New Song: Cheryl Cole – ‘Ghetto Baby (Written By Lana Del Rey)’

Published: Friday 15th Jun 2012 by David

Get familiar with ‘Ghetto Baby’, the latest jam spawned by Cheryl Cole.

Penned by ‘National Anthem’ starlet Lana Del Rey, the sultry number comes in aid of the singer’s new album ‘A Million Lights‘, and as ever That Grape Juice has you covered first.

Listen below…

Bursting at the seams with sex appeal and personality, Cheryl has finally delivered a cut worthy of her hype.

More so than ‘Call My Name‘ (which is slowly growing on us) and her breakout hit ‘Fight This Love‘, Cole’s voice is allowed room to breath- removed from the studio wizardry she clearly can do without when paired with the right vocal production and lyrics.

Ironically, given the success of ‘Name’ and the praise ‘Under The Sun’ was welcomed with yesterday, Cheryl has no plans to take this project to the US. A shame, as this is set to be her strongest release on a critical and commercial tip.

Here’s hoping she gives her music the justice it deserves when she launches her UK arena tour this October.

This means re-recording her entire set list for ‘live purposes’ and whipping up concepts grand enough to establish herself as a worthwhile live act.

For as ‘Take That’ proved last year, you don’t have to have a US #1 single to become a worldwide phenom.


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  1. Hypocrite June 15, 2012

    Song its GREAT cheryl mmmm her best album ever

    • TIMMI June 15, 2012

      Pardon me?

      It’s great because it’s NOT Cheryl.

      She’s not the only singer out there who doesn’t write their own music, but she could have AT THE LEAST tried to make the song her own.

      Everything about this screams Lana Del Rey. When will Cheryl prove she has artistry? Or does she just simply have none at all?

      Definition of “Industry Puppet”;

      (Noun) Cheryl Cole

  2. the real xoxo June 15, 2012

    cant take her seriously. shes 28/29 and makes music youd expect from cher lloyd

    • im not throwing shade, but… June 15, 2012

      I totally agree. Actually, i would say that this is her Rihanna album. The whole style, tracks and layout screams a Rihanna album. I am not a Rihanna or Cher Lloyd fan so will not be buying this

  3. Kingphoenix June 15, 2012

    This s*** is terrible, and im still trying to figure out wat a ghetto baby who needs to drop it like its hot means, especially when its written by some random as white girl from the suburbs. Yall would like her most stupid song wouldn’t you.

    #racism, #cultural appropriation.

    • Rob June 15, 2012

      Yes! What does this song mean? Ghetto baby? Drop it like it’s hot! Hilarious!

  4. Ayo June 15, 2012

    This is exactly how I like Cheryl, she needs to sing like this always. When she was in GA I would always hear unreleased songs from her that I really enjoyed, I have always thought Cheryl had this rich warm tone when she sings in a lower register that unfortunately goes unnoticed when she decides to sing songs like call my name that make her vocals sound flat. She should relase this song I think it would perform better than her lable thinks it would.

  5. J.Anthony June 15, 2012

    Sounds like it needs a Rick Ross feature. Not bad though.

  6. im not throwing shade, but… June 15, 2012

    “Cole’s voice is allowed room to breath- removed from the studio wizardry she clearly can do without when paired with the right vocal production and lyrics”

    You’re joking right!? You think she can SING this live TGJ? I’m disappointed you slated her from preformance 1, and now you think she’s a musical genius. She hasn’t created anything unique to her, this album is just a rip off of popular artists songs by them or their producers sung by her, nothing more than a compilation album

  7. roman June 15, 2012

    The vocals + production SCREAMS Lana Del Rey. But it’s just not as believable, this should have been on Born To Die!!!!

    • HeavyHeavy June 15, 2012


    • Vegas Girl June 15, 2012

      Totally agree

      • WE THE ROSES June 17, 2012

        But wtf is a ghetto baby? That’s all I want to know..

  8. skintightjeans June 15, 2012

    B**** wanna be down so bad. Stupid ass white chick from Newcastle with nasty tattoos who have to get talented people to write her lyrics for her.

    • Isabelle June 15, 2012

      How’d you feel if in my every post I’d say “stupid ass black chick” ? Oh you’d tell me I’m a racist, right ?

      • Otis June 15, 2012

        I’d say your an ass hole cos there was no need.

      • skintightjeans June 16, 2012

        Isabelle, Who gives a f***. Say what you want. You think I care about what some random like you says on the internet?? Chile please…**flips hair and the bird**

  9. Marcos O’liva June 15, 2012

    I LOVE THE SONG. dont think its made for cheryl cole to sing it. i think she might recieve alot of flack for this song. i can understand why tho.

  10. Save June 15, 2012

    Lana Del Rey should have kept this she would have killed this!!

    • HeavyHeavy June 15, 2012

      I hope the demo can tell she didn’t change any vocal arrangements either.

  11. China June 15, 2012

    This song is not good, not horrible but…
    And why is she to old for this when Madonna still makes songs like this, Nicki Minaj is 29 and still makes songs like this, Beyonce is 33 and still makes songs like this.

  12. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) June 15, 2012

    If this song has any good in it is thanks to Lana del Rey. Nothing else. Probably the best from Cheryl since she is a basic and talentless girl

  13. Dustin June 15, 2012


    The beat and vocal arrangement are HOT! It could almost fit on Born to Die but not really. This is quintessential Lana though.

    If I were Lana I would have submitted this to Britneys team. This song is pretty cutting edge, the kind of track that Brit could take to #1.

  14. Auntie_Jackie June 15, 2012

    Wow, wow, wow.

    This is the most ignorant s*** I’ve ever heard!

  15. Jac The Machine June 15, 2012

    it sounds like lana del rey…………

  16. Saetana June 16, 2012

    Its blindingly obvious its a Lana Del Ray song, and Cheryl does not sound right singing it. She has a totally boring voice, she cannot express emotion of any description – I’ve heard either clips or the full songs from her album now and its easily the worst of her three and she has no X Factor behind her this time. Do us all a favour Cheryl, get back with Girls Aloud and stick with them – singing in a group can cover up a multitude of sins plus there are better singers to do the hard parts (which for Cheryl tends to be most of a song).

  17. Sean June 19, 2012

    Wow. Surprised and disapointed by all the hate. Seems nobody can do anything without a whole bunch of people dragging them down. Odd that so many people who dislike Cole spend so much time discussing her.
    As a LDR fan, I love this. Hope a demo leaks. I think Cole does a sublime job on this though.

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