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"Tik Tok"
Single by Kesha
from the album Animal
Released August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)
(See release history)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Dance-pop, electropop
Length 3:20
Label RCA
Writer(s) Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald, Benjamin Levin
Producer Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco
Kesha singles chronology
"Tik Tok"
(2009)
"Blah Blah Blah"
(2010)
Audio sample
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"Tik Tok" (styled as "TiK ToK") is the lead single by American recording artist Kesha from her debut studio album, Animal. Co-written by Kesha, Benny Blanco, and Dr. Luke, the song was released digitally on August 7, 2009 and was sent to U.S. radio on October 5. Lyrically, the song speaks of attending a party one night, coming home half-drunk, and waking up the next morning surrounded by 'beautiful women'. The song has received mixed reviews from music critics with some praising its lyrics and celebration of party lifestyle. Others have criticized the song for sounding 'irritating', while it has been compared to other particular tracks performed by the likes of Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Uffie.

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Chart performance

"Tik Tok" made its chart debut on the official New Zealand Singles Chart at number seven on the issue dated October 5, 2009.[1] The following week, it moved up to number one.[2] It held the top spot for a total of five consecutive weeks.[3] The song also charted in Australia where it debuted on the ARIA Charts at number twenty-eight, and reached number one on its third week on the chart.[4] In Europe, the song debuted at number thirty-eight in Sweden on the issue dated October 23, 2009 and managed to peak at number three.[5] The song debuted at thirty-nine in Denmark and peaked at number six.[6] In Norway, the song debuted at number eleven and peaked at number three.[7] The song also charted in both the Flanders and Wallonia regions of Belgium, peaking at number four and one respectively.[8][9] In Finland, the song debuted at number sixteen and peaked at number seven.[3] It debuted on the official UK Singles Chart at number six on November 8, 2009 and over a period of just under three months climbed to a peak of number four on January 3, 2010 based on downloads alone.[3] It has sold a total of 442,287 copies in the UK.[10]

On the week ending October 24, 2009, "Tik Tok" made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number seventy nine.[3] It topped the chart on the issue dated January 2, 2010 as the first number one of the new decade,[11] and so far topped the chart for nine consecutive weeks. This became the first number one solo single by the artist, and second overall after appearing on "Right Round" with Flo Rida earlier in 2009, although she was not officially credited. On the week ending December 27, 2009, the song broke records in the United States after selling 610,000 digital downloads, the highest ever by a female artist since tracking began in 2003 and second highest overall, behind "Right Round".[12] It was reported on January 24, 2010 that "Tik Tok" has sold a total of 3 million downloads in the country alone.[13]

"Tik Tok" made its first ever chart appearance in Canada, where the song debuted at sixty-seven on the Canadian Hot 100. It ascended to number one seven weeks after its debut, where it stayed for nine non-consecutive weeks.[3]

Music video

Kesha in the music video for "Tik Tok" standing up in a gold 1978 Trans Am driven by Simon Rex.

The music video was directed by Syndrome[14] and begins with Kesha awaking from a bathtub in a home as she stumbles out and begins to look for a toothbrush in the restroom. She makes her way down a staircase looking at the picture lining the wall. It becomes apparent that she isn't in her own house because she is not present in the family portrait hanging from the wall. Kesha makes her way to the kitchen, walking in on the family having breakfast startling them. She shrugs and then leaves the home as the family gets up and follows her. When she arrives at the sidewalk, she picks up a gold bicycle lying against a fallen fence and rides off. Kesha meets a group of children where she trades the bicycle for their boombox. The video cuts to another scene where she rejects a guy that is walking down the street and looking at her, and is picked up by a man portrayed by Simon Rex[15] who drives her in a gold 1978 Trans Am. They are pulled over by the police who handcuff Kesha. The scene then pans to her singing while standing up in the convertible with the handcuffs hanging from one of her arms as she dangles it in front of the camera. The next scene showcases Kesha in an empty room filled with glitter. She then attends a party with Barry for the final scene. The video comes to an end with Kesha lying in a different bathtub from the one she woke up in.[14] The gold car used in the video belonged to Kesha and the video was shot in Kesha's old neighborhood. The final party scene was shot at one of her friend's house they called 'The Drunk Tank'.[16]

