Posted by: lyonenglishnetwork | March 23, 2011

English humour

The recent internet sensation – Rebecca Black – Friday is already famous for it’s almost riduclously silly lyrics. Is it supposed to be funny ? I’m not so sure, but I can’t see the same lyrics in a French song. Can you ? I just don’t think it would work. People would dismiss it as unelegant or something.

Here’s just a few of the lyrics:

“seven am, waking up in the morning, gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs… gotta get down to the bus stop… gotta make my mind up, which seat can I take ?”

“Yesterday was Thursday, today it is Friday… tomorrow is Saturday”

I mean, who cares ? and yet it’s become an internet sensation.

What about you ? What do you think ? Do you these lyrics would work in French ?


Responses

  1. Well said Paul,

    It seems the music industry churns out all sorts nowadays, Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black seem to be a couple making the headlines, but as these songs gain international fame the lyrics are simply ignored and people just sing along to the chorus, which would help people who don’t speak English too well to at least learn a bit of vocabulary regarding the days of the week and seat positions in a car!

    Her grammar was great until she talked about the future, she could have at least said: ‘yesterday was Thursday, today it is Friday, tomorrow’s gonna be Saturday’….

    Sadly I doubt our ears have heard the last of these awful songs, but it could be interesting as a conversation piece for lessons…

  2. I just noticed! Some of the kids in the video have got braces! omg! sad!


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