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BuzzJack Music Forum _ Katy Perry _ Katy Perry's Best Single [RESULTS]

Posted by: troublepink Apr 11 2019, 09:55 AM

Thank you to everyone who voted cheer.gif

Stats:
- 35 songs were included in the vote
- 21 members voted
- Only one song didn't get any votes at all
- Only one songs was including in all 21 votes


Feel free to copy and paste the text below to make some predictions heart.gif

Predictions:
Highest ranking song from One of the boys album:
Highest ranking song from Teenage Dream:
Highest ranking song from Prism:
Highest ranking song from Witness:
Highest ranking non-album song:
The song with no votes at all:
The song that was included in all members votes:
The overall winner:


Results will be coming soon cheer.gif

Posted by: J▲hq Apr 11 2019, 12:59 PM

Highest ranking song from One of the boys album: Hot N Cold
Highest ranking song from Teenage Dream: Teenage Dream
Highest ranking song from Prism: Roar
Highest ranking song from Witness: Chained to the Rhythm
Highest ranking non-album song: Feels
The song with no votes at all: Every Day is a Holiday
The song that was included in all members votes: Roar
The overall winner: Roar

Posted by: SamJudd Apr 11 2019, 04:54 PM

Predictions:
Highest ranking song from One of the boys album: Hot N' Cold
Highest ranking song from Teenage Dream: Teenage Dream
Highest ranking song from Prism: Dark Horse
Highest ranking song from Witness:Chained To The Rhythm
Highest ranking non-album song: Feels
The song with no votes at all: Every Day Is A Holiday
The song that was included in all members votes:Firework
The overall winner: Teenage Dream

Posted by: troublepink Apr 12 2019, 12:20 PM

35
Every day is a holiday
0 points

Released: 23rd November 2013
Peak UK chart position: No info
No members voted for this song

Every day is a holiday was released as part of H&M's holiday campaign along with a promotional commercial directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It is a gospel-inspired Christmas dance track about how love is the best Christmas gift.



34
Hey Hey Hey
1 point

Released: 12th January 2018
Peak UK chart position: No info
1 member voted for this song

"Hey Hey Hey" is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her fifth studio album Witness (2017). It was sent to Italian contemporary hit radio stations on January 12, 2018 by Universal Music Group as the album's fifth single. The song was written by Perry, Sia Furler, Sarah Hudson, Max Martin and Ali Payami, while production was handled by Martin and Payami. "Hey Hey Hey" is a rock and electronica-influenced, dark dream pop and electropop track about female empowerment. Reviewers speculated that the song was also about the 2016 United States presidential election nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


Posted by: jakewild Apr 12 2019, 01:54 PM

'hey hey hey' was such a bizarre single choice

Posted by: RobBob Apr 12 2019, 02:26 PM

shoulda been roulette

(although by that point, nothing at all would've done a thing)

Posted by: Cucumberella Apr 12 2019, 02:39 PM

the tea brewing above

Posted by: jakewild Apr 12 2019, 02:45 PM

ur so gay and who you love out next pls

Posted by: 365 Apr 12 2019, 08:53 PM

Hey Hey Hey wasn’t actually a single. Just a video release, for fans! Was never sent to radio or anything like that.

(Would still have flopped though)

Posted by: Scene Apr 12 2019, 09:03 PM

Highest ranking song from One of the boys album: Hot N Cold
Highest ranking song from Teenage Dream: Teenage Dream
Highest ranking song from Prism: Roar
Highest ranking song from Witness: Chained To The Rhythm
Highest ranking non-album song: Rise
The song that was included in all members votes: Teenage Dream
The overall winner: Teenage Dream

Posted by: ...ready for it Apr 14 2019, 03:23 AM

No major losses with those two.

Posted by: J▲hq Apr 14 2019, 08:51 AM

QUOTE(Scene @ Apr 12 2019, 10:03 PM) *
The song that was included in all members votes: Teenage Dream


Nope. I have taste xxx

Posted by: Jonjo Apr 14 2019, 10:41 AM

QUOTE(J▲hq @ Apr 14 2019, 09:51 AM) *
Nope. I have taste xxx
Oh did you not know? Your votes got deletee and removed. ohmy.gif

Posted by: Atonement Apr 14 2019, 05:00 PM

Were my votes counted? I voted for 'Slay Slay Slay' and I didn't put it in last place so it should have more than 1 point.

QUOTE(J▲hq @ Apr 11 2019, 02:59 PM) *
The song that was included in all members votes: Roar



QUOTE(SamJudd @ Apr 11 2019, 06:54 PM) *
The song that was included in all members votes:Firework


I can confirm these are false x. + I think the opinion on 'Roar' is much too polar for it to win.

