Credit Where Credit Is Due
Watching VH1's Top 20 Countdown has become a part of the Tinleys' Saturday morning routine. For some reason, Meyer prefers it to SpongeBob SquarePants.
In recent weeks The Pussycat Dolls (featuring Busta Rhymes) have been near the top of the chart with "Don't Cha." ("Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?") VH1 often fails to mention (actually, I've never heard them mention) that "Don't Cha" is essentially a cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1988 classic "Swass." ("Don't you wish your boyfriend was swass like me?") To quote an Amazon.com review by Eric C. Baur of Owensboro, KY:
Unfortunately, many people have pigeon-holed Sir Mix-A-Lot as a "Weird Al" style rapper who busts rhymes about big butts and buttermilk biscuits. Sadly, this just isn't true. Swass is a pristine example of old-school rap that was just starting to become mainstream when this ablum was initally released. As well, Mix-A-Lot helped bring Seattle to the rap mainstream when most artists were based either in New York or L.A.