Track listing

  • CD single (UK & Europe)[17]
  1. Tik Tok - 3:20
  2. Tik Tok (Tom Neville’s Crunk & Med Mix) - 6:53
  • Digital download single[18]
  1. Tik Tok - 3:20
  2. Tik Tok (Tom Neville's Crunk & Med Mix) - 6:53
  • Digital download[19]
  1. Tik Tok - 3:20
  • International digital download[20]
  1. Tik Tok - 3:20
  2. Tik Tok (Fred Falke Club Remix) - 6:42
  3. Tik Tok (Chuck Buckett's Verucca Salt Remix) - 4:55
  4. Tik Tok (Tom Neville's Crunk & Med Mix) - 6:53
  5. Tik Tok (Untold Remix) - 5:01

Credits and personnel

Charts, certifications and procession

Charts

(2000-2009) Position
Australian Singles Chart[21] 42

Chart procession and succession

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta featuring Akon
New Zealand Singles Chart number-one single
October 12, 2009 – November 9, 2009
Succeeded by
"Whatcha Say" by Jason Derülo
Preceded by
"Meet Me Halfway" by Black Eyed Peas
Australian Singles Chart number-one single
November 9, 2009 – December 28, 2009
Succeeded by
"Fireflies" by Owl City
Preceded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Canadian Hot 100 number-one single
November 21, 2009 – November 28, 2009 (first run)
January 2, 2010 – February 20, 2010 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
"Today Was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift
Preceded by
"Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 2, 2010 – February 27, 2010
Succeeded by
"Imma Be" by Black Eyed Peas
Preceded by
"Diamanten" by Chand Torsvik
Norwegian Singles Chart number-one single
January 4, 2010 – January 10, 2010
Succeeded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Preceded by
"Hot" by Inna
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
January 16, 2010 – January 29, 2010 (first run)
February 6, 2010 – February 26, 2010 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Hot" by Inna
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Preceded by
"Meet Me Halfway" by Black Eyed Peas
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) number-one single
January 16, 2010 − February 20, 2010
Succeeded by
"We Are the World 25 for Haiti" by Artists for Haiti
Preceded by
"Stereo Love" by Edward Maya
French Digital Singles Chart number-one single
January 17, 2010 – February 21, 2010
Succeeded by
"Alors on danse" by Stromae
Preceded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
January 22, 2010 −
Incumbent
Preceded by
"Russian Roulette" by Rihanna
"Replay" by Iyaz
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
January 24, 2010 − March 13, 2010 (first run)
March 21, 2010 – (second run)
Succeeded by
"Replay" by Iyaz
incumbent
Preceded by
"I Like" by Keri Hilson
German Singles Chart number-one single
January 29, 2010 – March 11, 2010
Succeeded by
"Alors on danse" by Stromae
Preceded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs number-one single
February 6, 2010 - March 20, 2010
Succeeded by
"Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
European Hot 100 number-one single
February 13, 2010 – March 13, 2010
Succeeded by
"Alors on danse" by Stromae
Preceded by
"Dingue, dingue, dingue" by Christophe Maé
French Physical Singles Chart number-one single
February 21, 2010 – February 28, 2010

Release history

Region Date Format
United States[19] August 7, 2009 Digital download
Australia[22] August 25, 2009
Austria[23]
Canada[24]
Finland[25]
Mexico[26]
New Zealand[27]
Norway[28]
Russia[29]
Sweden[30]
Switzerland[31]
United Kingdom November 3, 2009[32]
November 30, 2009[17][33] CD single
Italy[34] November 29, 2009 Digital download
Belgium[35] January 8, 2010
Germany[36]

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