The most iconic classic song of childhood just got a twist—or at least it did several years ago. Even though Dream English released a not-what-you-remember version of the ABC song in 2012, a recent tweet has ignited an all new social media-spurred controversy.
So why is a children’s song suddenly such a hot button subject? As anyone who has ever sung the song knows, the “LMNOP” part is quick and pushed together. That is, in every version except for Dream English’s video. Instead, the “L-M-N-O-P” portion is spread out—throwing off the entire song.
Comedian Noah Garfinkel recently noticed this not so welcome change, tweeting the clip along with, “They changed the ABC song to clarify the LMNOP part, and it is life ruining.”
Apparently Garfinkel isn’t the only one to feel a serious sense of disappointment. Plenty of others chimed in, tweeting about just how wrong the change was.
Of course, there were some tweets defending an alternate version of the classic—but not Dream English’s.
Featured photo: Dream English via YouTube