Highest ranking song from One of the boys album: 'Hot and Cold'
Highest ranking song from Teenage Dream: 'Teenage Dream'
Highest ranking song from Prism: 'Dark Horse' (maybe more wishful thinking...)
Highest ranking song from Witness: 'Chained to the Rhythm'
Highest ranking non-album song: 'Feels'
The song with no votes at all: already been revealed.
The song that was included in all members votes: Either 'Chained to the Rhythm' or 'Teenage Dream' as I think they have the least amount of haters. EDIT: Just read Jack's reaction so 'Chained' is my guess then.
The overall winner: 'Teenage Dream'

Posted by: troublepink Apr 14 2019, 05:46 PM

QUOTE(Atonement @ Apr 14 2019, 06:00 PM) *
Were my votes counted? I voted for 'Slay Slay Slay' and I didn't put it in last place so it should have more than 1 point.


Oh crap! totally missed your votes!! I'm so sorry. Thank you for letting me know though, and at least I've only posted the first two songs so far... I will recount the votes tomorrow or Tuesday!

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Posted by: Scene Apr 14 2019, 08:42 PM

QUOTE(J▲hq @ Apr 14 2019, 09:51 AM) *
Nope. I have taste xxx


But you gave Birthday 15 points?

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Posted by: troublepink Apr 15 2019, 07:04 AM

Ok lets restart the results kink.gif

35
Every day is a holiday
0 points

Released: 23rd November 2013
Peak UK chart position: No info
No members voted for this song

Every day is a holiday was released as part of H&M's holiday campaign along with a promotional commercial directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It is a gospel-inspired Christmas dance track about how love is the best Christmas gift.




34
Save as Draft
4 points

Released: 26th June 2017
Peak UK chart position: No info
1 member voted for this song

Save as Draft is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her fifth studio album, Witness (2017). It was sent to adult contemporary radio in the United States on June 26, 2017 by Capitol Records, as the record's fourth single. The track was written by Perry, Noonie Bao, Dijon McFarlane, Nicholas Audino, Lewis Hughes and its producer Elof Loelv. Musically, Save as Draft is a mid-tempo power ballad, which lyrically portrays a warning about coming to terms with an ex.


Posted by: Atonement Apr 15 2019, 11:14 AM

QUOTE(troublepink @ Apr 14 2019, 07:46 PM) *
Oh crap! totally missed your votes!! I'm so sorry. Thank you for letting me know though, and at least I've only posted the first two songs so far... I will recount the votes tomorrow or Tuesday!

heart.gif


No worries!

But glad to see the results have already improved 💁‍♂️

Posted by: troublepink Apr 15 2019, 03:48 PM

33
Who You Love (John Mayer feat. Katy Perry)
5 points

Released: 12th August 2013
Peak UK chart position: No info
1 member voted for this song

"Who You Love" is a song written and performed by John Mayer and Katy Perry for Mayer's sixth studio album, Paradise Valley (2013). It appears as the sixth song on the album and is the third single from the record. Mayer co-produced the song with Don Was and released it as an Internet download on August 12, 2013.[3] Lyrically, "Who You Love" is a ballad about accepting falling in love with someone, on the theory that "you love who you love". The song has been praised by critics and has received mostly positive reviews.



32
Cozy Little Christmas
8 points

Released: 15th November 2018
Peak UK chart position: 23
2 members voted for this song

"Cozy Little Christmas" is a Christmas song by American singer Katy Perry. It was released exclusively on Amazon Music on November 15, 2018. The song was written and produced by Perry, Greg Wells, and Ferras Alqaisi. "Cozy Little Christmas" was written about Perry's time spent with her family in Copenhagen for Christmas, and its lyrics talk about not needing gifts then as love is more important. It has charted at number 23 in the United Kingdom and 53 in the United States.


Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 15 2019, 09:10 PM

Cozy is pretty fun and certainly grew on me as the festive season went on, think I'll be playing it a lot this year!

Posted by: 365 Apr 15 2019, 10:17 PM

Cozy Little Christmas is great. I’m guessing it’s low due to unfamiliarity.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 16 2019, 07:01 AM

31
Hey Hey Hey
10 points

Released: 12th January 2018
Peak UK chart position: No info
2 members voted for this song

"Hey Hey Hey" is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her fifth studio album Witness (2017). It was sent to Italian contemporary hit radio stations on January 12, 2018 by Universal Music Group as the album's fifth single. The song was written by Perry, Sia Furler, Sarah Hudson, Max Martin and Ali Payami, while production was handled by Martin and Payami. "Hey Hey Hey" is a rock and electronica-influenced, dark dream pop and electropop track about female empowerment. Reviewers speculated that the song was also about the 2016 United States presidential election nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.



30
Ur So Gay
11 points

Released: 20th November 2007
Peak UK chart position: No info
2 members voted for this song

"Ur So Gay" is a song released by American singer Katy Perry. She co-wrote the song with its producer Greg Wells while Drew Pearson served as the track's engineer. It was Perry's first major label release, and was later placed on her major label debut, One of the Boys. Capitol Records offered the song as a free download on their website. The song failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100.


