We’re all aware of my complete obsession for Katy Perry so it’s only appropriate that I make a completely unnecessary post about her announcing her sixth single, “The One That Got Away.”
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It’s like the equivalent of either “Mannequin” or “Fingerprints” off her first album, <i>One of the Boys</i>. However, if you haven’t heard this song, then what are you doing reading this? It was released one of the biggest albums ever released. It’s a little slower than the five most popular songs on the album, but it’s still got Katy Perry’s amazing vocals and it still makes you want to eat candy while you listen (and yes, I am eating candy and listening to it right now). The meaning of this song is pretty standard and easy to decipher… I mean, it is the song title. Still, a nice pop background with Katy Perry’s voice and equally catchy lyrics makes a great song.
It’s completely different from the other five singles that came off her album Teenage Dream. That’s not a bad thing though. It’s the fall season now so the need for jumpy, extremely hyper pop summer songs is gone. Personally, I think the sixth single should have been “Hummingbird Heartbeat,” but since that song already has huge success, maybe this song is just what Katy Perry needs to set a new record and take it one step farther than the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. That’s right – right now, Katy Perry is tied for the most number of singles – five – to reach the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, and “The One that Got Away” has the potential to make her the only person (ever) to have six number one singles from the same album. I think she can do it, but do you?