This Tropical House "Thong Song" Remix is Real and It Is My Friend
Never fear, Sisqo is here to save 2017.
This post appeared originally on THUMP Canada.
As we've noted a few times over the past couple of weeks, 1999 was a great year for pop culture. Britney Spears put out her multi-platinum debut album ...Baby One More Time. Haley Joel Osment saw dead people in The Sixth Sense, which duked it out with Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace for box office supremacy. Also released in 1999? A little ditty called "Thong Song" by Sisqo, which is probably the only song about butts to ever be nominated for four Grammy Awards.
Blame it on nostalgia for the decade or (more likely) somebody needing to remodel their living room, but the Dru Hill founder has teamed up with Norwegian production trio JCY (pronounced "JUICY" as their SoundCloud bio helpfully notes) for a 2017 remake of his chart-topping smash. To update it for modern times, the latter ran the song through some boilerplate tropical house filters, though thankfully its heart-warming original message remains intact.
They've also shared a music video, which features the dragon chain-wearing singer and a bevy of bikinied women in various locations, including a roller disco (where JCY are behind the decks) and a runway beach show. Watch it above if you dare.