There's really no way in steaming-hot hell that you haven't heard Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" yet. Ok, maybe if you never turn on the radio or read a magazine, but if you're reading this blog, it's likely you've had this particular, glorious auditory experience. KUBE canes it twice an hour just like they did with another musically-economical hit, Snoop's "Drop it Like It's Hot." The only other song I can think of that's done more, culturally, with less, is "Hollaback Girl." And "Hot"'s five-star hotness all hinges on the chorus:
"I'm hot 'cause I'm fly/You ain't 'cause you not/This is why/This is why/This is why I'm hot."
For all of us who've wondered, but why does being hot make you fly?? If you can't be hot without being fly, how do you become fly, and vice versa?: this piece, appearing last Friday on the Village Voice site courtesy their music ed Rob Harvilla, is most welcome. In "A Graphical Dissertation on the Number One Song in America," Harvilla explains the Mims phenomenon with numerous graphs like the one above. Check it out. Stay fly.