Posted by: troublepink Apr 16 2019, 04:07 PM

29
Circle the Drain
21 points

Released: 10th August 2010
Peak UK chart position: No info
3 members voted for this song

"Circle the Drain" is a song by Katy Perry, from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). It was written by Perry, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Monte Neuble. Lyrically, "Circle the Drain" candidly focuses on a former lover's drug-addiction and the strains it put on both of them. Following its release, several media outlets reported it to have been inspired by her former relationship with Travie McCoy. Critics were divided on the track, with some finding Perry to be in a hypocritical position, given the album's other material. Other reviewers found it nice to see a different side to the singer.
Capitol Records released the track as a promotional single two weeks before the album's release on August 10. The song achieved modest charting, with its highest peak position being number 30 on the Canadian Hot 100. It charted similarly in New Zealand and managed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 58. "Circle the Drain" has been performed by Perry on her 2011 world tour, California Dreams Tour. On the tour, she was dressed in a catsuit and the stage was decorated in cartoonish meat. Concert reviewers gave her performances mixed reviews.



28
Not like the movies
45 points

Released: 3rd August 2010
Peak UK chart position: No info
6 members voted for this song

"Not Like the Movies" is a song by Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). She co-wrote the song with its producer Greg Wells. Capitol Records released it on August 3, 2010, as the album's first promotional single. The song is a power ballad from the point of view of a teenage girl. Lyrically, the girl contemplates her first time and how "it wasn't right". She realizes through that experience that her "prince" is still "out there" waiting for her. It was written when Perry first started dating her then-husband, Russell Brand.
Some music critics called "Not Like the Movies" a powerful and lovely song, as well a contemplative ballad, but noticed that the song's lyrics make only minimal reference to Perry's then-husband, Russell Brand. Commercially, the track peaked at number 53 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 41 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. Perry performed the song on her California Dreams Tour (2011). She also did a performance of the song along with "Teenage Dream" at the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011. The performance received positive reviews from music critics.


Posted by: jakewild Apr 16 2019, 04:21 PM

no great losses so far

Posted by: SamJudd Apr 16 2019, 09:30 PM

Was 'Save As Daft' even a single, wow that totally passed me by, rubbish choice anyway and an awful song that's one of many from a not very good album, At least 'Hey, Hey Hey' had a video, but again a terrible song from something that doesn't have many good choices, however this is what I would have chosen from the 'Witness' era as singles =

'Chained To The Rhythm'
'Roulette'
'Swish, Swish'
'Witness'

Posted by: troublepink Apr 17 2019, 09:42 AM

27
Rise
55 points

Released: 14th July 2016
Peak UK chart position: 25
6 members voted for this song

"Rise" is a song by American singer Katy Perry. She co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ali Payami. Capitol Records first released it on July 14, 2016, as a standalone single, and Katy Perry’s first single in almost two years. "Rise" is a mid-tempo electronic song with lyrical themes of victory and rising above one's opponents. After an Olympics-themed promotional video was released the following day, an official music video debuted on August 4, 2016.



26
Hummingbird Heartbeat
59 points

Released: 17th September 2012
Peak UK chart position: No info
6 members voted for this song

Hummingbird Heartbeat" is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). It was written by Perry, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Stacy Barthe, and Monte Neuble. Stewart handled the production of the song, while Kuk Harrell produced Perry's vocals. "Hummingbird Heartbeat" was inspired by Perry's boyfriend at the time, Russell Brand.[1] Musically, it is a 1980s-styled hard rock song that contains a mixture of elements from rock and electronica. Lyrically, the song compares the feeling of being in love to the speed of a hummingbird's heartbeat.
"Hummingbird Heartbeat" was serviced to Australian radio as the seventh single from Teenage Dream on September 17, 2012. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom labeled it as a potential single choice. Upon the release of Teenage Dream, "Hummingbird Heartbeat" charted on the lower regions of the South Korea Gaon International Chart, peaking at 124.


Posted by: 365 Apr 17 2019, 09:46 AM

Rise was awful and is a big reason why the Witness era didn't do as well as it could have, it sucked much needed hype.

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 17 2019, 09:57 AM

'Rise' wasn't great, but that story about how one of the Orlando survivors connected with it around the time really hit me in the feels.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 18 2019, 07:14 AM

25
If we ever meet again (with Timbaland)
81 points

Released: 18th January 2010
Peak UK chart position: 3
8 members voted for this song

If We Ever Meet Again is a song by American rapper Timbaland. It was released on January 18, 2010 as the fourth single from the rapper's third studio album Shock Value II (2009). The song features singer Katy Perry and served as the album's second worldwide single. Timbaland's brother Sebastian is also featured at the end of the song, but is uncredited.




24
Thinking of you
100 points

Released: 12th January 2009
Peak UK chart position: 27
12 members voted for this song

Thinking of You is a song written and recorded by Katy Perry from her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). It was produced by Butch Walker, and released on January 12, 2009 as the album's third single. "Thinking of You" deals with a break-up in which Perry does not want to move on but has no choice, and feels nostalgic of a previous lover while in a relationship with another man.
The song peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the album's only single to fail to reach the Top 20 in the United States, and peaked at number 27 in the United Kingdom. There are two music videos released for the song. The first was released in 2007 and featured Perry in two different rooms, black and white, and was directed by a friend of hers. The second was the commercial release in 2009 which was set in the 1940s and featured Perry playing a woman who lost her lover, a soldier (played by Matt Dallas), in battle during World War II. Perry began playing the song during gigs as early as 2006, and performed the song on all of her concert tours: the Hello Katy Tour, the California Dreams Tour, the Prismatic World Tour and Witness: The Tour.


