Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok' beats its way to a digital sales record
Party anthem sets new digital sales record for a female artist
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Let’s hear it for the party girls! They have spoken loud and clear. Ke$ha’s trashy “Tik Tok” set the record this week for most downloads by any female artist since Billboard started tracking digital sales in 2003. It beats the previous record held by Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" by almost 200,000 copies.
That’s right, more than 610,000 downloads of “Tik Tok” were sold this past week, making it only the second song to surpass the 500,000 mark in a 7-day period. The first to rush past that tally was Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” which holds the title for the most downloaded song at more than 5 million copies. “Tik Tok” has already passed the 2 million mark for cumulative digital sales.
We find it a bit ironic that "Just Dance" is the song "Tik Tok" beats since it ips off both “Just Dance” and "Love Game" with its opening beats. The video makes Ke$ha slightly less classy and appealing than Snooki from MTV's “Jersey Shore,” But who can resist a girl that brings her own beer? As she curls up in the bathtub to sleep it off, the only thing that’s missing is the rushing to the toilet to vomit and the hangover. Plus, what’s with the line about Mick Jagger? He’s old enough to be her granddad. In terms of party anthems, this is the skanky girl’s version on “Party in the USA.” Party on…