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16Jun/1410

Go, You Chicken Fat, Go

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Why is Apple calling me Chicken Fat?

If I were reaching I'd say someone heard this and had one of those 'wouldn't this make a great soundtrack to an ad some day?' moments. Lo and behold, such an advert comes along and they plan the ad around the song. But, horror of horrors, it just doesn't quite work. It should, but it just doesn't. And, sometimes, even when something doesn't quite work you want it to so badly that you convince yourself that it does. Either that or you just think 'to hell with it' and go with it anyway.

I think that's what happened here. Because, genuinely, I just don't think this quite works.

You want background? OK, it was designed to be the soundtrack to a national calisthenics programme in the Sixties, played in schools, scout halls, holiday camps and prisons (probably) every single fucking day. And you thought four weeks of ads was bad enough.

• If you really hate this advert you can vote for it in the worst adverts of June poll.

Finally, the actual flipping lyrics. I take no responsibility for hurting yourself or driving yourself insane while reading them or trying to work out to them.

Touch down
Every morning
Ten times!
Not just
Now and then.
Give that chicken fat
Back to the chicken,
And don't be chicken again.
No, don't be chicken again.

Push up
Every morning
Ten times.
Push up
Starting low.
Once more on the rise.
Nuts to the flabby guys!
Go, you chicken fat, go away!
Go, you chicken fat, go!

Good morning!
Hands on hips, place!
Now then, touch your toes with me. Ready!

Touch down (up)
Every morning (down)
Ten times!
(Up) Not just (d-) [he mistakenly starts to say "down" here] (Four!) Now and then (up)
(Five!) Give that (up) chicken fat
(Six!) Back to the (up) chicken and
(Seven!) Don't be (up) chicken (Eight!) again
(up) No, (Nine!) don't be (up) chicken again. (Ten...halt!)

Hit the dirt! Hit!
Push ups next,
Nice and steady.
Not too fast.
Ready!

Push up (down)
Every morning (up)
Ten times!
Push up,
Starting low.
(Down! That's five.) Once more (down) on the rise
(Six!) Nuts to the (down) flabby guys.
Go, you chicken fat, go away (down).
(Nine) Go, you (down) chicken fat, go!
Ten, and halt!

Now, struggle up to your feet!
Strug...(Struggle!)
March in place, march!

Left! Left! Left! Left!
Left a good pound and a quarter.
Was it right, right that it should be left?
Yes, I left! Left! Left! Left!
Left a good pound and a quarter.
It was right (left), right (left) that it should be left!

And halt! One, two.
Next, sit-ups.
Everybody's favorite, so on your back, drop.
All right girls, you're in this too.
Arms over head, flop!
C'mon girls, now!
Sit up!

Sit up (down)
Every morning (up)
Ten times
Sit up (down)
(Up) On your seat. (down)
(Five) Swing that rusty gate.
(Six) Don't drop the tempo, mate.
(Seven) Can't win draggin' your feet.
(Eight) No, (nine) can't win draggin' your feet.
Ten, and halt!

Now on your feet, up!
Everybody, hands on hips, place.
Twist your trunk to the left, ready!

Twist left, front,
Now the right side,
Ten times!
Twist left, front
(Right) Grunting low (front)
Grunt!
(Ungh!) Louder!
(Ungh!) Front, now!
Left and front and everybody sing!
Go, you chicken fat, go!

And, halt.
Fingers back of your neck, lace.
Right foot forward, place.
The pogo spring, landing on alternate feet.
Ready!

Spring left,
Spring right,
Higher!
Higher!
Up, down,
Up, down,
Higher!
Higher!
Wait, not too high!
Up, down,
Up, down,
Up, down,
Halt!

Drop your hands to the side, feet together, place.
Overhead, clap, and jump to stride.
Known as the jumping jack far and wide.
All right, are you ready? Ready!

Jump, two! Clap, Two!
Clap, two! Clap, slap!
Clap, slap! Clap, slap!
Jump, two! Jump, two!
Jump, it's good for you.
Three more is all we do.
Jump, two!
And...halt and sing!
Go, you chicken fat, go!

March in place,
March! Left! Left! Left!
Left a good pound and a quarter.
Was it right, right that it should be left?
Oh, I left! Left! Left! Left!
Left a good pound and a quarter.
It was right (left), right (left) and halt.
One, two.

