CC

2001 CC

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This 2001 album, 2001 CC, is novelty oriented and fixated on double-entendre with sexual connotations. On a literal level, CC's lyrics aren't obscene, but can easily be interpreted in that manner. This type of music has become popular among local singers, and has a buying audience. Most songs on this album use the melodies of American songs, which are given new lyrics, written in Tagalog, the Philippines' national language. The songs include remakes of Connie Francis' "Where the Boys Are," Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me," and Patsy Cline's "Crazy." The original versions of these songs remain popular in the Philippines and have easy recall. Three of the 12 songs are Philippine composed. CC is an unremarkable singer, and it's possible she got a record contract mainly because of her looks. In the Philippines, talent often loses out to looks and popularity On "Biniyak Mo Ang Puso Ko" ("You Break My Heart"), which uses the melody of "Where the Boys Are," CC sings in a coy, suggestive voice. The lyrics (translated from Tagalog here) ostensibly deal with a guy taking money from a girl, but the sexual connotation isn't hard to see: "Oh it hurts when you break me/you make a hole/you break me/you dry me, my pocket." Music such as this, in which famous American songs are given new, suggestive lyrics, doesn't require much creativity, and is a sad state of affairs.

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