Kesha was trained in songwriting from her early teens. She started recording songs at the age of 15 and had recorded approximately 200 songs before the release of her first hit Tik Tok when she was 22. Most of these songs are free of vocal enhancers like autotune, so you actually get to hear Kesha's real singing voice. Her unreleased discography covers pop, dance, hip hop, electronic, rock, country and adult contemporary music.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind about Kesha's "unreleased" songs. Some songs thought to be unreleased actually were. I'll list those first. Many of her unreleased songs were written and recorded for her own use. But she used to also get hired to record demos. If she isn't listed as a songwriter on a song, she likely recorded it purely for income.
Recent Leaks and Tracks 2013-2014
- Lover - this is her most recent song leak. It was produced by Spookey Ruben and Schpilkas. Sony Music repeatedly attempted to get the song removed from YouTube and SoundCloud citing copyright claims. However, Ruben and Schpilkas insisted they owned the copyright and were able to get the song restored. Ruben blamed Dr. Luke, the label boss Kesha is currently suing, of having the song removed. There are two versions of the song. The original version is more than 5 minutes in length. There's also a shorter radio length version. Check SoundCloud for both versions. Spookey Ruben has a lyric video for the shorter version on his YouTube channel.
- Woo Hoo - Warrior reject
- Meet Me In Space - Warrior reject
- Machine Gun Love - live only, Warrior reject
- Dancing With the Devil - Warrior reject
- Dirty Liar
- First Love
- What the Hell (Is Wrong With Me)
Invisible by Kesha Sebert from The Barbie Diaries
Invisible - this song was released on the soundtrack of the 2006 movie The Barbie Diaries. She was credited as Kesha Sebert. This album is no longer available.
Sweetersongs 1st Edition
This is an album available on iTunes. It was made available by producer and songwriter Michele Vice Maslin who worked with Kesha when she was in her teens. The singers aren't listed but these are the songs I know are by her.
- A Bad Girl's Lament - written by Kesha Sebert, Dorian Cheah, and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Former Over-Exposed Blond - written by Dorian Cheah, Maye Marjorie and Michele Vice-Maslin. This song was on the TV shows Victorious and Degrassi: The Next Generation and the movie Motherhood.
- I Hate You (Don't Leave Me) - Michele Vice-Maslin and Scott Owen Clausen
- Kiss Kiss - Hug Hug - Kesha Sebert, Dorian Cheah, and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Not My Problem - written by Kesha Sebert, Lawrence Treadwell and Michele Vice-Maslin. This song was on the TV show Victorious.
- Paris Hilton's Closet - written by Kesha Sebert, Dorian Cheah, and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Stuck Up Little Bitches - writers are Kesha and Pebe Sebert, and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Styrofoam - Kesha Sebert, Dorian Cheah, and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Too Much (More is the Cure) - Kesha Sebert and Michelle Vice-Maslin. This song appeared in the TV show Victorious.
F**K Him He's A DJ - appears on Kesha's I Am The Dance Commander remix album and can be purchased as a CD or downloaded from iTunes or amazon.com
VIP - a bonus track on some versions of Animal
Lover - written by Kesha Sebert. This song was available on producer Spookey Ruben's Bandcamp but was removed by Sony Music.
You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
While You Were Sleeping
Unreleased Song List
- Aliens Invading - written by Kesha Sebert and Ted Bruner
- Amnesia - songwriters are unknown
- Baby, It's You - writers are Ashley Howes, Jodie Seymour and Martin Harrington
- Bad Dream - Kesha Sebert, Martin Peter Harrington, and Ash Howes
- Best Friend's Boyfriend - Kesha Sebert, David Gamson, and The Nervo Twins
- Boom Boom Bang - Songwriters are Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Ari Levine
- Booty Call - unknown songwriters
- Boy Like You - Kesha Sebert, David Gamson, and Alex James. For some reason, it's thought that Ashley Tisdale is featured on this song but it appears to be just Kesha. The song was sold to Charlee
- Boys - Kesha Sebert, Pebe Sebert and Toby Gad
- Boys Just Suck - Kesha and Pebe Sebert with Cliff Goldmacher
- Bullet With Your Name On It - written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Butterscotch - Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Michael Brooks Linney
- Butterscotch 2.0 - Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Michael Brooks Linney
- California Girls (live only) - Beach Boys cover performed at Brian Fest honoring Brian Wilson
- Chain Reaction - also written by Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Michael Brooks Linney. Sold to Girls Generation
- Change My Mind - songwriters unknown
- Coming Unglued - Kesha and Pebe Sebert with Martin Briley
