Open Discussion: Mama, No!
So earlier this week the topic of conversation took an interesting turn in the comment section of the post on Solo’s dumb ass song “Where Do You Want Me to Put It.” The wonderful precious few folks who drop a comment here from time to time and I sort of started talking about uncomfortable musical moments involving our parents singing inappropriate songs, and I thought I’d take a chance and invite some open discussion on the matter. It could very well just end up being me and the wonderful precious few talking about it, which is perfectly fine with me! If this goes well, maybe we can make this a normal SC thing. Let’s try it and see!
So the question of the day: What’s the most inappropriate, uncomfortable song you’ve ever witnessed your parents/grandparents/guardians/elders sing and/or dance to? I’ve got a million, but the one that stands out most ist LL Cool J’s “Doin’ It.” My mom, for awhile, made it a point to make me hate songs that she didn’t want me listening to by pretending to like them. Whenever “Doin’ It” would come on, she’d start doing this weird little foot shufflin’, broken Bankhead bounce dance while yelling “DOIN’ IT AN’ DOIN’ IT AN’ DOIN’ IT AND DOIN’ IT AN’ DOIN’ IT” over and over and over again. No matter where we were, no matter who was there. At home. In the car. At the grocery store–not that this song ever came on at the grocery store, but if it ever did, she’d bust out in her song and dance routine.
It was VERY unnerving for me. I couldn’t really tell if she knew what she was singing about or if she just didn’t care, but this was 1995 when I was 13 years old and even listening to a song about sex with my mother in the same room was mortifying. To have her enjoy it, too? GROSS! I do NOT need my brain to be occupied by my mom and the idea of doin’ it, in any capacity.
Her other favorite was Chingy’s “Right There.” Ever heard your mom sing about staring at a woman’s hips when she walks? No? Lucky you.
Addendum – Conversely, it is also super unnerving to listen to your 7 and 9 year old nieces sing about how they’re so hot that they’re gonna take their clothes off.
What about yall??
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