Wednesday, January 14, 2004


The first in an occasional series of little-known secrets behind some of the world's biggest pop phenomena. Today's Pop FACT: the true genus of The Cheeky Song.

It's a little-known Pop FACT that the original version of The Cheeky Girls' number two hit, The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) had one striking difference from the version we've all come to know and love. Pop anthropologist Sheena Exist explains: "Some people were very concerned upon hearing this song that Mama Cheeky had written a song inviting people to touch her daughters' bums. But the truth is a very different story. The original bridge to this song went "Don't ask why / Don't be shy / Touch my mum / This is life." Mama Cheeky wrote this song during a long period of sexual abstinence when she was feeling very lonely and desperate for some carnal embrace. She hoped that by getting her daughters to record the song and have a hit with it, she would be taken up on her invitation and receive many offers from the attractive menfolk of Transylvania.

"Of course, this isn't the version that was eventually recorded. The Girls went into the studio and were all set to record, but a misspelt fax from Mama Cheeky to the recording studio changed the lyric to 'Touch my bum', and nobody realised the mistake until it was too late. Mama Cheeky was set to launch legal action against her typist, Fatima Dumkopf, but her daughters convinced her that the new version of the song might work even better.

"The rest is history."

Thanks Sheena! More pop facts coming soon.


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