Asna and Katy Perry’s bad songs

You know how unfortunate it is that Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s songs are so catchy but so not suitable for kids.  Asna says her favorite singers are Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. She looks them up on Youtube often – thankfully NOT the real videoclips, but the ones Ameba Pico-ed like this one. While Gaga’s lyrics do not sound that wrong when sung out loud, Katy Perry’s songs DO!

Not safe for kids.

Waking Up in Vegas, her former favorite was a safe choice. That’s when she heard the other songs in my CD.

When she heard the first track, she gasped and said:

“I kissed A GIRL??? EEEE mana bolehhh”

Okay. Mana lah I sedar it’s not kid-appropriate, I have been listening to that song for yearsssss… And then I changed tracks. She doesn’t remember every song, but funnily she took note of:

The controversial Ur So Gay:

“Cikyong, what does gay mean?”


“Gay means happy, but never sing that in front of Mama and Babah, adults don’t like that song”

The not very explicit Peacock (listen a bit first):

“I wanna see your peacock, ****, ****!”


“Better not sing that song Asna, she’s talking about a bad peacock, a bad and scary peacock”

If the songs are playing inside my car, I’d change tracks, too. And after hearing some logical explanations (at least to her six-year-old brain), she stopped singing, but sometimes says “Peacock” to annoy me, since she thinks it’s a mean word.

We were talking about this during dinner last night. My mom says Katy Perry is a bad influence and that she should tag along to Maher Zain’s concert haha!

As much as I would like her to listen to Taylor Swift a few years back, she was never interested in sappy songs sung by a blonde.

Until last night, whilst I was doing dishes…

“Hey, Cikyong, last night I heard a new song. Crazier by Taylor”

I’m sure she heard the Ameba Pico version here instead of the real version because I know Taylor Swift’s real video clips are too mellow for her, she’d change the video right after 10 secs…

“Taylor Swift?”

She looked amused and surprised.

“You know her?”

“Yeah, everybody knows her. She’s very famous and she’s a nice girl”

“She doesn’t write bad songs?”

She meant “bad” songs like Katy Perry’s HAHA!

Sorry KP, I think Asna cannot listen to you anymore. I think I’m going to have her layan Taylor Swift more after this.

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    January 31, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    my nieces also love singing You’re So Gay.. Last time they showed me the video clip which I never seen before.. But they did it first.. They thought it’s a kids song because got barbies in the vid… Then I showed em other video.. The real Barbies that more suitable to kids.

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    January 31, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Itulah! The Barbie video, so misleading.

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    MuNsYi SaMa
    January 31, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    good for asna. no more ‘bad’ songs please cikyong.hehe

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    February 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Noted, Munsyi!

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