Katy Perry Creeping Up On Michael Jackson’s Record

 

With Katy Perry’s latest song, “Last Friday Night, (T.G.I.F.)” climbing rapidly up the charts, it’s quite possible she will tie Michael Jackson’s record with five #1 singles from an album.  I weep for society.

 

Not that Katy Perry’s music is all that bad.  It’s just, let’s be honest, not all that good either.  I still don’t understand how “California Gurls” (that spelling alone) topped the charts.

 

Hell, I guess even Paris Hilton had top 10 single with “Stars are Blind.” Hate everyone who bought that rancid piece of shit.

 

Katy Perry’s #’1’s from her set “Teenage Dream” just don’t compare to Jackson’s, which is why the possibility of it tying the record rubs me the wrong way.   I enjoy “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night” well enough, but the album’s title track, the aforementioned “California Gurls,” and “Firework” should in no way be in same breath with “The Man in the Mirror,” “Bad,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Dirty Diana,” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

 

On one hand, I really do think it’s great for her that she’s doing well, and give kudos to her and her label for knowing how to pick catchy singles.  I also like the fact she and other women in the music industry are kicking ass and taking names.

 

On the other, larger hand, someone with arguably questionable talent and weak songs will probably tie an MJ record.   This makes me very, very sad.

 

 

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