This is how we do katy perry dance

Prism | The Katy Perry Wiki

Studio album by Katy Perry
Album artwork


October 18, 2013






Katy Perry
Max Martin
Dr. Luke
Henry Walter
Greg Wells
Benny Blanco
Klas Åhlund
Greg Kurstin




Previous Current Next

Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection


  1. "Roar"
    Released: August 10, 2013
  2. "Unconditionally"
    Released: October 16, 2013
  3. "Dark Horse"
    Released: December 17, 2013
  4. "Birthday"
    Released: April 16, 2014
  5. "This Is How We Do"
    Released: August 12, 2014

Prism (stylized as PRISM) is the fourth studio album, and third mainstream studio album, by American recording artist Katy Perry. It was released on October 18, 2013 by Capitol Records. Recording for the album began in 2012, following the March 2012 re-release of her August 2010 album Teenage Dream, subtitled The Complete Confection, and continued into the following year. The album's composition was mostly inspired by Swedish dance music artists such as Robyn. In order to create her desired sound, Perry worked heavily with Swedish producer Max Martin, while also enlisting past collaborators Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, and StarGate, as well as new collaborators Klas Åhlund, Bloodshy, and Greg Kurstin.

It debuted atop of the US Billboard 200, with Perry's best opening week to date (286,000 copies sold). The album also peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Prism became Perry's fastest-selling album, the second best-selling album in Australia in 2013, and the second best-selling album released by a woman in the United States in 2013. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported that Prism was the sixth best-selling album in the world in 2013, the best-selling album in the world in 2013 released by a woman, and labeled Perry as "A global phenomenon."

The release of the album was preceded by the release of two singles. "Roar", was released on August 10, 2013 as the album's lead single. It became a huge commercial success and Perry's eighth non-consecutive single to top the US Billboard Hot 100. "Unconditionally" was released as the album's second single on October 16, 2013 as the record's second single and was a moderate commercial success worldwide. In between the release of these two tracks were the releases of promotional singles "Dark Horse" on September 17 and "Walking on Air" on September 30, 2013. "Dark Horse" was released as the album's third single three months later on December 17, 2013 and became Perry's ninth single to top the US Billboard Hot 100.


  • 1 Background and development
  • 2 Promotion
  • 3 Composition
  • 4 Release
  • 5 Commercial performance
  • 6 Singles
    • 6. 1 Promotional singles
  • 7 Track list
    • 7.1 Outtakes
  • 8 References

Background and development

In a Fall 2012 interview with Billboard, Perry stated about Prism: "I know exactly the record I want to make next. I know the artwork, the coloring and the tone..... I even know what type of tour I'm doing next. I'll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality." She also mentioned that she did not want the album to be a "Teenage Dream 2.0", stating: "That would be silly. It's not of any interest for me to try and outdo myself at every corner". Furthermore, she declared: "I am doing little things here and there. I was just in the studio with another artist and it turned out all right. I'm going to start dusting off the wheels just a little: [I'm] going in with a couple of people in November [2012] and try out fun collaborations that maybe people wouldn't imagine".

While she was on the California Dreams Tour, Perry started recording "fragments" of ideas she had on her phone. She entered the studios in November 2012 along Greg Kurstin and Greg Wells, but felt that she was in a "dark place" and postponed them. Perry went through an "intensive" period of self-examination, including a trip to Africa, and the sessions began in March 2013 again. She reunited with Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee, and Cirkut in her hometown, Santa Barbara, California. From there, she headed to Stockholm, where she worked with Max Martin, Stargate, Benny Blanco, Juicy J, Jonatha Brooke, Sia Furler, Bloodshy, and Klas Åhlund. Perry then suggested that they should release the album in the fourth quarter of 2013. In April 2013, Perry stated that the album was halfway complete and deemed it "schizophrenic", while adding: "When I tell the record company when I want to release the album, that's when the race starts. That's when I put pressure on myself". About the recording sessions and production, Perry said: "As a team we have certain strengths, with Max, it's melody choices, Luke is production and I'm top line and melody. Working with Bonnie McKee is like an emotional abuse session, Bonnie and I argue [like] we're in the ring fighting for the best lyric". Two months later, McKee revealed that Perry and herself wrote four tracks together and added that they were more "grown up". The following month, McKee also stated: "Well, you know, we work with [producers] Dr. Luke and Max Martin, they're like melodic geniuses..... [Luke] and [Max] come back [to us] with the track and we kind of find the story within the track".

