~~July 20, 2014~~
This is Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter, you may have seen her here a few times. She is 9 years old.
She loves music, as much as I do. She’s been keeping me up to date with some of the new songs that are coming out. She knows the songs but doesn’t know the performer most of the time. I’ve trying to teach her it’s important to also know who is singing. Very frequently, we use the “Shazam” app to identify the singer/band.
I created this series: Angelika’s Songs to post here the new songs that she teaches me about.
Angelika is still on her trip up north. I spoke with her today and she’s still looking for songs to educate me about.
~This is her most recent choice~
This tune is catchy and fun. I’m not sure that it would be cool for her to watch this video. I wonder if she already has seen it!
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. The song was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, who also co-wrote the song with Perry and Bonnie McKee at Playback Recording Studio for Perry’s third studio album, Teenage Dream. Perry stated that she was inspired to write the track after a night of wild partying and streaking. It was released as the album’s fifth single on June 6, 2011 through Capitol Records with a remix featuring American hip-hop recording artist Missy Elliott released to U.S. radio stations and digital retailers on August 8, 2011; this version was included in Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection edition. Musically, the song is a prominent pop song with dance-pop influences, while the lyrics are about drunken fun and debauchery. Some of the risque lyrics in the song are often censored in radio versions of the song. The “T.G.I.F.” in the title is an acronym for “Thank God It’s Friday”.
The song had chart success in North America, reaching number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100. It also topped U.S. charts such as the Hot Digital Songs, Pop Songs, Radio Songs, and Hot Dance Club charts, as with all of her previous singles. It also reached number one in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and has attained top-ten positions in Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Poland.
With “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)“, Perry set a record for a female solo artist, having amassed five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 off a single album. This makes Perry the second artist in the 53 year history of the chart to amass five number one singles from a single album — the first was Michael Jackson. The song became Perry’s sixth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and her fifth consecutive number one single. The song joins the set’s first four singles, all of which reached No. 1: “California Gurls”, featuring Snoop Dogg; “Teenage Dream’, “Firework”, and “E.T.”, featuring Kanye West.
After the song reached number 1 in the Pop Songs airplay chart, “Teenage Dream” became the only album in history to have 5 number 1’s from the same album on that chart. Also, when the song reached number one in the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, the album become the only album in history to have 4 number 1’s from the same album on the chart. As of June 2014, the single had sold 4 million digital copies in the United States alone. On January 5, 2012, according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” was elected the tenth most played single on U.S. radio during 2011 with 450,000 plays.
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
~~Published on Jun 12, 2011~~
You’re invited to the party of the year!
Find out what happened to Kathy Beth Terry in the official music video for Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” featuring Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Hanson, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman!
I love this picture of Angelika. She was younger but you can see the energy and fun in her.
Yearning for those past times!
We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!
Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress originally from Santa Barbara, California. She had limited exposure to mainstream pop music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager, releasing her debut studio album, Katy Hudson in 2001.
The following year, she moved to Los Angeles to venture into pop and rock music. She recorded a collaborative album with the Matrix, which was released in 2009. She also worked on a solo album with Glen Ballard that was recorded but never released.
We ALL are ONE!!