Song of the Day #2,589: ‘Watch Me’ – Silento

silento‘Watch Me’ by Silento sits at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The track is an extended invitation for the audience to watch Silento (a 17-year-old hip hop artist hailing from Atlanta) perform various dance moves — whip, nae nae, bop, stanky leg, you get the picture.

This song is borderline tuneless and devoid of any lyrical merit whatsoever, but the video has its charms.

The YouTube comments on this clip are vicious, to the point that I started reflexively liking the song more while reading them. Can’t a 17-year-old kid put out a mindless dance song without being attacked for it?

Of course, it’s sitting at #3 on the charts, so I guess Silento is doing ok.

[Intro]
You already know who it is
Silentó
Silentó
Silentó
Gonna do it for me

[Hook]
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Watch me do it)
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

[Verse 1]
Do the stanky leg (stank) do the stanky leg (stank-stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank) do the stanky leg (stank-stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank) do the stanky leg (stank-stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank) do the stanky leg (stank-stank)
Now break your legs (break ’em) break your legs (brake the knob)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em) break your legs (brake the knob)
Gon’ and break your legs (break ’em) break your legs (brake the knob)
Gon’ and break your legs (break ’em) break your legs (brake the knob)

[Pre-Hook]
Now watch me bop bop bop bop bop
Bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me bop bop bop bop bop
Bop bop bop bop bop

[Hook]
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Watch me do it)
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

[Verse 2]
Now watch me you (Soulja!), now watch me Superman (okay)
Now watch me you (Soulja!), now watch me Superman (okay)
Now watch me you (Soulja!), now watch me Superman (okay)
Now watch me you (Soulja!), now watch me Superman (okay)
Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff
Duff, duff, duff (Hold on)
Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff
Duff, duff, duff, duff

[Pre-Hook]
Now watch me bop bop bop bop bop
Bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me bop bop bop bop bop
Bop bop bop bop bop

[Hook]
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Watch me do it)
Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now watch me, ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,589: ‘Watch Me’ – Silento

  1. Dana says:

    You can already see the seeds being planted in this video for older white folks to follow this instructional dance song at weddings and bar mitzvahs, right after the “Chicken Dance,” “Electric Slide” and “Mambo No. 5”

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