Katy Perry, is an American songwriter and singer who has exploded into the scene with some amazing songs. Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Perry has been nominated nine times for the Grammy Awards. She is widely regarded as the world’s top female pop vocalist currently and has an assortment of chartbusters to her name. Named Billboard Woman of the Year in 2012, the pop diva has sold over 11 million albums and 75 million digital songs worldwide. If you’re wondering what her best songs are, here is a list of top 10 most popular songs of Katy Perry.
10. Thinking of You:
From Perry’s second studio album, One of the Boys, “Thinking of You” is a song written by Perry herself. With a high of #29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it is Perry’s lowest ranked single to date. Nevertheless, the song is styled beautifully and fits the genres of pop and soft rock with influences of country music. “Thinking of You” is, nonetheless, the song that made Katy Petty the name she is.
The song “Fingerprints” from the album One of the Boys was written by Perry and Greg Wells. The song is almost a reflection of her attitude in life – to believe and succeed. The song talks about knowing there is more to life and living life to the fullest in order to leave behind a legacy. It is one of Katy’s best songs for the music and the lesson that it gives out to the world at large.
8. Waking Up in Vegas:
Released in 2009, “Waking Up in Vegas” is a song taken from her second studio album, One of the Boys. Written by Katy Perry along with songwriters Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson, “Waking Up in Vegas” has catchy tune, something that made the song peak to the #9 position on the Billboard Hot 100 – her third top 10 hit single. The song probably helped her win thousands of fans overnight after it was released.
“Firework” is a song from Perry’s third studio album, Teenage Dream. The inspirational lyrics of the song are written by Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm and Ester Dean. The song went down well with critics and fans for it wonderful lyrics, catchy melody and danceable beats. The success of the song can be gauged from the fact that over 6 million copies had been sold in the US until the end of 2012.
Another song from her third album, Teenage Dream, “E.T.” was written by Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin and Joshua Coleman. Released as a single in 2011, the single version features additional rap verses by American rapper Kanye West. Played like on “stomp-stomp-clap” beat similar to Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, the catchy hip-hop influenced song managed to lure pop fans from all over the world.
5. Hot n Cold:
Another song form One of the Boys, “Hot n Cold” was written and composed by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Katy Perry. It is about an unstable romantic relationship told from Katy’s perspective. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and was also charted in 15 countries becoming Perry’s second Top 5 hit. “Hot n Cold” has sold over 5 million digital downloads worldwide as of September 2011.
4. Teenage Dream:
Teenage Dream is a song from Perry’s third studio album of the same name. The title track of the album, Teenage Dream, was written by Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin and Bonnie McKee describing euphoric feelings of being in love as a teenager. The song, its nature, and sound topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became Perry’s third #1 single on the US charts.
3. California Gurls:
Another top single from Perry’s album Teenage Dream, “California Gurls” was written by Katy Perry, Max Martin, and Bonnie McKee. The song also features hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg as a guest vocalist. “California Gurls” was a worldwide success and it peaked to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song stood there for six consecutive weeks. The song also garnered the top spot in over 10 countries.
2. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.):
A song from Perry’s third studio album, Teenage Dream, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” was written by Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin and Bonnie McKee. The song talks about a crazy Friday night-out partying, blacking out and getting kicked out of bars. The song reached the #1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100. The song is special to Katy as it tied her with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, for amassing five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
1. I Kissed A Girl:
A song from Perry’s album, One of the Boys, “I Kissed A Girl” was released as the album’s first single in 2008 through Capitol Records. The song written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin and Cathy Dennis was shammed for its lyrics, yet it managed to come out as Perry’s most popular tunes to-date. “I Kissed A Girl” topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven weeks on the trot.