The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Theme Song Is Comically Terrible

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Michelangelo, of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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There is a long and storied history to choosing an original song for the end credits of a film. Sometimes it goes so right and sometimes it goes so, so wrong. This appears to be one of the latter.

The theme for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Shell Shocked," is performed by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign and it sounds like a blitzkrieg of sound. That's even before you notice the cringe-worthy turtle puns, "You know I got your back / Just like a turtle shell / Nobody do it better / All my brothers tryna' get some cheddar / We all want our cut like the Shredder." I must mention, though, that at least Ty Dolla $ign does mention pizza, which has been entirely left out of the marketing for TMNT thus far.

And to Juicy, Wiz, and Ty$'s credit, this song does sound exactly like a Michael Bay movie feels, so it's not really their fault.

 

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