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Album sampling: 'Prism,' Katy Perry

  • Katy Perry visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on Oct. 10.
Katy Perry visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller… (Theo Wargo / Getty Images )
October 21, 2013|By Dana Moran | RedEye

Cupcakes and whipped cream and candies, oh my! Katy Perry has never hidden the fact that she’s into the saccharine. But years after she kissed a girl and woke up in Vegas, Katy seems to be trying for a mini-revamp as a strong, independent woman. As we all know, the path to a new image is never smooth (Exhibit A: Christina Aguilera in assless chaps), and Katy’s hit a few sugar lumps in the road.

Here's what some tracks from the popster's new album, "Prism," remind us of. Scroll down for more.

Track 1: Roar

Well, duh. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. But there also are shades of Katy’s own “Firework” here.

See below for more track comparisons.

Track 4: Walking On Air

I think I heard this song about 86 times at Roscoe’s during the summer of 2007, and it was still six years from being created. Also would be great in a “Queer As Folk” victorious montage scene if that show were still on.

Track 5: Unconditionally

Our intern legitimately thought this was Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” I don’t disagree.

Track 6: Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J]

This song actually is kinda great. My spin teacher played it on Friday and I was like WHOA. 

Track 8: International Smile

“Teenage Dream”: The international version. Which basically just involves a lot of oui.

Track 10: Love Me

Probably a good song for running to after you’ve been dumped. Especially if you’re doing said running on Michael Jackson’s light-up runway from the “Billie Jean” video.

Track 13: By The Grace Of God

A suuuuuper literal translation of what happened after her Russell Brand breakup. Hoooo boy.

Track 14: Spiritual

A hint of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me,” but with slightly more modern scrunchies.

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