Ke$ha, "Take it Off"

68 Billboard Rating

For better or worse, no one else sounds quite like Ke$ha: The singer's electro-brat delivery, unabashed hedonism and hot-pink dance-rock production are all her own. On "Take It Off," the fourth single off debut album "Animal" (and the third produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald), she refashions a nursery rhyme to fit her style. Ke$ha interpolates "Place in France," making the naughty children's rhyme even naughtier: "There's a place downtown/ Where the freaks all come around/It's a hole in the wall/It's a dirty free-for-all." Like the rest of her work, "Take It Off" is Auto-Tuned, speak-sung and semi-rapped, but the track remains disruptive in its total uniqueness. However, it might be time for Ke$ha to reveal another side of herself by releasing one of her ballads, which have a more Avril Lavigne feel.