Teenage dream

Erin Wronka, Entertainment Editor

              The summer of 2008 was marked by the introduction of the now world famous singer known for her unique lyrics and killer voice. Katy Perry, now 24, was pretty much a nobody when her first single “I Kissed a Girl” hit the radio, and most people thought she was nuts. A few months later, you could ask anyone to sing you the song and they would most likely be able to recite every word. While her entrance on to the music scene was with a song that’s not squeaky clean and not the average music played at  the time, Katy Perry soon became a well-known name with a highly sold album One of the Boys. A few hits succeeded including “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up in Vegas” throughout the next couple of years, but we now finally have fresh Perry to start over with. Her new CD Teenage Dream arrived in stores on August 24 and most people can already tell it’s going to be just as liked, if not more, than her first one.

                Summer 2010 had a summer anthem by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg almost like a repeat of two years ago. “California Gurls,” Katy’s first single from the new album, was at the top of the charts all summer long and it still can be heard repeatedly on tons of radio stations. This was the perfect comeback into the music world and proved Perry’s better than ever.

                The album Teenage Dream is a lot like Katy’s first CD, but this time with a little more honest lyrics and a few different tunes. Her second single from the CD “Teenage Dream” has cute lyrics with the perfect beat and a lot of people any age can relate.

                Just like the song “Thinking of You” from Perry’s first CD, “Not Like the Movies” follows the same recipe for a ballad that has way too true words for many people. It may be slow, but it’s actually one of the best songs on the album because many can relate.

                “Last Friday Night” can be the new “Waking Up in Vegas,” with words about fun nights out just letting loose. I could see it being her next single because it’s definitely a Perry song that we’ve seemed to hear on the radio already.

                “Circle the Drain” is a painfully honest song about her relationship with her ex Travis McCoy, but it could be the perfect song if you went through the same situation. Next time you’re mad about a certain someone, you may want to check out the brutal truth in this tune.

                The seven other songs on Teenage Dream mostly deliver the Katy Perry we know and love, with a few twists here and there. It’s good to have her back with fresh music and it wouldn’t be any surprise if there’s just as many hits on this one as her introduction.