Friday, May 01, 2009

Retro Friday: The Humpty Snub Edition

Poor Humpty Hump. While Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" still gets all the attention years later, "The Humpty Dance" has been more or less forgotten.

You can't find "Humpty Dance" on the roster at Karaoke bars. You don't see Burger King using "Humpty Dance" in an advertisement for kids' meals.

Why have aging white guys like myself and the folks handling the advertising account for Burger King kept the "Baby Got Back" torch alive, but not "The Humpty Dance"? Both early 1990s songs are still catchy, but I have to agree with this guy: "Baby Got Back" is played out. Next time you need to make an early 1990s ironic hip-hop reference, let it be "The Humpty Dance."

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