A lot of you may know Jessie J as the less hot, less talented Katy Perry. Well, according to one of my friends who lived in England, she is HUGE there, which only makes the comparison more apt! Just as England is the uglier, less talented version of America, so are her pop stars in the same way analogous to ours!
This song was my introduction to Jessie, so I can only assume that it was also everyone else’s introduction. This song is pretty fucking sweet. Easily my favorite Jessie J song, and one of my favorite pop songs of the last few years.
This song is where the Katy Perry comparison started to make more sense. Notice the simple, catchy guitar riff, the dance beat, and the girl singing. The worst part about this song is that it is from the same album as “Price Tag.” Why is that bad? Because every other song on that album sucks. It is not good at all, and I am disappointed. I don’t know what makes these two songs so good and the others so bad. However, she has a new album coming out this year, and hopefully that one will really help cement her position as a great b-list pop star.
This song is perhaps Jessie J’s most important. “But Watt Par! That is Miley Cyrus and NOT Jessie J!” you say. And to you, I say you are correct! However, Jessie J helped write this song, and this song is perhaps the prototypical 2k12 style girl pop jam. While it lacks the drum beat, it has a female vocalist, and catchy simple guitar riff.
Jessie J has some great songs in her catalog, but has yet to release a great album. Hopefully her next album will be more consistent, because her good tracks are great and I can’t get enough of this style. Here’s hoping that third quarter 2k12 continues the trend of awesome catchy girl jams!