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Addison Rae in "Obsessed" Video

The inevitable has happened: Addison Rae, TikTok's highest earner, has released her first single. Equally inevitable: it's really, really bad.

Rae, who is also working on a gender-swapped remake of 90s classic She's All That which no one wants or asked for, released "Obsessed" alongside a video showing off her signature, cringeworthy TikTok dance moves. The song is a generic pop effort, with a lot of autotune in action in an attempt to disguise that the semi-melodic whispering Rae is doing is not in fact singing (a method that has carried the career of Selena Gomez).

Addison Rae - Obsessed (Official Music Video)

The lyrics Rae is "singing" leave much to be desired. The chorus of "I'm obsessed with me-e-e as much as you" makes me almost wish for the soaring, though empty, teen-pop of "Drivers License." At least Olivia Rodrigo can sing. This song's general cadence is reminiscent of the early-2000s viral video "Hot Problems," but at least that was rightly mocked in its day — and hilarious. Rae's "Obsessed" doesn't even offer any humor, just second-hand embarrassment.

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