Track of the Week: Tik Tok by Ke$ha

To kick off this new year, the track of this week is smack dab in the middle of main-stream-Top-40, it’s Tik Tok by Ke$ha (yes, with the dollar sign in the spelling).

Couple of things about this track deserve mention. First of all, it’s insanely catchy. The techo-pop melody in the beat sounds vaguely reminiscent of something David Guetta might put together. The first few seconds of the song, when it’s just singing and the melody line and before the drums, is the most apparent part of the song where the French-house influence on the production is seen. It’s a great example of how mainstream music is moving to be more dance / electro inspired.

Second, the Ke$ha’s delivery outside the autotuned hooks about all night dancing and drinking sound fantastic. Her carefree opening “Waking up in the morning feeling like P. Ditty” sets the stage for the rest of the song, especially when credibility is delivered to the song by the two lines by P. Ditty: “Hey what up girl / Let’s go”. Her raps (if you can call them that) remind me of Uffie, if you want to find more that’s more in that style.

The song is fun, catchy and largely disposable much in the way that Lady Gaga’s Just Dance was.

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