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WTF?! Wednesday – ‘Na’ is not a lyric

Today’s WTF?! Wednesday features a song I actually kind of like. Which is a little bit “le gasp”-y because it’s a devoutly pop song, and I tend to be a devoutly not-pop person. Like, to the extent that someone said, in reference to me, “She doesn’t look like the type who would buy the new Beyoncé CD.” Which I’m not. But still… in what way does the type who would buy the new Beyoncé CD look different from me? What, exactly, does a Beyoncé fan look like?

Ohh, I see the difference now...

But I digress.

This pop song has recently come back into my consciousness and immediately earned a top slot on WTF?!W. It’s a Gwen Stefani song… you know you know the one. It’s catchy, it’s quirky, it’s cute… it’s got some really crap-tastic lyrics.

"Yeah, they're real... I don't think they *make* fake abs, do they?"

Which isn’t to say that this particular song doesn’t have a couple of KA lyrics as well, but the ones I’m talking about today are so bad as to be unforgivable. Each line of this section makes no sense in the context of the song, the section itself, or reality. NONE. nada. Zero sense is made. I’m pretty sure that everyone’s reaction, upon hearing this song for the first time, was literally to say “WTF?!”

Oh, and… just a warning, this song is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. My sincerest apologies.

If I was a rich girl
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
See, I’d have all the money in the world
If I was a wealthy girl

-Rich Girl
Gwen Stefani (ft. Eve)


WTF?! Wednesday

What is WTF?! Wednesday? Think of it as the antithesis of your standard edition of Kick-Ass Lyrics of the Day. This is a showcase of some of the best of the worst lyrics I can find; the laughably lame, the unendingly uninspiring, the insultingly inane. The songs that don’t make sense, or sound like something you wrote in your middle school diary when you were crushing on the boy in the 3rd row. I’ll be scraping the bottom of the barrel of my music collection and scouring the radio for the latest from Hannah Montana and Toby Keith.  The worse, the better.

I’m kind of excited! This could be fun! Don’t be afraid to make suggestions!

For the first edition of WTFW I’m going to pull out a song from 2004 that has been under my skin for the last seven years. The whole song is so simple, so singsong-y, so predictable, it just… blah! It leaves a funny taste in your mouth when you sing along. Which you can do from the first time you ever hear it. Because a two-year old could have written it after watching a Barney Sing-a-long. This band has other songs that range from Meh to Pretty Decent, but this particular offering somehow manages to suck andblow at the same time. Unfortunately, it’s also the band’s most commercially popular song (thanks, Wikipedia) and peaked at #2 on Billboard, number freaking one on Modern Rock Tracks.

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You should be ashamed of yourselves, America. Go think about what you’ve done.

I’m not a perfect person
There’s [sic] many things I wish I didn’t do

But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you

-The Reason
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