UFC and Super Bowl made me listen to two songs that I really hate

Nossa, nossa, assim você me mata… the fuck is wrong with Fabricio Werdum? Of all the songs to make your way into the cage, why Ai Si Eu Te Pego? Five seconds into the song and I really wanted Roy Nelson to kill him off, even if it seemed unlikely to happen (Werdum won).

I hate this song because it’s extremely overplayed to death around South America and sounds pretty annoying after only a few repeats. And somehow, most people love this song. They say it’s really catchy and it’s touted as the “song of the summer” around these parts. Michel Teló isn’t entirely loved, though. He also gets lots of hate from other people (mostly men) in the same way Justin Bieber gets his well-deserved hatred. But unlike the Canadian, it doesn’t go to the point of death threats — at least not yet.

The song became so popular it was re-released in English earlier this year (listen here). Gotta admit, you’re better off with the Portuguese version since the English version just sounds flat-out corny and its lyrics are a lot more laughable than the original’s.

Listening to Ai Si Eu Te Pego in a UFC event felt like being bitchslapped. However, I’m willing to forgive Werdum’s song selection because the fight between him and Roy Nelson was pretty awesome and worth the watch.

Do you wanna know what song the Super Bowl made me hate?


YAM Magazine contributor, has a B. Sc. degree in Science/Pharmacy and is a very lazy person.

9 Responses

  1. amy says:

    If I Catch You is a painful song, and even though the Portuguese version is… understandable if you speak Spanish, it’s easier to digest. Ah… the beauty of not understanding lyrics.

    I really don’t know if I would go to Madonna’s concert – depends a lot on the ticket prices for me. xD

    • Rodrigo says:

      @amy, Yeah, I can imagine Telo fans being disappointed with the English version since it makes people feel second-hand embarrasment for him.

      As for the beauty of not understanding lyrics, I can see how it works for some people. But at the same time, I feel like it’s a cheap thing to do.

      As for Madonna, prices would be way too high, as expected. Like somewhere between Elton and Paul for prices.

      • amy says:

        @Rodrigo, it’s not a cheap thing to do. It’s a natural thing to do, you’re in for the music, not what they are trying to say to you. ;)

        Once you take the time to listen to the song, you can dissect it and decide whether you like the lyrics or not. If you love the lyrics (which happens to me a lot in Chinese music), all the better.

        I think is really funny the general American public expect artists to write their own songs, so they look down a lot on the people who don’t. But then again, you also have to take into consideration the intricacies of language. Writing a song in English might be easier to do than writing one in Mandarin, even if you think you can speak Mandarin. Conversational Mandarin isn’t meant to be written for songs, and university-leveled Mandarin isn’t even meant to be written for songs. So why cheapen a perfectly good song even if you don’t understand the lyrics? xD

        Generally speaking, the only people that are writing good lyrics in English are country music lyricists and Adele. LOL

        Telo should be off the hook for that one… unless I find someone to tell me it’s the best song of the year because it’s so deep and meaningful. xD

        Having said all of these… I didn’t watch the superbowl. I’ve never done it and I probably never will. hahahaha.

        • Rodrigo says:

          @amy, I can see your point. But things get lost into translation and might not allow to get a full grasp on things. Telo’s song suffers from translation and the original is okay at best. Try and put an English version of 2NE1’s “I Am The Best” the way it stands lyrics-wise and that song would lose most of its impact (or at least a good part of it).

          Writing a song is possible as long as you’re fluent with a language. Mandarin would be complicated for the reasons you mention.

          “I didn’t watch the superbowl. I’ve never done it and I probably never will.”

          Yet you watched the halftime performance. Technically, it counts. Lol.

  2. Julyssa says:

    You need to let go of the hatred Rodrigo. It will give you liver cancer. Also, stop swearing so damn much.

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