Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuney Tuesday #41: When I Grow Up (The PCD)

Hey guys!!! 

It's time for Tuney Tuesday number  forty-one!!!! :)



Here are the rules:
Tuney Tuesdays is a weekly meme that I do. It's really easy! Just:

  • Once a week, on Tuesday, choose a song that you might be really into that particular week.
  • Include a video/cover art for that single if there is one (or the button for Tuney Tuesdays that Eileen over at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain*** made.) 
  • Include the lyrics
  • Write what you like about it in a review. Or write a few sentences about how it inspires you. Or how it relates to a book that you've been reading.
  • If you don't want to do your own song, you can use the song that I've done for this week.

The song I chose to do this week is When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls. This is one of my favorite songs. I think When I Grow Up is a cute song in the sense that it kind of plays off the idea that many young girls have about being famous one day. I really loved PCD--they were such a fun group, and I love their motto of being "Sassy but Classy." They were also the only all girl group that really existed post-Spice Girls when I was younger. Sure, they may have dressed and danceed more on the PG13 side, but I think that as women they made good role models for older teenage girls in how they acted off stage (I don't know them personally, but I've seen a lot of their interviews and when I was a teenager I thought that some of them were great to look up to). I love The Pussycat Dolls, and I wish that they didn't split up (or get swapped out for new girls or whatever is happened/is happening with them). Anyway, I just thought that this week I'd do more of a fun song that has been a favorite of mine for years.


Here is the Official Music Video for When I Grow Up:









And  here is a video of the PCD performing When I Grow Up live at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards:







Lyrics (courtesy of elyrics.net):
Boys call you sexy
And you don't care what they say
See every time you turn around they scream your name
Boys call you sexy
And you don't care what they say
See every time you turn around they scream your name

Darkchild

Now I've got a confession (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
When I was young I wanted attention (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
And I promised myself that I'd do anything (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
Anything at all for them to notice me (La La La La)

But I ain't complaining (No)
We all wanna be famous (Oh)
So go ahead and say what you wanna say (Oh)
You know what its like to be nameless (Oh)
Want them to know what your name is (Oh)
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on T.V.
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick when I step out on the scene

But be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it(x2)
But be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it- Get it?

They used to tell me I was silly (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
Until I popped up on the T.V (La La La La)
I always wanted to be a superstar (Ha Ha Ha Ha)
And knew that singing songs would get me this far (La La La La)

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say
You know what its like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on T.V.
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick when I step out on the scene

But be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
But be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

I see them staring at me
Oh, I'm a trend-setter
Yes this is true 'Cause what I do, no one can do it better
You can talk about me, 'Cause I'm a hot topic
I see you watching me watching me, watching me, and I know you want it

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star,
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on T.V.
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick when I step out on the scene

But be careful what you wish for 'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
But be careful what you wish for 'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it (Get it?)

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on T.V.
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick when I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for 'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
Be careful what you wish for 'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it- Get it?




Darkchild












Well, that's all for this Tuney Tuesday, folks! Until next time!

X <3 O

2 comments:

  1. I haven't heard a single Pussycat Doll song actually! I'm sorry they broke up but I think I was really young so I never was that influenced by their music, especially since you pointed out that they dressed on the PG-13 side. But then again, some people were listening to Ke$ha's really inappropriate songs at a young age, so I guess I probably should've heard of their songs before today lol. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Eileen :)

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