Or is that because their new song “Lil Bit” already sounds like a corny-ass parody? I mean, if you want to make a ridiculous song to celebrate the Olympics and make people laugh, why not start with a ridiculous song in the first place, right?
And yet somehow, I think this version is better.
Jimmy Fallon joined Tariq Trotter, a founding member of the hip-hop group The Roots, for a comical take on “Lil Bit,” dubbed “This Olympics.”
Fallon sings the FGL parts, while Trotter takes care of all the Nelly parts of the song, and they twist the lyrics to sing about all of the sports that are represented in the Olympics.
And while still can’t really stand it, I’m not gonna lie, this parody has more depth and creativity than the original song itself.
Let’s compare the lyrics really quick… here’s a chorus from the FGL version:
“Take me to the country Show me where you from” I said, “Shawty, you gon’ love me And we gon’ have some fun” I bring out my big wheel And you can climb on up Girl, I think you a big deal Now show your boy some love Just a lil’ bit.”
Deep stuff fellas…
Now Jimmy and Tariq’s version:
“It’s time to represent your country No matter where you’re from Waking up at 2 a.m. To watch a little badminton Get your soccer socks on, we’re playing football Pour yourself some Wheaties It’s time to win it all This Olympics.”
And that’s just the chorus… wait until you hear the verses.