Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cee Lo Green Viral "F*ck You"

I'm a little late to this, which went viral last month. It's Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" and I saw the radio edit called "Forget You" on AUX. The song was co-written and co-produced with Bruno Mars, who was just on SNL last night.

I think the song is brilliant. It's an expletive-laden kiss off song wrapped with a funky and infectious Motown pop sound [lyrics]::
"I see you driving 'round town
With the girl I love and I'm like, Fuck you!
Oo, oo, ooo 
I guess the change in my pocket
Wasn't enough I'm like, Fuck you! 
And fuck her too!..." 

Here's a version of the 50 Cent remix video. I'm not usually a fan of video with animated text karaoke style, but this works and the remix is tight::

Here's a very recent live and uncensored version from the BBC's "Live with Jools Holland"::

and the video has spawned a ton of other mashups, including this violin remix by the extremely talented Eric Stanley::

This spoof of the song by DeStorm transforms the song into a middle finger towards YouTube trolls. On Cee Lo's YouTube channel, there are translations of the song lyrics, including German and Spanish, and a "making of" video for the "Fuck You" video. Cee Lo has a forthcoming album, The Lady Killer, due out on 9 November and available for pre-order.

Twitterversion:: [videos+blog] on Cee Lo Green's neo soul "F*ck You" seen on @AUXTV. Plus, a violin remix featuring Eric Stanley @estan247 @Prof_K

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