Posted by: troublepink Apr 18 2019, 03:02 PM

23
365 (with Zedd)
102 points

Released: 14th February 2019
Peak UK chart position: 37
13 members voted for this song

365" is a song by Russian-German music producer Zedd and American singer Katy Perry. It was released on 14 February 2019 along with its music video, directed by Warren Fu.



22
Unconditionally
103 points

Released: 16th October 2013
Peak UK chart position: 25
13 members voted for this song

"Unconditionally" is a song by Katy Perry. It was released as the second single from her fourth studio album Prism (2013) on October 16, 2013. Inspiration for the song came primarily from a humanitarian trip to Madagascar that Perry made in partnership with UNICEF. Having been surrounded by what she described as unconditional love, she co-wrote it with the song's producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut to reflect that feeling.
"Unconditionally" is a power ballad styled in rock, backed against a bassline and percussion. Commercially, it peaked within the top ten in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Lebanon, and South Africa as well as the top twenty in Australia, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the United States.
The single release was promoted with an Instagram-based campaign, a lyric video directed by Aya Tanimura and live performances—one of the latter, at the American Music Awards of 2013, was the center of controversy due to accusations of cultural appropriation and racism. Brent Benacorso served as the director for the track's music video, which adopts the theme of love and uses a series of metaphors to enrich its concept.


Posted by: jakewild Apr 18 2019, 03:07 PM

shame to see 'rise' go so soon. but i agree w/ rob that it kinda ruined the witness era. the hype was totally gone after that

Posted by: 365 Apr 18 2019, 03:26 PM

Surprised to see those two out so soon!

Posted by: ...ready for it Apr 18 2019, 08:25 PM

Not Like the Movies is too low. sad.gif

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 18 2019, 08:44 PM

Damn, 'If We Ever Meet Again' bops seriously hard. I always forget.

Posted by: SamJudd Apr 18 2019, 09:00 PM

'Rise' - We waited 2 years for a new Katy Perry single and what do we get, this limp turd that YES I do agree that it killed any hype for 'Witness' (which turned out to be almost as equally terrible), and by the time it came around the bad taste of this was still lingering. It just didn't cut it and since all the controversy with the awful Dr Luke, her career hasn't really recovered and everything that came after 'Prism' has been lacking and doesn't have that same spark that her first 3 albums (NOT including 'Katy Hudson') had. Something's definitely missing and got a feeling that she may not recover.

'If We Ever Meet Again' - Really liked this at the time, but has now aged terribly and don't enjoy it anymore.

'365' - I struggle to remember this, really hoped that this would have been a return to form after the terrible 'Witness', but sadly its just very average and feels as if its missing that special something that could have made it great. However this is still better than about 95% of her last album.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 23 2019, 07:01 AM

21
Part of me
108 points

Released: 13th February 2012
Peak UK chart position: 1
12 members voted for this song

Part of Me" is a song by American singer Katy Perry, released as the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. It was written by Perry, and Bonnie McKee, with production and additional writing by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut. The song was not included on the original edition of Teenage Dream because Perry felt that it did not fit the composition of the album. A demo of the song leaked online in late 2010, amid speculation that the lyrics were directed to the singer's ex-boyfriend Travie McCoy. "Part of Me" was re-worked and officially released on February 13, 2012, through Capitol Records with artwork by art director Gavin Taylor and photography by Mary Ellen Matthews.




20
Birthday
112 points

Released: 21st April 2014
Peak UK chart position: 22
13 members voted for this song

"Birthday" is a disco song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). She co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut. Critics, as well as Perry herself, have compared the track to the music of Prince and Mariah Carey. Through double entendres in the lyrics of "Birthday", Perry makes sexual references while celebrating a partner's birthday. Capitol Records sent the track to mainstream and rhythmic radio on April 21, 2014 as the album's fourth single.
Following the release of Prism, "Birthday" entered the single charts of South Korea and France. After being released as an official single, it reached the top 30 in Australia, UK, and Netherlands, number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 7 on the Canadian Hot 100. A music video for the track was released on April 24, 2014. Primarily recorded with hidden cameras, it features Perry disguised as five different characters in birthday parties and other celebrations. The makeup effects disguises for Perry were designed and created by Tony Gardner.


Posted by: 365 Apr 23 2019, 02:30 PM

I enjoy both these songs - they’re underrated.

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 23 2019, 03:33 PM

'Part of Me' deserves its lowly position, I really enjoy 'Birthday' but knows it's not generally revered.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 23 2019, 03:39 PM

19
Starstrukk (3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry)
129 points

Released: 9th July 2009
Peak UK chart position: 3
12 members voted for this song

Starstrukk" is a song recorded by American group 3OH!3. It is their third single and their second single to be released from their second studio album, Want (2008). A radio-only and the deluxe album version has been released featuring singer Katy Perry. The version featuring Perry has had considerable success in Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Poland and the United Kingdom, peaking within the top ten of the charts in all of these countries.



