I have only one thing to say - Lollipop Lagelu is a bop. Now that I've put it out there, I can continue. Bhojpuri songs have been under the microscope for a long time now - some people analyze the rather vulgar lyrics while others simply analyze the beats. Either way, people seem to be listening to these songs very often now.
We asked a few millennials why they like these songs, and why they think the songs are so popular.
What Do Millennials Think?
"They are so random! They are catchy and make no sense to me, which probably why I like them so much. It's like listening to a Spanish song, I have no idea what they're saying but I'm going to sing along." Radhika, 23.
"I know they're weirdly sexual and overtly fetishized but god they're catchy man. Like I don't know Bhojpuri or anything but I know all the words to Lollipop Lagelu, and that says a lot. And honestly, everyone ironically listens to thee songs and then they just start liking it for real." Jai, 24.
"If anyone has seen even a single video of these songs, they're going to be horrified. They are so disgusting. Its cringe. I hate the entire genre. First of all, stop with the weird euphemisms, second of all, don't sing about a phone that's up a woman's skirt????"
"I know two Bhojpuri songs, I know all the words to both. I'm not Bhojpuri. I hate that I listen to these songs. Someone stop me, please. I heard them as a joke and now I listen to them when I want to dance or scream-sing." Prerana, 29.
"My friends listen to those songs so often and honestly, I'm used to it now. They're better than Bollywood item songs because I don't understand the language. I know that sounds stupid, but when you don't understand something it sounds better - like Despacito." Nikhil, 27.
"Someone stop them from making more. I can't listen to one more song that plays everywhere and I have to dance to it forcefully since all my friends are dancing to it. It's just annoying to listen to the same thing over and over. I don't even know what they're singing about, but I have to be okay with listening to it. Someone stop them." Vinay, 30.
What do you think of Bhojpuri songs? Are they fun and dance-able, or just plain annoying and cringe?