After Perry's initial devastation from English actor/comedian Russell Brand divorcing her in late December 2011, she felt influenced to make a "darker" album than her previous studio efforts. During a June 2012 interview with L'Uomo Vogue, the singer stated: "It was inevitable, after what I went through. If I had a time machine and could go back in time, I would. But I can't, so, you'll discover another part of me". Perry claimed that she "hadn't let the light in" when the recording sessions for Prism started in November 2012. The creative process behind Prism turned it into a different album from what Perry expected: the singer felt inspired while watching a six-minute video by Eckhart Tolle, author of the self-help book The Power of Now. She stated: "When you lose something, all your foundations crumble-but that also leaves a big hole that's open for something great to come through." Perry ultimately took a more positive direction with the record. The singer revealed to MTV News: "There's not really any darkness on the record. There's definitely some textures and colors but I think I was saying that when I saw going through a different phase, but I really let that light in." Perry ultimately described Prism as "more organic, au naturale [sic], vulnerable and honest" than Teenage Dream, but as having "the same amount of fun" of the latter.


On July 29, 2013, a big golden truck driving in Los Angeles revealed that the album is titled "Prism" and will arrive on October 22, 2013, Katy tweeted: "Find the Prism semi, take a picture and I'll RT you. Don't worry, Los Angeles is just the first stop on the map." The truck made stops through varies cities in the U.S., however, on August 9, 2013, the truck was hit by a drunk driver in Pennsylvania. After hearing the news, Katy tweeted: "The #PRISM semi is bumped and bruised but she is a champion! She will return."

Prior to the release of "Roar", Perry released four teasers, all of which stated the single would be released August 12, 2013, though the single was released two days earlier than expected. The first teaser showed her burning the blue wig she wore in her 2010 "California Gurls" music video, revealing the song title and planned release date. The second teaser showed her at a funeral for her trademark peppermint swirl outfit. The third teaser showed a cat eating a feather toy and roaring afterwards. The fourth teaser showed Perry walking into a recording studio. The latter two teasers contain snippets of the song. On the day of its iTunes release, Perry promoted the song's release in New York City.

On August 20, 2013, fans were given the opportunity to unlock song titles, lyrics, and snippets from Prism by tweeting #KATYNOW. After fans heard the two snippets, they chose which one they wanted to be released in full on September 17, 2013 before the album is released. The two snippets were "Dark Horse", featuring rapper Juicy J, and "Walking on Air". At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013, "Dark Horse" was declared the winner with Perry giving a brief description of each song afterwards. Perry stated that with "Walking on Air", she wanted to "really wanna bring that kind of authentic 90's deep house song styling back". Perry stated that "Dark Horse" was written with friend Sarah Hudson and described the song as having an "urban kinda hip-hop flavor". She describes its lyrics as "a witch warning this man not to fall in love with me and if you do just know I'm gonna be your last". Perry also tweeted that "Dark Horse ft Juicy J is just a PREVIEW of #PRISM when released on Sept 17, NOT the 2nd single".

On September 5, 2013, a Prism listening party took place, where all the guests including several music critics listened to the album. The songs played included "Walking on Air", "Unconditionally", "Dark Horse", "Double Rainbow", "Legendary Lovers", "Birthday", "This Is How We Do", "International Smile", "Ghost", "Love Me", and "By the Grace of God". She revealed its album cover the following day on Good Morning America. A second Prism listening party took place on September 6, 2013 in Atlanta, while a third took place September 12, 2013 in Los Angeles; during the Los Angeles party, the album's tracklist was revealed. All 13 tracks on the album's standard edition were played at this party, including "This Moment," which was played for the first time.

