It’s funny how our brains can overwrite some phrases we’ve been using since we could talk, with another response… a response which makes us want to sing, boogie in our seats or get up and break out into full song and dance – Bollywood style. Whether you love or hate the song they originate from, these songs have been so popular and original, they’ve creeped their way into everyday language. Here are our top 10!
When you’re juggling an education, a part time job, and a Nutella addiction:
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “I got bills, I gotta pay!”
LOVE/HATE SONG: LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
2. When it’s been 7 days …
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “About a week ago”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Bobby Shmurda – About A Week Ago
3. When the teacher separates you and your best friend:
THE PHRASE YOU SING : “Hello from the other siiiiiiide”
LOVE (come on, no human could possibly hate Adelle) SONG: Adelle – Hello
4. Shaggy has been getting us out of trouble since 2000:
THE PHRASE YOU SING : “Wasn’t me”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
5. You can never just say “it’s friday” without following it up with…
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “Friday, friday, gotta get down on friday!”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Rebecca Black – Friday
6. When your mate brings up their ex. Again.
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “Let it goooooo! Let it go!”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Idina Menzel – Let It Go (Frozen)
7. When the AC is broken:
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “It’s getting hot in here…”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Nelly – Hot In Here
8. The optimist in you when you’ve hit halfway:
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “Woahhhhh, we’re half way there!”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
9. When you’re mate’s come around for the first time, and all he wants to know is where your bathroom is. Totally justified response:
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “To the left to the left”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Beyonce – Irreplaceable
10. And finally, when you’ve just run out of inspiring, heartfelt advice for your friends:
THE PHRASE YOU SING: “Don’t worry… Be happy”
LOVE/HATE SONG: Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
… And you’re probably going to try and sing all of them in a half British-American accent.
Got any other phrases? Comment them below!