Here is some “food for thought” I have been mulling over and here is a warning:
The video above may cause severe ear pain, death from laughter, and loss of brain cells.
I realize I am behind on this, I have just discovered Bravo. The song Chic, C’est la Vie was released to the world in June 2011 by The Real Housewives of New York City’s own: Countess LuAnn. This is the worst song I have ever heard. If you can even call it a song, I mean The Countess is basically just talking the entire time. Maybe she was inspired by Kim Kardashian’s big non-hit, Jam.
What does not make sense to me is how can LuAnn listen to this and think, “Wow, I just sound so great!” or “These lyrics are so meaningful and not-shallow.” It doesn’t make any sense. If I ever release a song in my life time like this, please trap me in a room with Justin Bieber and a hundred of his fans.
The point: what do Chic, C’est la Vie and Jam have in common (besides making you want to rip your eardrums out)? They are both “sung” by reality starts. They have enough money already don’t they? They embarrass themselves on national television enough as it is don’t they? Why add insult to injury? I really want to know what makes reality stars think that their sudden fame means that they also have sudden talent.
Maybe it is my fault. Well, maybe it is also your fault. It is the fault of every American who watches reality tv with complete understanding of how trashy it is. We are inflating the reality tv star’s sense of self by watching their shows. By that I mean, all of the attention Americans give to these people is undoubtedly going to their heads. We are pushing people like Countess LuAnn to believe they are something that they are not, and then we go and laugh at them. Then, awk for us, they have the last laugh all the way to the bank.
Even with all this, I do question common sense. I mean really, how could anyone think a song like Chic, C’est la Vie would make you look good?
If you want to hear any other attempts at reality television stars singing, click this link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/06/16/the-situations-rap-and-other-reality-stars-singing.html