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NDP 2015 theme song music video disrespects Lee Kuan Yew by only featuring microsecond footage of him

NDP 2015 theme song music video disrespects Lee Kuan Yew by only featuring microsecond footage of him

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Singaporeans demand more archival footage of founding father to be included.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to pay respects to elders said they are deeply disappointed with the National Day Parade 2015 theme song by Dick Lee, titled Our Singapore.

This after the music video for the song only featured a microsecond footage of Lee Kuan Yew (above picture).

One Singaporean, Mei Li Mao, said the failure to pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew throughout the music video is equivalent to undermining the leader’s contribution to Singapore: “This is an affront to the hard work Lee Kuan Yew has put in to make Singapore what it is today.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew did not build up Singapore economically, will Dick Lee even be able to write a song about it?”

“I urge the authorities to change the music video by substituting all footage to Lee Kuan Yew’s footage only.”

However, other Singaporeans felt that this move still does not go far enough.

Another Singaporean, Hen Xing Shang, said: “To change all the footage to moving images of Lee Kuan Yew is only paying lip service.”

“What the NDP committee needs to do right now is to change all the lyrics to the song to ‘Lee Kuan Yew’ so that Singaporeans will not sing any other words to distract their mind.”

“Or else, we cannot focus on Lee Kuan Yew only.”

 

You can catch Lee Kuan Yew for only a split second at the 40 second mark, so don’t sneeze:

 

Other reasons to be upset:

S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

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The composer should push his creativity by coming up with something similar but different.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know that this is home, truly, where they know they must be, said they are upset and disappointed with Dick Lee’s latest effort at composing the 2015 national day theme song called Our Singapore.

This after Singaporeans said this new song sounds nothing like the composer’s 1998 classic national day song, Home, which was performed by Kit Chan and sang by millions of Singaporeans since who feel that it is the only national day song worth singing.

One Singaporean, Lai Chiu Kua, said: “This year is SG50 year, and honestly, I was looking forward to a national day song that sounds just like Home. ‘Whenever I am feeling low/ I look around me and I know’, that kind of thing.”

“Sadly, Our Singapore doesn’t quite sound like that. It is more of an ACS song with its ‘The Best Is Yet To Be’ line.”

“A bit elitist and subliminal, if you ask me.”

Other Singaporeans said they cannot understand why artistes take so much pride in not copying themselves or their previous work and demand to know why they cannot just give the people what they want by writing another song that sounds like Home, but that is still different.

Another Singaporean, Tan Gan Qing, said: “It seems like these artistes have a chip off their shoulder. They need to understand that the average Singaporean doesn’t care about artistic integrity or that kind of thing.”

“All people want is a song that sounds like Home. Just take the same bunch of chords and toss them up a little and get Kit Chan to sing it again.”

“No one will complain it sounds the same, because everyone, honestly, just want to sing Home all the time.”

 

Watch NDP 2015 Theme Song: Our Singapore (Live Performance by Dick Lee) here, which has so many down votes and has the comment section disabled

 

Previously, in 2012:

S’poreans applaud new NDP song