Knife Song Tag Archive

“The Knife Song”: When Memeification Hurts Instead of Helps

Posted March 7

Korean musician Psy went viral — and mainstream — last year with his tongue-in-cheek song “Gangnam Style,” in part because he chose to waive the copyright on the song so that anyone and everyone could cover it (which they did, in droves). In Psy’s case, those spinoffs and covers helped make the longtime musician a household name in the U.S. In the case of budding musician Rusty Cage, however, the sudden memeification of his jam, “The Knife Song,” had a totally different effect: It took away his ownership.

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Knife Song — It’s Like The Cup Song, But Potentially Fatal

Posted March 4

First, we had the “Cup Song” — a meme in which folks sang Lulu and the Lampshades‘ tune “You’re Gonna Miss Me” while stacking drinking receptacles. Now, there’s the much more pointy “Knife Song.” That jam — during which people expertly enact that iconic scene from Knife On The Water — just recently went viral.

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