In 2006, Paris Hilton blessed our ears with the pop-y, lyrically nonsensical track “Stars Are Blind.” You wanted to hate it, but also found yourself singing it all the time. It was never NOT stuck in your head, actually. Here, let’s re-live that moment:
If you’ve been dying for more Paris music ever since, great news! The perfume mogul and DJ has announced she has another album in the works. After hearing this news, we couldn’t help but think about the other celebrities with short-lived music careers that might want to consider getting back in the game:
Kanye West isn’t the only musical one in this power duo. Back in 2011, Kim Kardashian released a song called “Jam.” It was so bad it was good. In true Kardashian style, the music video was completely over the top, and we want another auto-tuned delight just like it.
Though she’s taken a step back from the spotlight in recent years, during the height of her career, Hayden Panettiere was doing double duty as an actress (starring on Heroes) and a pop star. Her song “Wake Up Call” was next-level catchy and left us wanting more.
Back before she was sending weird tweets to Donald Trump and Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan was a bonafide pop star. She had two successful albums, Speak and A Little More Personal. They contained tracks that were perfect for the club, such as “Rumors” as well as more heartfelt reflections of her childhood, like “Confessions of a Broken Heart.” We’d love to see LiLo make the ultimate comeback and release a new album.
If you were alive during the early 2000s, you couldn’t help but belt out the lyrics to Duff’s “Come Clean.” It was in the opening credits to the hit show Laguna Beach, and you secretly imagined Hilary Duff singing it as a camera followed you around and documented your life. While Duff is doing big things on the TV show Younger now, we miss her time as a pop star.
There’s always room for more guilty pleasure pop music in the world. We hope that these ladies take a page out of the Paris Hilton playbook and add “make more music” to their list of 2018 resolutions!
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.