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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Videos Of "Pepsi Cola Cheer" (Slide & Slide And Do The Butterfly)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a video clip from the Hannah Montana television show that features the children's cheer "Slide And Slide" (and do the Butterfly"). In addition, this post also includes 8 videos of girls performing a cheer that includes that same line or a very similar line. The text (words) to these featured videos are also included in this post. Note that this is only a small sample of the YouTube "Pepsi Cola Cheers" that include the words "slide and slide and do the Butterfly".

This is a companion post to http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-butterfly-cabbage-patch-dances-in.html. That post presents information and instructional videos of those two dances and examples of other children's cheers that refer to The Butterfly and/or the Cabbage Patch dances of the late 1980s /early 1990s.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, recreational, and aesthetic purposes.

Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post, including the contributors of these cheer examples. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT
Overview
This sample of those cheers are referred to as the "Pepsi Cola Dance" or the "Pepsi Cola Cheer" because their beginning words repeat the brand name of that carbonated soft drink. However, examples of "Slide And Slide" (and do the Butterfly) may not include the beginning "Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola" line or lines.

There are also other examples of children's cheers/rhymes that have "Pepsi Cola" in their titles or in their first lines, but don't contain the "slide and slide and do the Butterfly" verse.* There are also a number of children's rhymes and cheers that include the brand name "Coca Cola" in their title or in their words (for example "Coca Cola Came To Town" rhymes and versions of "The Boys Got The Muscles" rhymes)*. However, to date, I've not found any examples of "Slide And Slide" (and do the butterfly) which use the brand name "Coca Cola" (or any other soda brand name) instead of "Pepsi Cola". However, for what it's worth, it seems to me that the brand name "Pepsi Cola" is used more often in English language children's rhymes and cheers than the brand name "Coca Cola" or the brand name of any other carbonated soda.

Structure
Like other playground rhymes and cheers, "Pepsi Cola" (Slide And Slide) is mostly made up of two line rhyming verses. Also, like other playground rhymes and cheers, many versions of "Pepsi Cola" (Slide And Slide) are composed by combining two or more stand alone (independent) rhymes or cheers. The words "Pepsi Cola Pep Pepsi Cola" are introductory lines which are chanted for rhythmic effect and don't have any other connection with the rest of the cheer's words.

My comments after Example #2 provides an example of how introductory lines and two or more independent cheers/rhymes are used to create one cheer.

Why "Pepsi Cola" (Slide And Slide) Is Widely Known In The United States
It's my position that the "Slide And Slide" cheer is well known among children's cheerleading squads in the United States because of its inclusion on the Hannah Montana television show. That video clip & the words to that version of this cheer are given as Example #1 below. It should be noted that on that show the "slide and slide" cheer doesn't include the beginning "Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola" or "Coca Cola Coca Cola" lines. It's also my position that the way that cheer was performed on the Hannah Montana show greatly influenced the way that girls have performed and continue to perform that cheer, particularly with regards to the wiggly hand movements that are done while saying "and do the Butterfly". In those cheers, "The Butterfly" refers to a Jamaican Dancehall Reggae dance that was adopted by United States Hip-Hop dancers. However, I doubt that girls performing that cheer know that.

More On Cultural Influences
The "Slide And Slide" (and do the Butterfly) cheer is important because it serves as an example of the increasing influence of African American culture on the cheer words and the performance of traditional (mainstream) children's cheerleading.

Traditional cheerleading cheers focus on the athletic team and on the game being played and not on the cheerleading squad as is the case with the "Slide And Slide" cheer. Furthermore, traditional cheerleaders didn't chant about shaking their "little hips" as the "Slide And Slide" cheerleaders do because traditional cheerleaders are prohibited from shaking anything but their pom poms. Yet, it seems to me that the proponents of "old school" traditional cheerleading are fighting a losing battle to retain the old ways of saying and doing cheers, particularly among the pre-high school and university age cheerleaders, in large part due to the influence of the Bring It On cheerleader movie series ** and the inclusion of cheers like "Slide And Slide on popular children's oriented shows such as Hannah Montana.

*Visit my cocojams.com website for examples of contemporary English language children's rhymes and cheers. Among the pages of that website which include examples of children's rhymes & cheers are http://www.cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers,http://www.cocojams.com/content/handclap-jump-rope-and-elastics-rhymes, and http://www.themoviedb.org/collection/16698-bring-it-on-collection
"The "Bring It On" franchise is a collection of [five] films about two competing high school cheerleading squads.(2000-2009)"
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These cheerleading squads combine acrobatic moves with urban (African American) originated dance style movements.
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"Outside of the United States, American-style cheerleading is sometimes referred to as Bring It On-style cheerleading.[15] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_It_On_(film)

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FEATURED VIDEOS
With the exception of the Hannah Montana video clip, these videos are presented in chronological order based on their YouTube posting date. The videos with the oldest dates are given first.

Example #1: Hannah Montana Lost Episode #5 - Cheerleaders



doublekproductions36 Uploaded on Dec 16, 2007
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The "Slide And Slide" cheerleader routine begins at 1:58 - 2:11 of this clip. The words chanted are:
"And slide and slide and do the Butterfly
And dip and dip and shake my little hips
I want you and you to cheer with me too"
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On the “do the butterfly” line, Miley wiggles her hands which are crossed slightly below her chin while she does the “Butterfly” dance movements.

