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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack has a rap single and it's as tacky as you'd hope

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 and is now editor-in-chief. He co-hosts The Besties, is a board member of the Frida Cinema, and created NYU’s first games journalism course.

I used to dance in my underwear to soundtracks, but let me work my way to that.

See, I could opine on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack single, Shell Shocked ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign. But a song this profoundly commercial and blunt is, I feel, better enjoyed first hand. It's like someone reviewing a Big Mac. Here's a buck. Try it for yourself. Your queasiness may vary.

I'd rather talk about my weird relationship with soundtracks as a child. I loved them. I loved soundtracks almost as much as I loved Weird Al and this one tape I found of Jeff Foxworthy Live. We've come a long way.

Huey Lewis, he was my hero. Puff Daddy and I belted about Godzilla like it was the only thing keeping Godzilla at bay. But my heart belonged to MC Hammer's "Addams Family Groove" (seriously, click that link), a song that, along with Tag Team's laudable but forgettable follow-up, "Addams Family (Whoomp!)," would delay bed time, sending me parading through the house, stripping off my clothes, then putting them back on backwards — just how Kriss Kross taught me.

And I wasn't the only kid doing this. As I get older, and begin to be less petrified by my personal history, I hear similar stories from people in their 20s who learned to love music and dance and even underwear (because who didn't have or want TMNT Haines) from their favorite films. It's a weird thing. So I look at this new TMNT song, and first I think, this is cynical and crass and gross. But then I think, hey, this is a new generation's "Addam's Groove." And at least it's not just a reworked version of "Whoomp! (There it is)."

Side note: I'm including a new trailer for the film. Am I wrong to be excited?

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