What is that makes “Buttons” such a catchy tune? I’m not exactly sure myself. Maybe it’s the background Dolls going “Uh huh” and “Oh” in the background of the chorus, it’s insanely perfect faux-Bollywood background music or, like “London Bridge,” it’s “subtle” sexual message. Who knows and, ultimately, who cares? “Buttons” is not a song that needs to be analyzed and picked apart from head to toe. It is a feel good song that transcends any criticism one could have against it. And if you don't like it, you can suck it because your opinion probably doesn't matter anyways.
Bonus Points: The Pussycat Dolls’ video for “Buttons” is nothing more than them strutting their stuff on a soundstage with some fire shooting around them, but they make it work. I don’t know how they do it, but the video is beyond watchable