SONG OF THE DAY- OutKast- Hey Ya!

SONG OF THE DAY

OutKast

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Hey Ya!

OutKast, formed in Atlanta in 1992, consists of Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton.  As one of the most successful hip hop groups, the two have evolved and expanded their sound throughout the years.  The group uses elements of funk, hip-hop, spoken word and psychedelia to showcase their artistry.

SONG OF THE DAY

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From their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994) to their last studio album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, the sounds are so different and yet the group continued to have commercial wide success.  OutKast is known for their quirky and sometimes ‘off-beat’ style but it has proven to be a reason for their staying-power in the music business.

SONG OF THE DAY 1

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Watch the deliciously fun video for the hit “Hey Ya!”, named the 20th most successful song of the 2000s in the United States:

Lyrics:

[Intro]
One, two, three, uh!

[Verse One – Andre 3000]
My baby don’t mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sure.
Uh, But does she really wanna
But can’t stand to see me
Walk out the door.
Don’t try to fight the feelin’
‘Cause the thought alone is killing me right now..
Uh, thank god for mom and dad
For sticking two together
‘Cause we don’t know how…
UH!

[Chorus:]
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.

[Verse Two – Andre 3000]
You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it
‘Til there’s nothing at all
We get together
Oh, we get together
But separate’s always better when there’s feelings involved
If what they say is “Nothing is forever”
Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes
Then what makes, what makes, what makes love the exception
So why you, why you
Why you, why you, why you are we so in denial
When we know we’re not happy here…
Y’all don’t want me here you just wanna dance

[Chorus]
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)
Hey… ya. (Don’t want to meet your daddy, OH OH)
Hey ya. (Just want you in my Caddy OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH, don’t want to meet yo’ mama OH OH)
Hey ya. (Just want to make you cumma OH OH)
Hey… ya. (I’m, OH OH I’m, OH OH)
Hey ya. (I’m just being honest OH OH, I’m just being honest)

[Bridge – Andre 3000]
Hey, alright now
Alright now fellas yeah!
Now what’s cooler than bein’ cool?
(ICE COLD!)
I can’t hear ya’
I say what’s, what’s cooler than bein’ cool?
(ICE COLD!)
Whooo…
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright,
OK now ladies (yeah!)
Now we gon’ break this thing down in just a few seconds
Now don’t have me to break this thing down for nothing
Now I wanna see y’all on your baddest behavior
Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor
Uh!Here we go know…
Shake it, shake, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it, shake, shake it, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it like a Polaroid Picture, shake it, shake it
Shh you got to, shake it, shh shake it, shake it, got to shake it
(Shake it sugar) shake it like a Polaroid Picture

[Verse Three – Andre 3000 (Repeating “Shake it” in background)]
Now all Beyoncé’s and Lucy Liu’s
And baby dolls, get on the floor
(Get on the floor)
You know what to do.
You know what to do.
You know what to do!

[Chorus]
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (Uh oh, Hey ya)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (Uh, uh, OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)

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