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Shut Up and Let Me Go

The Ting Tings

We Started Nothing (2008)

The Ting Tings have reincarnated the spirit of Toni Basil (of “Mickey” fame) and managed to make hits out of an unlikely blend of sing-song rhymes, playful guitar riffs, and danceable rhythms. “Shut Up and Let Me Go” was simply an incredibly fun pop song that brightened up the radio airwaves. Kudos go out to follow-up “That’s Not My Name” as well, a near-equally good sing-along with lyrics that are easy to alter for any situation (“That’s not my drink!” “That’s not my wig!”).

Also check out: “Le Disko” by Shiny Toy Guns, a similar boy/girl vocal trade-off but with a hard electro edge