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Music / 3OH!3

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Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte

— "Starstrukk"

3OH!3 (pronounced "three oh three") is an American electronic music duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for hit singles such as "Don't Trust Me," a remix of "Starstrukk" featuring Katy Perry, and "My First Kiss" featuring Kesha.

3OH!3 were regarded as poster boys for crunkcore (also known as "scrunk"), despite not actually being particularly crunk or core, as noted on This Very Wiki. Warped Tour co-creator and CEO Kevin Lyman described the group as "the real tipping point for scrunk" in 2009, noting that, although they doesn't incorporate the blood-curdling screams of many crunkcore acts, they were the first emo-influenced act to depart from traditional instruments in favor of pre-programmed beats while still retaining many of the stylistic elements of emo.


  • 3OH!3 (2007)
  • Want (2008)
  • Streets of Gold (2010)
  • Omens (2013)
  • Night Sports (2016)

Associated tropes:

  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Averted. Motte is invokedwidely known as "the tall guy," but Foreman is actually 6′ 2″. Motte just happens to be even taller at 6′ 7″.
  • Chick Magnet: Parodied in the music video for "Starstrukk" ft. Katy Perry. Women start frantically chasing after Motte and Foreman after they pick up coins from a wishing fountain. Gender-inverted with Perry as well. It all turns out to be a Fantasy Sequence, however.
  • Life of the Party: They were best known for their "drunk frat boy" party animal image.
  • Mouth Screen: "My First Kiss" makes use of several of these shots throughout the video, a lot of which focus on Ke$ha. At the end of the video, the camera pans out to reveal that the members of 3Oh!3 are inside Ke$ha's mouth. She then slams her mouth shut and eats them before smooching at the camera.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The leading lady of "You're Gonna Love This," whom Foreman and Motte are fighting over, winds up leaving the bar with an Expy of Tom Cruise.
  • Sexiness Score: The subject from "Hit It Again" is said to be an "eleven out of ten".
    She's eleven out of ten; got a body with a pin
    You could pull it like a hand grenade
  • Signature Style: Incredibly brash electronic beats and incredibly brash lyrics paired with incredibly brash vocals (though, as previously noted, actually not quite screaming). All aspects grew mellower over the years, in their music following their peak of fame.