2020 has been bad news after bad news, topped with some more bad news – and comedy duo Flo & Joan have summed it all up in one sweary song.
The comedy duo, made up of sisters Rosie and Nicola Dempsey, went viral with their 2016 Song, which outlined all the celebrity deaths of the year, the election of Donald Trump and Brexit and racked up over 760,000 views.
But somehow, 2020 was even worse, so they have returned with an expletive-laden recap of the year that was.
The song begins with Flo and Joan singing: ‘2020, cooey, we’ve had a lovely time, it’s been a paper cut with a little squeeze of lime.’
Referencing four years ago, they sing: ‘No not as many famous people died out of the blue, but in the general population there’s a fair f***ing few.’
The pair call out UK politicians for ‘letting children starve’, in reference to the battle for free school meals, and ask them to ‘retrain as people who aren’t s***’, and blamed Cats the movie as the moment everything went ‘up the t**t’.
**Warning: strong language**
After mentioning wildfires in Australia and California, stock-piling toilet roll, the infringement of women’s rights in Poland, police brutality, Brexit, statues being pulled down, Karens, racism and clashes over mask-wearing, the duo sing: ‘If you’re anything but white and rich, you’re ever meant to win, so let’s ball up 2020, and c*** int in the bin.’
The 2020 Song has already got over 70,000 views on YouTube since its release a week ago, with more attention brought to it after Flo and Joan performed the song on The Russell Howard Hour.
Russell shared the clip to his Instagram, writing: ‘@FloandJoan sing us out of this awful year with The 2020 Song.’
One comment read: ‘This sounds like the 2020 version of “We Didn’t Start The Fire”’, with others requesting the song to download.
Fans of Flo and Joan joked that their 2020 Song was ‘basically the 2016 song but angrier’, and praised the comedians for summing up the year perfectly.
The performance on Russell’s show has been viewed a further 34,000 times.
The Dempsey sisters, who grew up in Portsmouth, have featured on Live at the Apollo and the Royal Variety Performance with their comedy songs, and their Amazon Prime Video special Alive On Stage was released last year.
Flo and Joan also appeared in a Nationwide campaign in 2017, singing observational ditties about small houses, sibling rivalries, fry-ups and Christmas.
However, the campaign received a lot of hate, and the sisters received death threats and ‘vile, abusive and misogynistic comments’, leading to Nationwide working with the Met Police over the abuse.
Credit: Original article published here.