For 62 year old General Larry Pratt, his "Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame" appears to be quickly ending. Last week, his newly recorded version of "Pants On The Ground" debuted at #46 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 charts. This week the song tumbled down to #60. And on the Digital charts, his song tumbled from a debut at #22 down to #33.
There are several key reasons why the General's song has faded so quickly. First, it took weeks to get his outrageous song recorded. Secondly, the recorded version of the song was nowhere as funny as the live version of the song he performed on AMERICAN IDOL. His live performance was hilarious, including his rolling on the ground. It was so absurd that it was a real comedy classic. But, the recorded version of the song quickly leaves the impression that this isn't such a great song after all. "Pants On The Ground" never was a great song to begin with. It was simply a piece of silliness that became water cooler talk overnight. And even the marketing of the song took too long to strike when the iron was hot.
In Addition to the single version, there's a dance version of the song as well. But so far, there doesn't appear to be an album available. Maybe, there won't be one.
Well, it was fun while it lasted.