When I first heard the Ke$ha song “Tik Tok” I may have had a couple too many Whiskey Ginger Ales. The excellent combination of Canada Dry and Jim Beam made me certain that “Tik Tok” was a remix of “TTHHEE PPAARRTTY,” a cool song from Justice’s album Cross. The song features Uffie who sings in a very distinctive style. As a matter of fact I’d never heard someone sing quite like that.
That’s until Ke$ha took “TTHHEE PPAARRTTY,” used the same vocal style and the same ‘girl with swagger getting ready for a night out’ vocal set up. Then she simply added a standard dance bass hook for the chorus to turn it into a club track. Tik Tok should technically be called TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Ke$ha club remix) by Uffie. Instead Ke$ha has the audacity to claim its her own song.
In case you don’t believe me listen to both Tik Tok and TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY.
Ke$ha I’m calling you out. Got anything to say for yourself? Are you even embarrassed?
Ce Ce Peniston was a true trail blazer in the music genre that later blossomed (thats right blossomed) into the pop music of Ace of Base, Real McCoy and of course all things Max Martin (Look it up).
This song probably isn’t gonna get you props in any musical circles. Everyone remembers this song from awkward middle school “mixers” or in gym class or at birthday parties growing up. Even with those weird associations, doesn’t listening to it make you happy?
It is unmistakably from the beginning of that 90’s golden age of synth and piano pop. This song came out in 1991 and by 93-94 the Swedes and Euro’s had taken over the genre and were repackaging it with great results. This was the prelude to Britney Spears, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys and just about all hit music in the 90’s excluding Korn and Limp Bizkit who decided to forsake the Swedish formula to create their own crappy formula of rap rock or whatever that crap was.
Finally by Ce Ce Peniston