On October 23, 2013, Perry hosted the "We Can Survive" concert along with Kacey Musgraves, Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, and duo Tegan and Sara at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, where she performed her Prism tracks for the first time. On August 12, 2013, during an On Air with Ryan Seacrest interview, when asked if she will miss anything from the Teenage Dream era, she replied: "I'll probably be integrating it in a new way especially when I go on tour next year. It will just be kind of an evolved version of Teenage Dream. And when you see me on tour, you're always going to get the songs you want to hear… I'm not deserting any of it". She will begin a tour to promote the album on May 7, 2014.

"Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J was released on iTunes as the first promotional single on September 17, 2013. After two days of sales, "Dark Horse" debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and inside the top ten at number ten itself on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Perry first performed "Dark Horse" on September 20, 2013 at iHeartRadio Music Festival. "Walking on Air" was released on iTunes as the second promotional single on September 30, 2013. Katy also headlined for closing the iTunes Festival on September 30, 2013, where she performed "Roar", "Dark Horse", "Walking on Air", and "By the Grace of God".


"Roar", a midtempo, synth-driven power pop song, opens Prism. It contains elements of folk rock, arena rock, and glam rock. Lyrically, it is an "empowerment anthem" in which Perry stands up for herself, having "discovered her power within". Perry described the song as "a record about self-reflection and self-empowerment and learning to deal with the curve balls that life throws you every single day." She also mentioned that: "Who can be the biggest bully in the equation is yourself and can get in your way and it's a song about [standing up] and speaking up for yourself and having the strength".

"Legendary Lovers" was referred as the song with "the most interesting chorus", ("Take me down to the river / Underneath the blood-orange sun / Say my name like a scripture / Keep my heart beating like a drum"). Perry described the song as having "a little bit of curry in it", while James Montgomery, writing for MTV, stated that the song "simmers slowly before breaking out in an arabesque gallop". Furthermore, it was also includes a breakdown near the bridge, a bhangra-based instrumental, and was deemed a "hazier, spacier version of Perry's typical love song".

"Birthday", a Mariah Carey influenced track, was called a "stone-cold stunner" with "the most smash potential". Gary Trust from Billboard believed that the song is a future Billboard Hot 100 number one contender. The fourth track and second promotional single, "Walking on Air", was produced by Klas Åhlund. Perry aimed for a 90's house song-oriented sound, listing CeCe Peniston's "Finally" and Crystal Waters' "100% Pure Love" as examples of the sound she was trying to reach for.

"Unconditionally", Perry's personal favorite song on the album, is a "soaring" power ballad with an "epic chorus". Jason Lipshutz from Billboard noted that the song includes a "woodblock percussion" as well as "a dramatic bass line" and deemed it the album's "most mature offering". He called it "an ode to love that looks past all flaws" and, furthermore, stated that the song acts as a "compellingly grounded predicate" to the title track from Perry's previous effort. Capitol's executive vice president Greg Thompson stated that "Unconditionally" is destined to become "the wedding song of 2014". Perry herself described the song as a song about unconditional love that could come in all forms, including those from relationships, from parent-to-child, and from sibling-to-sibling.

"Dark Horse" is the album's first promotional single. It was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin. Spin magazine praised the song's "soaring hooks and sleekly sculpted production" and called it an "obvious hit". Jenna Hally Rubenstein from MTV stated: "Flanked by a heavy, menacing bass line, 'Dark Horse' might not be about black hats, cauldrons, and other Halloween-y things, but it is a slice of trap-tinged pop that sounds like a clear departure from Katy's lighthearted, Jane of the Jungle-themed Roar". Jason Lipshutz stated that "The verses of 'Dark Horse' are built around icy rhythms and chopped-up vocal samples, until Perry wades into the crescendo and asks, "Are you ready for, ready for / A perfect storm, perfect storm?" Carolyn Menyes from Mstarz compared the song's beats and rhythm to those of "E. T." from Teenage Dream. Perry stated that the song has "an urban kinda hip-hop background flavor to it", adding that they lyrics "are kinda witchy and dark, it's as if I was a witch warning this man not to fall in love with me, and 'if you do just know I'm gonna be your last'".

