Normally I love the pop music. Britney, Justin, Nelly, Gwen, whatever, I enjoy it. The music I listen to isn't on the radio anyways, so why not take in the guilty pleasures of top 40 when they're offered to you? Come down from the high horse of musical elitism and tune in to what's making the bourgeoisie and the rebel come together, so to speak. And yet...today I must ask of the bourgoisie and rebel populations: what's with the love for "Don't Ya"?
I can't think of a song in recent memory that has irritated me more than this gem from Tori Alamaze (and then covered by the "female empowering" Pussycat Dolls, apparently). First there's the lyrical content. "Don't ya wish your girlfriend was raw like me" etc. It just feels gross. Janet Jackson covered this ground in "If", and it was much awesomer (I still want to know how to do that dance!). Next, the beat is super 80's, but not in a fun hollaback kinda way. The vocals are entirely unimpressive. And finally, the horn samples feel like an US3 tune was dropped into this piece of crap in an attempt to make it arty. Ooh! Cantaloop!
Really, I just hate it. And I'm curious if I'm the only one.