Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl” Video: Watch Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, & More

Jun 26th, 2013 // 4 Comments
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Superstar singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee has penned all your favorite songs by all your favorite artists, so in the official debut of her solo career, it makes perfect sense that she would call upon her famous cohorts to lend a hand: In the video for McKee’s debut single on Epic Records, “American Girl,” she patched together a lip dub video featuring a few pals: Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Macklemore, Becky G, Lance Bass, Karmin, Jason Derulo, Taio Cruz, Adam Lambert, Sofi, Sirah, Nicole Scherzinger, Jewel, Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Jenny McCarthy, Kathy Griffin, George Takei and some other people too. Really. It’s not a big deal at all. 

If anything, that just distracts from the fact that the song is absolutely enormous: A plucky pop confection with a hook that’s comically huge, with a clever lyrical conceit that’s as neatly cohesive and statement-making as McKee’s frequent collaborator Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” was back in 2008. It’s a striking debut, and it sounds perfectly tailored to dominate radio all summer long.

I’ve championed McKee as a star for a long time, and this is absolutely her moment. Watch the video up top, then download “American Girl” for free on her official site.

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  1. the song has “instant pop hit” written all over it

  2. I like the song but I think it appeals to tweens and teens more than over 16 age group. Of course they are the demographic that buys music so it will sell I’m sure. The video is better than the song itself.

  3. omg luv luv luv this song!

    *sings* I WAS RAISED BY A TELEVISION

    lol fave line, A+ superfun vid too

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