"This Is How We Do", produced by Max Martin and Klas Ahlund, was described as being the possible "song of summer [2014]". Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter described "This Is How We Do" as "a sunny 80s throwback", while Edna Gundersen from USA Today described it as a "buoyant pop blast with hip-hop underpinnings" and praised the song's recurring refrain ("It's no big deal!"). James Montgomery from MTV called the song a "cocksure, club-ready banger". Nate Jones compared its lyrics to "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" from Teenage Dream, though felt its lyrics were less comedic.

With "Double Rainbow", produced by Greg Kustin and co-writer Sia Furler, Perry was allowed to "dump pent-up emotions" and "get things off her chest". The song was described as a "massive ballad". Jason Lipshutz deemed it as a "breathy love track" with a "powerful chorus that explodes upon impact" with lyrics that include "One man's trash is another man's treasure / so if it's up to me, I'm gonna keep you forever". He added that "Kurstin brings the pop sensibility he's flashed with artists like Kelly Clarkson and P!nk, while Sia's presence connects this sleek, shimmering pop track to [her David Guetta collaboration] 'Titanium'". Elijah Sarkesian felt that "Some of Katy's finest vocals of the album are on this song".

Perry described "Love Me" as a song "about loving yourself the way you want to be loved". Edna Gundersen called it "irresistibly catchy and energetic". The song was produced by Bloodshy.[15] Elijah Sarkesian called it "an interesting mix – the lyrics are dark, but the music is very dance-centric. At the very least, it'll do well in clubs". James Montgomery stated that "Love Me" and "International Smile" both "seem destined for the dance floors". The latter was inspired by Perry's friend Mia Moretti, and was compared to the songs on Perry's previous album, Teenage Dream. Jason Lipshutz called it a "straightforward pop-rock offering" and described its guitar hook as "kicky", adding that the song also includes a "Melting Daft Punk-esque vocoder breakdown". Shirley Halperin stated that in the song, Perry sings the "hooky" line: "Please fasten your seat belts and make sure your champagne glasses are empty". Nate Jones compared the song to "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", and particularly praised the saxophone solo at the song's end.

Shirley Halperin described "This Moment" and "Ghost" as "mid-tempo ballads that are closest in DNA to Perry's previous smashes".[20] Perry stated that she was inspired to write "This Moment" after she heard the audio book of The Power of Now; the song's lyrics talk about "living in the present"; with Perry "add[ing] a romantic spin" to it. Gary Trust described "Ghost" as a "mesmerizing ballad", while Edna Gundersen described it as "powerful, dark, and haunting". Jason Lipshutz felt that "Ghost" and "By The Grace Of God" contain the album's "most somber moments".


On September 10, 2013, it was announced that Katy Perry would be working with Walmart to create a deluxe 'ZinePak version of the album. Fans were asked to participate in its creation to ask Katy a question in which she will answer in the 'ZinePak.[1] The 'ZinePak includes a 64-page interview magazine that Perry helped create, an embroidered patch, 49 nail decals, temporary tattoos that symbolize each of past albums, a sample of the fragrance Killer Queen, and a seed pack.

On October 15, 2013 Katy Perry announced a special limited edition version of the album will be released in the United States. The Facebook message read: "In the US, the first 300,000 copies of the deluxe version of my new album comes in this limited edition iridescent package and will contain special #PRISM seed paper - plant the PRISM and spread the light!"[2]

Due to full deluxe version of the album leaking on October 16, 2013, Prism became available for streaming online on Katy Perry's official website on October 17, 2013. The same day the album was made available for streaming, Perry announced on her Facebook page the album would be released in Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Slovenia on October 18, 2013 followed by a worldwide release on October 22nd.

