Friday, January 18, 2013

Keepin' It Kosher Fo' Sure

We may be entering a golden era of Jewish references in pop music. It started in 2009 when the Black Eyed Peas incorporated "L'Chaim" and "Mazel Tov" in their #1 hit I Gotta Feeling. Just a few months ago, Train included the random line "How could you leave on Yom Kippur" in 50 Ways To Say Goodbye. Now, let's welcome Ke$ha to the party for her latest song, C'Mon, with this line:

We been keepin' it Kosher / But I wanna get it on fo' sure

You can also hear the line yourself at the 2:50 mark of one of the strangest videos you'll ever see.

While I'm sure that the word Kosher has been used in numerous songs before (though I can only think of The Clash's Rock the Casbah), Ke$ha is probably the first and only performer to rhyme Kosher with fo' sure.

You're move, Adele!


harvey said...

Sean, you're forgetting Adam Sandlers smash hit, The Chanukah Song. And, who can forget The Dradle Song, from our childhood?

Sean said...

Harvey - At this point, the Chanukah song is probably 20 years old. Plus, while I enjoy the dreidel song, I don't think it ever reached the Billboard Top 40.