Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" has been the undeniable hit of the summer. The best indication of the song's prowess: its sustained ability to stay on the charts. The song has been atop the singles chart (in several countries) for several weeks at a time. And it has something for boys and girls: for the girls, a great beat to dance to; and for the boys, well, Perry's pretty fun to look at.
Her songs "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl" have been criticized for the perceived homophobia of the former and promiscuous nature of the latter. Those tracks, however, fit right in amongst the musical themes of Perry's very adult-oriented and often sexually charged catalog—so much so that it's hard to imagine she's daughter of two preachers. Or, then again, maybe it isn't.
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This weekend, Perry brings her brand of attitude-laden electronic pop to the masses at Six Flags Over Texas after a successful summer run on the Vans Warped Tour. The choice of playing a theme park instead of small club show is an interesting one; you'd think her music would play better in a smaller setting, with less of a tween presence. But, alas, the early evening show time start (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) should ensure a healthy serving of pesky pre-teens.