"What do Italy, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia have in common? They all get #PRISM Friday! DON'T WORRY if it's not in stores for you yet..... I've made PRISM available to stream here until it goes world wide on TUESDAY: I'm really excited to share these songs with you all..... I'm so proud of them. Will u let me know what u think & how they make u feel please? And which one is your favorite o' course."[3]

Walmart 'ZinePak edition

Special digipackaging with seed paper insert

Commercial performance

The week after its release, Prism debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies in its first week. This marks Perry's second number one album in the United States, as well as her highest album first week sales of her career. To date, it has sold over 1.56 million copies in the United States and over 3 million copies worldwide.


  • "Roar" is the album's lead single. The song was announced as the lead single via four video teasers on Perry's Vevo channel. "Roar" was sent to US radio on August 10, 2013, and was released onto iTunes and YouTube two days later. The song debuted at 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the chart three weeks later, becoming Perry's 8th number one song on the chart. The song stayed at the number one position on the chart for two weeks. "Roar" has sold over 6.4 million copies in the United States alone as of February 2017. The song has been accused of copying "Brave" by Sara Bareilles while Dillon Francis felt the song's lyric video copied his idea of instant messaging in his video "Messages". Sara addressed the controversy, stating she knew about "Roar" before its release, and felt the accusations were unnecessary. A music video for "Roar" was released on September 5, 2013 and currently has more than 2 billion views on YouTube.
  • "Unconditionally" is the album's second single. It was released on October 16, 2013. Described as a breathy love track, Perry has stated that the power pop ballad is her favorite song off of the album. On November 10, 2013, she performed the song at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. The song debuted at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at number 14. Its music video debuted on MTV on November 19, 2013 and currently has 200+m views on YouTube. She also opened the 2013 American Music Awards with a performance of the song on November 24, 2013. As of January 2015, the song has sold over 1,200,000 copies in the United States.
  • "Dark Horse" is the album's third single, released on December 17, 2013. It was first released as the first promotional single off of PRISM on September 17, 2013. Fans voted in a Pepsi Poll on Twitter what would be the first promotional single off of the album. "Dark Horse" won against "Walking on Air." The song features the rapper Juicy J. After two days of sales, the song debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and inside the top ten at number ten itself on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Drawing critical and radio acclaim, the song was released as the third official single. The song spent four consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. This marks Perry's thirteenth top ten hit on the Hot 100, as well as her ninth chart-topping single. As of February 2017, the song has sold over 6.3 million downloads in the United States alone. This makes "Dark Horse" Katy's third best-selling single in the United States, after "E.T." and "Firework." A music video for the song was be released on February 20, 2014. The music video, which has an Egyptian theme, won the award for Best Female Video at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video is also Perry's most-viewed to date, the second one being Roar. The music video has currently more than 1 billion views.
  • "Birthday" is the fourth official single from the album. [4] It was officially announced on April 3, 2014, with Katy Perry asking her fans on twitter to trend the hash-tag #BIRTHDAY and once achieving the number one trending spot, released the single cover featuring a throwback picture of her older sister, Angela Hudson's birthday as a kid. It was officially released on April 21, 2014. Peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, it sold around 500,000 copies in the United States. A lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on 10 April, 2014 and after that, a music video was released on April 24, 2014. The music video saw Katy crash five different birthday parties while dressed in different costumes of different characters, like Goldie the Dancer, Princess Mandee, Yosef the MC, Kris the Clown and Ace the Animal Trainer.
  • "This Is How We Do" is the album's official fifth single. It was released to radio on July 28, 2014, and the lyric video was uploaded on YouTube on July 24, 2014 followed by a music video on July 31, 2014. [5] The song peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video has currently over 400m views.

Promotional singles

  • "Walking on Air" was released as the second promotional single off of PRISM on September 30, 2013. Upon the release Perry described the song as yet "another color from my PRISM". The song debuted at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 12 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

Track list

Standard edition

No. Title Length
1. "Roar" 03:42
2. "Legendary Lovers" 03:44
3. "Birthday" 03:35
4. "Walking on Air" 03:42
5. "Unconditionally" 03:49
6. "Dark Horse" (feat. Juicy J) 03:35
7. "This Is How We Do" 03:24
8. "International Smile" 03:48
9. "Ghost" 03:23
10. "Love Me" 03:53
11. "This Moment" 03:47
12. "Double Rainbow" 03:52
13. "By the Grace of God" 04:28

Deluxe edition

No. Title Length
14. "Spiritual" 04:36
15. "It Takes Two" 03:54
16. "Choose Your Battles" 04:27


List of songs written/recorded for the album, but were left unused or given to other artists.

