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August 13, 2012 12:50 PM   Subscribe

"[Blank] It" song lyrics?

A friend's husband is undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer; his tumor was too large to remove completely so the chemo goal right now is to shrink it so that additional surgery may be possible in the future. His wife has set up a Facebook support group ("Team FirstName") with the ongoing theme of "shrink that bastard." She posts whenever he's going into treatment so the group members can send supportive vibes.

With the last treatment, everyone sent jokes (and I thank Metafilter for some of my contributions). This time a couple people have been playing with song lyrics. So far "Whip It," "Push It" and "Beat It" have been transformed into "Shrink It." ("Whip It" was by far superior.) What else is there? Whole songs are good but even isolated lines (see headline) can work.

(Probably shouldn't be too obscure--I just know that there are things I'm missing that might be good.)
posted by dlugoczaj to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Shake It Up - The Cars
posted by inturnaround at 1:02 PM on August 13, 2012

"Wiggle It"? On preview, however, it would very much be the side of dark humour to use it given the lyrics.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:02 PM on August 13, 2012

Daft Punk? Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger could fit. Change the first line to "shrink it."
posted by Wretch729 at 1:03 PM on August 13, 2012

KISS - "Lick It Up"
posted by Egg Shen at 1:03 PM on August 13, 2012

Elvis Costello, Blame It on Cain
Dandy Warhols, I Am Over It
David Garza, Kickit
Magnetic Fields, It's Only Time
Minor Threat, I Don't Want to Hear It, It Follows
Pet Shop Boys, It's Allright
Public Enemy, Can't Truss It
Weird Lovemakers, Kick It Joe
posted by pickypicky at 1:07 PM on August 13, 2012

"C'mon and shrink it, baby now, shrink and shout!"
posted by mannequito at 1:07 PM on August 13, 2012

Shrink and.. out, shurely.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:08 PM on August 13, 2012

Hold it now, hold it now, hold it now, hold it now. Shrink IT!
posted by etc. at 1:10 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Not sure how it fits your needs, but there's this song: Daft Punk - Technologic
posted by ringu0 at 1:17 PM on August 13, 2012

Dead or Alive - Do It is perfect. The lyrics are basically, "Do it, do it, just do it!"

Best wishes on recovery - Shrink it, shrink it, just shrink it!
posted by loquat at 1:28 PM on August 13, 2012

Missy Elliot's Work It

Elvis Costello's Pump it Up
posted by vespabelle at 1:36 PM on August 13, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Give It Away Now?
posted by mlle valentine at 1:37 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Grateful Dead - Beat It On Down The Line
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
Funkadelic - Hit It And Quit It
Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
Reel 2 Real - I Like To Move It
posted by knile at 1:44 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Steely Dan - Do It Again
Queens of the Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu
Eagles - Take It to the Limit
posted by unSane at 2:18 PM on August 13, 2012

Sporty-O Let Me Hit It ("Drop It" lyric @ 1:14)
The Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
posted by xedrik at 5:17 PM on August 13, 2012

Uh... Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job and Shove It?
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:18 PM on August 13, 2012

Breaking Benjamin, "Forget It"
posted by lewedswiver at 6:23 PM on August 13, 2012

Bend It by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:52 PM on August 13, 2012

Smash It Up - The Damned.
posted by Decani at 9:55 PM on August 13, 2012

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