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(Slate)   Why the hell is Ke$ha and Pit Bull's duet the #1 song in America?   (slate.com) divider line 118
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2014-01-20 08:03:00 PM
Because it has a good beat and is catchy.
 
2014-01-20 08:03:22 PM
Heard it on the radio yesterday. Kinda dug it. Had no idea it was Kesha, though.
 
2014-01-20 08:05:17 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Because it has a good beat and is catchy.


Catchy's not a great word to use with Ke$ha.
 
2014-01-20 08:05:57 PM
Because the American general population are idiots.
 
2014-01-20 08:07:34 PM
Because pop music sucks. It always has. That's its function. To suck. Don't pretend that the pop music that you grew up with is any better that the shiat they put out now.

/why does Ke$ha spell her name with a dollar sign? She's neither a rapper nor black
 
2014-01-20 08:09:33 PM
Things I learned from that video:

Pitbull is a bald white guy. Kesha possibly has a terminal illness, and I liked her better as a glittery alley skank.

/no I am not up to date on what's tearing up Billboard
 
2014-01-20 08:10:27 PM
Because they both enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Budweiser?
 
2014-01-20 08:11:57 PM
Because even though she doesn't like Ke$ha, my 14 year old thinks Pit Bull is the best rapper ever.

I'm giving it a pass.  I think I was listening to Tony DeFranco around that age.
 
2014-01-20 08:12:45 PM
I find the general public's taste is music to be objectively bad.

Other than complaining to like-minded people on a small segment of the internet, what can I do to make the mainstream like my objectively good music?
 
2014-01-20 08:18:41 PM
Because whores and cholos needed something to agree on.
 
2014-01-20 08:18:41 PM
Great googly moogly that was awful
 
2014-01-20 08:20:00 PM
Because we are a virus.
 
gad
2014-01-20 08:21:19 PM
Butthurt critic is butthurt. You know, like the music you like and don't trash the music other people like.
 
2014-01-20 08:24:07 PM

French Rage: Because whores and cholos needed something to agree on.


Flawless victory.
 
2014-01-20 08:24:12 PM
Pitbull is not housebroken.  He wanders into otherwise passable songs and sh*ts all over them.
 
2014-01-20 08:24:34 PM
Because it's going down.
I'm yellin TIMBEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
2014-01-20 08:26:25 PM

you are a puppet: Because it's going down.
I'm yellin TIMBEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR


thanks.   Surprisingly it wasn't in my head till you did that
 
2014-01-20 08:27:01 PM

mongbiohazard: Because we are a virus.


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2014-01-20 08:27:41 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Because it has a good beat and is catchy.


I can really bug out to it.
 
2014-01-20 08:32:19 PM
I read this sad factoid in Rolling Stone other day -

Of the 5 Grammy-nominated bands this year for a Best Rock Album, only 2 were formed after 1970.
 
2014-01-20 08:32:19 PM
This isn't any worse, or even much different, than all the other silly shiat that I hear coming from the radio in my kid's room
 
2014-01-20 08:32:56 PM
I'll stick to my Tom Waits, David Bowie and Talking Heads...
 
2014-01-20 08:33:05 PM
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/20/73

#40 "I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER" - Luther Ingram
#39 "THE RELAY" - The Who
#38 "YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME" - Al Green
#37 "HARRY HIPPIE" - Bobby Womack & Peace
#36 "DO YOU WANT TO DANCE" - Bette Midler
#35 "REELIN' & ROCKIN'" - Chuck Berry
#34 "DREIDEL" - Don McLean
#33 "BEEN TO CANAAN" - Carole King
#32 "SITTING" - Cat Stevens
#31 "COULD IT BE I'M FALLING IN LOVE" - The Spinners
#30 "YOU TURN ME ON, I'M A RADIO" - Joni Mitchell
#29 "JAMBALAYA" - The Blue Ridge Rangers
#28 "DADDY'S HOME" - Jermaine Jackson
#27 "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES" - Blue Haze
#26 "DON'T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND" - Lobo
#25 "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH" - John Denver
#24 "IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" - Albert Hammond
#23 "SEPARATE WAYS" - Elvis Presley
#22 "DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT" - King Harvest
#21 "PIECES OF APRIL" - Three Dog Night
#20 "LIVING IN THE PAST" - Jethro Tull
#19 "LOVE JONES" - Brighter Side of Darkness
#18 "DO IT AGAIN" - Steely Dan
#17 "I WANNA BE WITH YOU" - The Raspberries
#16 "KEEPER OF THE CASTLE" - The Four Tops
#15 "THE WORLD IS A GHETTO" - War
#14 "DON'T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT" - James Taylor
#13 "TROUBLE MAN" - Marvin Gaye
#12 "HI HI HI" - Wings
#11 "FUNNY FACE" - Donna Fargo
#10 "OH BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY" - Hurricane Smith
#9 "WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER" - Timmy Thomas
#8 "SUPERFLY" - Curtis Mayfield
#7 "CLAIR" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
#6 "ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA & THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU" - Johnny Rivers
#5 "YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE" - Loggins & Messina
#4 "CROCODILE ROCK" - Elton John
#3 "ME & MRS. JONES" - Billy Paul
#2 "SUPERSTITION" - Stevie Wonder

#1 "YOU'RE SO VAIN" - Carly Simon
 
2014-01-20 08:34:10 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Things I learned from that video:

Pitbull is a bald white guy. Kesha possibly has a terminal illness, and I liked her better as a glittery alley skank.

