At This Rate, Every “Gossip Girl” Character Will Have Their Own Musical Project By The End Of The Month

May 8th, 2009 // 6 Comments

“(I Make) Good Girls Go Bad” is the first single from Hot Mess, the third album by self-aware electropop outfit Cobra Starship–and in a sort of one-upping of yesterday’s news that her co-star Taylor Momsen had signed to Interscope, it has Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester trading off vocals with lead Cobra Gabe Saporta. The track is produced by Kevin “Let It Rock” Rudolf, and it doesn’t quite have the crackle of “Guilty Pleasure” from the band’s last album, but Meester certainly sounds like she has at least a couple more songs of “electro-pop edge” left in her. [YouTube / MySpace]

  1. Leighton Meester’s album should be 50% produced by the Pet Shop Boys and and 50% by Max Martin.

  2. Alternatively, it could just be 0% produced.

  3. Leighton’s “Birthday” is actually pretty incredible I think.

  4. I love the super shitty, call and response breakdown at 2:16…I didn’t know people still did that in songs. Hilarious.

  5. I’m actually surprised that she isn’t awful; I’d listen to more (of her not damn CS).

  6. The drums make everything drag. Also Gabe Saporta is anti-charismatic. While they joke about being famous because of a Fall Out Boy connection, they lack the hooks and pop smarts. They know what the good stuff sounds like, but don’t have the talent or skills to make it happen. Kevin Rudolf is certainly no production genius, but he doesn’t give this song even a modicum of the hooky fun that is “Let It Rock”. Leighton sounds fine, and is the least of this song’s(and CS’s) problems.

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