@ZackTeibloom Two years of doing this contest and twice it’s ended in a tie. Last year we pitted Chris Brown and Rihanna against each other before that whole mess went down. Can we hope that The Baha Men and Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris somehow get into a brawl this year? I think that would be asking a bit too much. Anyway, J. Ho and Zelin made their choices. Zelin was back and forth between “99 Problems” and “Yeah” (Did he peak in high school?) and J.Ho went with “Who Let The Dogs Out” (Did she peak in middle school?) We let them argue their case and we’ll let you vote until Friday at 5 p.m. central. What was the catchiest song of the decade? For the record, Andy and I both went with “Hey Ya!”
“Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men
@jho7986 Ladies, Gentlemen, and Crashers of the jury,
After many days of excessive deliberation and sleepless nights, I feel that I have found THE catchiest song of the decade, “Who Let the Dogs Out” by the elusive Baha Men. This song is especially fitting for this contest since I do believe it was the Camp Chi song of the summer circa 2000. Many of you may be saying to yourselves “Damn, that song is annoying,” however, do not confuse annoying with catchy. It’s an awful song, I am aware. In fact, when people drop this five word phrase, I don’t usually laugh because it’s not funny; it never was. However, it is STILL referenced and quoted in movies (Exhibit A, last years “The Hangover”) and various outlets of popular culture.
The catchiness is undeniable. It has become a five word phrase known to every man, woman, and child in every hemisphere across the world. 10 years later, people are still saying “Who Let the Dogs Out?” without stuttering; what other tune can you say that about? I know it is painful to support this song but you must. Deep down, you know it is the clear winner. Remember, catchy is entirely different from annoying, ergo, let those dogs out, Crashers.
Disclaimer: I still believe Britney is the artist of the decade. Thank you Teri Weisbaum and friends for your helpful deliberation.
“Yeah” by Usher feat./ Lil Jon
@Azelin To be honest, choosing the catchiest song of the decade is difficult. I chose to go with “Yeah” by Usher feat. Lil’ Jon. By far the biggest song of 2004, it still gets play on radio and at many parties. The song is not too early in the decade where the style and catchiness no longer have as much popularity. But it came out long enough ago where it could stand the test of time. We all remember when “Yeah” came out and we all unabashedly sang along when listening to it in the car, at a house party or in a club. Even today you would start singing “Yeah” if you heard it. Plus by now, after reading this paragraph I’m guessing you will have the chorus of “Yeah” stuck in your head for quite some time. So vote for “Yeah” as the catchiest song of the decade. And to J-Ho: Seriously? “Who Let the Dogs Out?” That’s not catchy, it’s just annoying. “Yeah” FTW!