Friday, April 01, 2011

Ke$ha Week 2011: Day 4, or: "This Place About to Blow"

The halfway point in the Ke$ha marathon marked both the first time that Ke$ha herself didn't start the day (usually, when you start a station based on a single artist, Pandora makes some effort to play a song by that artist first) and the first time I've heard a Ke$ha song and its remix in the same day.

Ke$ha Week 2011, Day 4: March 30, 2011

Ke$ha "hit" of the day: "Blow" (plus its remix).  The best lyric is "Throw some glitter, make it rain," but the lyrics aren't the best part of "Blow"--it's the video.  Please watch this video.  It's simultaneously terrifying and the greatest music video I've seen this year.

Today's overexposed artist: Katy Perry.  Pulling a Lady Gaga move, Ms. Perry hasn't been featured this week nearly as much as I thought she would have--until today.  My first song of today was "Teenage Dream," which would almost not be a terrible song, but for lyrics like "get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans."  In the span of less than an hour, I also got hit with "California Gurls," and "I Kissed A Girl".  Later, because I apparently hadn't had enough Katy Perry, Pandora decided I need a "Teenage Dream" encore.

Most hilarious reimagining of an 80's hit: "Right Round," Flo Rida.  Of course, this song appears on the station because it's more correctly "Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha."  Only us true fans know that this song is how she got her big break.

Song that inspired the best Hanukkah-themed parody: "Dynamite," Taio Cruz.  If you missed "Candlelight" last Hanukkah, now would be a great time to catch up--particularly because the Maccabeats have a new song for Purim!

First time that the ATL has gotten some props on this station: "Break Your Heart," Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris.  It's not a great song (nor is it a bad song by the standards of this station), but I can't help but cut Luda some slack.  After all, this is the genius responsible for "What's Your Fantasy," "Pimpin' All Over the World," and of course "Welcome to Atlanta"... and he never misses an opportunity to rep the Dirty South.

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