Jessie J Featuring B.o.B - Price Tag

December 14, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Jessie J, has released quite a few songs so far, I have currently reviewed only one of them, and I hope I'll be reviewing more in the future. It's taken Jessie J sometime to finally hit the music industry, after trying for so long, but someone finally found her and that person has introduced us to this international star. Jessie J (real name: Jessica Cornish), started off writing songs for artists, one hit includes Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA". Now she's tipped to be one of the biggest female artists to come out from the UK, and she's done all this in less than a year.

This song was written by Jessica Cornish, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. The latter being B.o.B who is featured on this song. The song's meaning has been blown out of proportion by the media, and the accompanying music video even more so. In my opinion, the song is all about spreading music throughout the world, to unite everyone and everything, especially since some of the lyrics are "we just wanna make the world dance" and "When music made us all unite". You could say it sounds like a charity single about world peace and it sort of is. Other people's perceptions is that it's about everything being too expensive and costing too much to buy this and buy that. The song has even received comments saying that if Jessie J sings: "it's not about the money money money, we don't need your money money money", then why do we have to pay to buy the single? I kind of understand where these comments are coming from, and people's perceptions of certain lyrics become more apparent. I like it when I come across a song that can mean multiple meanings to different people, it usually is what makes a song that little bit special.

The music video is cleverly done. To start off with, it's simple and basic, some may say it's low-budget, but the people behind Jessie J have got the money to make it better. So in theory they've made it look low-budget. There is a lot of "toys" that appear to be broken, such as the teddy bear at the beginning and the doll's head Jessie J is holding at one point. This could suggest that those toys are like the world. We are all broken because we aren't united, there's all these wars going on and ones in the past too that have separated us all.

A little mini Jessie J appears in this music video This is not the same mini Jessie J that appears in "Who's Laughing Now". Also at the start Jessie J sings "Okay, coconut man and moonhead", then in the music video a coconut man appears on her right hand, and a moonhead appears on her left hand, I've always wondered why she says that and now I know, she says it because they are references to Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly, coconut man being the former, and moonhead being the latter.

The song is really catchy, and after too many listens to it, it can get on your nerves, but then again it gets stuck in your head. The music video is pretty good, even if it's meant to look low-budget. It has become controversial due to some of the pictures shown, such as Jessie J doing an "a-OK" sign with her hands, which apparently means she has an alliance with the Illuminati.... Yeah, right, again media has blown it out of proportion. The music video is enjoyable and pleasant and that's why I'm giving this 4 stars. The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't exactly link with the song that well, the links I have suggested are vague and could have been a lot better, I think.