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12-22-2010 @ 11:42AM
I'm sorry you think having an appreciation of music history isn't fun. :( I'd have thought that, given you asked the question either knowing the answer (and thereby wanting to spur on some google searching for it and exposing some people to music they might not have heard before) or not knowing the answer (and honestly desiring to know what it was) you'd be interested in the answer regardless.Nonsense lyrics were common in doo-wop, and Barry Mann wrote "Who Put the Bomp?" as a sort of self-referential/genre-deprecating piece that eventually became one of the more famous pieces of the genre. Imagine a world where, 50 years from now, people look at The Lonely Island's "I'm on a Boat" as an exemplar of hip-hop at the turn of the 21st century and you sort of get the idea.
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