The Singles Party: PSY & Snoop Dogg, ‘Hangover’

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The following happened within The Singles Party Crew’s e-mail thread once we heard “Hangover” by PSY & Snoop Dogg…

Kelly O’Dowd: Why was that 5 minutes long?

Lauren Stern: Hahahaha ^^ At one point [my boyfriend] and I were like “Wait this is still going??”

Lisa Pikaard: OMG same thought! At 2:22 I was like…. this is still going on? Then at 3:22 I was like no seriously? It’s still going on? Then at like 4:10 I was like….. COME ON! it just doesn’t end. this is going to be fun to write up!

Nick Porcaro: I’m scared. About to listen.

Lauren Stern: May the force be with you, Nick.

Kelly O’Dowd: Dude. The video is awesome. If only to see Snoop Dogg tower over everyone.

Nick Porcaro: What the fuck am I listening to?

Kelly O’Dowd: The Future. You are listening to The Future.

Lauren Stern: Did anyone catch that guy on fire at the end? They just brushed it off like it was nothing. I’m dying to know if he’s okay lol.

Bill Bodkin: If it’s not already, this will undoubtedly be the BANGER of the Jersey Shore for Summer 2014 and will be the most remixed or song included in a remix, of the year.

Nick Porcaro: I’m willing to bet against that.

Bill Bodkin: I hope to God you’re right.

Nick Porcaro: It sounds like PSY’s been listening to Lil Wayne. The totally disposable hook of “Hangover,” consisting of “Hangover hangover” repeated ad nauseum, is more or less the same as Wayne’s “A Milli.” Except, you know, “A Milli” is awesome and this track is a train wreck. Although the song is billed as a collaboration between PSY and Snoop Dogg — what happened to the name Snoop Lion? —it’s more like a Snoop song featuring the South Korean phenom. Snoop raps far more than PSY sings (or whatever he does) on “Hangover,” and between some bizarre new voices and a ton of Auto-Tune, PSY’s efforts are barely recognizable. This song sounds like it was composed by the manatees who write Family Guy. The schizophrenic pre-chorus has no melodic relevance with the rest of the song, the structure is all over the place, and the song overstays its welcome well before its five minutes are up.

You know, without that godawful pre-chorus and with an entirely new hook, this could almost be worthy of club play. But PSY and Snoop Dogg got drunk off their eclecticism and the end result is a painful concoction that more than earns the title of “Hangover.” Verdict: One and done.

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Lauren Stern: Listening to Psy & Snoop Dogg’s “Hangover” for the first time was a very strange experience. Not only because the video was so bizarre but because I couldn’t decide whether or not I liked it or hated it. I think part of this was due to my genuine love for Psy’s music and persona, because once I listened to it again, I realized how annoying it was hearing the word hangover ad nauseum. If it wasn’t for that, the song’s unnecessary length, and the unbalance of how often Psy sang vs Snoop Dogg, I probably would have liked this track just as much as “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman.”

Judging by the video, Psy is releasing his new single soon and I’m hoping it not only meets my expectations but overshadows this one. It might be hard since this one has already gone viral, but when you’re as infamous as Psy, anything is possible. Verdict: One and Done

Lisa Pikaard: My take: What an epic disaster. The “Hangover” loop is cliché and has been done before and better. My biggest problem with this song is that it never ends! I literally looked at the time stamp three times wondering if it was over yet, the first of which just 2:22 seconds into the song. Snoop Dogg and PSY. Who thought this was a good idea? The worst part about it is, this song could end up becoming a hit. I already want to bang my head into a wall when I hear it. I have managed to block this song from my mind. It made no sense; lyrically it was a mess and all over the place. I plan on never listening to this song again. Ever. Verdict: One (thought it felt like forever) and done.

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Kelly O’Dowd: Look. Not everything can be a winner here. And honestly this song is not a winner. Just listen to it; it’s boring and repetitive and lasts 5 minutes for no good reason. But, and here’s the kicker kids, THE MUSIC VIDEO IS AWESOME. No, I really have no idea what’s going on except Snoop and PSY are drinking too much Korean beer. But the over acting is amazing. The fact that Snoop Dogg towers over everyone is hilarious. The fact that he PRANCES is enough to bring joy into the hardest hearts.

But the song without the video? Blah. But, like I said to my fellow single partiers, this is The Future. Doubt you’ll be able to avoid this song in the future. Thankfully, it doesn’t have the staying power of “Gangnam Style,” so by September we can go on our merry way. Verdict: One and Done

Bill Bodkin: I disagree with all of you. This song is absolutely fantastic. In no way is this a “good song,” but was “Gangnam Style” an opus? No, it’s dumb, dumb, dumb….DUMB fun. The video is one of the most ridiculous and fun videos I’ve seen in forever and without a doubt this song will be remixed out the ass. This is the definition of a guilty pleasure — ludicrous but infectiously fun. Verdict: Add to the Playlist.

Final Verdict: Maybe one person was drinking when he writing his piece [Editor’s Note: He was.] but did you really thing we’d actually tell you to add this to your playlist?

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