Ke$ha — Queen Of “Slutwave”

2010 was the year when overtly sexual music recorded by female pop stars finally got a name — “Slutwave”. (Because how dare a woman want sex and then sing about it!) Rolling Stone has even named “Slutwave” the fake genre of the year, but how fake can it be when it’s everywhere? Complex compiled a list of the 25 Greatest Songs of “Slutwave”, and, shocking absolutely no one, roadkill fashionista Ke$ha topped the list, specifically for her single “Blah Blah Blah”, in which she asks of her male suitor to “show me where your dick’s at”. Put your mind back into the gutter by checking out the mag’s Top 5 “Slutwave” songs below.

1. Ke$ha, “Blah Blah Blah”: “To Ke$ha, talk is cheap. If things go her way, you’ll shut the hell up and get to the bottom line: are you DTF, or what?”

2. Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”: “Girls have been getting drunk and kissing each other at parties since the dawn of civilization, and it only took something like millions of years for the act to get its own theme song.”

3. Christina Aguilera, “Dirrty”: “[Christina's] image overhaul came complete with the video for ‘Dirrty,’ which found her dressed in ass-less chaps, dancing in a boxing ring, surrounded by brawny men in what appeared to be the makings of a gangbang.”

4. Willa Ford, “I Wanna Be Bad”: “In 2001 her introduction to TRL audiences was ‘I Wanna Be Bad,’ a song about a woman embracing her naughty side. To hear Ford tell it, slutting it up never felt so good.”

5. Britney Spears, “Gimme More”: “Britney has said this song is about people’s fascination with her private life. Bitch, please—’Gimme More’ is about f—ing in the club!”

Let’s sidestep our initial feeling that men are just as culpable of riding the “Slutwave” as women. (Enrique Iglesias’ latest partner-swapping video, anyone?) But songs we would have definitely included are Keri Hilson’s “The Way You Love Me”, Ciara’s “Ride”, Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” and The Veronicas’ “Take Me On The Floor.” What dirrty-minded tunes are left off this list?


  • vertigoshtick

    What do you expect? This is a world in which a man can beat the crap out of his girlfriend and top the charts a year later with a song dissing said ex-flame; Clear Channel blithely runs incessant unedited replays of another man asserting his dominance over supine females by instructing them to imbibe his seminal fluids but find Britney Spears singing “living in sin” to be on the wrong side of appropriate; and another man can sell truckloads of copies of a single named for a venereal disease…while serving time in the big house for a weapons offense and sporting a hairdo that makes Ke$ha look like Doris Day. But naughty, naughty Miley Cyrus, making body contact with the opposite sex and lying fully clothed on the ground with her breasts artfully bundled, or Ciara dancing along to a sensual jam built on an ambiguous automotive/sexual metaphor, or Katy Perry daring to subject toddlers to the sight of breasts mere months after they finish sucking their mothers’ dry. Bad, bad sluts!

  • Brandon Hall

    Aside from that exaggeration used when referring to Miley, I think @vertigoshtick hit it out of the park here. The double standard of Women vs Men has always been in abundance but honestly it comes pretty hard from both sides, woman tend to beat down these woman who are more open to expressing their sexuality just as much. “Slutwave” is significantly smaller than its “Man-slutwave” counterpart.

    Anywho Janet has quite a few songs that under the cutesy Melodies are quite suggestive, and some not so much (So Excited). That list is a bunch of cheap shots, minus the #1.