The Woman Behind ‘You Name It’ Cried After The Song Went Viral

11.17.16 3 weeks ago 2 Comments

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The only thing that’s been stuck in my head this week (aside from “That girl is a real crowd pleaser“) has been “I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes…” from the surprise hit song of the year, “You Name It.” “The viral earworm came about when a genius figured out that putting a rap beat to gospel legend Shirley Caesar’s “Hold My Mule” was the best idea since someone figured out macaroni goes great with cheese.. So, how does Ms. Caesar feel knowing all you heathens and sinners have turned her sweet, ol’ gospel record into silly Internet viral hit?

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The 78-year-old star called into the The Willie Moore Jr. Show on Thursday and said she cried real tears of joy when she heard her song was a thing with the new generation. “I was out in the middle of the ocean and one of the members from my church showed it to me,” Mama Shirley said about hearing her remixed song for the first time. “I was so shocked to see them dancing and boogieing. I was shocked to tears.”

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