There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them on cheesy countdowns run by music channels over Christmas if you are lucky.
So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.
Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya ) – Ashlee Simpson
Today we look at one of Ashlee Simpsons (whose sister is Jessica Simpson) singles that was from her third studio album Bittersweet World. Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya) premiered on AOL music on the 30th November 2007 and then was released on digital download on the 11th December 2007.
The song was released under the record label of Geffen and was produced by Timbaland, King Logan, Jerome Horman and Jim Beanz. It was written by Ashlee Simpson, King Logan, DaShaun ‘Happie’ White, Jerome Harmon, Santi White and Kenna.
The song is written to connote too many voices in Ashlee’s head and that everyone has an opinion that is their own. The aim of the song was to create a fun, dancey style of single that was intertwined with synthpop and new wave genres.
Whilst the song had positive reviews it didn’t really do as well in the charts. It went to number 24 in the UK, 16 in Australia, 30 in Germany just to name a few. However, even though it charted in Europe and around the world, it did not chart in the US Billboard Hot 100.
I remember this song as I had it on my iTunes – I can’t remember why, I always thought the song was ok, I also found that the chorus was a tad irritating because it got stuck in your head. I don’t think it was Ashlee’s best song but it was ok.