18
Swish Swish (feat. Nicki Minaj)
146 points

Released: 19th May 2017
Peak UK chart position: 19
18 members voted for this song

"Swish Swish" is a song by American singer Katy Perry featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj for Perry's fifth studio album, Witness (2017). It was written by Perry, Duke Dumont, Sarah Hudson, PJ "Promnite" Sledge, Minaj and Brittany Hazzard, while being produced by Dumont, with additional production by Sledge and Noah "Mailbox" Passovoy and vocal production by Passovoy. The song was initially released as a promotional single on May 19, 2017, and later as the album's third single. "Swish Swish" is a house-inspired EDM and hip hop song that samples "Star 69" by Fatboy Slim which in turn samples "I Get Deep" by Roland Clark.
A song about fighting against bullies, "Swish Swish" uses basketball metaphors to talk about overcoming hateful people and thriving. Multiple media outlets suspected that the song was a response to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood", which was believed to be about Perry. Music critics were divided with "Swish Swish"; some praised the track's empowering environment, while others criticized its lyrics. However, Minaj's verses were applauded. Commercially, "Swish Swish" reached the top 10 in the Philippines and Scotland, the top 20 in Belgium (Wallonia), Canada, Hungary, and the United Kingdom, and the top 30 in Australia, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands.


Posted by: JüperTrouper Apr 23 2019, 04:56 PM

No big losses so far. Gotta say Swish Swish isa helluva lot more confusing when you don't know it's using basketball terminology and just think Katy's making up bad insults!

Great coverage and great to see the videos as we go back through biggrin.gif

Posted by: troublepink Apr 24 2019, 06:48 AM

17
Feels (Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean)
149 points

Released: 15th June 2017
Peak UK Chart position: 1
16 members voted for this song

Feels is a song recorded and produced by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. It features vocals from American singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry as well as American rapper Big Sean. It was released on 15 June 2017 through Sony Music as the fourth single from his fifth studio album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017), after "Slide", "Heatstroke" and "Rollin". Starrah assisted the artists in writing the song.
"Feels" has reached number one in Belgium, France, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Poland and the United Kingdom, the top 10 in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland, and the top 20 in Italy, Sweden, and the United States.



16
Wide Awake
161 points

Released: 22nd May 2012
Peak UK chart position: 9
20 members voted for this song

Wide Awake is a song by Katy Perry from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. She co-wrote the song with Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, and its producers Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It was specifically written for Perry's autobiographical film Katy Perry: Part of Me. Capitol Records released the song onto radio stations on May 22, 2012. The track is a power ballad styled in dance-pop, and features lyrics about the reality of a break up and moving forward.
"Wide Awake" became another commercial success for Perry, topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand while reaching number two in Lebanon and the United States. In America, the song was kept off the top spot by Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". It also peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as well as the top 20 in Brazil, Italy, and Slovakia. The single's music video was directed by Lance Drake, and featured a fairy tale-like story, starring Perry and a child version of her. The video also makes references from Perry's Teenage Dream singles and the previous Complete Confection single Part of Me.


Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 24 2019, 09:14 AM

'Wide Awake' is so good. A really beautiful, well-written song.

Posted by: troublepink Apr 24 2019, 09:33 AM

I love the video to wide awake wub.gif

Posted by: 365 Apr 24 2019, 03:26 PM

Yeah, Wide Awake is really cute, it's never been one of my favourites but I have to agree that it's one of her best lyrically.

Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 24 2019, 03:57 PM

Part of Me is incredibly underrated, I don't really get the disdain it seems to get sad.gif always a massive tour highlight! Swish Swish is so good too, the clear highlight of the Witness era.

Starstrukk on the other hand has always been atrocious to my ears oops

Posted by: blacksquare Apr 24 2019, 05:10 PM

Feels really is one of her best for me

Earworm~

Posted by: troublepink Apr 25 2019, 07:34 AM

15
The one that got away
169 points

Released: 4th October 2011
Peak UK chart position: 18
16 members voted for this song

The One That Got Away is a song by Katy Perry for her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, both of whom also co-wrote the song with Perry. The song is a mid-tempo pop ballad about a lost love. It features references to the rock band Radiohead as well as the relationship of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to express the strength of the relationship. The song was released in October 2011 by Capitol Records as the album's sixth single.
"The One That Got Away" peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100, with Teenage Dream becoming the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s. The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, Adult Top 40, and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi and premiered in November 2011, featuring actor Diego Luna. An official remix featuring rapper B.o.B was released to digital retailers on December 20, 2011. An official acoustic rendition was released to digital retailers on January 16, 2012, this version was included in Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection edition.




14
This is how we do
177 points

Released: 11th August 2014
Peak UK chart position: 33
16 members voted for this song

This Is How We Do is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). Perry co-wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and Klas Åhlund and recorded it in Stockholm, Sweden. The song was released as the album's fifth and final single on August 11, 2014. "This Is How We Do" is a dance-pop song influenced by hip hop, having "synth squiggles" and "melodic dots" as its main instrumentation. Lyrically, it has Perry sing-talking about her hangout routine with her friends. The song's official remix featuring American rapper Riff Raff was released on August 25, 2014.


