The digital cut-up

For this assignment, we were asked to creatively rearrange the contents of any given text. I chose to use the lyrics from the song “Hey Ya“, by AndrΓ© 3000. I used the .strip method to clean the data and remove new line characters. Once it was digestible, I was able to read (sing) the lyrics in a readable format. I used emojis in place of text to make reading the song fun.

['[Intro]',
 '✌🏾, ✌🏾, 3⃣',
 'Uh!',
 "My πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ don't mess around",
 'Because πŸ‘©πŸΎ loves😎so',
 'And this πŸ‘know for sho',
 'But does πŸ‘©πŸΎ really want it',
 "But can't stand to see me",
 'Walk out the πŸšͺ?',
 "Don't try to πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ the feeling",
 'Cause the thought alone is ⚰😎right now',
 'Thank πŸ™πŸΎ for Mom and πŸ‘΄πŸΎ',
 'For sticking through together',
 "Cause we don't know how",
 '',
 '[Hook]',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 '',
 '[Verse ✌🏾]',
 "You think you've got it",
 "😲, you think you've got it",
 'But "got it" just don\'t get it',
 "'Til there's nothing at all",
 "We've been together",
 "😲, we've been together",
 "But separate's always better",
 "When there's feelings involved",
 'If what they say is "Nothing is forever"',
 'Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes',
 'Then what makes, what makes, what makes',
 '😍 the exception?',
 'So why 😲 why 😲, why 😲 why 😲',
 'Are we so in denial',
 "When we know we're not πŸ™‚ here?",
 "Y'all don't want to πŸ‘‚πŸΎ me, you just want to πŸ’ƒπŸΎ",
 '',
 '[Hook]',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲',
 "Don't want to meet your πŸ‘΄πŸΎ, πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲",
 'Just want you in my 🚘, Uh-😲, πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲',
 "Don't want to meet your mama, πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲",
 'Just want to make you πŸ’¦, Uh-😲, πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! Uh-😲',
 "πŸ‘'m, πŸ‘'m, πŸ‘'m",
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 "πŸ‘'m just being 🀞🏾",
 "πŸ‘'m just being 🀞🏾",
 '',
 '[Bridge]',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ, alright now',
 'Alright now fellas (Yeah!)',
 "Now what's cooler than being cool?",
 "(❄ cold!) πŸ‘can't πŸ‘‚πŸΎ ya",
 "πŸ‘say what's cooler than being cool?",
 '(❄ cold!)',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright.. πŸ‘πŸΎ: now fellas🏾',
 '(Yeah?)',
 "We're gonna break this back down in just a few βŒ›",
 "Now don't have😎break this thing down for nothing",
 "Now πŸ‘want to see y'all on your baddest behavior",
 'Lend😎some sugar, πŸ‘am your neighbor! Ah, here we go!',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 '',
 "Now all the 🐝once's and Lucy Lius",
 'And πŸ‘ΆπŸΎdolls, get on the floor',
 '(Get on the floor) πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 'You know what to do πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 '😲, you know what to do!',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 '😲, you know what to do! πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 '',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!',
 'πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ ya!']
I also filtered out my favorite part of the song and now it's stuck in my head.
[dance for dance in heyya_2 if dance.startswith("πŸ•ΊπŸΎ")]
Out[62]:
['πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it like a πŸ“· picture',
 'πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it, sh-πŸ•ΊπŸΎ it'

 Side note: I also just realized this song was released 15 YEARS AGO. I’m still processing this...

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