Let's Get Social is the social media anthem the world never needed

Mary & Phil will have the last laugh when this goes viral

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I wasn't entirely convinced that Twitter and Facebook are the future, preferring to make my statements with a good stone tablet and pointy rock myself, but now Mary McCoy and the crazy gang at Social Media Marketing World have changed all that with their enlightening social media-themed club banger, Let's Get Social.

The track, which serves to both inform brands and repel dogs, was unveiled as a warm-up to a keynote speech at the annual conference, where people pay $1,300 to listen to people reword similar sentiments about "engagement" and then tweet things like 'Facebook is the new paper for mobile-engaged users, says Todd Toddson #SMMW14'.

Let's Get Social features stunning lyrics like 'So connect with me, let's have some fun / Let's show the world how this gets done' and a wonderfully lacklustre call-and-response chorus featuring Mary's fellow speaker Phil Mershon.

Mershon breaks it down with a social media rap after the second chorus, in what is intended to be a 'humour-laced' song but is also laced with unbearable cringiness and possibly death.

My favourite thing about the performance is the time and thought that went into it, with two separate team members working on the lyrics and music. Way to work as a team guys. Dynamic. Goal-orientated.

Here are the lyrics, good luck getting them out of your head:

Verse 1

I'm showing you things you'll like

Trying to get engagement

Here's some photos from my life

My cat, my kids, some bacon

Verse 2

I'm hoping you'll share my stuff

And tweet it to the world

If you help me grow my Klout,

I promise that I'll share yours


So connect with me, let's have some fun

Let's show the world how this gets done


Let's get social (social) with social media

Let's get social (social) with social media

Where we can spread the word and grow our reach

And find our fans in their newsfeed

Let's get social with social media

Verse 3

We're searching for the story

That'll bring us instant fame

So we shoot our "viral video"

And we post it to the Gram

Verse 4

We're looking for the secret

Of Facebook's Holy Grail

We try to keep from paying

That leads to hashtag #fail

(Repeat pre-chorus and chorus then to bridge)


Hey now y'all, can we just get real?

Do we care about our fans or is this just another deal?

Said another way, have we lost our way?

Social's about the people, remember they are people

Do we really need another fan, like or share?

Do we need another post to show up everywhere?

I hope as we scatter we never forget

That our posts live forever even when we go to bed