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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Beat em Bust em Cheerleading Routines (videos, words, & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases various cheerleader routines for the "Beat em Bust em" chant. Brief comments about these featured routines & the words to these versions of that cheer are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, recreational, and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

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GENERAL COMMENT ABOUT "BEAT EM BUST EM"
"Beat em Bust em" is a cheerleader chant. "Chants" are shorter and more repetitious than cheers. However, cheerleader chants are usually referred to as "cheers".

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THE INFLUENCE OF NEW STYLES OF CHEERLEADING ON THESE FEATURED CHEER ROUTINES
The inclusion of hip shaking, foot stomping, body rolls & other urban dance movements in many of these videos documents the influence that foot stomping cheers, [urban] dance cheerleading, and stomp & shake cheerleading are having on the choreography of "mainstream" ["Go team Go"] children's & youth cheerleading. Mainstream cheerleading prohibited & what appears to be a large extent still prohibits hip shaking & other such movements as indicated above.

Click http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers for more comments about mainstream cheerleading, modified cheerleading, foot stomping cheerleading, and stomp & shake cheerleading.

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FEATURED EXAMPLES
{These examples are posted in chronological order by their publishing dates with the oldest video published first.]

Example #1: Cheerleading Dad



Deborah B., Uploaded on Sep 10, 2008

PSA for Fatherhood.gov
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"PSA" = public service announcement
This video of this ad is given with captions. A man & his daughter practice cheerleader cheers outside of their apartment.
Oh those boys are much too much
those boys are much too much!
We got the spirit, we’re hot
We can’t be stopped.
We got the spirit, we’re hot
We can’t be stopped
We’re gonna beat’em and bust ‘em
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom.
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This is actually a combination of three cheers. "Those boys are much too much" is the first cheer. The second cheer begins with the line "we've got the spirit" & "Beat em bust em" is the third cheer.

"Those boys are much too much" refers to the athletic team that the cheerleading squad is cheering for as that squad wouldn't be praising boys in general or the members of the other team. (Saying that people are "much too much" or something is "much too much" is a colloquial form of high praise).

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Example #2: we got the spirit were hot we cant be stopped (fatherhood)


thermdiggy• Uploaded on Mar 31, 2009
Diggy and his daughter havin fun
Them boys them boys are much too much
them boys are much too much!
We got the spirit, we’re hot
We can’t be stopped.
We got the spirit, we’re hot
We can’t be stopped
We gotta beat’em and bust ‘em
We gotta beat ‘em beat em bust ‘em
bust em
And beat ‘em, beat ‘em,
bust ‘em bust’em
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This video was almost certainly inspired from the fatherhood video that is given as Example #1 above. Notice the change from "those boys" to "them boys".

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Example #3: Delta Valley Wolfpack : Beat em bust em Cheerleading Chant



DeltaValleyWolfpack, Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009
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Beat em
Say*
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom
And roll ‘em. Roll’em.

[repeat entire chant]
*I'm not if this transcription is correct.

One commenter wrote that this cheer was "kinda ghetto". It's offensive to refer to cheer routines that include Black originated dance movements as "ghetto".

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Example #4: Beat em Bust em



Allie Thrailkill, Uploaded on Mar 3, 2010
one of our cheers
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Beat’em. Bust ‘em
Beat ‘em bust ‘em
Come on [team name]
Let’s go beat ‘em.

[repeat entire chant]
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This routine shows the influence of the African American orginated performance art of foot stomping on the choreography of children/youth cheerleading cheers. The routine used in the cheerleader movie Bring It On All Or Nothing for the cheer "Shabooya Roll Call" is an example of the foot stomping style of cheerleading, although in my opinion, that "Shabooya Roll Call" foot stomping in that movie was very exaggerated, and therefore not true to how that steppin-like movement art is usually done.

Click http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for information about foot stomping cheers.

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Example #5: Beat 'Em Bust 'Em

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CheerCMSVipers,Uploaded on Mar 7, 2010

New Project 8
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Beat ‘em bust ‘em
Beat’em. Bust ‘em
Beat ‘em bust ‘em
Go, Vipers
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This routine shows the influences of the African American performance arts of foot stomping & stomp & shake cheerleading on children/youth cheerleading routines.

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Example 6: Beat Em Bust Em Demo



Rrpwcheer, Uploaded on Sep 25, 2011
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Beat ‘em Bust ‘em
Cheerleaders ready?
Okay.

Beat ‘em [clap clap]
Bust ‘em [clap clap]
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom
Go Colts go!
[repeat entire chant]
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This routine is an example of the mainstream style of cheerleading.
Notice that the cheerleaders don't swing their hips or do any foot stomping & body patting movements in styles that are associated with African American orginated foot stomping/fraternity & sorority steppin.

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Example #7: Cheers (Part II)



Jenica Smithee, Published on Apr 14, 2012
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B-E-A-T Beat 'em, beat 'em
B-U-S-T Bust 'em, bust 'em
Beat 'em, bust 'em that's our custom go GCA!
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The words to the other cheers that were performed can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qcQzQAs_ok
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This Beet em Bust em routine is an example of the mainstream style of cheerleading. There's only a very minimal amount of hip swinging in the first chant routine & these routines show no traces of foot stomping cheerleading movements.

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Example #8: beat em bust em, we've got the G, paws, and hey hey



nicole russell, Published on Jun 27, 2012
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(.02-.27)

Beat em Bust em
Set
Ready?

B-e-a-t Beat em
B-u-s-t Bust em
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom
That’s how we are gonna crush em
Come on
[repeat entire chant]
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The cheer routines that are shown in this video are examples of mainstream cheerleading with a [minimal] addition of the African American originated stomp & shake cheerleading movements (as shown in the cheerleader's slight hip shaking).

The words to the other cheers are found in the Cocojams cheerleading cheers page whose link is found below. Click http://cocojams.com/content/stomp-and-shake-cheerleader-cheers for information about & examples of stomp & shake cheerleading cheers.

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RELATED LINK
Click http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers for more examples of children's cheerleader cheers & chants.

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