Song of the Day #5,363: ‘This Is How We Do’ – Katy Perry

Today’s track is the fifth and final single from Katy Perry’s 2013 album Prism. It made it to #24 on the Billboard Hot 100, lower than the previous four (which included two #1 hits) but respectable nonetheless.

Prism was a bona fide smash, and the third straight Perry album to go multi-platinum. It was also, at least for now, the last major success of her career. She hasn’t had a song reach #1 since this album’s ‘Roar’ and ‘Dark Horse.’

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Song of the Day #5,307: ‘Spiritual’ – Katy Perry

Today’s random selection was a bonus track on Katy Perry’s 2013 album Prism. Prism, the singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, was the follow-up to smash hit Teenage Dream.

While this album didn’t reach its predecessor’s heights, it did reach #1 in a half dozen countries and debuted in the top spot in the U.S., where it ultimately went 5X Platinum. At the time, Katy Perry was pretty much the biggest name in pop music.

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Song of the Day #4,056: ‘Joyful Noise’ – Flame

A couple of weeks ago, a federal jury decided that Katy Perry copied the track ‘Joyful Noise’ by Christian rapper Flame when writing her hit ‘Dark Horse.’

The jury assessed damages of $2.78 million to be paid by Perry and ‘Dark Horse’s other songwriters.

Perry will certainly appeal, but the outcome of this lawsuit is scary for anybody who writes and records music for a living.

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Song of the Day #3,865: ‘It Takes Two’ – Katy Perry

I don’t know if it’s because time flies, the fickle nature of fame, or a little bit of both, but doesn’t it seem like Katy Perry was the biggest pop star in the world not too long ago and now she’s almost entirely off the radar?

I guess she’s still hosting American Idol, although it was news to me that American Idol is still on the air (revived on ABC, apparently, after closing up shop at Fox). But her last single I can recall was ‘Chained to the Rhythm.’ which came out two years ago. That’s a lifetime in her line of work.

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Song of the Day #3,000: ‘I Kissed a Girl’ – Katy Perry

katy_perry_kissed_girlTo acknowledge my 3,000th Song of the Day, I’m featuring the song that was at #1 on the Billboard charts back when I started the Song of the Day series on July 25, 2008.

Yes, Katy Perry had just released her breakthrough single eight years ago when I first posted a Smiths song called ‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’ and wondered if I could keep it up for a week.

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