1. I Just Had Sex
Artist: The Lonely Island featuring Akon
Released: May 2011
“I Just Had Sex” was written by The Lonely Island during the winter of 2010. The comedy troupe, in the same fashion to the recording process for their debut, Incredibad, rented a house in Los Angeles and created a makeshift studio where they would record songs from that album.
The music video for “I Just Had Sex” features Akon, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone singing about how they just had sex with their unsatisfied girlfriends played by Blake Lively and Jessica Alba. The music video takes place in New York City atop a building with the backdrops of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the cityscape. Various other locations such as a park, a household, a bakery, a bathroom, a museum, a pub, and a girls’ changing room are shown. The song briefly features John McEnroe and Angela Howes. Fellow The Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer, who directed the video, also makes several appearances. The album’s title is referenced when Jorma sings “she let me wear my chain and turtleneck sweater” while showing him wearing the same outfit that appears on the album cover. The music video ends with the trio launching fireworks from their crotches, parodying Katy Perry’s “Firework” music video.
2. I got it from Agnes
Artist: Tom Lehrer
Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer is a reissue of musical satirist Tom Lehrer‘s two studio albums (Songs by Tom Lehrer and More of Tom Lehrer), combined with other studio sessions and a newly-recorded version of “I Got It From Agnes”. “Agnes” was a song from Lehrer’s early live repertoire which he “polished up” for the Cameron Mackintosh-produced musical revue Tom Foolery in 1981, but which Lehrer himself never professionally recorded until 1996. The booklet notes include an essay by Dr. Demento and the original sleeve notes from the LP releases.
The material from Songs and More of… were the original versions self-issued on Lehrer Records, the 1966 Reprise rerecording of Songs not considered for the reissue. Although More of… was originally released in both monophonic and stereo versions, the producers of the reissue opted for the mono mix.
The Assumption Song is a form of Mind Rhyming.Mind rhymimg is a kind of substitution rhyme similar to rhyming slang, but it is less codified. In mind rhyme, an intended word remains unsaid, and is “heard” only in the listener’s mind. For instance, in this traditional example:
“Roses are red and ready for plucking / She’s sixteen and ready for high school.”
The text initiates a possible rhyme which is completed by the reader or listener. Unlike rhyming slang, where the discipline of lexicography is possible (e.g., “dogs” or “dog’s meat” has traditionally signified “feet”, in a multitude of contexts), mind rhyme is a one-off. In no other linguistic situation than in this immediate example will “high school” mean “fucking.”
Another example, in the context of cheerleading:
“Raa Raa REE! Kick ’em in the knee! / Raa Raa RASS! Kick ’em in the other knee!”
Often mind rhyme is used to circumvent a taboo and, if anything objectionable is communicated, it occurs with the complicity of the listener. It adds a phonemic dimension to uses of double entendre. This taboo avoidance game with the listener has been described as “teasing rhyme”. Such teasing rhymes have been popular since the 17th century. Bob Saget performed an example of such a song in 2007. An extract will illustrate the technique:
Carrington’s third release for Capitol was 2003’s Nut Sack. It included the single “Don’t Look Now” which reached #60. A Greatest Hits package followed in 2004. This album comprised selections from his Capitol recordings on two discs: stand-up routines on one disc, and songs on the other. It also included his first non-comedy song, “Things We Didn’t Know.” Also in 2004, Carrington made his acting debut in Rodney, a sitcom based largely on his own life which aired on ABC for two seasons. He released King of the Mountains in 2007, and in 2008 he appeared in the film Beer for My Horses.