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“Fight For Your Right (To Party)” Was Written As A Joke By The Beastie Boys

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While “Fight For Your Right (To Party)” may have become one of the most well-known songs about sticking it to the man and partying, that was far from the Beastie Boys’ intention. As it turns out, both the song and music video were actually mocking all of the other music out there centered around girls, partying, and being irresponsible adults.

Before the Beastie Boys had time to explain themselves, MTV had already started playing the music video and the group became known as the ultimate party boys. To prove that they actually hated the song, the group refused to play it live for over 30 years.