Ke$ha: What Would Happen If You Crossed Katy Perry, L’Trimm, And A Really Bad Goldschlager Hangover

Sep 25th, 2009 // 16 Comments

The woman who sang the hook for Flo Rida’s Dead Or Alive-biting “comeback” single “Right Round” goes by the name of Ke$ha—not sure how the dollar sign affects the pronunciation, but let’s just say that it makes the “e” long—and she’s releasing her first solo single, “TiK ToK” (sic), as a prelude to her inevitable album. Ke$ha’s rapping style is actually copped straight from the L’Trimm catalog, and her singing voice has a tendency to break out into AutoTuned yodeling. (Yes. Yodeling. Jewel, so much to answer for.) “TiK ToK” starts with her declaring that she feels like P. Diddy in the ayem before progressing into very generic “woo party” lyrics. Which is probably why it’s going to turn into the “I Kissed A Girl” of the fall/winter, and which is why you need to be warned about it now. Clip after the jump.





Oh, and you know what else? She’s guested on a song by Mickey Avalon. Who is apparently still making records. Something else to look forward to!


Ke$ha – Tik Tok [YouTube]
Ke$ha [MySpace]

  1. I’d pay good money to see Northern State kick her ass. But I suspect they’d be happy to do it for free.

  2. The “(sic)” in there made me giggle.

  3. @ObtuseIntolerant: yeah, pretty much a great hilarious blog post. Also, her flow reminds me of “Combination Pizza Hut Taco Bell” or whatever that song is called.

  4. wow. i got about as far as the first autotune. that was painful.

  5. Uffie is going to be so pissed. Also, Northern State is better than this? I’d say they match up pretty evenly.

  6. I can’t help liking Kesha. Something about the fact that she embraces how trashy she is, like, speaks to me, y’know?

    Also, “Fuck Him (He’s a DJ)” is kind of amazing.

  7. @cassidy2099: I heard this song last night in a cab and thought the same thing. Lazing around in Paris won’t break you in the U.S., Ms Uffie!

  8. this is still better than Millionaires.

  9. @cassidy2099: Aw…I have a soft spot in my heart for Sprout, Hesta & Spero. They had a kick-ass live show that never really translated to their recorded stuff, which I admit is all pretty dire. Still, fun band, nice gals, and far better than…I’ve forgotten her name already.

  10. I don’t know any of the people you guys are talking about. This makes me feel good, for some reason.

  11. @cassidy2099: Exactly what I was thinking! I love Uffie, however she really needs to release a full album some time soon. I like the sound, but the lyrics make me cringe some times.

  12. This is kind of spectacular in that it is very 2009 and very American. She reminds me of almost a dozen girls I consistently run into on Friday nights downtown, all full of bravado and cheap beer and throwing signs like damn fools. I think it’s dreadful, but like Nunya B upthread there is something wonderful to me about embracing trash culture without a clear understanding irony or shame. I have no doubt that this will do very well.

  13. @Spacejam: I disagree. The Millionaires are better than this.
    In the video, is she supposed to come across as cool, or as a complete loser? That’s intentional, right?

  14. mamafiacco

    Love it. The part that is sheer genius is that the girl is only 21 years old. The video is AWESOME and the song is addictive. The first time i heard it I wasn’t impressed but it’s grown on me since seeing the video and now I am a Ke$ha fan!

  15. 80shangover

    i thought she was black cuz she sounds just like l’trimm and jj fad i just saw the video for the 1st tme today after googling the vid up

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