A Star is Born is set to dominate the Oscars’ Best Original Song category with three songs submitted for nomination.
However, one song won’t be in the running: the much-debated ass anthem ‘Why Did You Do That?’
Known for its opening line: “Why do you look so good in those jeans? / Why'd you come around me with an ass like that?” The song is the first big solo hit for Ally Campana, played by Lady Gaga, and has sparked debate about the film’s attitude to pop music.
Is ‘Why Did You Do That?’ a parody of brain-dead pop music? Or is it actually a really good song?
Many viewers left the film conflicted over whether they should be enjoying it.
Me listening to “Why Did You Do That” knowing full well that it’s supposed to represent bad pop music: https://t.co/ZioYw7owVv
The film’s Jackson Maine sees the song as a sell-out and some believe A Star is Born suggests it is a bad song, compared with the real art of other hits like ‘Shallow’ and ‘Always Remember Me This Way’.
But for others, ‘Why Did You Do That?’ is too catchy to be bad and has become the film’s latest meme for pop fans.
me every time "why did you do that?" comes on https://t.co/KqumDgXz24