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Ke$ha - 'Tik Tok'

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Fraser McAlpine | 10:26 UK time, Saturday, 7 November 2009


This was never going to be an 'if' hit, it was always a 'when'. From the very first time Ke$ha got on that gold bike, her chart success with this dirty little ditty was only ever a matter of time. And no, that's not supposed to be a pun on the song's title.

I mean it would've been a good one if it WAS, but I didn't do it on purpose.

The fact that I'm writing this a few weeks before the CD hits the shelves, while in the sure knowledge that people are already downloading this in sizeable numbers is neither here nor there. It's a hit, a palpable hit, as Shakespeare would say.

(Here's the video. She's too rock 'n' roll for pancakes!)

OK, fair enough, a certain amount of the ground work for this has already been done by her Ladiness of GaGa, this being something of a lost sibling to 'Just Dance' in places, but that doesn't mean Ke$ha has nothing to bring to the party. She's no lady, for starters, and she's pretty gaga...

That was a cheap shot, something Ke$ha clearly knows a fair amount about, if her slurred tales of drunken nights out and general terribly bad behaviour are anything to go by. She does make it sound kinda fun though. OK, LOTS of fun. In her world, it's always happy hour, always ladies night, and if things get messy at the end, well that's just proof that you're having a good time.

Pop songs are allowed to say stuff like this, because they are short. They only ever aim to capture one tiny moment in time. It's not exactly health and safety, but there again, when was the last time health and safety claimed to look hot on a stage, mic in hand?

Exactly, people should know their jobs and stick to them.

For example, mine is to tell you again that this has 'hit' written all over it, you just can't see it cos it's too damn dirty.

Four starsDownload: Out now
CD Released: November 30th
BBC Music page

(Fraser McAlpine)



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