Ain't Got Rhythm

Ain't Got Rhythm

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"Ain't Got Rhythm" is a song from the children's television cartoon series Phineas and Ferb, which aired on the Disney Channel between 2007 and 2015. The song remained a fan favorite throughout the show's run and became the subject for popular remixes, following the viral takeoff of a You Posted in the Wrong Neighborhood mashup in late January 2017.


The song debuted on Season 1, Episode 14 of Phineas and Ferb, "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together," which aired on March 8th, 2008."[1] In the episode, the titular characters attempt to reunite the rock band Love Händel for their parents' wedding anniversary. They find Love Händel drummer, Swampy, at the library, where he and the boys sing "Ain't Got No Rhythm," explaining why he cannot rejoin the band. The song received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Phineas: So you're saying that you don't have rhythm
But listen what you're doing right there
With that stamp and a book
You've got a real nice look
Sounds to me like you've got rhythm to spare

Swampy: I have no idea what you're talking about
I've got as much rhythm as that chair
What happened to me was a tragedy
But I don't have to be a millionaire

Look, I got a sweet deal going on here
I got all the books that I can read
All these sweet old ladies and this carpet from the 80's
What more could a librarian need?

Woman: Ssh!

Swampy: Besides, I ain't got rhythm
No, I ain't got rhythm
Said I ain't got rhythm
I ain't got rhythm

Phineas: You're kidding me right, y-you're kidding me
Don't you see what you were doing right then?
That's a wicked groove you were starting to move
Mister, you've got rhythm times ten

Swampy: I think perhaps that you're not listening
I find it tedious to repeat
It's no big crime,
I just can't keep time
I'm telling you I lost the beat

I don't need my face on t-shirts
Or hit a power-chord guitar
They were screaming my name
I guess it's a shame
But I don't need to be a rock star

Besides, I ain't got rhythm
No, I ain't got rhythm
Said I ain't got rhythm
I ain't got rhythm
I ain't got rhythm

Phineas: Sounds like rhythm to me
Swampy: No, I ain't got rhythm

Phineas: Seems like they all agree
Swampy: Said I ain't got rhythm
Phineas: But you're laying down some funky syncopation!

Swampy: I ain't got rhythm
Phineas: But you got that beat
Swampy: No, I ain't got rhythm
Phineas: Look at them, they're stomping their feet
Swampy: Said I ain't got rhythm
Phineas: It's time for you to rock a brand new generation
Library patrons: Brand new generation
Phineas and Swampy: Gonna rock a brand new generation
Swampy: Because I ain't got rhythm!

Woman: (sigh), Would you just go join the band?

(Music style switches to a swing tune)

Library patrons: Ain't got rhythm
Ain't got rhythm
Ain't got rhythm
Ain't got rhythm

(Drum solo)

Swampy: Hey, I got rhythm![1]

On January 19th, 2017, YouTuber shonkywonkydonkey uploaded a remix of the song, combining it with"You Reposted in the Wrong Neighborhood":/memes/you-reposted-in-the-wrong-neighborhood. The video has garnered more than 350,000 views.[2]


Several days later, on January 22nd, 2016, shonkywonkydonkey uploaded a second remix, receiving over 74,000 views.

Over the next week, YouTuber Loskythecopydog77 uploaded two Replacement Remixes of the song, posting the videos "Ain't Got Uhhhh" and "Ain't Got Rhythm But Stingy Claims Everything," which received more than 30,000 views each.

The meme's popularity continued on January 28th, 2016, when YouTuber Magnosiam uploaded the video Replacement Remix "Ain't got rhythm but he actually doesn't have rhythm," collecting more than 530,000 views. YouTuber Stopify also uploaded a remix of "Ain't No Rhythm" with the viral video Hey Hey Hey, This Is Library. The video has more than 110,000 views.

Since February, the meme has been subject to numerous Replacement Remixes, often by shonkywonkydonkey and Stopify, who have posted numerous Replacement Remixes of the song.

On March 26th, 2017, Redditor Kwautztretschke posted about the meme in the Out of the Loop subreddit, noting that the videos "don't all follow the exact formula like the 'we are number one' memes, but it's still interesting that there's so many videos.'"[3]

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[1] Wikipedia – Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together

[2] YouTube – You Rhythmposted in the Wrong Library

[3] Reddit – What's with the "We Are Number One" meme spreading to Ain't Got Rhythm?

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