Yikes! The GOP delegates were having the time of their lives at the Republican National Convention on July 20, singing and dancing like no one was watching. The only problem? They were gettin’ down to ‘My Sharona,’ a song about sex with a minor. See for yourself, right here!
We’re not sure if we should laugh or cry watching a bunch of stuff old delegates get funky at the Republican National Convention. C-SPAN caught dozens of people, mostly ladies, in the RNC crowd singing at the top of their longs and shaking what their mamas gave them. They brought da club into the audience, and it was honestly really funny and endearing.
However, we can’t help but question their choice in music. “My Sharona,” a classic hit by The Knack, was written by lead singer Doug Fieger who met a teenage girl named Sharona working in a clothing store and immediately fell in love with her before stealing her away from her boyfriend. Seems a little inappropriate for political professionals to play a song about sex with an minor, including lyrics like “Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind. I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind.” Ick.
“My Sharona” wasn’t the only questionable music choice of the night. Immediately afterward, they played Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” over the loudspeakers. While the song is an American classic, it’s weird that the Republican convention would use it considering it’s written about a member of one of the most famous Democratic families in history: Caroline Kennedy! Yikes, we think the DJ might be getting fired. At least we got a great show out of it!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was inappropriate that the Republican National Convention played “My Sharona” at the event? Share your thoughts with us!