For reasons entirely unbeknownst to me (and seriously, if you know the answer, please hit me with it) Biz Markie a) is famous at all but also 2) his song “Just a Friend” is still getting played in certain circles. The 1989 “comedic” rap song features Biz lamenting a girl, named Blah Blah Blah apparently, he just met after a show having a “friend” and not copping to him being a boyfriend (aka “man”). This was a total one hit wonder and usually ranks well on lists of the best One Hit Wonders, due in no small part to the purposely(?) off key belting of the chorus, the lyrics of which are: “You got what I need. But you say he’s just a friend.” These are two totally unrelated thoughts. This woman has what he needs, but she’s also got a friend… I don’t see why this needs to be sung about six million times.
ANYWAY, I digress a million times…
The reason we’re talking about Mr. Markie’s hit song today is that YouTuber and purveyor of fine Muppet mashups, Mylo the Cat, has hit us with another hip hip puppet extravaganza. Mylo the Cat has taken clips of everybody’s favorite piano-playing pooch, Rowlf the Dog, and put “Just a Friend” underneath it. It’s surprisingly accurate. Take a look!
Mylo the Cat has done this a number of times, including putting the Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want” over Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beeker, and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” over, who else, Miss Piggy. It’s like the Muppets make everything great, even if it’s just looking at them while other pop music plays. They’re legends.
What do you think of Rowlf as Biz? What other Muppet Music Mashups do you think would work? Let us know in the comments below.