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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.