Chicken Noodle Soup (song)
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|"Chicken Noodle Soup"|
|Single by Webstar & Young B featuring The Voice of Harlem|
|from the album Webstar Presents: Caught in the Web|
|Released||September 12, 2006|
|Format||CD single, Digital download|
|Genre||Pop rap, dance-pop, novelty song|
|Label||Scilla Hill, Universal Republic|
"Chicken Noodle Soup" is a song by producer Da Drizzle from Webstar's album Webstar Presents: Caught in the Web (2006) Which was created, based on and derived from a similar song made by The F$U (Forever Stay Up) movement of Harlem, NY. It features rappers Young B and The Voice of Harlem. The song also has an associated dance which is also cited to be originated by the F$U movement. No recognition or royalties were given to the F$U movement for their contribution to the song and dance combo. The original version was never released or acknowledged publicly.
The song is characterized by a bass/club beat accompanied by an air raid siren, and Young B's vocals who performs most of the song, mainly delivering non sequitur such as ("Let it rain, now clear it out" and "chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side").
"Chicken Noodle Soup" also has an accompanying dance. Originating in Harlem by the F$U movement just after the turn of the new millennium, the dance has been embraced as a new symbol of the local scene that distinguishes New York, specifically Harlem, from other regions whose urban musical subgenres have captured national attention in recent years. Awareness of the dance spread during 2006 thanks to websites such as YouTube, which hosted numerous videos of people dancing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" dance. Blogs that linked to these videos helped turn this dance into an internet phenomenon.
The basic dance features exaggerated shuffling, arm swinging, and a pantomime of the song's lyrics. Detractors have derided "Chicken Noodle Soup" as irritating and corny. Some even claim the dance is racist, as its motions bear some resemblance[clarification needed] to those commonly performed in minstrel shows. The Chicken Noodle Soup is a development associated with other New York-based street dances like the popular "Toe Wop" and the "Harlem shake".
The dance has also inspired many new dancers to express themselves in way such that it is commonly performed in teen clubs, parties and high school affairs in New York. Some suggest this dance phenomenon has evolved to mimic movements similar to those done in voguing, though it had originally came about independently from a bunch of Harlem teens and became popular in the local streets and teen party's of Harlem, which usually had DJ Webstar providing the music.
|US Billboard Hot 100||45|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||30|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||15|
- "Webstar – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
- "Webstar – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
- "Webstar – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Webstar. Retrieved November 19, 2011.