- Crazy Girl - Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Dance Attack - written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Dancing With the Devil - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert. This track was written for Warrior. There are rumors the devil in the song refers to producer Dr. Luke
- Dead Flowers (Live) - Rolling Stones cover
- Disgusting - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert, Sheppard Solomon, and Tommy Meredith. This song was later recorded by Miranda Cosgrove for her Sparks Fly album
- Dirty Liar - Kesha Sebert
- Do You Wanna Know - written by Kesha, David Gamson, and The Nervo Twins
- Downtown - writers unknown, unfinished demo
- D.U.I - written by Didrik Stig Erland Thott, Sebastian Axel Fredrik Thott and Michele Vice-Maslin
- Feels Like Rain - Kesha Sebert, Kara DioGuardi, Martin Harrington, and Ashley Howes
- First Love - writers unknown but Kesha almost certainly wrote this because it sounds like it's about her ex-boyfriend Harold
- Free Fallin' (live only) - Tom Petty performed at Petty Fest
- Frenzy - Kesha Sebert and Ted Bruner
- Friday Night Bitch Fight - writers are Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- F*ck Fake Hippies (Live Only) - writers are unknown but Kesha was almost certainly involved in writing this
- Get In Line - Kesha Sebert, Alexander James, and James Busbee
- Get Loose - writers unknown
- Goodbye - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert and Dorian Cheah. Kesha was 15 when this song was written and recorded. This was one of the songs that appeared on a demo sent to mega-producer Dr. Luke. He signed Kesha when she was 18
- Good to Be Queen - written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Go On Roll - written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Guilty Pleasure - Kesha, Ari Levine, and Kasia Livingston
- Hallucination - writers are Kesha Sebert and Martin Harrington
- Heart Fall Out - written by Kesha, James Busbee, and Mathias Salomon Wollo
- Heart's On Fire - writers unknown but it was most likely written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Heart's On Fire (Live version)
- Honky Tonk (Live only) - most likely written by Kesha and Lagan Sebert. Lagan does most of the singing on this one
- Hush Hush - writers are Kesha Sebert, Michael Smith and Tim Myers
- I Made Out With a Rockstar - Kesha and Pebe Sebert
- I'm the One - writers unknown
- I Wrote It Down - Kesha Sebert and Sheppard Solomon
- A La Discotheque - songwriters unknown
- Let Me Go - written by Kesha and Laze and Royal
- Leave It Alone - written by Kesha, Laze and Royal, and Nicole Morier
- Letters to the Editor - Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- Lost Weekend - Kesha Sebert, Ted Bruner, and Allan Grigg
- Lovers in the Deep End - written by Kesha Sebert, Tom Neville, and The Nervo Twins
- Lucky - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert, and Toby Gad
- Machine Gun Love - written by Kesha Sebert, Malik Ammar, and Omelio Daniel Thomas who also wrote Last Goodbye. Kesha performed this live several times on her Warrior tour
- Meet Me In Space - the song title was registered as Young and Reckless but sometimes songs will appear on albums with titles that are different from the registered title. The song was written by Kesha Sebert, Pebe Sebert and Nathan Chapman. Kesha wanted this song on Warrior but her label wouldn't allow it.
- Microphone - writers are unknown
- Mouth - Kara DioGuardi, Dr. Luke, Michelle Lewis
- Mr. Wattson - written by Kesha Sebert and Toby Gad
- N-N-N-Neva Baby - writers are Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Michael Linney
- Never Know About Love - written by Kesha Sebert, Kara DioGuardi and Greg Wells
- Only Wanna Dance With You (Demo version) - Kesha Sebert, Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Henry Walter. This song was redone as a rock track for her Warrior album
- Paper Airplane - writers are Kesha, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, Kari Kimmel, and Michael Linney
- Pretty Lady - Kesha and Pebe Sebert with Tom Neville
- Radio Radio Radio - Kesha Sebert, David H. Gamson, and The Nervo Twins
- Red Lipstick - writers unknown
- Revenge - writers unknown
- Run Devil Run - written by James Busbee, Kalle Engström, and Alexander James. It was later sold to the group Girls Generation
- Save Me - Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, and Jonathan Rotem
- Secret Weapon - Kesha Sebert, Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel
- Shots on the Hood of My Car - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert with David Gamson and Sophie Slern
- Slow Motion - features Three 6 Mafia. It was written by David Gamson, Oliver Leiber and Pamela Sheyne
- Starvin' - written by Kesha Sebert and Tommy Meredith
- Strange Love - writers are Kesha Sebert, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Michael Linney
- Suicide (Little Sad) - written by David H. Gamson, Marc Nelkin and Steven McMorran
- Sunday Morning - songwriters unknown
- Tease Me - writers unknown
- Tell Me You Love Me (AKA Tell Me B*tch) - written by Kesha Sebert, David Gamson, and Oliver Leiber
- The Last Boyfriend - Kesha Sebert, Tommy Meredith and Sheppard Solomon.
