Worst Songs – Silento – Watch me Whip and Watch me Nae Nae

Take everything you hate about novelty songs and throw them into a blender, the result would be this abysmal noise. If anybody attempts to try this dance move in public then I hope they really do break their legs.

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It’s like they are trying to recreate Dougie for the current generation but instead of a party-rocking classic, they have instead created audible shit. Yes, this song is literally shit that you can hear.

They have taken everything you hate about every novelty song from the past decade and mashed them together into a musical abomination. The song is like the horrific, fluorescent wearing love-child of Rebecca Black, the Baha Men and the Macarana.

Add to that the fact that it’s autotuned beyond recognition, it’s like Jason Derulo after he’s slammed his testicles in a car door. Ironically, slamming my own testicles in a car door is something I would rather do than listen to this again.

It is without a doubt one of the worst songs that I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Unfortunately though, for some inexplicable reason people are actually playing it on the radio and buying it.

You only have to look at the blatant product placement in the video (which unbelievably might actually be worse than the song itself) to realise that it’s nothing more than a quick and easy cash grab.

Funnily enough for a guy who calls himself Silento, that is exactly what the rest of us are hoping he becomes… silent…o.

How to Nae Nae

Assessing the lyrics of Silento – Watch Me

As hard as it is going to be to analyse the limited lyrics of this modern masterpiece, I’m going to try.

Alright, lets break it down…

You already know who it is
Silentó
Silentó
Silentó
Gonna do it for me

Here, Silento follows the modern trend in music where you have to name yourself as many times as possible during the intro… coz reasons. Before this song was released, I didn’t know who he was. Unfortunately now I do. Unfortunately for him, he probably shouldn’t be drawing attention to the fact the he is behind this song.

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Want me do it?)

This is the part where his points out what he is doing. In case you missed it, he is whipping and nae nae-ing. After literally three seconds of research on the internet, I now know that the Nae Nae is a bullshit celebratory dance, invented by Atlanta group WeAreToonz. I say they invented it but in all honesty, it’s literally pointing in the air and wiggling a bit which I think is something I did when I was three years old.

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)

In case you missed it just before, he repeats the fact that he wants you to watch him.

Now watch me

OK.

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

I’m not sure why, but we are still being requested to watch him.

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

So we are now a fair way into the “song” and he still hasn’t said anything else other than make continual requests for you to watch him. Despite the repetition I still don’t have the slightest inclination to want to watch him do anything.

Do the stanky leg, do the stanky leg (stank)
Do the stanky leg, do the stanky leg (stank stank)
Do the stanky leg, do the stanky leg (stank)
Do the stanky leg, do the stanky leg (stank stank)

Now maybe it’s because I’m more than 7 years old therefore not in the target audience for this song, or maybe its just because I’m not an idiot, either way I have absolutely no idea what a stanky leg is. It sounds like its something absolutely fucking ridiculous though.

Now break your legs (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)

I can only assume that breaking your legs has something to do with the aforementioned Skanky leg?

Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop

I’m getting fucking sick of watching him by now.

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Want me do it?)

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)

After two more verses telling us to watch him, I’m starting to admire how insightful these lyrics really are… It’s a song about a shitty dance that doesn’t actually tell you how to do the shitty dance, instead it just tells you to watch the guy in the video clip. This obviously also works really fucking well on the radio.

Now watch me

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Nope, he isn’t done telling us to watch him yet.

Now watch me you
Now watch me superman
Now watch me you
Now watch me superman

Now watch me you
Now watch me superman
Now watch me you
Now watch me superman

Just when you thought the lyrics couldn’t get any more inane, Silento is now telling us to watch him watch you. In case you can’t quite comprehend what that means, he literally wants you to watch him whilst he stands there and watches you.

Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff (Hold on)
Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff

So now even telling you to watch him watching you watch him has become too lyrically complex for Silento. This has caused him to have a mental breakdown and resort to simply making noises.

Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop

YAY we get to listen to him tell us to watch him again!!!

Silento then carries on for another five verses of telling you to watch him, but I literally can’t be bothered typing any more.

If anybody attempts to try this dance move in public then I hope they really do break their legs, or nae nae, or watch things, or whatever. I don’t care any more because I’ve lost the will to live.

In case you’re still interested, you can watch the video clip here.

 

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37 COMMENTS

  1. This is not a song, but rather an instructional video on how to look as if you have a mental/physical disability, which is just sad/wrong.

  2. Not the worst song I’ve ever heard…..In my top 10 though. He has alot of competition lol.

  3. I don’t get how it is acceptable for faculty to be doing a dance that replicates forced oral copulation and the like in front of their entire school, including kindergartners. Apparently we, as a country, have finally abandoned any shred of morals we had left. The future looks sad indeed.

  4. My daughther of 7 was singing it……. she heard that at school, PE class!!!! The only thing is that she will forget it as quick as she learned…..

  5. It’s like you reached inside my head and pulled out every thought I have ever had about this song!!! Thank you!

  6. Get used to it. The entitled are bangin out this talent by the thousands. I feel embarrassed for him. I liken his behavior to the oblivious-to-being-watched chimpanzee at the zoo the other day that stuck its fingers in its ass then smelled them.

