Sisqo‘s “Thong Song” is back and it’s the track you didn’t you needed this summer. He teamed up with JCY for the 2017 remake.
“She had dumps like a truck truck truck, / Thighs like what what what.” Everyone remembers those catchy lyrics from the 1999 track. Sisqo updated the song for 2017 with the help of JCY, a Norweigan production trio. The 38-year-old has constantly been asked to remake the butt ballad but it was never right — until now.
“I’ve been asked so many times over the years to make a new version of ‘Thong Song’ and I have declined every time until I heard the new version that JCY did,” he tells BuzzFeed. “I thought it was dope and figured maybe it was time to put some new rims on the Bugatti.”
We’re so glad he did. The track is the summer anthem you didn’t expect to love in 2017 — and there’s a music video! The bright visual features Sisqo, JCY and a whole lotta thongs. Unfortunately, Sisqo doesn’t attempt any of the flips from the original video but there’s a good reason why.
“The only problem was that, in the days leading up to the shoot, everything that could go wrong did. We experienced a devastating loss in our team and we were all pretty emotional… On top of that, I’d just done a show on the complete opposite side of the country where I dislocated three ribs. The epitome of insult to injury was the couple of hours we had to learn brand new choreography for the video right before recording it where in most cases you get a week to learn a new routine,” he explains to the website.
“Even though I had to perform in the video injured, I think it turned out pretty good.”
We do too but we’re still curious about the thong chips from the vending machine. Check out the music video for 2017’s “Thong Song” below.
See Sisqo’s full interview about “Thong Song” on BuzzFeed.