- Things Work Out My Way - features Lagan Sebert. Songwriters unknown but it's likely Kesha and Lagan Sebert
- This Is Me Breaking Up With You - written by Kesha Sebert and Greg Wells
- This Love - written by Kesha and Toby Gad. It was later sold to the Australian duo The Veronicas
- This Tattoo - writers unknown
- Till the World Ends (demo) - written by Kesha, Alexander Kronlund, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. It was recorded by Britney Spears for her Femme Fatale album. Ke$ha and Nikki Minaj appear on a remix version
- True Love - this is said to feature Katy Perry on backing vocals. Written by Kesha and Ted Bruner
- TV to Talk About - David H. Gamson and Dr. A Noel. This is an advertisement for the TV network The CW
- U Better Know - Shelly Peiken, Sheppard Solomon, and Tommy E. Meredith
- Uncensored - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert with Michele Vice-Maslin. This was in an episode of the TV show Victorious.
- Ur Not My Daddy - written by Kesha Sebert and Laze and Royal. It was later recorded by Eva
- Vampire - written by Pebe Sebert and David Vidal. This was originally Pebe's song and she has her own recording of it from 1985. Kesha covered it for a demo when she was trying to get a contract.
- Vintage Kiss - writers unknown
- Way With Words - writers unknown, unfinished demo
- What the Hell (Is Wrong With Me) - written by Kesha and Pebe Sebert with JJ Appleton. It's been suggested that this was an unused Warrior track but it has been available on JJ Appleton's Soundcloud account since 2010.
- While You Were Sleeping - written by Kesha Sebert and Toby Gad
- Who Do You Love - Kesha Sebert and Toby Gad
- Woo Hoo - this leak from Kesha's Warrior album was sold to the band Big Time Rush
- You're Freaking Me Out! - songwriters unknown
- You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly (live only) - originally by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Kesha and Wayne Coyne performed this live at a Ben Folds Five concert at the Ryman in Nashville in 2012
- 7 a.m. - written by Kesha Sebert and Jimmy Harris
- 31 Seconds Alone - written by Alexander James, Evan Kidd Bogart, James Busbee, and Jim Jonsin
sony wants to kill the world on February 04, 2017:
Sony and Dr. Luke are partners in crime
ne2 on February 20, 2016:
listening to these... Sony should be ashamed. she is a brilliant musician, taking dozens of influences and putting them into something new. some of these lyrics are laugh out loud funny and some are heartbreaking. her singing is amazing. And there are multiple songs that would be pop hits. Sony really does kill music.
ne on February 20, 2016:
thanks for posting this. really interesting that the Wikipedia page for these was erased and the info removed.
LT Wright (author) from California on October 27, 2015:
It's been said she recorded 200 songs prior to her first album. I don't know where that number came from. It's possible there are a lot more that have never leaked.
Malik on October 26, 2015:
Thanks for this, it does say approximately 200 songs before listed though
leon14lax on October 17, 2015:
if you think about it,all her unreleased songs is about what dr.luke is doing to her.....
LT Wright (author) from California on September 26, 2015:
There are a few songs that are just lyrics but no actual demo. I don't know if they're legit though. Some people apparently have unleaked demos, so it's possible someone leaked the lyrics but not the actual demo. Or they could just be fake lyrics.
Isaac on September 24, 2015:
Thank you for this list, god there were so many songs i had still not heard. BUT i found these lyrics to a song called Who's Next that are apparently by her. Any idea if that was recorded somewhere? Or is it another one of the mysteriously missing demos
LT Wright (author) from California on April 24, 2015:
Thanks Miguel. I update the list whenever I hear about a new song leak. Hopefully she'll be more appreciated with her next album whenever that happens.
Miguel on April 24, 2015:
wow thank you for this! so this is complete? just to be sure. I'm glad to see this has also been updated recently. Kesha is such an amazing and versatile artist it makes me sad she's not more appreciated.
MissJamieD from Minnes-O-ta on February 20, 2013:
Awesome, thank you.
LT Wright (author) from California on February 20, 2013:
Jessie on February 20, 2013:
I love how you added the songwriter info. She worked with a diverse group of people before the Dr. Luke period.
LT Wright (author) from California on February 20, 2013:
Thank you so much, MissJamieD. Definitely check out more of her unreleased stuff. It's so diverse genre-wise and in themes that she covers. She actually has far more unreleased than released stuff. I think people would have to hear some of it to appreciate how good she actually is. Her natural voice is great. Check out her MTV World Stage performance of The Harold Song on Youtube. She sounds amazing.
MissJamieD from Minnes-O-ta on February 20, 2013:
I loved this hub, I adore Kesha and thank you so much for sharing this!! Her natural voice is amazing!! I love love love this hub, she's one of my favorites and I'm going to be listening to more of her unreleased stuff because of this, thank you so much. Great job!