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The factors that would make Katy Perry a worldwide phenomenon—offbeat lyrics, teasing sexuality, silliness, and that surprisingly deep purr—are fully in place on her debut album, One of the Boys. The provocative dance-rock jam “I Kissed a Girl” and the pointedly playful “Ur So Gay” may set tongues wagging (so to speak), but they'll also loosen jaws for the suckerpunch of “Hot n Cold,” a giddy rollercoaster of a song that makes skewering a half-hearted boyfriend sound like the most fun a girl could ever have.

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A great first effort

This album is a perfect mix of soft rock and pop, along with a few ballads. This was before Katy Perry was a superstar, in my opinion this is better than Teenage Dream and PRISM.

1. One of the Boys- A good opening title with real lyrics.

2. I Kissed a Girl- very fun track, I like how this song pushes boundaries.

3. Waking Up In Vegas- another upbeat song, very carefree and fun to listen to.

4. Thinking of You- emotional ballad that has beautiful lyrics that she wrote herself.

5. Mannequin- this song is great, has a nice start and although it can get repetitive by the end it's still an awesome track.

6. Ur So Gay- probably the most interesting song on the album. It's lyrics are very clever and although some say it's homophobic it really isn't, she's not making fun of gay people in any way.

7. Hot N Cold- everyone knows this song, I don't think it's that great but it's still fun.

8. If You Can Afford Me- a rock influenced song that's also catchy but has it's flaws.

9. Lost- you may think this song is boring the first time you listen to it, but this is actually my favorite song on the album. It's truly beautiful though it may take you a few listens to fully appreciate it.

10. Self Inflicted- this song is very similar to If You Can Afford me, rock influenced but a bit forgettable.

11. I'm Still Breathing- like Lost this is another grower, but again it's a meaningful ballad that shows a more vulnerable side to her.

12. Fingerprints- another rock influenced song that gets it right. The lyrics are funny and rebellious and I love this song, if you don't want to buy the whole album if you're looking for a song that no one really knows this is a great choice.

13. I Think I'm Ready- similar to I'm Still Breathing. I used to kind of dislike this song until I payed close attention to the lyrics. It's a very deep song about being ready to be loved the right way.

I would definitely recommend this album to anyone who enjoys pop, rock, alternative, punk, and r&b. It's Katy Perry's best album.

Love love love

This is a great album. I definitely recommend it.

⭐️

Love every song on this album. There is a song for every mood and emotion.

Biography

Born: October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Brandishing a wink, a coo, and cleavage with the aplomb of an assassin, Katy Perry created a distinctly new millennial pop persona: a Disney princess as imagined by Madonna. Flirty and bodacious, Perry sometimes skirted with taboos -- she sneered on her first single "Ur So Gay" (punch line: "and you don't even like boys"), she gasped "I Kissed a Girl" and she liked it -- and that willingness to be controversial certainly put her on the pop culture radar, but the reason she stayed there was her knack...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock, Teen Pop
  • Released: Jun 17, 2008

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