Posted by: Riser Apr 26 2019, 02:01 AM

Wasn't expecting This Is How We Do anywhere near that high!! Yay heart.gif

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 26 2019, 11:44 AM

I still feel like I enjoyed 'This Is How We Do' more as an album track than as a single, but it's a good tune.

Posted by: jakewild Apr 26 2019, 11:46 AM

the video elevated this is how we do for me for sure

Posted by: 365 Apr 26 2019, 08:17 PM

QUOTE(Riser @ Apr 26 2019, 03:01 AM) *
Wasn't expecting This Is How We Do anywhere near that high!! Yay heart.gif


Deserved!

Posted by: troublepink Apr 27 2019, 09:05 AM

13
Bon appetit
178 points

Released: 28th April 2017
Peak UK chart position: 37
16 members voted for this song

Bon Appétit is a song by Katy Perry from her fifth studio album Witness (2017), featuring American hip hop group Migos. The track was released as the second single from the album on April 28, 2017 by Capitol Records. It is a dance-pop and trap-pop song with lyrics that feature oral sex double entendres involving food. An accompanying music video followed on May 12, 2017, and features Perry being prepared and served by chefs as a meal. Commercially, the song charted within the top ten in France and Israel, as well as the top twenty in Belgium (Wallonia) and Canada.



12
Walking on air
180 points

Released: 30th September 2013
Peak UK chart position: 80
15 members voted for this song

Walking on Air is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013), included as its fourth track. It was released to digital retailers on September 30, 2013, by Capitol Records, as the record's second promotional single, following the release of "Dark Horse". The song was part of a poll promoted by Pepsi, along with "Dark Horse", where fans could vote for which song they wanted to become the first promotional single from Prism. Inspired by CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters, "Walking on Air" is a deep house song influenced by 1990s Eurodance.
Music critics felt "Walking on Air" was a catchy track, but were ambivalent towards its musical composition. The track entered multiple charts, reaching the top 20 in Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain as well as the top 30 in Belgium and France. Perry promoted "Walking on Air" with several live performances, including at the 2013 iTunes Festival and Saturday Night Live.


Posted by: blacksquare Apr 27 2019, 02:12 PM

Two massive bops in a row

Bon Appétit really is going to become that cult hit, isn't it?

Posted by: JosephAvery Apr 27 2019, 08:06 PM

The One That Got Away deserves to be higher! wub.gif

Bon Appétit is fun but I really don't get how it's become such a cult favourite oops, she really has done so many better songs

Posted by: Jade Apr 27 2019, 09:20 PM

Two big faves crashing out there in the form of 'Wide Awake' and 'The One That Got Away'! Two beautiful moments from her.

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn Apr 28 2019, 08:04 PM

I did a complete 180 on 'Bon Appetit' since its release, I really love it now.

Still can't believe 'Walking On Air' wasn't a single. I mean, what the actual hell?!

Posted by: troublepink Apr 29 2019, 01:14 PM

11
California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
181 points

Released: 7th May 2010
Peak UK chart position: 1
18 members voted for this song

California Gurls is a song recorded by Katy Perry. It served as the lead single for her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song features verses from rapper Snoop Dogg. Both artists co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its co-producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, with additional production from Benny Blanco. According to Perry, "California Gurls" is an answer song to "Empire State of Mind" (2009), by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Its midtempo production incorporates disco-pop and funk-pop with influences of new wave and electropop. Its lyrics are an ode to the state of California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised.
"California Gurls" garnered positive reviews from music critics, with the majority of them labeling it a "summer anthem",[1] as well as complimenting its production and chorus. Originally intended to be sent to mainstream and rhythmic airplay on May 25, 2010, the song debuted on May 7, 2010, after clips from the Teenage Dream album were leaked online. It was subsequently released to iTunes on May 11, 2010 as the album's lead single. The song was a worldwide success, peaking at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks, giving Perry her second US number-one single in and Snoop Dogg his third. The song also reached number-one in ten other countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.




10
Waking up in Vegas
198 points

Released: 7th April 2009
Peak UK chart position: 19
17 members voted for this song

Waking Up in Vegas is a song by Katy Perry, taken as the fourth and final single from her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). Perry wrote the song with Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson, and co-produced it with Greg Wells, who is also credited for playing all the instruments on the song. It was officially released to US radio stations on April 21, 2009. "Waking Up in Vegas" is a pop rock track about an underage couple getting drunk and blowing their money in Las Vegas, paying homage to the phrase "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".
The song reached the top 10 in over eight countries, including the United States, where it peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Perry's third top ten single. It also peaked in the top 10 in other countries including Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Slovakia and others. The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and it features Perry and actor Joel David Moore in Vegas partying and gambling. Perry performed the track during her Hello Katy Tour and California Dreams Tour. The song is a playable track in the 2015 video game Guitar Hero Live.



