Bella Thorne's "Bad Case of U" Sounds Just Like An Unreleased Kesha Song — LISTEN
Here's some potentially good news for Kesha fans who are tired of waiting for new music from their idol: 16-year old former Disney Channel star Bella Thorne just released a new song called "Bad Case of U," and if you didn't know any better, you'd probably think that you were listening to a new Kesha track. In fact, "Bad Case of U" sounds so much like a Kesha song, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that it's actually an unused Kesha demo! Will "Bad Case of U" help tide Kesha fans over until she finally puts out a new album? Or will they just be upset that Thorne kind of jacked the "Tik Tok" singer's style?
Regardless of what fans think, I suspect that Kesha herself might actually get a really big kick out of "Bad Case of U" — mostly because it's featured on the soundtrack to Thorne's new R.L. Stine movie, Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? This is hilarious for many reasons, but especially because "Bad Case of U" is probably the least spooky song I've ever heard in my entire life. Still, we all know how much Kesha loves ghosts, and I just think that she'd really appreciate the total and utter randomness of the situation. P.S. I need to see this movie.
Thorne's bratty talk-singing during "Bad Case of U's" verses is what's really going to draw comparisons to Kesha, but the song's explosive pop chorus also recalls signature Kesha hits like "Your Love Is My Drug":
Hello, you know you're making me lovesick
You like my dynamite, I'm like tick-tick
I got a fever, hot like a hundred
What can I do?
I caught a bad case of you
"Bad Case of U" probably sounds too young for top 40 radio, but it's still a cute and catchy song. I'm not at all embarrassed to admit that I've been singing it to myself all day! (Okay, I'm a little embarrassed to admit that — but only a little.) Thorne's last release, "Call It Whatever," was an enjoyable slice of bubblegum pop, too. Needless to say, I think she's found her niche.
The Mostly Ghostly soundtrack is available on iTunes now, but if you just want to buy "Bad Case of U," you're out of luck — it's "album only." That means that you have to purchase the entire soundtrack in order to get the song. I mean, the soundtrack does include such hits as "Scare Zone" by The Ochoa Boyz, so it could be worth the $4.99 investment? I don't know. At this point, I'm undecided.
If anyone's brave enough to take the plunge, please let me know.