Double Take (group)

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Double Take
Origin San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.
Genres Various
Years active 2012-present
Members Drew Garrett
Lauren Willey

Double Take is a musical duo consisting of Drew Garrett and Lauren Willey.[1][2] They are mostly known for their single "Hot Problems". Both girls attended San Luis Obispo High School.

Spread and reception of Hot Problems[edit]

Main article: Hot Problems

The song was released on YouTube on April 15, 2012. On April 17, 2012, the "Hot Problems" music video was shown on the Internet humor blog Tosh.0[3] and several other news sites.[4][5] The next day, the song was released on iTunes.[6] Since its release, it has been dubbed "the worst song of 2012"[7] and "the worst song ever".[8][9][10] Some are calling the song worse than Rebecca Black's "Friday".[11] The video has gone viral[12] as it had over 13 million views[13] by June 1, 2012, while receiving overwhelmingly negative reception along with numerous negative comments. Its rating on YouTube was at 690,957 dislikes and 61,280 likes on November 16, 2013.[14] Old Bailey Productions - producer of "Hot Problems" stated, "[It] did not create any of the audio or lyrics for this video. [It] produced the video as a favor for a younger sibling of one of [their] friends."[15] In May 2012, a "Bad Lip Reading" version of the song, titled "Time to Rock", was released on the Internet[16] with at least one website saying it is much better than the original.[17]

Willey and Garrett's responses[edit]

On ABC Willey and Garrett claimed, "[they] don't think that [they]'re that hot," contrary to the lyrics in their song, and that they are "open" to a career as songwriters.[11] According to them, the purpose of the song was entertainment and to show something to their friends while the lyrics were not meant seriously. “We knew that we couldn’t actually sing, so we decided to go for more of a talking singing,” Garrett said.[18][19] Willey said, "All negative criticism we're brushing off our shoulders".[20]

Like a Princess, The Stalking Song and The Stalking Song Remix[edit]

On May 28, 2012, the pair released their second music video, "Like a Princess".[21] Once again, the song generated extremely negative reception. Their third single "The Stalking Song" has already been released to iTunes and YouTube, but has not yet received a music video.[22]

On July 12, 2012, Double Take published the song "The Stalking Song Remix".[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helen A.S. Popkin. "'Hot Girl Problems' confirms Internet hates teenage girls - Technolog on msnbc.com". Technolog.msnbc.msn.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Beauty-Mocking Songs - 'Hot Problems' by Double Take is Comical (VIDEO)". Trendhunter.com. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  3. ^ Hallam, Carly (2012-04-17). "Hot Girls Have Problems Too | Tosh.0 Blog". Tosh.comedycentral.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Hot Girls Have Problems Too | Hot Air". hotair.com. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Hot Girls Have Problems Too | CollegeHumor". collegehumor.com. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hot Problems - Single by Double Take". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  7. ^ O'Reilly, Sean (2012-04-20). "VIDEO: 'Hot Problems' might just be the worst song of 2012 - if not of all time". Abcactionnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  8. ^ "Is 'Hot Problems' by Double Take the New 'Friday?' - Yahoo!". Gma.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  9. ^ "'Hot Problems' Dubbed Worst Song Ever; Double Take Can't Get Dates To Prom". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  10. ^ Hibberd, James (2012-04-20). "The girls of 'Hot Problems' | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  11. ^ a b "‘Hot Problems’ By Double Take: Is The Song Even Worse Than Rebecca Black's 'Friday?' [VIDEO & POLL] - International Business Times". Ibtimes.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  12. ^ "Lauren Willen and Drew Garrett 'Hot Problems' YouTube video goes viral, called the worst song ever". Wptv.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  13. ^ "Top oldbaileyproductions Videos". StatSheep. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  14. ^ BlameThe1st (2012-04-27). "Blame the 1st: WTF Friday: Hot Problems". Blamethe1st.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  15. ^ David Shapiro (2012-04-17). "Exclusive: Who Is Behind The Double Take Video for "Hot Problems"? - Music News - Fuse". Fuse.tv. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  16. ^ Posted May 17, 2012 - By Moye Ishimoto (2012-08-25). "Hot Problems Bad Lip Reading Video". G4tv.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  17. ^ "Bad Lip Reading Of "Hot Problems" Is Far Better Than The Original". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  18. ^ "‘Hot Problems’ Dubbed Worst Song of the Year - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  19. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "The girls of 'Hot Problems' | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  20. ^ "'Hot Problems': World's worst song?". todaysthv.com. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  21. ^ Kathy Kuretich (2012-05-28). "San Luis Obispo High School students "Double Take" make new music video". KSBY. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Stalking Song - Single by Double Take". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  23. ^ "Double Take - The Stalking Song". YouTube. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-08-29.