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The Fun Pack Cringe

The Fun Pack Song – the latest cringelogy (from the word “cringe” device?

There were so many incidents of cringelogy. There was the “Oh yeah, oh yeah…hey!” Youth Olympic Song. (You are the One Singapore) How creative was that! Of course the ultimate in cringelogy was the Upturn the Downturn song. Now we nearly have an NDP song about the *drumroll*  – Funpack!!

The organizers said something about being creative and lighthearted. If this is the showcase of creativity then we are in serious trouble. As for lightheartedness – does being the laughing stock count?

Even if we can find some excuse to pull the song back, it’s a little late. By now the rehearsal has been “youtubed”. Funpack Song with the lyrics at the end of the article here. the original youtube rendition has been removed, Some creative netizen has kindly made an animated version and has improved it tremendously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQXDqjYnN5I&feature=player_embedded#at=82

We do have good musicians inSingapore. Get them to write the songs. You want lighthearted – a lyricist comes to mind – Mr Brown. Now he is a creative one.

It worries me that for such an important national event, the organizers cannot identify what will put off. The instant I played the song, my children went “EEEEwwww!” Surely those participating can hear it for what it is? Puke –ology? Are they like the rest of Singapore– too afraid to speak what they really feel? Or are the decision-makers like some of our esteemed leaders – disagreement equals noise or stones? This song should never have hit performance or the airwaves.

If we cannot first hear justified criticism, then the next step of suggesting will be curtailed.  After all, how will you recognize the need of a suggestion, if everything is ok?

Kee chiew if you agree.

Sigh!

Funpack song lyrics

Lyrics of “Fun Pack Song”
By: Haresh Sharma

Oh o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Oh o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

(REPEAT)

Hold up your flag, don’t you forget
You can wave it if you feel like it
Let’s wave the flag
Wave wave wave
Let’s wave the flag
Take out your light stick, it’s two of a kind
It’s interactive, means you can join
Just pretend
Oh oh oh… It’s a disco

(SPOKEN)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a wet, wet tissue

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let’s share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let’s share this treat

Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let’s share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let’s share this treat

Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let’s start with the bag
That’s right, grab your bag
It’s the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack!

PS

Check out MrBrown’s version of the You are the One Singapore

You are the One Singapore, version 3

If you are still not convinced of his creative genius, check these out

Tribute to ERP

Oh Army

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  1. SpeakSpokeWriteWrote
    July 8, 2011 at 7:05 am

    ok – too bad those who have not heard the song – its been removed due to “kopi right” infringement – thank goodness! glad they finally listened and pulled an otherwise catastrophic song out!
    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/fun-pack-song-pulled-lineup-now-033405568.html

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