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Pants on the Ground – Best American Idol Song Ever

Posted By: on January 13, 2010

Every once in a while, something comes along that unexpectedly takes a nation by storm. For example, the whole Susan Boyle phenomenon. Susan Boyle is good, great even, but not mind blowing, its more the idea of her that made her as ridiculously famous as she is now. Because nobody could expect something so beautiful to come out of someone so… pre-media blitz Susan Boyle.

Well, tonight, we might just have gotten another idol to push around a bit. His name is General Larry Platt and his original song is “Pants on the Ground,” or “LOOKIN LIKE A FOO WITH YO PANS ON THA GROUN”

Pants on the Ground lyrics:

Pants on the ground

Pants on the ground

Lookin’ like a fool with yo pants on the ground

With yo gold in yo mouth

Hat turned sideways, pants hit the ground

Call yourself a cool cat, lookin like a fool

Walkin’ downtown with your pants on the ground

Get it up, hey, get your pants off the ground

Walkin’, talkin’ with your pants on the ground

Get it up, hey, get your pants on the ground

Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

Gold in your mouth

Hat turned sideways

Call yourself a cool cat, yeah, lookin’ like a fool

Walkin’, talkin’ with your pants on the ground

Boom, boom, pants on the ground

Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

With your gold in your mouth

Hat turned sideways, pants hit the ground

Call yourself a cool cat

19 Responses to “Pants on the Ground – Best American Idol Song Ever”

  1. jeana says:

    LOVE this one…best song EVER for American Idol audition….gotta love this 60+ year old man

  2. noodlhead says:

    this was awesome tonight…my kids downloaded it for a ringtone. :)

  3. Lawdog says:


  4. gregw says:

    this guy is famous now. they even have shirts on him now.

  5. Lisa L says:

    I think this song is great. They should play it on the morning announcements at every high school, every day. Maybe the kids would get the hint and pick their pants up off the ground and stop showing us their unders!

    I hope you get a record deal even for this song only! Way to go General.

  6. Check out these hilarious "Pants on the Ground" shirts:

  7. Chuck Smolkin says:

    Once in forever you get to see something simple but brilliant. A message only a GENERAL can communicate. We see again the difference between education and genious. Thank you General Platt.

  8. Nunaah says:

    Way To Go Gen. I will buy it for my Grandchildren. Best Song So Far on Idol

  9. Chris says:

    This song is going to set off a huge trend in US society. After all, who wants to be that guy walking down the street with your pants sagging down and then hear someone yell out “Lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground”.

    What needs to happen and WILL happen.

    1. General Larry Platt with record the song.

    2. He will have a video for the song where he takes kids off the streets and makes them go belt shopping. The kids will buy the biggest thickest belts at the store and a belt buckle with the most bling bling.

    3. Society will follow and the trend for 2010 – 2011 will be young guys wearing thick belts with bling bling.

    4. Jean makers will see the trend and will start to design jeans that have larger belt loops so people can wear thicker belts.

    5. All the stores will have racks upon racks of thick belts and faux bling bling buckles.

    The general will be the cause of the biggest trend for the next few years and people will begin to forget that American Idol and General Larry Platt were responsible.

  10. Lin says:

    Best! Very popular for sure! Media frenzy forsure!!!!! This guy is the real thing! I give it 10 stars not 5

  11. BOB BITTERS says:



  12. peace says:

    it is amazing thats a great song it is so cathey……………………………………..

  13. Jackon says:

    Credit for sharing this post, it was useful.

  14. I loved the final 5 Idol group song last night. It was heartbreaking to see Aaron Kelly removed however I think the others were better singers so he had to go!

  15. Gus Bevil says:

    So it's between Lee DeWyze & Crystal. It was the very best season by far. Curious who will make it.

  16. I saw American Idol winner Lee has just signed up to RCA records. Can't wait to buy his new album.

  17. I really think Donald Trump would be a much better American Idol judge than Harry Connick Jr. – Trump isn't at all afraid to express what he thinks and can be as controversial as Simon Cowell.

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  19. Andree Kahle says:

    Oh man I love this season of American Idol! I'm still getting over the fact that Paul got sent home. He still is by a long shot the best singer.

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