Carly Catastrophe

{January 15, 2008}   Young girls do not need to slam their bodies down and Zigga Zig Ah

I went to the mall on Friday. Don’t ask me why, I hate the mall. But, I needed underwear. Again, don’t ask me why, I hate underwear. I guess I just wanted a change. Anyway, I went to Victoria’s Secret (yet another thing I hate but they had this 5 for $25 sale so how could I resist?) So, after I’d picked out my 5 pairs of underwear, I got in line to pay. As I was waiting, I saw the Spice Girls Reunion CD for only $4.99. Having once been a hardcore Spice Girls fan, (I once marched around my house in a nightgown chanting “Spice Girls Rule”) I simply couldn’t pass this up. I mean, Victoria’s Secret is the ONLY place you can get the CD and Lord only knows when I’ll be at the mall again.

When I listened to the CD, I could not believe that my mother let me listen to them when I couldn’t have been older than 10. Their first single “Wannabe” includes the lyrics “slam your body down and zigga zig ah.” Now, I had no idea what that meant when I was 10 and honestly, I have no idea what it means now. But, I think it’s safe to assume that it’s something sexual. And, they have lyrics even less subtle. The chorus to the song “2 Become 1” is “I need some love like I never needed love before (wanna make love to ya Baby) I had a little love, now I’m back for more (wanna make love to ya Baby)”. Honestly, I think the music industry was TERRIBLY irresponsible here. You can’t tell me the target demographic wasn’t young girls. And young girls do not need to slam their bodies down and zigga zig ah. That being said, I can’t deny that I still love The Spice Girls. They’re catchy and when I’m sad, they’re great “dancing in your undies” music. (now that I have undies to dance in.)

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