For better or worse, the “Thong Song” is back.
If you were a conscious being in 1999, you’ll remember how omnipresent Sisqo’s “Thong Song” was.
I was 7 at the time, I did not know what a thong was, but I knew the “Thong Song” was fuckin’ irresistible.
Watching the video now feels like jumping in a time machine back to simpler times.
While it’s kind of unbelievable that this song was ever made, it’s perhaps more jarring that we’re RUNNING IT BACK with version two.
Norwegian DJ trio JCY (they have 212 followers on SoundCloud, yeah I don’t know) remixed the “Thong Song” and Sisqo finally found a version of the song that he banged with.
Sisqo told Buzzfeed,
“I’ve been asked so many times over the years to make a new version of ‘Thong Song’ and I have declined every time until I heard the new version that JCY did. I thought it was dope and figured maybe it was time to put some new rims on the Bugatti.”
Time for some new rims on the Bugatti. Sisqo is a legend.
But it wasn’t all fun and games while making the “Thong Song” remix.
Shooting the video was complicated and Sisqo suffered through injury,
“The only problem was that, in the days leading up to the shoot, everything that could go wrong did. We experienced a devastating loss in our team and we were all pretty emotional. On top of that, I’d just done a show on the complete opposite side of the country where I dislocated three ribs. The epitome of insult to injury was the couple of hours we had to learn brand new choreography for the video right before recording it where in most cases you get a week to learn a new routine.”
Sisqo was able to triumph through adversity. He told Buzzfeed, “Even though I had to perform in the video injured, I think it turned out pretty good.”
Peep the new “Thong Song” below… it’s certainly something.