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Keenan Cahill, the YouTube star best known for lip-syncing with 50 Cent, paid our studio a visit — and taught our reporter a thing or two about the art of mouthing words.
What’s the worst song in the history of the world? ”Right There” by Nicole Scherzinger, featuring 50 Cent. It’s our Song of the Day, and here’s why:
Review: Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent have both contributed to the betterment of mankind. The former has given us at least three fine songs, two with underrated “Popstars” winners Eden’s Crush in advance of the Pussycat Dolls era. Mr. Cent, for his part, has made sure that no one will ever again have to suffer through the shame and humiliation of not having been adequately informed that it is their birthday. Given these contributions, we should certainly forgive them both an off day, or decade. This song, we fear, will tax their accrued good will still further, for it is the worst song in the history of the world. What vague hint of a melody it provides is anaesthetically dull: It succeeds in being neither familiar nor surprising. The mid-tempo beat is sort of like being dead, a state simulated by Fifty’s delivery. When he says “I’m complex, difficult to understand,” you would settle for one of the two. Nicole, who can sing, doesn’t. Instead she barely burbles, and then lapses into what she perhaps intends to be a light patois but in fact is limited to inserting “me” where many would use “I.” There is no I in awful. —Jane Dark