Alex is on a roll this week with three stellar submissions.
This one is pretty mind boggling. It looks like the American western folk ballad “Oh My Darling, Clementine” is in the public domain so it’s fair game. But who cares? Why would you use it for something like this? I normally don’t judge here but according to the “Swagger Jagger” wikipedia page it took a team of 9 writers including Cher Lloyd to produce this song and the chorus melody is directly lifted from “Oh My Darling, Clementine”. Am I missing something here??
After listening to “Swagger Jagger” I thought of a few other things.
1. The verse sounds a lot like “Milkshake” (2003) by Kelis.
2. What’s the fascination with “Jagger”? Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” was released in 2011 as well.
3. What the hell is “swagger jagger”? I did some “research” and Urban Dictionary offered some of the following useful information:
“A shit, pointless song with stupid lyrics made by Cher Lloyd”
“The term is infact Swagger JACKER: Someone who “Jacks” your look, style, sound etc… Taking it and passing it of as their own look/Material/ Shit, Etc…. ”
“Cher Lloyd hs produced a terrible CD using the miss interpretation “Swagger Jagger” Thus making her both a national laughing stock and an embarrassment to this country.”
So there you have it. Now you have all of the information you need to listen to the following clips: