By George Fox
The likes of Ed Sheeran, Kesha, Shakira, Beyonce and a slew of other top-shelf artists are guilty of this. A user on YouTube posted a 5-minute video with a ton of pop and indie tracks that contain the words “whoa oh oh oh” all strung together (aka a “supercut”). You might not recognize some of the songs toward the end since this compilation includes international and lesser-known artists.
How does this happen so often? Those few syllables are probably used to stand in for real lyrics that never come along, right? Do they just sit in the recording studio and say, “Hey, man. We can’t figure out what else to put there so the ‘whoa oh oh oh’ has to stay.”
It clearly doesn’t stand in the way of record sales so the whoa oh oh oh train isn’t stopping anytime soon.
We can’t be held responsible for anyone who suffers from the brief kinda, sorta rickroll in the middle. BTW, if you don’t remember, being rickrolled involves being tricked into watching Rick Astley’s music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” with the promise of some other actually interesting content.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.