  • "Bad Photographs"
  • "Black Widow" (given to Iggy Azalea for The New Classic)
  • "Boomerang"
  • "Heartache Crusade"
  • "In Flames"
  • "North Star"
  • "Passenger" (given to Britney Spears for Britney Jean)
  • "She's So Creepy"


  1. ↑ http://www.
  2. ↑
  3. ↑
  4. ↑
  5. ↑

Singles  · Booklet  · List of editions  · Prismatic World Tour

"Legendary Lovers"
"Walking on Air"
"Dark Horse"
"This Is How We Do"

"International Smile"
"Love Me"
"This Moment"
"Double Rainbow"
"By the Grace of God"

Deluxe edition tracks
"It Takes Two"
"Choose Your Battles"

“This Is How We Do” by Katy Perry

    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “This Is How We Do” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was written by Perry along with its producers Max Martin and Klas Åhlund and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden. The song was chosen to be the album’s fifth single and it will be sent to radio stations on August 12, 2014. “This Is How We Do” is a dance-pop song, with “faux”-urban and hip-hop infuences, with Perry sing-talking about her hangout routine with her friends.

    Music critics gave the song mixed to favorable reviews, with many praising its old-school vibe, calling it the song of the summer, while others criticized its lyrics. Some compared the song to her previous singles, “California Gurls” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. Upon the release of its parent album, “This Is How We Do” charted on the South Korean Digital Chart.

Background and release

    The Swedish people really have quite an ear for pop music and it’s been historically known that the Swedes know how to make pop music very well and of course I wanted to tap into something of that.
    —Perry about working with the Swedish producers.
    While working on Prism, Perry collaborated in Stockholm to with record producer Max Martin for a few weeks to put “the icing on the cake,” as she claimed. In addition, she also worked with Klas Åhlund, among others. Perry has claimed:
    “Max has always been incredibly kind to me, he is the most authentic Swedish person I have ever worked with, and he just has an incredible ear for melodies and how they should be, we had so much fun making music together, we get really excited, we like to dance around the studio. He brought me to Stockholm to introduce me to a couple of different musicians, like Klaus Åhlund, I really enjoyed working with them. The different kind of sonic level of music that’s been made over in Sweden is very advanced and it’s very fresh… they kinda know what is coming first.”
    About working with Perry, Åhlund stated, “When you move around the planet, the vibe of the place you’re making the music in definitely makes an imprint on whatever you’re writing. ” While co-producing nine tracks on “Prism”, Martin and Åhlund worked together on two tracks: “Walking on Air” and “This Is How We Do”. The first was released as a promotional single, while the latter was announced as the album’s fifth single, with its lyric video being released on July 24, 2014. “This Is How We Do” will be sent to radio stations on August 12, 2014.


    “This Is How We Do” was written by Perry with producers Max Martin and Klas Åhlund, who were also responsible for programming of the song, while Perry also provided background vocals. It is set in the time signature of common time and has a moderate hip-hop tempo of 84 beats per minute. The song is is written in the key of C major, and Perry’s vocals span from the low-note of A3 to the high-note of A4. The song has been described as a “wobbling dance track”, with hip-hop underpinnings and “faux-urban west coast pose”. Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times remarked that the song is “replete with synth squiggles and melodic dots — slowed and chopped. ” Kitty Empire of The Observer claimed that the song is “a sequel of sorts to both ‘California Gurls’, and ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’, Perry’s previous party-hearty mega-hits.”

