PSY’s Gangnam Style has been the hit of the year and also one of the most parodied thanks to its accompanying video, but this one is performed by suburban housewives.
A group of British wives and mothers from Buckinghamshire got together to perform their own version of the song by South Korean musician PSY, complete with their own lyrics.
The women sing “mop! mop! mop! We’ve got housewife style!” as they are filmed dancing in skimpy outfits in their kitchens and rapping around Waitrose.
Their lyrics include the lines: “We don’t know, why you would go for less, older woman they are by far the best, we’ve got housewife style!” and “load the dirty dishes, feed the hungry cat, we’re supersonic women and sexy too at that”.
The tongue-in-cheek footage shows that the women can juggle cooking, cleaning and reading Fifty Shades of Grey around running “six people’s lives” – and still being sexy.
The video, which you can view below, was produced and directed by Lizzie Allen who enlisted her friends to take part to raise money for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer. As well as being filmed at their homes in Bucks, they also shot scenes around the county in affluent areas including Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and the Waitrose store in Chesham.
A spokesman for the supermarket said they “were thrilled that these glamorous ladies had lots of fun filming the hilarious video outside our shop”.
And while the scenes of them gyrating with their mops and posing in a hot tub may make their children cringe, it’s certainly working at raising money for the good cause.
So far, £1,499 ($2,300) has been raised via their Just Giving page and they hope to raise much more as the video gains in views.
“We’ve joined together to raise money for breast cancer research through Breakthrough Breast Cancer. We have no fundraising target – we would just like to make as much money as possible! Your donation can really help to prevent and treat this horrible disease that affects so many of us,” Lizzie Allen writes on the page.