/no I am not up to date on what's tearing up Billboard


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2014-01-20 08:35:12 PM
Illuminati, obviously.

/and jesusfark, even autotuned to the nth degree her voice still sounds like a dental drill
 
2014-01-20 08:37:29 PM
I'm not sure I've heard it, but I'm notoriously bad at keeping up with what's popular with the kids these days.  I'm guessing this is one of their raps?  Is this a rapsing song?
 
2014-01-20 08:40:53 PM
I think its a fun song
 
2014-01-20 08:42:41 PM
Because subby is an old fart who like to yell at clouds and chase kids away from his house. Listen subby, I get it. We get old and start to hate current pop culture. But don't show your bitterness with the world, eh?
 
2014-01-20 08:43:05 PM
She's goin down.... on SUBBY'S timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

/not subby
 
2014-01-20 08:43:15 PM
The #1 single 25 years ago: Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative".
So shut the fark up.
 
2014-01-20 08:44:37 PM
Because she's in rehab for diet pill abuse at her manager's request.

//Or was that someone else?
 
2014-01-20 08:47:24 PM
Okay, I'll say it.  I like Ke$ha.  She's hot-trashy and her auto-tuned to hell music is fun stuff.
 
2014-01-20 08:53:12 PM
Because pop airplay is decided by less than five people at the national level and stations do what they are told.
 
2014-01-20 08:59:37 PM
It's a hoe-down...literally.
 
2014-01-20 09:07:19 PM
have you SEEN america lately?

Garbage in, garbage out.
 
2014-01-20 09:07:41 PM

95BV5: AverageAmericanGuy: Because it has a good beat and is catchy.

Catchy's not a great word to use with Ke$ha.


Have you heard the rest of the shiat on there?
 
2014-01-20 09:08:40 PM

I Like Bread: The #1 single 25 years ago: Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative".
So shut the fark up.


I had that cassette.  Pretty damned catchy.

\and I'm starting to give up on complaining about music.  Especially around here.
 
2014-01-20 09:09:37 PM
Payola.  The answer is Payola - and it's legal now.
 
2014-01-20 09:11:08 PM
It's a decent pop song, though I agree with the FARKer above who observed that Pitbull isn't housebroken.

Ke$ha is a prolific songwriter and by all measures a musical prodigy. The fact that she has consistently written chart-toppers for a variety of artists since she was a teenager is pretty incredible.
 
2014-01-20 09:12:35 PM
Short and bald is in.
 
2014-01-20 09:15:42 PM
Was... Was the author even using English? What is an "Americana-manqué food chain"? Or afrojack? At least he provides context for reggaeton and crunk, but still.
 
2014-01-20 09:16:38 PM

eatin' fetus: Ke$ha is a prolific songwriter and by all measures a musical prodigy. The fact that she has consistently written chart-toppers for a variety of artists since she was a teenager is pretty incredible.


No, she isn't.  She's been part of a professional pop hit-making factory who have made all her music for her.  She's a back up singer who got lucky.
 
2014-01-20 09:17:13 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Because it has a good beat and is catchy.

 
2014-01-20 09:18:08 PM

Great_Milenko: 95BV5: AverageAmericanGuy: Because it has a good beat and is catchy.

Catchy's not a great word to use with Ke$ha.

Have you heard the rest of the shiat on there?


Woosh...
 
2014-01-20 09:19:58 PM

uncleacid: Short and bald is in.


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You don't say...
 
2014-01-20 09:26:45 PM
Maybre you didn't notice, but about 25 years ago, pop music was converted into a commodity industry, like potash or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
 
2014-01-20 09:44:58 PM
Lots of sandy vaginas. Who cares what's number 1?
 
2014-01-20 09:46:41 PM

thecpt: Lots of sandy vaginas. Who cares what's number 1?


I do.  Have you ever walked into a bathroom right after someone's finished making number 2?
 
2014-01-20 09:47:01 PM
Also, if you're retarded enough to think music taste = intelligence then you should probably get the fail tag
 
2014-01-20 09:54:36 PM
Lotta butthurt from the Rolling Stones fans here.
 
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