Two San Luis Obispo High School seniors are garnering national attention for their “hot” music video.
“Hot Problems,” created by Drew Garrett and Lauren Willey as the pop duo Double Take, has attracted nearly 2 million hits on the video-sharing site YouTube in just five days. Since being posted Sunday, it’s been featured on shows including E! Entertainment Television’s “The Soup,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
“We had no idea it was going to be viral,” Drew said. “We’re really happy it did because we’ve gotten so many opportunities (such as interviews) because of it.”
In “Hot Problems,” the teens lament the travails of being attractive.
“Hot girls, we have problems too. We’re just like you. Except we’re hot,” they sort-of sing in the chorus. (“We don’t think we’re the most talented singers ever,” Lauren said.)
The girls, both 17, said they wrote the song about three weeks ago. They made the music video, which depicts the best friends riding through the streets of Los Angeles in a limousine, with the help of a fellow San Luis Obispo High student.
“We really just enjoy writing funny songs and lyrics,” Drew said.
Although some bloggers have dubbed “Hot Problems” the worst song of the year, comparing it to Rebecca Black’s much-maligned viral video “Friday,” the teens said they don’t let those comments get them down.
“We just let the negative responses brush off of our shoulders,” Lauren said.
She and Drew dodged questions about whether “Hot Problems” is meant as a spoof or something more.
“We didn’t make it to be a joke, and we didn’t make it not to be a joke,” Lauren said. “We made the song and we made the video to have fun.”