Song Title: Blow
Date of release: February 8, 2011
Description: ” Blow ” is by Kesha ( Kesha Rose Sebert ), the American singer, songwriter and rapper. The song was written by Kesha Sebert, Klas Åhlund, Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Benjamin Levin and Max Martin.
Production for the single was by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Kool Kojak.
The electropop dance song was released as the second single in February 2011 by the RCA record label and taken from Kesha’s first EP ( extended play ) ” Cannibal ” from 2010.
The song is a party anthem and Kesha lays out her message simply, she wants to have a good time at a club.
Music critics had mostly positive response to ” Blow “, AOL Radio’s Scott Shetler called the delivery by Kesha was ” both sassy and brash “.
Writing a review for the EP ” Cannibal “, Slant Magazine’s Sal Cinquemani called the song a “stuttery club track”, however Digital Spy’s Robert Cospey commented that the song has a similar feel to the 2002 hit single ” Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi.
The video that accompanies the song was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, it was his idea for the concept of the unicorns wearing tuxedos.
The video opens with a disclaimer that ” No mythological creatures were harmed in the making of this video ” before showing Kesha talking to two unicorns about how she was elected to Uzbekistan’s parliament.
The video features James Van Der Beek, the American actor is better known for Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson’s Creek.
” Blow ” was originally offered for download from the iTunes store as part of a promotion for the EP ” Cannibal “. In the United States the song finally entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and climbed to reach a peak of number 7, the song spent 26 weeks on the chart.
Outside of the United States Kesha scored her only number one with the song, in Israel ” Blow ” reached the top of the Media Forest airplay chart.
Kesha scored top 10 positions in Belgium ( both Flanders and Wallonia ), New Zealand and Slovakia, while in Canada she reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart.
In the United Kingdom ” Blow ” reached a peak position of 32, the song stayed in the top 40 for 2 weeks and a total of 9 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 7
UK Highest Chart Position: 32
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 10, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 22, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 6, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 12, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 36, Germany (Media Control AG) 39, Ireland (IRMA) 28, Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 8, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 7
Official Website: Keshasparty.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/kesha
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Kesha