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Certain song lyrics
By sheshamom
On Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:55 PM

I wonder how many parents and dance instructors actually listen to song lyrics in their choices of music for competition. I bring this up because one of the girls at our studio is dancing to "Candyman". And I'm sure that it's going to be a very popular tap song. The thing that concerns me is it's a song about a guy who is so smooth/good that he "get all the panties to drop" and "making my cherry pop". Some may know that "popping a cherry" means to take away a female's virginity.

So, does a good beat mean that we can over look lyrics no matter how inappropriate for a young dancer? Here are the lyrics.

Hey, uh
I met him out for dinner on a Friday night
He really got me working up an appetite
He had tattoos up and down his arm
There's nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm
He's a one stop shop, makes the panties drop
He's a sweet talkin' sugar coated candy man
A sweet chocolate sugar coated candy man

Ooh, yeah, yeah
He took me to the jolly club on Hollywood & Vine
We drank champagne and we danced all night
We shook the paparazzi for a big surprise (a big surprise)
The gossip tonight will be tomorrows headlines
He's a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop
He's a sweet talkin' sugar coated candy man (ooh yeah)

A sweet chocolate sugar coated candy man

Hey, yeah
Oh, yeah yeah yeah yeah ohhhhhhh

He's a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop
He's a sweet talkin' sugar coated candy man (oh)
A sweet talkin sugar coated candy man

Whoa, yeah
Well, by now I'm getting all bothered and hot
When he kissed my mouth he really hit the spot
He had lips like sugar cane, oh
Good things come for boys who wait
(Tarzan and Jane were swingin' on a vine)
Candy man, candy man
(Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine)
Candy man, candy man

(Sweet, sugar, candy man)
He's a one stop, gotcha hot, makin all the panties drop
(Sweet, sugar, candy man)
He's a one stop, got me hot, makin' my *uh* pop
(Sweet, sugar, candy man)
He's a one stop, get it while it's hot, baby don't stop
(Sweet, sugar)

He got those lips like sugar cane
Good things come for boys who wait
He's a one stop shop with a real big *uh*
He's a sweet talkin' sugar coated candy man
(Say what) a sweet chocolate talkin sugar coated candy man
(Say) a sweet talkin sugar coated candy man, woo
A sweet chocolate sugar coated candy man

2 Replies to Certain song lyrics

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By Stareblueeyes22
On Mon Mar 26, 2007 09:25 PM
I have to say absolutely not! I know it is really difficult sometimes to find appropriate music that you and your students are inspired by, but it has to be out there. I'd much rather have parents tell me how they really appreciate the music I use in class versus what other teachers are using than have people criticize me for using music that is too old or of questionable subject matter for children!
re: Certain song lyrics
By AlpacaTappa
On Wed Mar 28, 2007 03:59 AM
Yeah, when I heard that song I immediately thought it would be awesome to Tap to - I didn't really think about the lyrics. I think it depends on the age of the dancer; it might be a little wrong to see a child under say, 11 years old dancing to it. Otherwise, I don't *really* see the problem, unless the dance was particularly provocative. I love the song, and think it would be a shame to see it wasted, as the actual rhythm and beat is so good for tapping.

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