Of course you know it. It’s the intensely popular, insanely overplayed and grammatically incorrect song, “Old Town Road,” by Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. If you are a parent, you can “name that tune” in one note because it’s arguably the biggest song craze of the year. It had a 19-week run at the No. 1 spot in the country. A little more than two months removed from the top spot in the country, it’s still No. 1 to my 8- and 11-year-old sons.
“Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man; Front to the back, to the side if you can, can; Everybody in the house do the Bartman.”
Whoa, mama! Rewind 28 years and the popular, insanely overplayed and grammatically passable song that I couldn’t stop listening to was “Do the Bartman,” by Bart Simpson. It was 1991 and I was 12 years old. “The Simpsons” was my life as a kid. I had posters, figures and even an “I’m Bart Simpson. Who the Hell are You?” T-shirt. I still don’t know how that one got past my mom. I do remember wearing it to school and my mom getting called to “bring me a shirt more appropriate for school.”
No matter when or where you grew up, odds are there was an incredibly cheesy song of which you were a massive fan. Odds are, too, that your parents probably didn’t understand your affinity. At least, they didn’t admit they may have liked the