Posted by: troublepink Apr 29 2019, 01:14 PM

09
I kissed a girl
201 points (one 18)

Released: 28th April 2008
Peak UK chart position: 1
19 members voted for this song

I Kissed a Girl is a song recorded by Katy Perry for her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). It was released on April 28, 2008, by Capitol Records as the lead single from the record. Perry co-wrote the song with Max Martin, Cathy Dennis, and its producer Dr. Luke, with additional production from Benny Blanco. "I Kissed a Girl" is a pop rock song with elements of new wave. Perry stated its lyrics are "about the magical beauty of a woman". The song sparked controversy for its homosexual themes.
The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks, becoming the 1,000th number-one song of the rock era. The single has sold over 4.7 million digital copies in the US alone. "I Kissed a Girl" is one of eight songs by Perry to sell over 4 million digital copies in the US, the others being "Hot n Cold", "California Gurls", "Firework", "E.T.", "Teenage Dream", "Roar" and "Dark Horse". A huge hit throughout the Anglosphere, it also topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The song has been certified multi-platinum in Australia, Canada, Denmark, and the US.




08
Last Friday night (TGIF)
201 points (two 18’s)

Released: 6th June 2011
Peak UK chart position: 9
19 members vote for this song

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) is a song by Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream. The song was written and produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, who also co-wrote the song with Perry and Bonnie McKee. Perry stated that she was inspired to write the track after a night of wild partying and streaking. It was released as the album's fifth single on June 6, 2011, by Capitol Records, with a remix featuring American rapper Missy Elliott released to US radio stations and digital retailers on August 8, 2011; this version was included in Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection edition. It is a dance-pop song with lyrics about drunken fun and debauchery. Some of the risque lyrics in the song are often censored in radio versions of the song.
The song had chart success worldwide, reaching number one in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and has attained top-ten positions in Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Poland. By topping the US Billboard Hot 100, Perry became the first female solo artist to have five number-one singles on the Hot 100 from a single album; it also was Perry's sixth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and her fifth consecutive number one single. The single had sold 3.7 million digital copies in the US and was the tenth most played single on US radio during 2011.


Posted by: troublepink Apr 30 2019, 08:16 AM

07
Firework
207 points

Released: 26th October 2010
Peak UK chart position: 3
18 members voted for this song

Firework is a song by Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). Perry co-wrote the song with Ester Dean and its producers StarGate and Sandy Vee. It is a dance-pop self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and Perry felt it was an important song for her on Teenage Dream. Capitol Records released it as the album's third single on October 26, 2010.
The song was commercially successful, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top five on 20 charts around the world. It has sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and over 1 million in the United Kingdom. Additionally, "Firework" was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the shipment of 10 million copies across the United States.




06
Roar
212 points

Released: 10th August 2013
Peak UK chart position: 1
17 members voted for this song

Roar is a song by Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was released as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013. Perry co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut. It is a pop song containing elements of arena rock and lyrics centering on standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.
To promote the song, Perry performed under the Brooklyn Bridge at the end of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, on The X Factor Australia, at the Sydney Opera House in late October 2013, and on the German TV show Schlag den Raab. Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi directed the song's music video, which features Perry trying to adapt to the jungle and taming a tiger after surviving a plane crash. Though the song received generally mixed reviews, it was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.


Posted by: troublepink May 1 2019, 07:26 AM

05
Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
224 points (one 20/zero 19)

Released: 17th December 2013
Peak UK chart position: 4
20 members voted for this song

Dark Horse is a song recorded by Katy Perry featuring rapper Juicy J. It was originally released on September 17, 2013, by Capitol Records as the first promotional single from Perry's fourth studio album, Prism (2013). Three months later, it was released as the third official single on December 17. Both artists co-wrote the song with its producers, Max Martin, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke, alongside Sarah Hudson. It was conceived by Perry and Hudson during a writing session in Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara, California, and Juicy J was later commissioned for a verse on the song.
"Dark Horse" combines the genres of trap and hip hop, replicating what has been described as a "Southern rap-techno mashup". The track features a minimal production, with a "seductive" and "mature" tone to Perry's vocals, while Juicy J is featured on the song's intro and rapped bridge. Perry, in interviews, said she wanted the song to have a "witchy, spell-y kind of black magic-y idea", so she wrote it from the perspective of a witch warning a man not to fall in love with her because if he does, she will be his last. The song was part of a competition sponsored by Pepsi in which fans could vote via Twitter on whether they would prefer either "Dark Horse" or "Walking on Air" to be released as the first promotional single from Prism.


04
Chained to the rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)
244 points

Released: 10th February 2017
Peak UK chart position: 5
22 members voted for this song

Chained to the Rhythm is a song by Katy Perry that served as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Witness. It features vocals from Jamaican singer Skip Marley. The artists co-wrote the track with its producers Max Martin and Ali Payami, with additional writing from Sia. Capitol Records released the track on February 10, 2017, as a digital download. "Chained to the Rhythm" is a dancehall and disco song, with lyrics about societal awareness.
The track reached number one in Hungary and Latvia as well as the top 5 in Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States and the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.


