Friday, 11 December 2015

Hillside World Academy’s parody of Uptown Funk

Grade 4 students at Hillside World Academy collaborated with their homeroom and music teachers to produce a song and dance that displays their interpretation of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk. Students were encouraged to use common terms or slang from Malay, Chinese, and Indian languages as well as local dialects (Singlish) in their lyrics to demonstrate their understanding of various cultures that influence Singapore. Students were also assessed on creativity and musicality. A copy of the picture of the Grade 4 class and the lyrics is as follows:















Lah …lah lah lah lah shiok….

Bought my food in Bugis town,
It is so hot and spicy - SHIOK!
Ice cream man is everywhere,
You can’t miss it – one dollar leh!
Pandan, jagung, red bean and durian,
They go well with teh tarik and char kuey teow – makan makan!

I’m too hot, on air-con
Call auntie or kakak, can?
I’m too hot, jin zhua ar
Make ais kacang with atap chee
I’m too hot, on air-con
Otherwise I complain non stop
I’m too hot, jin zhua ar 
Get me lengmong-honey
Break it down 

Everybody say ‘ang mo’ (ang mo!)
Everybody say ‘wahlau’ (wah lau!)
Everybody say ‘kiasu’ (‘kiasu’!)
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe me just watch!
Don’t believe me just watch (come on)
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Stop
Hold on ar
Fill my cup put some Horlicks in it
Take a sip, write your name
Ah beng! Get the stretch!
Ride to Orchard, Sentosa, Changi and Marina Bay
If we show up, we gon’ show out
Smoother than a fresh jar of kaya!

I’m too hot, on air con
Call auntie or kakak, can?
I’m too hot, jin zhua ar
Make ais kacang with atap chee
I’m too hot, on air-con
Otherwise I complain non stop
I’m too hot, jin zhua ar 
Get me lengmong-honey
Break it down 

Everybody say ‘ang mo’ (‘ang mo’!)
Everybody say ‘wahlau’ (‘wahlau’!)
Everybody say ‘’kiasu” (‘kiasu’ $$$$$)
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Cos uptown Singapore will give it to ya!
Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe me just watch!
Don’t believe me just watch (come on)
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Lah..lah lah lah lah lah shiok…

Before we leave
Let us all say this together, can?
Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore
Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore
I said Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore
Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore

Come on, dance
Jump on it
If you ‘jinsui’ then flaunt it
If you ‘yendao’ then own it
Don’t brag about it, come show me
Come on, dance
Jump on it
If you ‘jinsui’; then flaunt it
Well it’s Saturday night and we in the spot
Don’t believe me just watch (come on)
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore
Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore
I said Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore

Uptown Singapore, Uptown Singapore

Ms Uyen Ngyuen - grade 4 homeroom teacher
Ms Lydia Wong - music teacher.

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