TiK ToK by Ke$ha Music
The music video for TiK ToK by Ke$ha was directed by Syndrome. It was filmed in 2009 and was said to be shot in Ke$ha’s old neighborhood, which implies it was shot somewhere near Nashville, Tennessee, although the exact location is not known. TiK ToK by Ke$ha is an anthem about a girl who likes to party, and the song and the music video detail a typical day in her very atypical life. The music video for TiK ToK by Ke$ha stars Ke$ha herself, as well as her friends.
TiK ToK by Ke$ha opens with a shot of a cowboy boot and a nearly-empty bottle of Jack Daniels. The scenes flash quickly between Ke$ha in a bathtub and black-and-white shots of a party in progress. Ke$ha peers out of the bathtub before climbing out. She borrows a toothbrush to brush her teeth with the rest of the Jack Daniels, then picks up the cowboy boot: she wears the other one on her left foot. As she walks through the hallway, picking up her belongings, she knocks over the family portraits hung on the wall. She encounters the family from the pictures as they are eating breakfast in the kitchen. Shocked, the mother drops the plate of pancakes, but Ke$ha only shrugs nonchalantly. She steals a gold bicycle outside of the house and rides away.
As she rides the bike, we see different shots of an American flag and a sign that reads “MONEY.” She comes across a group of children, and trades the bike for their stereo. She sits outside of a store until a man pulls up in short shorts and a gold convertible, which belongs to Ke$ha in real life. She flirts with the man as they ride down the street. Although the cops pull them over, Ke$ha is shown riding away with the handcuffs on one wrist. She sits on top of the seat, dancing as they drive away.
Next, Ke$ha is shown in a different outfit in a room full of nothing but glitter and confetti. She enters a room full of glitter, confetti and dancing people, as well as the man she picked up earlier. In actuality, this room was used by Ke$ha and her friends to party in, and was called the drunk tank. After partying, she falls asleep in another bathtub, again missing a boot. The music video for TiK ToK by Ke$ha is a fun, glittery romp with an equally fun song to accompany it.