It's One Of The Most Popular Songs In The World Right Now. Thank God Someone Finally Fixed It.
She reveals what's actually "rude" about the whole situation.
You know that popular song we're all singing?
"Rude" by Magic! is catchy. My kids and I sing along all the time in the car because we can't not sing along. It's a love song, right? Mmmm ... sorta.
Have you listened to the lyrics to "Rude"?
So far, so good. I mean, the guy's got a question. No harm in asking a question.
*Record screech* Wait, what? I know, I know, it's just a song, but this antiquated view of women as property is just ... antiquated. Why's a girl property of her dad until he says it's OK for a dude to marry her?
"Rude" is not the worst song ever, but the old "women belong to their fathers until they belong to their husband" thing is not the message we want to send to our kids. And also, women don't belong to anyone.
What's rude is asking her dad in the first place. How about just ask her and leave it at that? And if she wants to, she'll say yes and if she doesn't, she'll say no. As my 6-year-old says, easy peasy!
The new and improved version.
I really love how this young musician rewrote the lyrics. She pretty much nailed it. Here are a few of my favorites:
Can one of you have me for the rest of my life?
Say no, say no
Is this a joke?
Say no one's gonna own me 'til the day I die
But good luck you guys
you both are jerks!
Both of you are being crude
You know that I'm a person too
Acting like controlling dudes
No one asked me for my say
Watch/listen to her version. It's way catchier than the original, don't you think?