A parody song based on hit song performed by pop icons Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg has taken off in its own right.
‘Porirua Gurls’, written and performed by X105 radio announcers Gary Pointon and Jono Manks (aka ‘Manksy’), highlights some the greatest things about Porirua City and its surrounding suburbs and is based on #1 hit song ‘California Gurls’.
Initially released via www.x105fm.com, the song has found its way on to websites such as Youtube where it is being watched by thousands every day. Due to an overwhelming amount of requests for the song, a music video has also been made and was released on the 9th of July.
Within a week of its release the video for the song has reached over 5000 views on Youtube alone.
Manksy and Gary are hosts on X105’s breakfast programme ‘Manksy In The Morning’ and found that the concept and lyrics came together quite easily, “We were just talking about how there are always these songs about California and New York but never places in New Zealand, Porirua seemed to fit quite nicely.” Says Pointon.
Manksy points out that while the song is called ‘Porirua Gurls’ there’s a bit more to it “We wanted to highlight what is positive about the area, it’s also a tongue In cheek ode to a place where many of our listeners live, so far it has been taken in the spirit intended.”