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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Katy Perry Wishes Every Song On The Radio This Summer Could Be "California Gurls"

The thought of Katy Perry and Russell Brand having sex makes me want to hack up a fur ball the size of the one Miss Pussy retched out this morning. But thankfully we're not here to talk about that!

Katy's new Max Martin/Dr. Luke-produced jam "California Gurls" has weaseled its way online, and like both the song's title and sunny single cover suggest, it's practically begging to be a summer anthem.

It's breezy, fun and completely throwaway—i.e. everything that made songs like Pink's "Get The Party Started" and Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" (not to mention Perry's own "I Kissed A Girl") house-party mainstays. Bonus points for getting Snoop Dogg to phone in a little pop-filtered pimp action.

You already tell that "California Gurls" will be the type of song that, upon the 4,938th play, will give you fatigue in the way the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" did last summer. Of course, by saying that, I'm assuming it's going to be a huge smasheroo.

Wouldn't it kind of suck for Katy Perry if it flopped, though? Ha.

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  • At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't stop listening to this! Uuuggghhh I've been infected : )

  • At 1:49 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I really like this, unfortunately.

  • At 10:20 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    I love this trash. Welcome back, Katy. Although, it's not like she ever really left...

  • At 12:25 AM, Blogger Justin said…

    When I first heard this, it reminded me of another song, but I couldn't place it.. I realized the verses sound very similar to those in Alcazar's "This Is the World We Live In", which itself samples Diana Ross' "Upside Down". That said, I love the song, Max Martin delivers again, and it will be a huge hit, no doubt.

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