I Will Not Listen to Sisqo’s Remake of “Thong Song” With Some EDM Schmoes

Grammy nominated artist Sisqo talks to students during Concert for Young People 2001 tour which kicks off Grammy week events in Los Angeles, CA., Thursday February 15, 2001. The launch event is part of The Experience Music project's Electric Bus, a 10,000 square foot mobile, interactive, and educational music museum which incorporates the teaching methodologies of the Grammy Foundation's Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Below you will find a video. The video is a new version of Sisqo‘s “Thong Song” by the Norwegian DJs Jcy—Sisqo himself also appears on the song. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, he explained his involvement by saying:

“I’ve been asked so many times over the years to make a new version of ‘Thong Song’ and I have declined every time until I heard the new version that JCY did. I thought it was dope and figured maybe it was time to put some new rims on the Bugatti.”

Hey, fair enough.

BuzzFeed‘s story on the video is titled “The ‘Thong Song’ Is Back and Better Than Ever,” and I’m going to assume that is absolutely untrue. Now, I have to say “assume” as I refuse to listen to this remake, because I have no desire to sully my memories of the original “Thong Song,” which are all wonderful and fill me with the sort of glowing nostalgia that makes you feel wistful and melancholy as you get older but also nice and warm at the same time.

Rolling Stone describes the track as “EDM with a bigger, more tropical production than the original version,” and, honestly, I’m gonna have to take their word for it because… fuck that! The only acceptable alternate version of “Thong Song” is this sanctioned remix by Artful Dodger.

If you would like to listen to Jcy’s remake of “Thong Song” you can do so below. Nobody will know unless you tell them.

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