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“Blame It” vs. “Good Girls Gone Bad” (Round 1)

Posted by teibs On December - 10 - 2009

blame@ZackTeibloom On one hand you’ve got Oscar winner Jamie Foxx with hit machine, T-Pain. On the other hand you have American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi writing for a “Gossip Girl” episode with a former member of Midtown. OK it’s a bit of a mis-match on paper, but the Cobra Starship ditty did prompt Billboard to write “Good Girls Go Bad” has the magic to launch the members of Cobra Starship into superstardom.

The New York dance-punk band powers the single from its third album, “Hot Mess”—stylish enough for a stroll along the boardwalk and rowdy enough for the club. The guy anthem is sweetened with “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester’s first musical effort, adding some sass to match Gabe Saporta’s energetic vocals. The contagious hook and chorus have a lively group component where the co-eds battle in a call-and-response sing-off. With a similar appeal to No Doubt’s “Hey Baby”—minus the reggae but with an accelerated jolt of electro—Cobra Starship has arrived.” Yeah, but is that enough to take down an Oscar and Grammy winner*?

Jamie Foxx “Blame It” (feat. T-Pain)

@ZackTeibloom Talk about a club anthem. They managed to give the word alcohol more syllables than letters. Chock full of auto-tune, Jamie Foxx’s first number 1 hit as lead artist just dominated the R&B/hip hop charts and garnered over a million downloads. Even if you weren’t one of the million, it was hard to avoid this one. I’d like to nominate it for “most superfluous drinks ordered because of it,” “most extra syllables thrown into a word,” “most morning after texts sent referencing it” and “most Facebook albums named after it” in 2009. Yes, in that order. There’s a reason good girls go bad. It’s not Cobra Starship and Kara. It’s the alcohol. It’s T-Pain and Jamie Foxx. Blame them.

Cobra Starship “Good Girls Gone Bad”

@AndyShore I sent Zack a text over the summer, shortly after I first heard “Good Girls Go Bad.” I told him to consider that text my official nomination of “Good Girls Go Bad” for the catchiest song of 2009. For me, this song is the “Shake It” of last year. A song that’s from a band that’s not necessarily on your radar, but certainly not indie. Like “Shake It,” I can’t hear this song without singing along, and have even developed the annoying habit of mocking the synth sound after they sing the hook. I’m actually sad to have to admit that in a public forum, which only goes to show you how catchy I believe this song really is. Besides, what would you rather be discussing the morning after? Good girls gone bad, or something (re: someone) you don’t want to admit to your friends and have to blame the booze.

1 Response

  1. teibs Said,

    Dude- you never texted messaged me anything about that lame song. I can’t believe I just went through 7 months of texts on my iphone to prove this fell into the 1/10 side of the “andy’s right 9/10 times” theory. No such text. Blame it on the sa-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-and wiches.

    Posted on December 10th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

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