Angelika’s Songs …. Katy Perry: “Last Friday Night”!!


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~~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.

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~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.)   
Katy Perry
“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.

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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.

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Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)   
~~Katy Perry~~

~~Published on Jun 12, 2011~~

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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!

Get to know Kathy Beth Terry on Twitter and Facebook even more at:
http://www.facebook.com/kathybethterry
http://www.twitter.com/kathybethterry
http://www.kathybethterry.com

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I love this picture of Angelika. She was younger but you can see the energy and fun in her.

Yearning for those past times! 

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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!!

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Angelika’s Songs …. “Fireworks”!!


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~~July 11, 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 a few nights ago and she’s still listening for songs to educate me about. She gave me two new titles. The first one: TImber … I posted yesterday.

For today … here it is! 

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Firework” is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). Perry co-wrote the song with its producers, StarGate and Sandy Vee, with additional writing from Ester Dean, making this the only single and one of seven songs from Teenage Dream to not be co-written or produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The song is a self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and was considered by Perry as an important song for her on Teenage Dream.

Firework” received mostly positive reviews from music critics, with some noting its catchy melody and danceable beat and comparing it to songs by English band Coldplay. The song was commercially successful, reaching the top spot on Billboard Hot 100 and the top five on 20 charts around the world. The song was released on October 18, 2010 by Capitol Records as the third single from the album. As of December 2012, the song has sold over 6 million copies in the US alone, making Perry the only artist with three songs topping the 6 million mark.

 It is also the best selling song that was a third single or older, that wasn’t a part of a re-release. On the week ending of January 8, 2011, “Firework” sold 509,000 digital downloads in the US, which is the fifth highest amount ever sold by a female artist behind Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (623,000), Kesha‘s “Tik Tok” (610,000), Perry’s own “Roar” (557,000), tied with Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” (509,000) and the sixth highest sales week overall. The song is the third consecutive number-one single of the same album; the last female singer who achieved this was Monica in 1998.

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An accompanying music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was released on October 28, 2010. It portrays Perry singing and dancing around Budapest, with interspersed scenes of young people becoming confident in themselves. An open casting call for the music video drew an unprecedented 38,000 applicants. On Much Music‘s top 50 videos of 2010, “Firework” reached the top position.

The music video was said to be a more upbeat take on Christina Aguilera‘s message in “Beautiful“. It was nominated for three awards at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, eventually winning one of those, the Video of the Year, the main and final award. “Firework” was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards. On January 5, 2012, “Firework” was elected the fifth most played single on U.S. radio during 2011 by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, with 509,000 plays.

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firework_(song)

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~~Firework~~

~Katy Perry~

~~Uploaded on Oct 28, 2010~~

Official music video for Katy Perry’s “Firework” off her album ‘Teenage Dream’. Director: Dave Meyers.

Producers: Robert Bray & Danny Lockwood. 

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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