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Redfoo Song Literally I Can't Slammed as Worst Song of 2014

What Everyone's Saying About the Song "Literally I Can't"

"Literally I Can't" is one of those songs you've probably read about before hearing it. The track, which was released on YouTube in late October, is attracting attention for all the wrong reasons, and has been slammed as possibly the worst song of 2014. "Literally I Can't" is a collaboration between American record production duo Play-N-Skillz, Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly, and the basic premise of the song has a bunch of guys at a frat party asking a group of posh sorority sisters if they'll do things like vodka or tequila shots, dancing and girl-on-girl, to which they respond, "Literally, I can't." When the girls say they won't do any of these activities, the boys dance around them and start singing/yelling, "Shut the f**k up!" The point is driven home by their t-shirts, which are printed with the letters "STFU." Basically, the main message is that unless girls want to engage in such acts, these guys don't want to hear their opinions or anything about it, which is why the lyrics "shut the f**k up" are repeated aggressively throughout the song's duration.

The song has been slammed for multiple reasons: it's sexist, it's crude, it's demeaning and it's vulgar, and it doesn't help that Redfoo, listed as one of the song's co-writers, is a mentor on family-friendly show The X Factor. In one of his verses, Redfoo raps, "You got a big oil' butt / I can tell by the way you walkin' / But you an annoying slut / because you're talking." Redfoo has since defended the song by saying the word "slut" doesn't appear.

Here's the effect the song has had on Australian media:

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