By the way, judging from the number of examples found online, the "You Might Be Good At __" cheer which "Lily" performed in that clip (2:21 - 2:40) is also quite popular among children's cheerleaders in the United States.

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Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Montana for information about this American television show.

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Example #2: The girls dancing pepsi cola!



ImBeyondBeautifull Uploaded on Jun 29, 2011

Awww so cute Dancing to beyonce having fun
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Here are the words to this example:

Pepsi-cola
Pep Pepsi cola
Pepsi-cola
Pep Pepsi cola
I can slide and slide
and do the Butterfly
I can dip and dip
and shake my little hips
I want you and you
To do it with me too
To the Front [clap clap clap clap)
To the Back (clap clap clap clap)
To the Side
Front
Back
Side side
Let me see you Butterfly
Five six seven eight
Let me see that booty shake
My mother's short and fine
She got a butt like mine
And when she cross the street
The cars go beep, beep, beep
The cars go beep, beep, beep
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This cheer is composed of five different sections, four of which have spoken words.
1. The words "Pepsi Cola" serve as the introduction to the cheer.
2. The words "I can slide and slide" start the beginning of the 2nd section of this cheer.
3. The words "To the front" start the 3rd section of this cheer.
4. The words "My mama's short and fine" start the 4th section of this cheer/
5. The 5th section of this cheer consists of the girls doing a foot stomping routine without words.

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Example #3: Pepsi cola dance


msanagisele1, Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011

Stars are born
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Here are the words to this example:

Pepsi Cola pep Pepsi Cola.
Pepsi Cola pep Pepsi cola.
I can slide and slide and do the Butterfly.
I can dip and dip
And shake my little hips.
I want you and you
To cheer with me too.
Front (clap clap clap clap).
Back(clap clap clap clap).
Side side.
Front.
Back.
Side side.
Watch me do the Butterfly.
Up down, turn around.
Watch me score a touchdown.

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Example #4: Pepsi Cola Cheer



MzMadame, Uploaded on Aug 21, 2011

Kennedi's School Cheer
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Here are the words to those cheers:

pep pepsi cola
I can slide and slide
And do the butterfly
I can dip and dip
and shake my little hips
I want you and you
To do what I do
I say Front [clap clap clap clap)
Back (clap clap clap clap)
Front
Back
Side side
Let me see you Butterfly
Five six seven eight
Let me see your booty shake

A bowl of cereal
A slice of banana
We are the girls from Louisiana
The coach got the brains
The boy got the muscle
The girls got the legs
So hustle hustle
My team got one
dynamite
My team got two
dynamite
My team got three
tick tick tick tick
BOOM dynamite
Psych!
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"Booty" = butt
"Hustle" means "get to work"
“Psych!” means “I’m just kidding
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The "A Bowl Of Cereal" cheer begins at .037 of this video.
The line "My team got one" actually begins a new cheer which might be performed independent of any other cheer.

"Dy- No-Mite" was the signature exclamation of the fictitious character "J.J." in the 1974-1979 American television series Good Times. I believe that this is the source of that word being used so often in children's rhymes and cheers. The word "dynamite" means that something or someone is very good. However, in children's rhymes and cheers that word is also equated with the actual dynamite explosives.

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Example #5: Pepsi-Cola Cheer



chris kozlowski, Published on May 25, 2012
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Here are the words to this example:

Pepsi-cola
Pep pepsi cola
Pepsi-cola
Pep pepsi cola

We slide and slide
We do the butterfly
We dip and dip
And shake our little hips
We want you and you
To do it with us too
I saya to the Front
to the Back
to the Side to Side
Front
Back
Side to side
Criss cross applesauce
But that’s not all
That’s no all
We’re gonna break it down for you**
Go Team!
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**Break it down" means to do your best dance moves.

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Example #6: us dancing pepsi cola



jose cali Published on Jul 25, 2012
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Here are the words to this example:

We stomp our feet
We boogie to the beat
We turn around
We touch the ground
We wiggle it
Just
a little bit
We slide and slide and do the butterfly
We dip and dip
and shake our little hips
I want you and you
to cheer with me too
Front (clap clap clap clap clap)
Back(clap clap clap clap clap)
Side to side
Front,
Back,
Side to side
Let me see you do the Butterfly.
5, 6, 7, 8
Let me see your booty shake.

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Example #7: Cheer, Pepsi Cola



Carla Johnson, Published on Mar 26, 2013

4 out of 7 of my girls doing the pepsi cola cheer, they had an awesome coach for a 7 and under age range
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The words to this example are the same as the words in Example #3 except that the last line is "Let me see a touchdown". Yeah!"

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Example #8: Pepsi-Cola Dance



Cailey19Cailey, Published on Aug 2, 2013

My little sister really likes to do cheers her favorite one is Pepsi-Cola! She 3 years old almost four!
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Here are the words to this example:

Pepsi-cola
pep pepsi cola
pep pepsi cola
pep pepsi cola
So I can slide and slide
And do the butterfly
So I can dip and dip
and shake my little hips
I want you and you
To do what I do
To the Front
To the Back
To the Side
To the Side
Front, Back, Side, Side
Let me see that Butterfly
Five six seven eight
Let me see that booty shake

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