An argument can be made that all pop music sounds the same. I don’t personally believe that, but when hearing the two current singles “Blow” by Ke$ha and “Till the World Ends” by Britney Spears, it’s hard to argue against it. After all, both tunes feature a chorus laden with exultant, syncopated “Whoa” sounds that would most certainly drive my parents (or anyone over twelve) nuts. (Full disclosure: I have mp3s of both songs and enjoy them greatly.)
So in the spirit of community building and general curiosity, I ask you, dear readers, to tell me which pop star does the “Whoa-oh-oh” thing best?
Last night’s episode of The City was both fascinating for its insight into the fashion world (that’s right, I used the word “insight” in regards to an MTV show) and simultaneously a near parody of the world itself. On the one hand, we had Whitney struggling to get her fashion line into boutiques and stores by peddling her wares at a huge expo. It was the unglamorous side of fashion that we rarely — if ever — see highlighted on reality TV.
On the other hand, we had Joe Zee and the editors of Elle cooing over popstar Ke$ha’s dumpster diving aesthetic, going so far as to use phrases as “garbage chic” and “she’s very into trash.” And yes, when they said “trash,” they didn’t mean the campy ideal. They meant literal trash. The experience was very much a callback to the famed “Derelicte” look from Zoolander, except this wasn’t an outrageous comedy. These were real editors talking about a real trend in a real magazine. Just as funny though.