“Some songs are so ridiculously simple and catchy that they get stuck in your mind forever. Just think about Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” On June 4, the eighth season of “America’s Got Talent” kicked off and the “Booty” song by Tone the Chiefrocca was a huge hit with the live audience and the judges. The lead singer declared right before his performance, “As soon as I touch the mic, it blows like dynamite.” Could the “Booty” song be the next “Gangnam Style?” Quite possibly.” ~ Jackie Kass, TV Examiner
What can we learn from this?
According to Wikipedia the term "Booty" may refer to:
• American slang for buttocks
• Goods gained through looting
• A nautical term for treasure
• Booty (video game), released in 1984
What we know:
From what we saw on the last couple of editions of America’s Got Talent, we know that maybe Tone the Chiefrocca was not talking about thievery, or raided treasure, and maybe not that video game. The girls in short-shorts were shaking their money makers as the music beat out a solid rhythm and as Tone and his group sang out “Bee-Double-O-Tee-Why” until we could stand it no longer and either had to get up and shake our own booties or turn off the TV in disgust.
What we can learn:
Like it or not, what we learned from this performance, and most performances on AGT, is that;
*there are some incredible talents in the good old USA
*People will do most anything to get rich and famous
*Yes, Aunt Bea, there is an off button on our TV remote controls.
*Watching more of AGT, will teach us more about the maturity of our fellow country men and women by how far they will be willing to go to reward performances of this nature.
Lookout for "Booty, The Musical!"
Personally, I think Tone the Chiefrocca, will win AGT this year, and some producer in Vegas will create a entire show around this one song. We’ll hear it in Rap, in Rock, Opera and Broadway style. I bet by the end of the show even Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Carrot Top, will make appearances to sing their versions of “Bee-Double-O-Tee-Why.”
No Dee-Double O-U-Bee-Tee about it.