Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”: The Worst Song Of/Most Fitting Song For 2008
No, I don’t even know your name, It doesn’t matter. You’re my experimental game, Just human nature. It’s not what good girls do, Not how they should behave. My head gets so confused, Hard to erase.
“Erase” doesn’t even sort of rhyme with “behave”! But wait, there’s more:
Us girls we are so magical, Soft skin, red lips, so kissable, Hard to resist, so touchable. To good to deny it. Ain’t no big deal, Its innocent.
In a lot of ways, “I Kissed A Girl”–with its completely unerotic attempts at being “sexy” and pleading insistence that Katy does, in fact, own her sexuality, and that her emergent bisexuality “no big deal” even though it’s clearly enough of a big deal for her to proclaim, ad nauseam, that she “liked it” to the world in her overly strident voice–is the perfect song for 2008, a year in which concepts like “subtlety” and “selling your talents” and “thinking that people who attention-whore themselves are kinda cheesy” are kicked to the curb by people like, well, Tila Tequila and Katy Perry. Surely it’s only a few more months until she gets a Blender cover of her own.
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl [YouTube]