The Six Most Absurd Pop Songs Of 2012
4. Nicki Minaj - "Starships"
I am not enough of an authority on Nicki Minaj to dissect her entirely, but I do know the following: She is weird, "Starships" is kind of normal, and her attempt at normality therefore makes "Starships" weird. It is her most conventional song to date, and it has "motherfucker" in the chorus. Which is generally more accepted than her "dick in your face" line in "Come On A Cone," so maybe "Starships" is just a stepping stone on her way to writing "Call Me Maybe."
3. Ke$ha - "Die Young"
Ke$ha's "Die Young" suffered a huge drop in plays since the Sandy Hook tragedy in which way too many people died way too young. "Die Young" is one of those carpe diem tracks about a night at the club spent dancing inappropriately with somebody whose girlfriend is also present. This club must be enormous for Ke$ha to be able to get all up on this guy without his boo noticing. Some people have called "Die Young" inspirational, and in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Ke$ha claimed this song was very spiritual to her. I can only imagine the religious catharsis she felt penning the line "That magic in your pants is making me blush."