Palms up, arms to the side, raise!
Next we're gonna do backwards circles,
Ready? Ready!.
And around, Front and around.
Front and around, front and around.
Front and around, and halt.

Arms to the side, place.
On your back, drop.
And now, raise your legs in the air, raise!
It's the bicycle ride!

And, pump, pump, pump, pump,
Pump, pump, pump, pump,
Pump, pump, pump, pump,
Pump, pump, and...
Halt.
On your feet, up
Quickly, quickly, next
Inhale, arms sweep up inward,
Exhale, arms out and down.
(Inhale, arms sweep up inward,
Exhale, outward, down.)
Ready!

Inhale, slow
Every morning
Exhale, clear down.
Inhale, take the air!
Down and around and inhale.
Grab that oxygen,
Exhale and try again!
You're not getting your share.
(Clear down) No, (inhale) you're not getting your share!
On the down, halt!

The tortoise and the hare next.
First the tortoise.
Bend the elbow, and run in place.
Ready? Ready!

Running, (two)
(Run)
Like a tortoise,
(Okay)
Too far, and too slow.
Now double up, ready!
(Running)
Run two three four,
(Like a hare)
Run two three four,
(Now you are)
Run two three four,
(Getting there)
Run two three four,
Go you
(Run two three four)
Chicken fat,
(Run two three four)
(Go away!)
Everybody sing!
Go, you chicken fat, go!
Go!
Go!
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  • Fiz

    http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Physical-Fitness.aspx?p=2
    I think the above link explains what you are trying to say. Thanks for providing the lyrics. I was offended when I first heard it. But now I quite like it. Highlighting how people need to get off their bums!!
    It’s done exactly what an ad wants it to do. Make you stop. Make you watch. Make you listen. How ironic!

    • Steph

      I know what you mean. That advert usually comes on when I turn the tv on in the evening and the temptation is strong to sack my run off ‘until tomorrow morning’ also known as ‘the twelfth of never’. So it’s useful for shaming me into getting off my arse if nothing else, but apple aren’t getting any money from me for it.

    • I don’t agree. A song getting stuck in your head doesn’t necessarily have any more significance than that. The sound of a dog barking doesn’t make me want to buy a dog.

      • Fiz

        I see you’re point. But I would rather the chicken fat song came on then that stupid ‘bellys gonna get you ad from a few years ago’, the ‘it’s granola ad’ or Nicole sherzinger making orgasm noises when eating yoghurt or washing her hair!

  • Fiz

    http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Physical-Fitness.aspx?p=2
    I think the above link explains what you are trying to say. Thanks for providing the lyrics. I was offended when I first heard it. But now I quite like it. Highlighting how people need to get off their bums!!
    It’s done exactly what an ad wants it to do. Make you stop. Make you watch. Make you listen. How ironic!

    • Steph

      I know what you mean. That advert usually comes on when I turn the tv on in the evening and the temptation is strong to sack my run off ‘until tomorrow morning’ also known as ‘the twelfth of never’. So it’s useful for shaming me into getting off my arse if nothing else, but apple aren’t getting any money from me for it.

    • I don’t agree. A song getting stuck in your head doesn’t necessarily have any more significance than that. The sound of a dog barking doesn’t make me want to buy a dog.

      • Fiz

        I see you’re point. But I would rather the chicken fat song came on then that stupid ‘bellys gonna get you ad from a few years ago’, the ‘it’s granola ad’ or Nicole sherzinger making orgasm noises when eating yoghurt or washing her hair!

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Apparently commissioned by JFK to get America fit circa 1960. There’s nothing like an advertiser getting their cultural references right for the country they’re targeting, is there? I mean, fifty odd years old, an obscure footnote to PresidentKennedy’s administration, one most Americans of a certain generation will hum, but which will leave most Brits thinking “What the FUCK relevance or use was that? Are they flogging diets, tablet computers, or mobile phones, or running gear? And please get that sodding stupid bloody tune out of my head NOW.”

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Apparently commissioned by JFK to get America fit circa 1960. There’s nothing like an advertiser getting their cultural references right for the country they’re targeting, is there? I mean, fifty odd years old, an obscure footnote to PresidentKennedy’s administration, one most Americans of a certain generation will hum, but which will leave most Brits thinking “What the FUCK relevance or use was that? Are they flogging diets, tablet computers, or mobile phones, or running gear? And please get that sodding stupid bloody tune out of my head NOW.”

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