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Green Giant has a new product out called “Veggie Chips” and to celebrate this Giant Surprise, it asked me to reveal a hidden talent. And I didn’t have to think too hard about what I’d share…
This will be a surprise to 90% of you, but a “no duh” moment to the 10% or so who have:
- a) ridden with me in a car
- b) been married to me
- c) given birth to me
- d) shared a college dorm with me
- e) been near me when one of these songs has come on during a party
I am a lyrical gangsta* at not only knowing most ’80s and ’90s rap and hip hop songs, but actually reciting each and every word.
It doesn’t matter that in many cases, I have not heard the song in a few decades, those words are committed to memory and I can launch into them at a moment’s notice.
I even once hopped on stage during a spring break concert and lent my talents. Not sure the lead singer appreciated my assistance, but…
And my wedding? It was the me show. Because if my jam comes on, I’m not only singing…I’m getting a groove on.**
Some examples of songs I can get 100% right at any time:
- “Jump” from Kris Kross
- “Jump Around” from House of Pain
- “Baby Got Back” from Sir-Mix-a-Lot
- “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
- “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel
That’s the short list. The ’80s and ’90s were basically one big earworm for me of awesomely bad (Shoop, shoop-e-doop) songs and singers.
I’m not at all ashamed of this secret talent. It’s a great party trick, and now that I have discovered those channels on satellite and Internet Radio stations, I’m brought right back to the super awkward kid I was when those songs debuted.
(Shudder. That was a LOT of look. And not much of it cool.)
I bet some of you have the same talent. So let me know — leave me a comment and tell me what your go-to karaoke song is! If you’re really feeling brave, you can upload a video to Green Giant’s Facebook page. Make sure you tell me so I can go watch (there are others on Green Giant’s YouTube channel as well).
P.S. This is not a requirement of the post, so you really know I meant it. I received a couple of bags of Green Giant Veggie Chips and cracked them open while working on this post. Holy. Moly. They are delicious! Again, nobody is making me say this…I just wanted to pass on that if you see these in stores, they’re worth trying. You can use a printable coupon here Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent at www.facebook.com/greengiant.
*yup, on purpose
**groove is in the heart