SG IS HIP AND COOL!
NO!!!THE RAP WAS SHIT!!!! Sheik Haikel TOTALLY RUINED EVERYTHING.
don’t they see that we’re exposed to such a massive range of music. so many of us have huge libraries of music from various genres and cultural infleunces on our ipods and phones and laptops. we listen to music every chance we get. we’re basically big music critics. we’ve heard the best and the worst, we’ve grown accustomed to appreciating beats and rhythm, and deciphering true quality music.
so when you give us shit like:
“You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a wet, wet tissue
I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let’s share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let’s share this treat
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song”
you make us cringe in utter disgust. i’ve had impromptu camp songs with more intellectual fluency than that.
SO DEAR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN/DAY ORGANIZING COMMITTEES,
PLEASE PLEASE STOP TRYING TO APPEAL TO THE YOUNG. JUST STOP. IF YOU CAN’T PLEASE US, AT LEAST DON’T ANNOY/DISGRACE US.
PERHAPS WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG YOU DIDN’T FIT IN WITH YOUR PEERS AND NOW, IN YOUR 40S YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO DESPERATELY CLING ON TO THE BELIEF YOU CAN TOTALLY BE HIP AND YOUNG.
I SAY NO. NO. NO MORE. STOP TORTURING US WITH YOUR DEPRAVED PC CULTURE VOID OF CREATIVITY AND INTELLIGENCE NONSENSE. YOURE MAKING SINGAPORE LAME. LADY GAGA ALREADY THINKS WE’RE PATHETIC NERDS.