Alanis Morissette, renowned for her '90s mega-hit album Jagged Little Pill and the numerous angst-ridden singles it blossomed, has traded her north-of-the-border snow boots for the racy high heels of the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, offering a satire of the group's overtly-sexual single, "My Humps," and here, Morissette injects the sarcastic sincerity reminiscent of her previous chart-toppers. The video depicts the "Ironic" songstress clad in edgy and urban BEP branded gear and bling, dancing to her forlorn rendition of "My Bumps" alongside a Will.i.am doppelganger, all while forcing the ridiculous sexual lyrics to the forefront via projecting annunciation and a toned down piano melody.
Although a recent addition to YouTube, the video has already shot to the top of Technorati.com's charts, stealing the crown as the web's most viewed video. Indulge in the cover and its plentiful comments, some which cite the tune as Morissette's best material in years, while others call for a Fergie vs. Morissette showdown -- a club-ready rendition of "You Oughta Know" anyone?
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Here's what YouTubers have to say about Alanis Morissette's "My Humps" video:
"Did anyone really need this to realize that "My Humps" is the dumbest song ever written? BEP sold out the second they let that talent-less tranny Fergie in the group." -- Dahuka
"Go Alanis for turning that mess of a song into something listenable." -- Faglia
"You are joking, right? Pure comedic genius." -- Eckcentrick
"Alanis is a bitter prude who needs to get laid and obviously is VERY JEALOUS of FERGIE, she wished her body looked half as good as Ferg's." -- Discumboobled
"I love you Alanis!" -- Catpinstwin
"Fuck Alanis, she over rated, boring as hell." -- Irush777
"I for one enjoy this video. I'm going to dig out my Jagged Little Pill CD and listen to it all day! Oh, wait, no I'm not, I broke it in half and slit my wrists with it in '95." -- Clarence Worley
"My only criticism is that I would have liked to see your lady lumps." -- Milliemmaxsam
Talk: How would you rate Alanis' "Humps"?