Cannibal (Kesha song)

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For other uses, see Cannibal (disambiguation).
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"Cannibal" cover
Promotional single by Kesha from the album Cannibal
Released November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
Format Digital download,
Recorded September 2010;
Conway Recording Studios
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre Dance-pop, electropop
Length 3:14
Label RCA
Writer Kesha Sebert, Joshua Coleman, Mathieu Jomphe, Pebe Sebert
Producer Ammo, Billboard
Kesha promotional singles chronology
"Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)"

"Cannibal" is a song by American recording artist and songwriter Kesha, from her first EP of the same name (2010). The song was written by Kesha alongside Pebe Sebert, Joshua Coleman and Mathieu Jomphe, with production completed by Ammo and Billboard. The song was released as a promotional single as part of the countdown to Kesha's album Cannibal on November 9, 2010.

Background and recording[edit]

The track was written by Kesha Sebert, Joshua Coleman, Mathieu Jomphe and Pebe Sebert, whilst Ammo and Billboard produced the track. The track was recorded in September 2010 at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The song serves as the title track to her first EP, Cannibal and was written, recorded and completed only weeks before the release of the EP.


"Cannibal" makes use of synth and dance driven backings while combining elements of yodeling. She also has a bit of pitch correction used

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Kesha employs a rap-sing style on the track where she raps lyrics like "Whenever you tell me I'm pretty / That's when the hunger really hits me" and "I have a heart I swear I do / Just not baby when it comes to you". "Cannibal", makes use of synth and dance driven backings while Kesha sings about maneater tendencies and makes a reference to notorious serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Her vocal range spans from low note of F4 to high note of F5-F#5.[1] Present throughout the song are snippets of Kesha yodeling.[1] The aid of autotune and vocoders are prominent throughout the track, also.


Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 77
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 62


  1. ^ a b Vena, Jocelyn (2010-11-05). "Kesha Is A 'Cannibal' On Her New Track Singer plays a maneater on title track from Cannibal". MTV News. MTV Networks (Viacom). Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Cannibal - Ke$ha - Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 September 2012.