PCP Flashback – S.O.A.P’s ‘This Is How We Party’.
Welcome to PCP’s newest series, where we travel back in time (probably to the late 90′s-early 00′s) and relive some fantastic moments in pop culture history. I’m really excited about this, because this gives me an excuse to sit around and watch 90′s music videos. Not that you ever really need an excuse. Anyway, today we’re going to look at Danish pop sisters S.O.A.P’s smash hit This Is How We Party. Fun fact, they’re just called soap, it doesn’t stand for anything. They were going to hold a competition with their fans to come up with a meaning behind the acronym… but then they basically disappeared after Ladidi Ladida. Totes awkward.
Oh, if you’re unfamiliar with This Is How We Party, then you’re welcome, because I’ve just got you onto one of the greatest pop songs ever written, and good luck getting it out of your head. As an introduction, the girl on the left of the picture up there is Line Sørensen, and on the right is her older sister Heidi Sørensen. But what are we waiting for?! Are you excited, because I sure as fuck am.
Okay, let’s run through it play by play.
S.O.A.P tv. Fantastic. I guess that’s their version of Aquascope:
I really didn’t expect that to be as hard to find as it was, apparently an aquascope is a thing to look at the water. Fuck that.
Okay, can we just talk about that silver lipstick for a second? Ah, man, I wish I had a photo, but I totally had an opaque silver lipgloss when I was 11. It smelt like coconut and I thought I was the BOMB when I wore it. Yes, I wore it out. I alternated between that and this deep raspberry lipstick with legit CHUNKS of silver glitter in it that I paid maybe $3 for. I’m not talking any kind of glitter that looks like it belongs in make-up, though, I’m talking like, craft glitter. I was basically the coolest 11 year old, you guys. We’re not even fifteen seconds in, though. Let’s keep moving.
When my friend and I talked about which one we wanted to be, I picked Line and she picked Heidi. I totally made the wrong choice, didn’t I? Heidi’s way prettier. I don’t know what I was thinking.
OMG the decor. I actually want all of it, I’d have a 90′s room. Also, remember when sunflowers were huge and they were like, stuck on hats and shit all the time? Fucking Blossom hats.
Fierce crocheted cardi. You can’t get green cardigans this season, apparently.
Their boyfriend… well… what can you say? I know it’s the 90′s but it’s hard to take a man seriously in a leather vest doing ducklips. Also, shouldn’t they have separate love interests? Are they planning on sharing?
Definitely would’ve murdered someone to get one of those phones that Heidi has where the dial is on the bottom. I had a normal phone extension in my room and felt pretty cool about it, it had a dial instead of buttons (which wasn’t cool but it was a phone so I thought I was a fierce diva). One day I got bored and painted it with a bunch of different nail polishes. I also painted my alarm clock with nail polish. Both of them still worked, but they looked shitty.
I love everything that Heidi is wearing. Also, I want a pink fluffy bathrobe.
I wonder where they got that disco ball at such short notice. Bangin’ party, though. They must be popular. Also, this video kind of reminds me of Can’t Hardly Wait when I watch it and I don’t reaaaaaaally know why…
S.O.A.P cheerleaders. If I threw a party I would want there to be cheerleaders that spelt out my name. If you’re reading this and you want to throw me a surprise party, I want cheerleaders that spell out Stephanie. That would be the most amazing thing in the world.
Men in black! Galaxy defenders at their party!
The cool guy’s shown up and the fiercest moment of the video happens when he points at his lights and they turn off. Seriously amazing stuff. He’s like the Fonz.
The back of their house door is padded purple velvet. Pretty sure they live in a brothel.
Male model kind of looks like young Joey (from Friends, obviously).
Male model’s got some moooooooves, but the S.O.A.P cheer squad disapproves. Get. Him. OUT OF HERE! GET HIM OUT OF HERE!
Aw, the geeky guy’s got the mooooooooooves like Jagger.
Fierce glitter streamer background. They definitely don’t live in a normal house though, hey.
Shit’s getting ridiculous. Their parents left, they called their friends and were like ‘hey, we’re having a party, kinda last minute, it’s whateverrrrr,’ and now people are rocking up in all kinds of costumes. Just throwing it out there, next time you last minute invite me somewhere, I might rock up as a FUCKING STRAWBERRY. Just ‘coz. That idea makes me laugh so much that I would seriously consider it. I feel like if it’s not my party the host might feel like I’m trying to steal focus, though. I probably would be trying to steal focus, though, let’s be honest.
There’s not enough choreography in this video. It’s probably why S.O.A.P didn’t last that long. What a shame.
Absolutely going to pull out that mad arm-waving move around 2:55 next time I’m on a dancefloor, though. That’s going to look so sick set to Pitbull.
Their dad’s totally into it. He looks like the ‘yes, dear’ type. He just wants to cut loose. Footloose.
They totally leave their own party with that geek and leave a whole bunch of people in their house. Their parents don’t even try to stop them.
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Those girls are mad sluts. Sisters banging the same guy at a house party? Leaving their own house party? Sluts. I’m tellin’ ya.
The only reason their dad didn’t stop them is because he’s doing shots and trying to fuck the S.O.A.P cheer squad, while his high strung wife lays unconscious on the floor. That’s totally sinister, but hey, I’m just piecing it together from the facts that I’ve been given.
And that concludes the first PCP Flashback! At this stage I’m going to be aiming to do these every second Tuesday, but I very much enjoyed writing this one, so they may come more frequently than that. Did you have as much fun as I did? What’s your favourite late 90′s-early 00′s pop song? Send me suggestions and you might see a recap in the future!