    Lyrically, “This Is How We Do” finds Perry sing-talking about her hangout routine with her friends, also encouraging her fans to spend money they don’t have just so they can have a good time, as noted by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic. Empire claimed that on the song, Perry and her friends “are on the prowl for tacos and hotties”, “sucking really bad at Mariah Carey-oke”. While also claiming that the song recalls her own ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times claimed that its lyrics are “more modest, adult, and middle-class idea of fun — tacos, karaoke, and ‘gettin our nails did, all Japanese-y.’” The song also has a repetitive bridge where Perry repeats, “This is no big deal”, an outro where Perry asks to “bring the beat back”, while Perry also gives a shout-out to her diehards: “This one goes out to the ladies at breakfast… in last night’s dress. Uh-huh. I see you,” she says.

Critical reception

    The song received mostly mixed reviews from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic claimed that “even when she cheers on excess on ‘This Is How We Do’ she’s not a participant but rather a ringmaster,” picking the song as one of the album’s highlights. Jason Lipshut of Billboard wrote that the song “carries ‘song of next summer’ potential,” while Edna Gundersen of USA Today named it a “buoyant pop blast.” In similar vein, James Montgomery of MTV News described the track as “a cocksure, club-ready banger.” Nick Catucci of Entertainment Weekly called it “irresistibly bouncy,” while Andy Gill of The Independent noted that the song “offers the year’s best top-down cruising anthem.” Rob Harvilla of Spin enjoyed the track, but felt it wasn’t as strong as “Last Friday Night”, ultimately calling it “a knuckleheaded, bottle-service party jam.”

    Chris Bosman of Consequence of Sound criticized the “‘this goes out to the [blank]’ coda”, claiming that “it only hammers home how much better Kesha is at this stuff. ” Melinda Newman of HitFix gave the song a “C-” grade, claiming that “It’s hard not to raise your arm in the air and wave it back and forth in this old-school sounding track about partying”, claiming that the song is “unlike anything else Perry has recorded before” and that it “could be a sleeper hit.” Evan Sawdey of PopMatters was mixed with the song, calling it an “odd number, where her lyrics swing from actually-clever (‘suckin’ real bad at Mariah Carey-oke’) to a bit worrisome (‘getting our nails did / all Japanese-y’).” While calling it a “a Ke$ha-grade throwdown”, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine claimed that the track “features possibly the dumbest lyric of the year.” Philip Matusavage of musicOMH felt that the song “is so clearly calculated to every second that it instead feels cynical.”

Music video

    A music video for the song was released on July 31, 2014. It opens with a visual of an old man staring at a painting, which turns out to be Perry. According to Rolling Stone she presents a “hedonistic paradise where ping-pong is played all day, tacos are feasted on and animated ice cream cones twerk it out while chilling with half-eaten slices of pizza”. A caricature of singer Mariah Carey appears during the “sucking at Mariah Carey-oke” line, as well as a portrait of singer Aretha Franklin. Billboard said the video is “an explosion of pop art, vintage fashion and twerking ice cream cones”. She also “wears everything from Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Mondrian dress to a pepperoni pizza swimsuit to green hair extensions. She even cruises around in a convertible with her hair teased out to Fran Drescher proportions.”


    “This Is How We Do” has charted on the Canadian Hot 100 at number 84, and on South Korea’s Gaon Download Chart, debuting at number 73, with sales of 2,263 copies.

—from Wikipedia (the Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License applies to Wikipedia’s block of text and possible accompanying picture, along with any alterations, transformations, and/or building upon Wikipedia’s original text that ThisSideofSanity. com applied to this block of text)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and U.S. Government Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that web sites provide transcripts of audio for the deaf.
We will be adding lyrics to all songs as fast as we can. Please be patient.

    Please use the form (with the delay for a human to inspect it) because this website is attacked by more than 20 spam attempts per minute. The only way to keep you safe from the spam is by having human review.

Album I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry

genres: pop, rock, dance
date: July 29, 2008


"I Kissed a Girl" is a song written by Perry, Dr Luke, Max Martin and Cathy Dennis. It was produced by Dr. Luke for Perry's 2008 album One of the Boys. Perry herself said that the song was "about the magical beauty of a woman."

