Aly & AJ ‘Potential Breakup Song’ Live Stream: Why did the pop duo add 3 new cuss words in explicit version?
The original track belongs to Aly & AJ’s 2007 album ‘Insomniatic’ and the reason behind the release of the 'explicit redo' can be assumed after it went viral on Tik-Tok in 2020
A week after teasing their fans with an explicit version of their 2007 massive hit single ‘Potential Breakup Song’, pop duo Aly & AJ took to Twitter to officially drop the track on the Internet. The official account of the former Disney stars simply shared the poster along with the link of the release without any caption.
The original track belongs to Aly & AJ’s 2007 album ‘Insomniatic’ and the reason behind the release of the “explicit redo” can be assumed after it went viral on Tik-Tok in 2020. An impressive 2 million videos have been made with the throwback track, including one from Gordon Ramsey, which the sisters used to launch their own Tik-Tok.
Why did Aly and AJ give the song a facelift?
In an interview with Us Weekly in August 2020, Aly & AJ had discussed that ‘Potential Breakup Song’ deserved a facelift. “We like the song. I think that we’re proud of it. But I would produce that song a lot differently now when I think about it,” Aly told the publication. AJ stated, “I would love that song to get, like, a facelift. I do like revisiting that song live and playing it for our fans. But I agree. I think the way pop music has changed now, we’d reproduce it and make it kind of a whole other thing.”
Aly & AJ had released their debut album ‘Into the Rush’ in 2004 which debuted at number 36 on the US Billboard 200 charts and their last full-length album came in the form of ‘Insomniatic’ in 2007. They had also planned for a full-length album in 2014 but it, unfortunately, got leaked on the Internet. After changing their name to 78violet in 2009, Aly & AJ then decided to return to their original names in 2015. Since then, the duo has released two EPs — ‘Ten Years’ and ‘Sanctuary.’ They are also expected to release a new album in 2021.
What do fans think?
As soon as the explicit version hit the Internet, a lot of social media users erupted with joy. Speaking about the track, one individual asserted, “Aly and AJ pulling me back into their fandom after releasing an explicit version of the potential breakup song.” Another stated, “Aly and AJ did what they had to do with the explicit version of Potential Breakup Song.”
One fan expressed, “We need to give Aly and AJ the streams they deserve y’all.” One user posted, “Aly and AJ have been releasing underrated bops for YEARS and deserved the comeback hype that the Jonas brothers got.” A user added, “me finally hearing Aly and AJ sing 'my f**king birthday' the way that I’ve sung it in my head for years.” One elated fan said, “IT'S SO GOOD I LOVE Y'ALL SO MUCH thank you I'm gonna go listen to it 10 more times before bed.”
aly and aj pulling me back into their fandom after releasing an explicit version of the potential breakup song pic.twitter.com/zFMW4wd6A7— Azula’s Therapist (@ohgodjohnwhy) December 29, 2020
aly and aj did what they had to do with the explicit version of potential breakup song— nakia (@L1TERATI) December 29, 2020
we need to give aly and aj the streams they deserve y’all— paul (@dearapriII) December 29, 2020
aly and aj have been releasing underrated bops for YEARS and deserved the comeback hype that the jonas brothers got— camille ✨ (@timewinespirit) December 29, 2020
me finally hearing Aly and AJ sing “my fucking birthday” the way that i’ve sang it in my head for years pic.twitter.com/3DSuoZ2yk9— taylor (@lilredinmotion) December 29, 2020
IT'S SO GOOD I LOVE Y'ALL SO MUCH thank you I'm gonna go listen to it 10 more times before bed— are you there god? it's me, dionne (@OhDionne) December 29, 2020
What are the three cuss words?
The duo has released the explicit version with three curse words. In the first verse, Aly sings, “It took too long, it took too long, it took too long/ For you to call back, And normally, I would just forget that/ Except for the fact it was my birthday, my f**kin' birthday/ I played along, I played along, I played along, Rolled right off my back.”
In the second verse, it is again Aly who uses the cuss word. She goes, “We got along, we got along, we got along/ Until you did that, Now all I want is just my stuff back/ Do you get that? Let me repeat that/ I want my sh*t back.” In the bridge, it is Aly again who croons, “Oh, you can try, you can try, You know I know it'd be a lie/ Without me, you're gonna die/ So you better think clearly, clearly, Before you nearly, nearly f**k up/ A situation that you're gonna miss really dearly, c’mon.”
Wondering how to live stream the song?
The best way to listen to the song is by streaming it here. Fans can also tune into the explicit version of Aly & AJ’s ‘Potential Breakup Song’ on leading streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and YouTube.