Home > Lifestyle > Entertainment > Music
Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 8:00:00 PM
Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 3:14:35 PM
by melody l. goh
It’s easy to see why the latest YouTube pre-teen “sensation” is not getting much love for her video.
IF you thought Rebecca Black’s Friday was annoying, wait till you sink your teeth into Chinese Food.
Performed by what looks like a pre-teen girl – her big girl teeth have yet to be fully formed! – named Alison Gold, Chinese Food is a declaration of her love of Chinese food. The lyrics are ridiculous: “After ballin’, I go clubbin’, then I’m huggin’...”, where she proceeds to hug her tummy (phew!) and screws up her face as if to tell us that she’s hungry. At least that’s what we assume.
But seriously, what kind of parent lets their 12-year-old daughter go clubbin’?
The song’s melody itself is not all that horrendous, but pair it with awful lyrics and a laughable (also, a little racist) music video and you’ve got yourself a dud.
Then again, it is things like these that make many a YouTube video popular and Chinese Food is no exception; currently, the official video has more than 10 million views since it was released on Oct 14. It’s also available on iTunes, in case you’re wondering.
Chinese Food was written and produced by Patrice Wilson, the same man who gave us Friday, Happy and many other insanely cheesy and usually bad music videos. Wilson is a Nigerian singer/songwriter who first founded ARK Music Factory (which produced Friday) in 2010 with Australian music producer Clarence Jey, and then later established Pato Music World (PMW) in 2011.
According to PMW’s website, the company is a “great platform for undiscovered talent to get the recognition they deserve by increasing demand and providing a non-exclusive management deal which consist (sic) of social media, song creation, music video creation, record label and music distribution. Finally, EXPOSURE!!!”
Errr ... yeah.
To be fair, though, not all of these singing hopefuls that PMW has er, helped are bad – some do show a fair bit of potential.
If you’re curious about what Chinese Food is like but wary of actually watching the 3.28-minute video – or worse, having the song stuck in your head for hours – here are some screen captures that pretty much tell you the video's "story".
Tags / Keywords:
Entertainment, Alison Gold, Music, Chinese Food, stereotype, bad music
Copyright © 1995-2013 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)