Interesting details about Kesha's (Ke$ha) hit "Tik Tok"
Before it became a popular video sharing app, "TiK ToK" was a huge hit in the performance of the Keshi! It was the first single from her debut album Animaland it was a resounding success around the world! Its many millions of downloads and sales have many times surpassed the success of the same Lady Gagawhich was already on a hype wave by that time. What's more, "Tik Tok" sold better than any of the tracks. The Beatles! It is safe to say that it was the most successful single of 2010...
Thanks to this track, Kesha has become first vocalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut single After Lady Gaga! "Tic Toc has established a multitude of recordsFor example, in the first week alone, the number of downloads was over 600 thousandIt became number one in different countries of the world, and confidently held its powerful position in the American Billboard Hot 100 almost 3 months!
The producers of the hit were Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. In this rousing song Kesha sings:
"Before I go, I'll 'brush' my teeth with a bottle of Jack..."
We're talking about the famous drink Jack Daniel's. The singer had this to say about this lyric:
"A lot of people have started to take it seriously, but it's just irony for a song! In 'TiK ToK' I sing about partying, about how cool it is to hang out in L.A. It's a fun party track, and you shouldn't believe everything I sing there about. Some people have asked me, "Do you really think it's the norm to start your morning with bourbon?" And I answered: "Sure! Especially when you're talking about eight-year-olds!" I hope you realize that's just a joke..."
The performer also recalled how she wanted to rewrite of the song, considering it too unconventional:
"I decided that the line about Jack Daniel's should be rewritten - people wouldn't understand me! I thought it was too much, not very clever... But Dr. Luke literally pushed me out of the studio saying, 'Don't you dare touch the lyrics! He's fine! Just trust me!" He always appreciated my creative expression, and all the crazy things I say, because he really embraced my personality. So - I owe the success of "TiK ToK" to him. He didn't "dilute" me with "water" like a lot of producers tried to do. Otherwise it wouldn't have been me anymore..."
The music video was quite personal for the singer: it was filmed in the neighborhood where she lived beforeand the car shown in the clip is actually belongs to her! The house with the party was also familiar to Kesha long before the filming: it's her friend's apartment, which goes by the name of "Sobering up.". That's because it's a regular hangout!
"I'm excited about this music video because it's very personal and autobiographical to me. And the guy who drives my gold car is a friend of mine. So it's super honest and sincere..."
Most interestingly, at the time of the release of "TiK ToK" the girl wore a pseudonym of Ke$habut later changed it to just Kesha. So what was the point of that dollar?
"At the time, I was a little hurt that I wasn't benefiting financially from the huge success of 'Right Round,' which had my vocals..."
Well, after the release of "Tik Tok," the singer's career has seen a lot of changed!