FRANK & MOON ZAPPA – Valley Girl (old & new version)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of “Valley Girl,” Frank Zappa’s sardonic, Grammy-nominated Top 40 hit. To celebrate this milestone, Zappa Records/UMe has released the first-ever music video for “Valley Girl.”

Moon Unit Zappa (born September 28, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and author. She is the daughter of musician Frank Zappa. Moon Zappa first came to public attention in 1982 at the age of 14, when she appeared on her father’s hit single “Valley Girl.” The song featured Moon’s monologue in “valleyspeak”, slang terms popular with teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. “Valley Girl” was Frank Zappa’s biggest hit in the United States, and popularized phrases from the lyric such as “grody to the max” and “gag me with a spoon.” The song appeared on her father’s 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. In the mid-1980s, Zappa and her brother Dweezil were frequent guest VJs on MTV.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s SoCal anthem “Valley Girl,” Moon Zappa talks to Yahoo Entertainment’s Lyndsey Parker about how she ended up collaborating on the song with her famous father when she was just 14 years old.

Valley girl
She’s a valley girl
Valley girl
She’s a valley girl
Okay, fine
Fer sure, for sure
She’s a valley girl in a clothing store
Okay, fine…
For sure, for sure
She’s a-

Like, oh my God (valley girl)
Like – totally (valley girl)
Encino is like so bitchen (valley girl)
There’s like the Galleria (valley girl)
And like all these like really great shoe stores
I love going into like clothing stores and stuff
I like buy the neatest mini-skirts and stuff
It’s like so bitchen ‘cause like everybody’s like super-super nice
It’s like so bitchen

On Ventura, there she goes
She just bought some bitchen clothes
Tosses her head ‘n flips her hair
She got a whole bunch of nothin’ in there

Anyway, he goes are you into S and M?
I go, oh right
Could you like just picture me in like a leather teddy
Yeah right, hurt me, hurt me
I’m sure, no way
He was like freaking me out…
He called me a beastie…
That’s ‘cause like he was totally blitzed
He goes like bag your face
I’m sure!

Valley girl
She’s a valley girl
Valley girl
She’s a valley girl
Okay, fine…
For sure, for sure
She’s a valley girl
So sweet ‘n pure
Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
She’s a
It’s really sad (valley girl)
Like my English teacher
He’s like (valley girl)
He’s like Mr. Bu-fu (valley girl)
We’re talking Lord God King Bu-fu (valley girl)
I am so sure
He’s like so gross

He like sits there and like plays with all his rings
And he like flirts with all the guys in the class
It’s like totally disgusting
I’m like so sure
It’s like barf me out…
Gag me with a spoon!

Last idea to cross her mind
Had something to do with where to find
A pair of jeans to fit her butt
And where to get her toenails cut

So like I go into this like salon place, y’know
And I wanted like to get my toenails done
And the lady like goes, oh my God, your toenails
Are like so grody
It was like really embarrassing
She’s like oh my God, like bag those toenails
I’m like sure…
She goes, uh, I don’t know if I can handle this,
I was like really embarrassed…

Valley Girl
She’s a Valley Girl
Valley Girl
She’s a Valley Girl
Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
She’s a Valley Girl
And there is no cure
Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
She’s a Valley Girl
And there is no cure

Like my mother is like a total space cadet (valley girl)
She like makes me do the dishes and (valley girl)
Clean the cat box (valley girl)
I am sure
That’s like gross (valley girl)
Barf out (valley girl)
Oh my God, valley girl

Uh-huh (valley girl)
My name?
My name is Ondrya Wolfson (valley girl)
Uh -huh
That’s right, Ondrya (valley girl)
Uh -huh…
I know (valley girl)
It’s like…
I do not talk funny…
I’m sure (valley girl)
Whatsa matter with the way I talk? (Valley girl)
I am a VAL, I know
But I live in like in a really good part of Encino so
It’s okay (valley girl)
So like, I don’t know
I’m like freaking out totally
Oh my God!

Hi – I have to go to the orthodontist
I’m getting my braces off, y’know
But I have to wear a retainer
That’s going to be really like a total bummer
I’m freaking out
I’m sure
Like those things that like stick in your mouth
They’re so gross…
You like get saliva all over them
But like, I don’t know, it’s going to be cool, y’know
So you can see my smile
It’ll be like really cool
Except my like my teeth are like too small
But no biggie…
It’s so awesome
It’s like tubular, y’know
Well, I’m not like really ugly or anything
It’s just like
I don’t know
You know me, I’m like into like the clean stuff
Like Pac-man and like, I don’t know
Like my mother like makes me do the dishes
It’s like so grossy
Like all the stuff like sticks to the plates
And its like, it’s like somebody else’s food, y’know
It’s like grody…
Grody to the max
I’m sure
It’s like really nauseating
Like barf me out
Gag me with a spoon
I am sure