Omigod You Guys

Album: Legally Blonde (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • "Omigod You Guys" is the opening number from the musical Legally Blonde, which like the rest of the score was written by the husband and wife team of Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe, who adapted it from the book by Heather Hach.

    The song is sung to celebrate the engagement of the heroine Elle to Warner Huntington III, who dumps her because she is blonde. (In Britain, blonde can mean dumb blonde, which is the clear inference here). Elle decides that to win her love back she must show she is not so dumb, enrolls in law school and proves her point, although she ends up in the arms of someone else.

    The opening number - which is sung by Elle, her girlfriends and the company - sets the scene for the rest of this award winning family show. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The phrase "Omigod You Guys" reached its cultural zenith at the 2000 Grammy Awards when Christina Aguilera accepted her trophy for Best New Artist with the words, "Omigod You Guys - I seriously do not have a speech prepared whatsoever." It quickly became ingrained in the lexicon of teenage girls, and when texting rose to prominence, one of the first shorthand initialisms was, of course, OMG.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Boy Bands

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty of The YardbirdsSongwriter Interviews

The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."