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Date: Mar 26 2012

Themes: Alternative, Music

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations


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When it comes to bands, there are the good, the bad, and then… there’s LMFAO. It’s hard to categorize LMFAO, because it is such a quirky duo. The band is made up of two DJs who describe their sound as “party rock.”

But although their music might be difficult to classify, it’s also difficult not to enjoy. The songs “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It” have become huge hits. Even if you think the group is a little silly, you’ll probably find yourself humming along the next time you hear one of these songs on the radio. Hear Marni and Jason talk about this popular duo.

当我们说到乐队时,会认为有好有坏……还有就是 LMFAO。很难将 LMFAO 归类,因为它是一个如此古怪的二人乐队。该乐队由两位 DJ 组成,他们将自己的音乐称为“派对摇滚”。
虽然很难将他们的音乐分类,但也会很容易就喜欢上他们的音乐。歌曲《Party Rock Anthem》和《Sexy and I Know It》受到热烈欢迎。即便你认为这支乐队有点儿傻,但你下次在收音机中听到这些歌曲中的某一首时,可能会发现自己正在随着音乐哼唱。请听玛尼和詹森如何谈论这支流行的二人乐队。


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Jason:  You know what song is everywhere right now? “Party Rock Anthem.”

Marni:  Oh, that LMFAO song?

Jason:  Yes.

Marni:  “Party rockers in the house tonight.”

Jason:  That’s pretty good.

Marni:  Yeah. It gets stuck in my head all the time and it makes me crazy.

Jason:  Why? You mean it just makes you want to dance down the street? That’s what it makes me want to do. It makes me want to go out and buy a neon shirt and put that on and just like…go to the club.

Marni:  Sure, I mean, they’re doing something right, ‘cause that song is everywhere, like you said. But what’s the deal? They’re just two guys, kinda quirky, weird…

Jason:  That’s kind of the new model for a band, you know? It’s just, like, two guys. You don’t need a whole band, you can just have two guys making some electronic sounds and singing to it. It seems very current to do that, to me.

Marni:  Yeah. You know, they also have that song, “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” and I have to say, I did watch the video for that song, and it was pretty funny.

Jason:  See, you can’t resist.

Marni:  I know! What is it?

Jason:  Cheesy dance music has a power.

Marni:  I guess so.


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Jason says that he’s been hearing the LMFAO hit “Party Rock Anthem” everywhere. It’s very popular right now. Jason likes the song. It makes him want to dance and wear quirky clothes like the two guys in the band. He can’t resist LMFAO’s fun sound.

Marni agrees that LMFAO is hard to resist. But she doesn’t really love the band. Their songs get stuck in her head a lot, but she finds them a little weird and cheesy.

LMFAO isn’t exactly a band. It’s really a duo, because there are only two guys in the group. They don’t play instruments. Instead, they make electronic music and sing to it. Jason thinks that’s a popular way to make music right now.

Are you a fan of LMFAO? Do you like quirky bands? What songs make you want to dance?



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i agree that it’s difficult to  classify and categorize this band. but personnaly even if this group ’s quirky but but it attracted to many people and became famous

in general i was disappoined when i saw the video clip ’ i’m sexy and i know it ” i thought they ‘r gays as a person how ve seen  the video for the firt time , that what he ‘ll wonder , their videos are such kind of  Lady gaga ’s video clip

01:16 PM Mar 26 2012 |

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You know, guys, every music has it’s moment. Party rock is not a pretencious style, it’s just for having a good time. But I was astonished at 400 millions of looks on You Tube. 

It would be better Stevie Wonder had so)

12:51 PM Mar 26 2012 |



@ Kotlesya, even heavy metal?:D Gosh! I think I can never listen to it. Leningrad, no i’ve never heard of it, but i’ll search youtube for their songs. Yeah, of cos, mood is important in one’s choice of songs but the genre you like can change ur mood as well. As to me, I like classical music, instrumental, tasavvuf music (islamic music) and Azerbaijani national. I prefer calm, relaxing music that makes you think. 

12:36 PM Mar 26 2012 |




to be honest, I dont really like their songs.

11:26 AM Mar 26 2012 |




AUL, I listen all kinds of music from classical, organ music till the heavy metall.

Have you ever hear about such band as “Leningrad” or “Ленинград” ( Russian band)? So, can you imagine I love to listen it too.  :) ( blushing)

I love music more than I love life. Music reflects  my mood…. hence I can’t say what genre I prefer.

What about you? 

11:09 AM Mar 26 2012 |



Generally, friends, what genres d’u like most? I mean what kinda music d’u listen to?

10:04 AM Mar 26 2012 |

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I think it’s kind of fun to hear music like their music sometimes when i feel happy and i want to dance, it doesn’t matter i’m a fan of them or not just for change and having some fun.

07:46 AM Mar 26 2012 |



Don’t like such kinda music at all. It sounds not like music but something that drills my brain every time I hear it. The words “cheesy” and “quirky” are very funny, I liked them:)

07:28 AM Mar 26 2012 |

Mi Nguyen

Mi Nguyen

Viet Nam

The shuffle dance in Party Rock Anthem is so damn cool!!! It’s not easy to learn though ):

06:49 AM Mar 26 2012 |




What are you talking about? I’m not a fan of LMFAO ha-ha-ha :-)

They became well known and popular because of the funny male striptease they do in the clip “Sexy and I know it” :)))  

The idea to wear the box on the head has quickly risen them on the top place among quirky bands ;)

06:25 AM Mar 26 2012 |




I fianly know the title of the songs I often listened to.The song is easy to catch up.But I find it hard to keep listening to it for long.But I have to say it is a good dancing song.

There could be mistaken that club songs aren’t popular in China.The truth is,that chinese are into love songs.We like to sing songs in KTV,so you could picture that we like to sing love songs.We only use dancing songs to get high,then turn to love songs.Smile


what’s the deal?you may ask.I have to say that’s the current in china.don’t you believe?!come and see…...

06:23 AM Mar 26 2012 |

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Marni , I have the same problem , although I like to hear  good music , once that it gets    stuck in  my head , the stop button in my mind is  powerless to silence it, bothering  me  all day  long  or even longer. Embarassed

06:40 PM Mar 23 2012 |

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