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Bus of Schoolchildren Sing Popular Chinese Internet Meme Song

A video of bus full of schoolchildren in China singing a popular internet meme song has gone viral.

A video of bus full of schoolchildren in China singing a popular internet meme song has gone viral.

A video of a busload of Chinese primary school children singing a rendition of the popular Chinese internet theme song “Shang Bu Qi” has gone viral, accumulating over 750,000 views within a day of being uploaded on Chinese video sharing website Youku.

If you’ve not heard of “shang bu qi“, or don’t understand why people care, the premise could be likened to a busload of young American students singing Tay Zanday’s ‘Chocolate Rain‘ or perhaps ‘Never Gonna Give You Up‘ by Rick Astley.

Interestingly, the original video is no longer accessible at this time, and multiple copies have been uploaded to replace it:

Though the “shang bu qi” internet meme has been overused to death to describe things that can’t be handled, hurt, or dealt with, this particular song details a young girl’s falling out with a playboy who has a penchant for one night stands.

Lyrics: (translation does not account for original meter or rhyme):

Verse:

Around you are so many beauties

But it seems you were only smitten with me

But after our love, you stopped seeing me

Always saying you’re busy, no time to spend with me

On your Weibo you have many hot girls

Turns out I was just one of them

Very sadly I ask you “Why?”

Was my infatuation not hot enough

Chorus:

Can’t be hurt, really can’t be hurt

I miss you miss you miss you so fiercely

I call you and there’s another pretty girl in your arms

I hate you hate you hate you so much my heart bleeds

Can’t be hurt, really can’t be hurt

I keep going back in forth in my mind until I decide to give up on you

Do you have a conscience? Your conscience carried away by a dog

I hate you hate you hate you until I’ve completely forgotten you

Rap:

Pretty girl, are you lonely? Let me rap this song For you

My bed doesn’t have radiation so you don’t need to eat a lot of salt

Stop thinking, stop hesitating, I want to give you a sports car

At night we’ll bite each others’ ears, don’t be too suspicious of my love

You say to me [you] ‘can’t be hurt’ afraid I’ll dump you

Stop thinking, stop hesitating, I just want to be with you

Give me holler, love, you don’t have to say anything else

Then we’ll eat hot pot and together sing a song

Repeat Verse, Repeat Chorus

Here’s a another popular rendition of the song:

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A video of a busload of schoolkids singing a popular internet song has gone viral, with netizens questioning if the material is appropriate for the kid's age.

Comments from Youku:

ゞNani。:

Little friends, when you sing this song, do you understand the meaning? This teacher teaches this kind of song? Shang bu qi~!

好哥哥呀ya:

Teacher you’re very geili.

xz125071826:

Truly shang bu qi….fucking Chinese education.

orangesunyi:

Actually this song was always primary school student level. So if you like this kind of song, your mental age is also around 10 years old.

shilei861127:

Under the tyranny of the teacher, they have no choice!

逍遥々羽:

I don’t know what these kids will think when they look back on this [when they’ve grown]….

A video of a busload of schoolkids singing a popular internet song has gone viral, with netizens questioning if the material is appropriate for the kid's age.

Written by Joel

Joel is a reclusive writer based in Shanghai who took up blogging as a hobby one summer and never looked back. Former editor of Shanghaiist.

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