Nicole Scherzinger’s performance of her new song, “Pretty,” on the X Factor, and Katherine St Asaph’s excellent write-up, reminded me of another recent song about not wanting to be seen as “pretty.” The Saturdays’ track is not as lyrically interesting as Nicole’s, although it’s musically more to my taste. I actually can’t quite make out what the Saturdays are saying they want to trade their ball gown for; I guess it’s LBD, as in Little Black Dress, which admittedly isn’t exactly rejecting conventional feminine beauty standards. When I first heard the song, I thought it was “LGV,” and they were singing about how they wanted to become van drivers, which to be honest would be pretty awesome.

(Source: Spotify)

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