Disappointed by the lack of media razzmatazz following the recent cabinet reshuffle, coalition partners have announced the adoption of a new theme tune to be used in the run up to the 2015 election. They hope that by adopting Bob & Earl's R&B standard, Harlem Shuffle (with modified lyrics), they will ram home the point that the reshuffle shows a willingness to embrace all sections of the electorate.
A spokesman said, “By using a classic like Harlem Shuffle, we are hoping to show that we are traditional but fun, classy but cool and that we have a real grasp on collaboration with the ‘move it to the left, yeah,’ and ‘move it to the right,’ lyric. Of course, some of the lyrics will need to be rewritten. We’re not sure that asking voters to ‘scratch just like a monkey,' sends out the right image as it may suggest irritation. And being asked to, ‘just ride, ride, ride, little pony, ride!’ might raise criticisms that we’re just a bunch of toffs who send our children to gymkhanas. We are absolutely aware that people in the north might not have seen a pony since the pits were closed down. We’re also unsure about the use of the word Harlem in the title and are currently debating the merits of either Harrow or Harlow”.
Rumours that Simon Cowell has been drafted in to produce a “Nick & Dave” version of the song have been played down as have stories that the Labour Party is considering using The Harlem Shake in an effort to attract the youth vote.