Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

The song Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silentó was recorded by a teenager from Atlanta. We could say he was a one-hit-wonder, but there is more to his musical talents. The song was created by Silentó in collaboration with Bolo Da Producer.

The singer wanted to showcase his interpretation of the dances since they became very mainstream as Whip and Nae Nae are two different dances. He was seeing people perform them and wanted to provide his reiteration.

You could say Silentó’s fame is associated with the song. Soon after the song was released and became a hit, everyone shared dance moves and whipped on Vine, YouTube, and other social media.

How to Download Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

You can download the song from iTunes or from Apple Music. Click on the Download button located below this review.

The Song Review

Fun fact! The artist was becoming popular before the song was released. His community had heard him singing under the lip. Silento was humming the tunes at school, so the release was no surprise to his close friends.

The song’s beat was inspired by Silentó’s fellow classmate beating the desk. He created the lyrics around it and recorded a 15-second Instagram video. Silento knew the song would be a hit when everyone around him asked to show off his dance moves and repeat the tune. What can we say! Silento takes feedback very seriously.

Whip/ Nae Nae Lyrics Interpretation

The lyrics in the upbeat song are repetitive, so the interpretation will involve phrasal expressions and words. Here we go!

  • The artist begins the song by inviting himself to the dance floor. He is asking the audience to Watch Me dance.
  • The word Whip in the song means to dance.
  • Nae Nae is a local dance from the Atlanta region. It is a celebratory dance that mimics the Sha-Nae-Nae.
  • When the singer says “Stank Leg,” he introduces another dance move to the rhythm. The move involves pointing the leg outwards and then rotating it.
  • Break your leg is a common expression involving theatrics. It means to do the best. The artist is asking everyone to dance the best they can and celebrate.
  • Dog means a close friend, as per the urban dictionary. The word is also written as “dawg,” which may be more familiar to some.
  • When the singer says,

Watch me

Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop

He is signally another dance routine to perform. Silentó encourages people to be themselves and dance in public spaces as forms of self-expression and self-confidence.

The Video Interpretation

The song video begins with a dance compilation. Children, adults, and teenagers are performing the Nae Nae dance. These individuals wear their own aesthetic to express themselves in the street, school, and rooftop settings. The compilation is then converted into the artist’s name, Silentó.

The artist himself is performing at a school basket court. The audience is cheering him to perform the Whip and NaeNae. Silentó wears a red t-shirt with patched acid-washed denim. He is seen sitting on top of the basketball net in some frames while singing the lyrics.

When the lyric Stanky Leg plays, the video presents another compilation of kids and adults performing the routine. Silentó is also performing Breaking a leg wearing a denim jacket, jeans, and a white t-shirt. The frame is complete with a collage of people performing Breaking a Leg on the right side while Silentódances on the left.  The song continues with parents, cheerleaders, basketball players, and the school mascot singing to the beat.

Should you Listen to Whip/Nae Nae?

There are times when most of us battle identity crises. The song is the perfect solution if you feel doubtful about your talents and interests. Silento’s primary intention to create the song is for everyone to be their authentic selves and not be molded to facilitate someone’s approval or validation.

Silentó - Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) is a song by Richard Lamar "Ricky" Hawk (1998) known professionally as Silentó. Download it now.
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Zubair Noor

Zubair Noor

Zubair believes music can heal hurting souls. He listens to R&B, pop, and jazz melodies frequently. The writer thinks music is similar to unraveling a fortune cookie. He is an expert at deciphering the lyrical hidden meanings by learning the artist's backstory. Favorite artists include Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, and Adele.

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