The Ballad of 2010: A Journey Through the Insipid Year That Was

The Ballad of 2010: A Journey Through the Insipid Year That Was

As previously noted, the pop-house that dominated the charts in 2010 was really fucking insipid. So to see this boneheaded year off, here's an anti-poetic tribute comprised of over 30 hits, misses, and album cuts that came out (or flourished) this year about going to the club, taking shots, dancing, and generally being as mindless as possible. If things continue on like this, you may not have to use your brain whatsoever in 2011. Fingers crossed! (Click on the line for its source track.)

So we back in the club
The party don't start till I walk in
I'm a club rocker that's my personality
I didn't come to get bourgie, I came here to get crazy
I came to dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance, d-dance, d-dance, d-dance
Dance: it's all I wanna do
The music's on and I'm dancing
I keep dancin' on my own
We're dancing like we're dumb
The club can't even handle me right now
I'm feelin' so fly -- like a G6.

Don't be fancy, just get dancey
You came here to sit or party?
If they mad and they don't wanna party, tell them shut the fuck up
(Not that I don't like you, I'm just at a party!)
What part of party don't you understand?
Party people just keep on rockin'
It's my song, come on, it's lonely on this dance floor
Let's remove the space between me and you
Throw away all your problems, 'cause right now it's party time
We can pump this jam however you want
Rock that body, come on, come on

Rock that body, rock your body

Rock that body, come on, come on.

When you're in the club, get your ass on the floor

When you're in the club, get your ass on the floor
When you're in the club, get your ass on the floor

I fell in love with shawty when I seen her on the dance floor
Honey got a bottom bouncin', droppin' low, on the ground
Turn around and let me see them pants
The way that booty movin' I can't take no more
Baby I like it -- the way you move on the floor
Damn, I like the way that you move
Love is the party, my heart is such a disco ball.

There's glitter on the floor
I've got that glitter on my eyes
Glitter all over the room
We're over capacity
Strobe lights dance with the stars
Let's light up the night
We gon' dance it up until we see the light
I wanna dance, I wanna dance in the light
I own the light and I don't need no help
We don't need no lights: time to shine like a star
We gon' light it up like it's dynamite
This one something special, this one just like dynamite
I'm sizzlin' from head to toe
Slide an ice cube down my neck
Like a blizzard.

Don't stop baby, just keep on shaking along
Don't stop it baby, don't stop till you get it up
Don't take your hands off my waist, keep it right there,
Don't disturb just move, come on

All the pretty young things at the party, let me see your hands up
Hands up, when the music drops
It's 2 in the morning, get your hands up

If you're sitting, stand up.

Don't, don't, don't, don't,

Don't, don't, don't, don't,

Don't, don't, don't, don't stop the party.

Don't, don't, don't, don't,

Don't, don't, don't, don't,
Stop, stop, stop,

The, the, the, don't stop the party.

Don't stop the party

Don't, don't, don't, don't,

Don't, don't, don't, don't,

Stop, stop, stop,
The, the, the, don't stop the party.

You like to drink? So do we
Yeah you can meet me at the bar if you wanna see the star
Got a water bottle full of whiskey in my handbag
Now give me two more bottles 'cause you know it don't stop
I'm dancing a lot and I'm taking shots I'm feeling fine
Last call is coming
Oh shit, my glass is empty. That sucks.
Can't stop now, more shots let's go - 10 more rounds can I get a Kato?

...We took too many shots
Now I'm drunker than a motherfucker,
Trying to find my way back to your heart, you motherfucker

Stilettos and broken bottles, I'm spinning around in circles
Spinning like a disco
No control of my body
Like a blizzard.

So come on, let's go, let's lose control
I am feeling a little out of control
Still feelin' myself I'm like outta control
I want you to take control now
You got control of my heart, turn up the level
Take control and feel the band.

Yeah, baby tonight, the DJ got us falling in love again
Tell the DJ turn it up
Tell that DJ turn it up
DJ turn it up

DJ turn it up

DJ turn it up

DJ turn it up

DJ turn it loud, then watch me turn it up
DJ, blow my speakers up
Space be boomin', the speakers pop
DJ, better man up!
Go go go DJ! Go go go DJ! Go go go DJ!
Club is on fire

Oh, you're my favorite DJ, baby
Come DJ, that's my DJ
DJ, you build me up
You break me down

I feel like a zombie gone back to life (back to life).

Tonight we're going hard

Just like the world is ours

We go until they kick us out, out
DJ's passed out in the yard
All the crazy shit I did tonight, 
those will be the best memories.

Party, (oh yes I like it) -- karamu, fiesta forever!
Party, (oh yes I like it) -- karamu, fiesta forever!

T.G.I.F.
T.G.I.F.
T.G.I.F.

T.G.I.F.
T.G.I.F.
T.G.I.F.

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Saying A-yo, gotta let go
I wanna celebrate and live my life

Saying A-yo, baby, let's go

A-yo! A-yo! A-yo! A-yo!
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Tonight is the night

Hey, hey
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Yeah, yeah
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Hey, hey
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Yeah, yeah
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Hey, hey
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Yeah, yeah
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Hey, hey
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Yeah, yeah
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,

Oh my gosh!

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh...
I'm busy!

Like a blizzard.

Dirty bit!

Works cited:

Usher - "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"

Ke$ha - "Tik Tok"

Black Eyed Peas - "Fashion Beats"

Black Eyed Peas - "The Time (Dirty Bit)"

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"

Girlicious - "Face the Light"

Kylie Minogue - "All the Lovers"

Christina Aguilera - "Not Myself Tonight"

Robyn - "Dancing on My Own"

Ke$ha - "We R Who We R"

Flo Rida featuring David Guetta - "Club Can't Handle Me"

Far East Movement featuring Dev and Cataracts - "Like a G6"

P!nk - "Raise Your Glass"

Janet Jackson - "Make Me"

Chris Brown - "Yeah 3X"

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé - "Telephone"

Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E - "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)"

Pitbull featuring T-Pain - "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)"

Black Eyed Peas - "Rock That Body"

Diddy/Dirty Money - "Ass on the Floor"

Usher featuring will.i.am. - "OMG"

Black Eyed Peas - "Light up the Night"

David Guetta featuring Akon - "Sexy Bitch"

Enrique Iglesias - "I Like It"

Diddy/Dirty Money featuring Lil Wayne - "Strobe Lights"

Ke$ha - "Take It Off"

Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night"

Girlicious - "2 in the Morning"

Black Eyed Peas - "Don't Stop the Party"

Girlicious - "Drank"

Ciara featuring Usher - "Turn It Up"

David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi - "Memories"


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