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Celebrating the achievements of musicians in pronouncing individual words in songs in memorable ways. These are mostly Top 40 type songs that I heard on the radio a lot, and a few that I didn't but wish I did. A semi-sequel to this post from earlier this year.

The 2010 Individual Lyric Pronunciation Awards

HEET "you are my number one heeeeeeeeet" R. Kelly, Number One Hit

YAYHUSS "Yayhuss, yayhuss. I can feel it now" Taylor Swift, Mine

NECKALUSS "got Jesus on my neckaluss uss uss" Ke$ha, We R Who We R

KALEE "we drove to Kalee & got drunk on the beach" Katy Perry, Teenage Dream 

BIATCH "that's why I don't got love for a biatch" Too Short, Bitch

YUHHH "I tried to tell yuhhh but all I could say is" Elton John, All Of The Lights

LIYEEN "Did I mention that I was about to do that liyeen?" Fergie, All Of The Lights


HOLSTA "that girl is the gun to my holsta" Iyaz, Replay

SEDUSSES "girl sedusses, they come in deuces" Kanye, Deuces remix

NAO "I could really use a wish right naooo" Hayley Williams, Airplanes 

BOLSILLOOOO "She hides true love en su bolsilloooo" Lady Gaga, Alejandro 

BAHDAY "Not everybody knows how to work my bahday" Rihanna, What's My Name

UHHHHHP "Why would you wanna break uhhhhp" Mario, Break Up

DAYUMN "Dayumn youse a sexy chick" Akon/David Guetta, Sexy Chick

PLAYN "Are we an item, girl quit playn" Justin Bieber, Baby 

LAHV "Lahhhhhhhhhv! I don't get enough of it!" Jay-Z, Monster

LAHV "ya lahv ya lahv ya lahv is my drug" Ke$ha, Your Love Is My Drug

Nicki Minaj 2010 MVP Award: Special Acheivements In Single Word Pronunciation

ASBESTOS "and I just be comin' off the top, asbestos" Bedrock

NOICEUH "LOL smiley face have a noiceuh day" Up Out My Face

ADRUSS "I say meet me in the sky and that's my adruss" Teqkilla

TODLORE, "You're like a candy store and I'm a todlore" Your Love

MONATOWUN "I'm a stereo and she's just so monotowun" Check It Out

SLUGGA "Then I'ma go and get my Louisville slugga" Bottoms Up

FREDDAY "It's nightmare on Elm Street and guess who's playing Fredday" My Chick Bad

BLUFFERRR "I know you're not a blufferrr I'll take you to go see Usher" Little Freak

DEN-TAL "Den-tal, den-tal, yes bitch I'm mental" I Ain't Thru

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Invalid. The clear winner is:

"Turn y'all boys into pussies: sex CHAAAAYYNGE." - Lil' Wayne, "Right Above It"

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

is Kellz wearing a shirt with his own picture on it #swag

December 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterMolly

PLANCE "I came to dance dance dance dance, I hit the floor cuz that's my plance plance plance plance" - Taio Cruz, Dynamite

MEHH "What what what did u say oh you're breaking up on mehh" / "Stop telephonin mehh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-ehhh"
FASTAH "Boy the way u blowin up my phone won't make me leave no fastah, put my coat on fastah, leave my girls no fastah"
PARTEH "Not that I don't like you I'm just at a parteh" - Gaga/Beyonce, Telephone

WACHUYU "Wachuyu watchin me I go all out, the club can't even handle me right now" - Flo Rida/David Guetta, Club Can't Handle Me

PARANCE "At the mall there was a seance, just kids no parance" - Kanye, Dark Fantasy

RIDIKLUS/RIDICKALUS "I mean this shit is, fuckin ridiklus" - Kanye/Swizz Beatz/Pusha T/Jay-Z/RZA, So Appalled

GOWHN "So dance dance like it's the last last night of your life life, gowhn get u right" - Usher/Pitbull, DJ Got Us Fallin in Love

BWOIYFREN "Ooo, I got some news for you, yeah, go run and tell yo little bwoiyfren" - Cee Lo, Fuck You

LYIEK "Baby I lyiiiiek it, the way you move on the floor" - Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull, I Like It

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

+ Robyn: "I'm in the COR-NAH, watching you kiss her."

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmmy

holsta? slugga? Those are memorable? 'Bolsillo' is also standard pronunciation- it's just, um, in Spanish. Who do you talk to on a regular basis?

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterme

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