Posted by: troublepink May 1 2019, 07:26 AM

Top 3 coming this afternoon cheer.gif

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn May 1 2019, 09:27 AM

'Chained' is most certainly not her 4th best single.

Posted by: 365 May 1 2019, 09:30 AM

I'd probably have Chained a little lower, but the production, lyrics, video are so tight conceptually. And the Grammys and Brits performances of it were great. ME! wishes.

Posted by: blacksquare May 1 2019, 09:57 AM

Chained is up there with Teenage Dream as her best for me.

Lowkey bop

Posted by: JüperTrouper May 1 2019, 08:37 PM

Chained beating California Gurls, Dark Horse and Firework???

Roar beating those 3 too???

I can't even recall what other 3 she has to be in this top 3. Teenage Dream, Hot n Cold and what other one?

Posted by: PAJ88 May 1 2019, 10:13 PM

QUOTE(JüperTrouper @ May 1 2019, 08:37 PM) *
Chained beating California Gurls, Dark Horse and Firework???

Roar beating those 3 too???

I can't even recall what other 3 she has to be in this top 3. Teenage Dream, Hot n Cold and what other one?


E.T ?

Posted by: troublepink May 2 2019, 08:18 AM

The Top 3

03
Hot n Cold
264 points

Released: 9th September 2008
Peak UK chart position: 4
20 members voted for this song

Hot n Cold is a song by Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin and produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco for her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). The track was released as the album's second single on September 9, 2008. The lyrics address an unstable romantic relationship caused by a partner's mood swings.
The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Perry's second consecutive top three single, following "I Kissed a Girl". It also became Perry's second top five single in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and topped the charts in Finland, Germany, Canada, Norway, Spain, and Denmark, among others. To date, "Hot n Cold" has sold over 5.7 million copies in the US, making it one of Perry's highest-selling singles in the nation.




02
E.T. (feat. Kanye West)
277 points

Released: 16th February 2011
Peak UK chart position: 3
20 members voted for this song

E.T. is a song by Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). She co-wrote the song with its producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Ammo. "E.T." was serviced to radio stations as the album's fourth single on February 16, 2011. One version of the song features verses from American rapper Kanye West. Musically, it is an electronic and hip hop ballad which draws heavily from dubstep and techno, along with smaller amounts of drum and bass. According to Perry, the song lyrically speaks of "falling in love with a foreigner".[1]
The song became Perry's fifth non-consecutive number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also topped charts in Canada, New Zealand and Poland. To date, "E.T." has sold over six million digital downloads worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles worldwide and Perry's third highest selling song in the U.S. It was the fourth biggest song of 2011, according to Billboard.




01
Teenage Dream
298 points

Released: 23rd July 2010
Peak UK chart position: 2
21 members voted for this song

Teenage Dream is a song by Katy Perry. It was released as the second single from her third studio album of the same name on July 23, 2010. Perry and Bonnie McKee wrote many songs with youthful themes in mind, but they were rejected by producers Benny Blanco and Dr. Luke. Blanco showed them The Teenagers' single "Homecoming", and McKee imagined "Teenage Dream" as a throwback song to the euphoric feelings of being in love as a teenager. They met with Max Martin in Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara, California and started writing the track at Playback Recording Studio, which Perry later described as a pure moment for her. After Perry recorded her vocals, McKee presented her idea and the chorus was rewritten. Perry also described the song as reminiscent of her youth while contemplating her future marriage to Russell Brand.
Musically, "Teenage Dream" is a mid-tempo pop song with a retro sound. It is styled in the genres of power pop and electropop, while taking influence from other genres such as disco and pop rock. Perry starts the song in a high-pitched voice while her vocals grow stronger as the song progresses. Lyrically, "Teenage Dream" discusses being with a lover who makes one feel young again. The song has topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Perry's third number-one single on that chart, and her second consecutive number-one single after "California Gurls". "Teenage Dream" has been certified seven times platinum in the United States, as well as receiving platinum and multi-platinum certifications in other countries.


Posted by: troublepink May 2 2019, 08:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who took part cheer.gif

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn May 2 2019, 11:26 AM

Yesss for that winner. wub.gif It's definitely emerged as her absolute best over time for me. A perfect pop song.

'Hot N Cold' probably has one of my favourite pop videos of this century for sure.

Posted by: 365 May 2 2019, 03:15 PM

Very strong top 3, a bit surprised Hot N Cold got so high, but a bop nonetheless.

Posted by: Parallel Reality May 4 2019, 08:34 PM

Although I didn’t vote, it was very nice to ‘Teenage Dream’ as number 1. It would have been nicer to see ‘Wide Awake’ a little higher.

Posted by: Andrew. May 11 2019, 12:00 AM

Hey Hey Hey >>>>> Teenage Dream soz xx

Posted by: Tawdry Hepburn May 11 2019, 09:46 AM

QUOTE(Andrew. @ May 11 2019, 01:00 AM) *
Hey Hey Hey >>>>> Teenage Dream soz xx



Posted by: Jαsє May 11 2019, 09:31 PM

"Hot N Cold" will always be my fave Katy song but "Teenage Dream" is an absolute bop so I can't complain!

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