"Catchy Song"
Single by Dillon Francis featuring T-Pain & Lay Lay
from the album The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2019
Length2:48
LabelWaterTower
Songwriter(s)Jon Lajoie
Producer(s)Dillon Francis

"Catchy Song" is the main theme song to the 2019 Warner Bros. Pictures film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It is written by Jon Lajoie, produced by Dillon Francis, and sung by T-Pain and Lay Lay (the latter credited on the soundtrack release as That Girl Lay Lay).[1]

The song is notable for its repeated lyric, "This song's gonna get stuck inside your... (3x) ...head!"[2][3]

Production

Following the same attempt to create an earworm of a song with "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, the producers of the film created the similar song for the sequel, which principally features the repeated phrase "This song's gonna get stuck inside your head!" for most of the song. According to Lajoie, he found that "Everything is Awesome" was "annoyingly catchy", and the only way that they could outdo that was "Dial the 'annoying' up to 11!".[4]

Use in film

The first use of the song in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is in a scene in which most of the film's characters are subjected to the song and all except Lucy dance to it, while simultaneously the denizens of Harmony Town sing it to Emmet and Rex. Lucy/Wildstyle avoids being "brainwashed" by the song by breaking one of the speakers and using some of its pieces to build earmuffs for herself before escaping via air ducts, while Emmet and Rex escape in a similar fashion.

The song is briefly sampled in the unhappy reprise of "Everything Is Awesome" ("Everything's Not Awesome") when Lucy proclaims that the song is "gonna get stuck inside your heart", a proclamation made to bring back the hope of defeating Rex and restoring harmony.[citation needed]

The song also plays in its entirety in the credits after Super Cool.

Charts

References

  1. ^ Alexander, Bryan (January 18, 2019). "'Lego Movie 2' director apologizes to parents for 'Catchy Song' and future of repeat plays". USA Today. Retrieved January 21, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Murphy, Mekado (2019-02-12). "'The Lego Movie 2': How 'Catchy Song' Got So Catchy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ "'Lego Movie 2' director apologizes to parents for head-drilling 'Catchy Song'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ Jirak, Jamie (January 19, 2019). "'The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part' Teases The Song That Will Get Stuck Inside Your Head". Comicbook.com. Retrieved January 22, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Dillon Francis Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kid Digital Songs: February 23, 2019". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rap Digital Songs: February 23, 2019". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)