  7. “this song is literally shit that you can hear.” You sir just did a huge discredit to shit.

  8. Some label PR person is pleased that this pop confection is getting some hater love. The more haters, the more attention, the more attention the more downloads. if you’re reading this, you’re just part of the machine.

  9. I for one love this song and I have been whipping and nae naeing ever since. Also only straight white property owning males over the age of 25 should have the right to vote.

  10. I can’t stand this song. I finally heard it the other day and usually I change the station right away as I have no desire to listen to music like this but curiosity got the better of me. I can’t believe people listen to this garbage.

  11. Welp looks like we got another Soulja Boy. Except somehow he made it worse. What made it worse? 1. He didnt come up with the stupid dances and even uses Soulja’s own dance lol… He has no real lyrics. Least SB had words between his dance segments. Its no comparison. If i were to go to hell and had to choose between one of the two songs for eternity I better relearn how to superman that ho!

  12. I like to do the whip it is my favorite dance and song. I don’t like the naenae part because that is the devil mess thats not holy for the people who go to church. I think kids should not do naenae that what I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I’m the one who usually gives no fucks about what the lyrics contain, rather about how melodically fitting they are, and they even messed that up. It sucks in every way. How is it possible that such a huge group of people is enjoying this crap, I’m starting to doubt my own intelligence, maybe I am the idiot?!! How can it be that it is not even nearly possible for me to enjoy music like that?

    • Lamp I was starting to think the same I hate this crapshoot and I’m black so I don’t fit in listening to that trash
      But there is more unintelligent people in the world.

      Ghetto culture is just really popular

  14. Yep this is without doubt the worst song (if you can call it a song) ever written. Utter, utter rubbish. Anyone who buys this song has a problem the late Dr Oliver Sacks couldn’t fix.

  15. I am 17 years old and I find this kind of music atrocious. Not to mention my cousins are constantly doing it and it’s everywhere, there’s no escape from it. I don’t find the appeal of the song, nor the dance. What’s the point of it? What the hell is he doing? It seems like now, all you have to do is repeat a silly verse 50 times in a song and it’s instantly mainstream.
    Sad.

  16. This guy could qualify as “Soulja Boy’s” younger brother, where it is only the instrumentation of his music that matters. Lyrics apparently mean nothing to this kid, too. I like how the song never fully describes what a “whip” and “nae nae” is, too. The mentality of the U.S. has really gone downhill in recent years if this kind of crap sells in droves.

    • “I don’t understand it and it wasn’t meant for me. That means it is bad because I am old. I don’t like it. Rather than contribute something to society, I’m going to write about this bad thing that I don’t like (because I’m old) as though it is important. I’m edgy!”
      -Author

      “We don’t like it either. It is bad. It is worse than bad. It is the most terrible thing that ever existed. We demand that it be taken seriously so that we can point out how trivial it is! How can anyone take it seriously?!?! This thing is not as all of the things should be! We are also old! We don’t like it! We thought we were alone in not liking this thing that was not meant for us! Society is in decline!”
      -The Commentariat

      • “I’m so correct about everything and anybody with a different opinion shouldn’t be entitled to comment. I also don’t understand humour or the concept of a comedic review because my life is completely fucking void of anything interesting. I’m drip fed music that the media tells me I must like and these artists are so talented with their inane lyrics. then again, I would obviously think that because my intelligence level is so low that as soon as I see the overuse of fluorescent colours in their video clips my brain is unable to function normally”.
        – Aaron Cunningham

  17. Osiris and I both agree that those who contributed to this song shall be granted immortality, as we do not want anything to do with them. ~ Death Gods.

  18. Thank you so much for this article. So glad to see that I’m not alone thinking this type of shit should not exist. Worse part is that radios are actually playing this… Clowns.

  19. At last there is still hope in humanity for people like you. Gotta stop songs like these.

  20. I respect and approve the comment on slamming your balls on a closing car door! I have been saying that the music out and coming out has been shit, this absolutely tops the cake though. All you have to do is market to the right group and bam, your auto tuned ignorance is making you millions and our youth even dumber than common core! I can only assume this canadien ass hat is from the ATL, and got wit dem boyz whom taught him how to market robotic shit matter. Either way, great site!

    • Dem Franchise Boyz sucked so bad! But the one hit they had was a little bit less shit than this song.

  21. FINALLY some that agrees with me. All the basics of music and lyrics, were completely thrown out the window in this song. It’s like “Saying the word ‘bop’ nine times in a row seems like a great idea!” But no. no, no no, NO! THIS IS THE WORST. SONG. EVER. MADE.

    • My brain hurts from trying to comprehend how utterly stupid this ‘song’ is. And people like it! What is going on with the world?

  22. This was a genuinely interesting read, I 100% agree with it. To think that people listen to this garbage makes me want to give up on life.

    • These are some sad times indeed. I asked what the fox had to say about it and he said this kid Silento is a DingaLingaLingaLingaLing. Seriously though, what ever happened to songs for 5 year olds like “Skidda Marink Dinka Dink” or “The Hokey Pokey” or “Itsy Bitsy Spider”?!? I say we only have a few years left before we’re all drinking Brawndo, eating from a tub of lard, and rushing home after a hard day’s work at Costco to watch “Owwh My Balls” on TV.

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