Is this the worst-ever NDP song?

Jeff Oon

Over the years, there may have been a few duds but this one may just take the cake.

Imaginatively titled the "Fun Pack Song", this year's National Day Parade (NDP) ditty about -- what else but free goodie bags -- was to have been performed as part of this year's line-up.

But the song -- which is a rip-off of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" -- has been roundly criticised for both its lyrics and the fact that organisers failed to obtain rights to modify the lyrics of the Gaga hit.

Said chairman of the NDP show segment Colonel Ong Tze-Ch'in in a media statement, "We did not realise that the rights obtained (to perform the song in public) did not include rights to modify the lyrics of the song. We are currently working to rectify this."

A two-and-a-half-minute video of the song, shot during a recent rehearsal, has gone viral with over 47,000 views as of Wednesday morning.

A comment by Horrorflicked on YouTube went, "Please, please, please don't let them use this and show the world and let people see how stupid we are."

Others called it a "disgrace" and "unoriginal" while comparisons were also made with JJ Lin's Youth Olympic Games anthem "You are the One".

Oh yeah, you know the one.

Watch the "Fun Pack Song" and compare.

Lyrics of "Fun Pack Song"
By: Haresh Sharma

Oh o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Oh o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let's start with the bag
That's right, grab your bag
It's the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

(REPEAT)

Hold up your flag, don't you forget
You can wave it if you feel like it
Let's wave the flag
Wave wave wave
Let's wave the flag
Take out your light stick, it's two of a kind
It's interactive, means you can join
Just pretend
Oh oh oh... It's a disco

(SPOKEN)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a wet, wet tissue

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let's share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let's share this treat

Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let's start with the bag
That's right, grab your bag
It's the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack

I want Newater and I want a cold drink
You and me, let's share a bit
I want a biscuit and I want a sweet
You and me, let's share this treat

Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
Time for the fun pack song
Kopi-O o o o o o o o o
We like the fun pack song

Let's start with the bag
That's right, grab your bag
It's the fun pack bag
Attack the fun pack!