15 Minutes of Shame
|"15 Minutes of Shame"|
|Single by Kristy Lee Cook|
|from the album Why Wait|
|Released||August 12, 2008|
|Kristy Lee Cook singles chronology|
"15 Minutes of Shame" is the title of a debut song written by Kelly Archer, Casey Kessel and Justin Weaver, recorded by American country music artist Kristy Lee Cook. It was released in August 2008 as the first single from her album Why Wait. The single is also her first entry on the Billboard country charts, reaching a peak of number 28 in November 2008.
"15 Minutes of Shame" centralizes on the female narrator, who explains that she is going to tell everyone what she knows about her partner, who has been unfaithful and lied to her ("Every single lie you told, I'm tellin'"). She explains that "every girl in the world's gonna know [his] name", and that she hopes he enjoys his "15 minutes of shame" for his actions. The title is a play on the famous quote by Andy Warhol about everyone getting 15 minutes of fame.
Common Sense wrote that the song is "a blend of mainstream pop with a country twang, and works surprisingly well in both musical styles and that the lyrics — full of sass and spunk — benefit from Cook's vocals and keep the single lighter and more fun despite the injections of bitterness and mean-spiritedness." "15 Minutes of Shame" got 3 stars from Common Sense.
The 9513's Jim Malec gave the song a thumbs down, saying "She says she’s going to 'spill the beans' and 'shout it out', but never actually does either of the two, a fact which leaves the whole thing seeming a little bit awkward." Malec added, "Cook doesn’t have the charm of Kellie Pickler or the vocal chops of Carrie Underwood, and, based on this single, it appears she has no imagination as a recording artist. In every way, '15 Minutes of Shame' is a format-driven carbon copy, a direct-from-formula pop-country jingle."
The video for the song was released on the CMT website on October 30, 2008.
"15 Minutes of Shame" debuted at number 58 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week of August 16, 2008, and entered Top 40 on the same chart for the week of October 18. It has sold 45,000 units as of February 2010.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||28|