The album's lead song, "I Kissed a Girl", was a commercial success. It remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, becoming the 1000th song to top the Rock Era chart. Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. "I Kissed a Girl" was presented and nominated for 51 Grammy Awards (Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance). She was also nominated for Favorite Song at the Kids' Choice Awards in 2009.In the UK, the song was used as a promotional theme for Channel 4's Desperate Housewives season 5 in October 2008, just a week before it started.

Inspiration and Lyrics

Perry started: "I Kissed A Girl is a way for me to show something catchy and cool, I think it worked." She said:

“Everyone takes the song and relates it to their situation, they see what they want to see. Love, hate, for me this is a song about us girls. When we are young, we are very sensual. We have sleeping parties with karaoke, we dance in pajamas. We are very close when it comes to relationships, compared to guys. It's not wicked, but it's just sweet, that's what this song is about. .." Perry also indicated that the song was inspired by a private individual:
"The song was inspired by a friendship I had with a girl when I was 15, but I didn't kiss her. I was absolutely obsessed with her. She was beautiful - porcelain skin, perfect lip contour - I still talk to her, but I never said that the song was written about her.

Chart positions

In Russia, "I Kissed a Girl" started on July 18, 2008 at position 61 on the Russian radio chart
"I Kissed a Girl" debuted at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. After a couple of weeks, the single hit the top five , thanks to increased digital downloads and more radio releases. It continued to grow and by the following week it reached number 2, leaving behind Coldplay. The following week, the song reached the top of the US charts, becoming the 1000th hit in the rock era (961 hits on the Billboard Hot 100). In Canada, the single debuted at number 55 on the Canadian Hot 100, peaking at number one on June 12, jumping from number 26.

In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 38, after the first appearance in other countries in the charts, the single moved to position 3 in a week. The song went gold after 7 weeks of selling over 7,500 copies. On August 11, 2008, 8 weeks after its chart debut, "I Kissed A Girl" finally became a hit. "I Kissed A Girl" was certified platinum in New Zealand after 20 weeks of selling 15,000 copies.

In Australia, the song debuted at number 13 on June 30 on downloads alone, jumping to number two the following week, ahead of Jordin Sparks. The following week it went to No. 1 on a non-download basis, becoming only the second single to do so. Ironically, by the time the song became a hit, it was the time that World Youth Day was set for 2008 and the event carried anti-gay views. On June 21, 2008, after the release of the CDs, the track held its position as a hit and received gold. The single stayed at number one for several weeks and was certified double platinum.

In the UK, a cover version released by artist Nicky Bliss climbed the UK iTunes chart. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart (released on 3 August 2008) at number 50

* - rating is determined based on the number of page views by site visitors.

Katy Perry fell in love with Jetta | Daily information portal AUTOMOBILI.RU

PR specialists of the American branch of the German concern invited a 25-year-old singer and TV presenter to the presentation of a new sedan.

A fashionable girl in a bright dress certainly graced the presentation of the new car, which took place in New York at Times Square: the diva showed off in front of journalists' lenses and sang several of her songs, including barefoot on the hood of a brand new Jetta.

But perhaps the biggest event of this presentation was the "premiere" of a new tattoo on the girl's hand (on the right in the photo): there appeared an inscription in Saskrit, which means "to go with the flow." By the way, Perry's chosen one, Russell Brand, who is known for his especially cheeky behavior, has the same tattoo.

Who is Katy Perry?

Katy Perry (real name Katherine Elizabeth Hudson) was born into a family of pastors in the famous Santa Barbara, California. The character of the future star began to appear already in her youth, when Perry began to do "a lot of bad things."

And in 2008 she sang the song "I Kissed a Girl" - "I kissed a girl", which made the singer more famous than ever. The single topped the charts in 15 countries including the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Ireland. Media attention to Perry began to grow by leaps and bounds: for example, the men's magazine Maxim chose her as the sexiest woman on planet Earth.

The song "I Kissed a Girl" was the subject of heated debate: isn't it too depraved? However, Perry's attitude towards her most successful song is very simple: “When we are young, we are very sensual. We have sleeping parties with karaoke, we dance in pajamas. We are very close when it comes to relationships, compared to guys. It's not offensive, but it's just cute.

Learn more