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Editors’ Notes

As its title implies, Katy Perry’s second album is the musical equivalent of a young teenaged girl’s dream of boys and sunshine, and California days and nights where the ocean water kisses the sky. The beats kick into the ‘80s and hint at techno with songwriters Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Stargate and Tricky Stewart, jumpstarting the hooks that come to a head with the Snoop Dogg-featured “California Gurls” and its Jane-meets-Tarzan beach party “whoas.” It’s the synthetic sound of the shopping mall: air-conditioned beats and keyboard strobe lights working their way through the producer’s hall of mirrors. Comparisons to Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears seem fair, considering the complete embracement of shiny, happy pop with the occasional innocence-gone-bad moment (“Peacock”). Religious suggestions (“Who Am I Living For?”) are overwhelmed by boy-crazy love (“Teenage Dream,” “Hummingbird Heartbeat” and the matching tattoos of “The One That Got Away”) but before you think Perry’s living out the Hollywood Dream, she lets us know things are “Not Like the Movies.” 

Customer Reviews


This album has many good songs. Here is a track-by-track review.

"Teenage Dream"- Catchy hooks. Fun lyrics. This song has it all explaining The Teenage Dream.
Rating: 4/5

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"- This song is fun and is all about partying. I would check out the music video if I were you. I love to play this song at parties.
Rating: 5/5

"California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dog)"- Not my favorite track, but still a good one.
Rating: 4/5

"Firework"- Such an empowering song. It shows that being yourself is the best you can be.
Rating: 5/5

"Peacock"- A catchy song with a little sneaky innuendo. I suggest getting the clean version.
Rating: 4/5

"Circle The Drain"- A dark song with great lyrics and vocals. I love this song because it shows the darker side of Perry. Well done!
Rating: 5/5

"The One That Got Away"- Great track about how your "One True Love" isn't always.
Rating: 4.5/5

"E.T."- Another dark track that I love. This song has catchy hooks and great lyrics.
Rating: 5/5

"Who Am I Living For?"- This is my favorite song out of the whole album! It is dark just like "Circle The Drain" and "E.T." The overall song is amazing and one I play on repeat.
Rating: 5/5

"Pearl"- Another good song. A little slow, but still is a good song!
Rating: 4.5/5

"Hummingbird Heartbeat"- This track is my least favorite. It has that "forgettable" feel for me.
Rating: 3.5/5

"Not Like The Movies"- A good song. A little slow like "Pearl", but has great lyrical content.
Rating: 4/5

Overall Album Rating: 4.5/5

Overall this album is very good! Some eh moments, but overall a great album.

My favorite tracks in order (12 least favorite, 1 favorite):

12.Hummingbird Heart
11.Not Like The Movies
10.California Gurls
9.Teenage Dream
6.The One That Got Away
5.Last Friday Night
3.Circle The Drain
1.Who Am I Living For?

I hope you enjoyed my review! :)

Katy Perry is amazing!!

I love this album!!! I love Prism more though...but this album is so fun and AWESOME!!!!!!

Um.... PRISM is WAAAAAAAY better

For all the people who are hating on her, it's not her it's her music. These songs are just too girly and I've heard all these songs millions of times! But in PRISM she makes some new music and also has her very popular song "Roar". Just just checkout that album. Not this one


Born: October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A former Christian artist, Katy Perry rebranded herself as a larger-than-life pop star and rose to prominence during the summer of 2008. Before she topped the charts with songs like "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls," though, she spent the better part of a decade recording music under a different name. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (or Katy Hudson, as she billed herself on her 2001 gospel album) was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Raised in a religious household as the daughter...
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Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Teen Pop, Pop/Rock, Rock
  • Released: Aug 24, 2010
  • Parental Advisory

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