‘There’s a magical beauty that women hold that can definitely slay men of all kinds’ Perry told Ventura County Star that this song is about sexually bonding with women and exploration, she said: “There’s just a magical beauty that women hold that can definitely slay men of all kinds. If Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman or Gisele Bündchen walked into the room, everybody would watch.” In another interview with the Observer Music Monthly, Katy said that it’s about drunken curiosity, not as some have interpreted it, a call to change sexual orientation. She said: “I’m talking about the way girls are really touchy feely and sisterly. Especially when we’re growing up. We’re holding hands, we’re having sleepovers, we’re doing choreographed dance moves in our pajamas, we’re painting each other’s nails and practicing kissing on our arms or maybe practicing kissing on one another. It wasn’t something that we were doing for the sake of anybody else because we were scared of boys. I know I was scared of boys. My first kiss was with a boy, and he almost swallowed me alive. I wish I had kissed that girl I had the girl crush on when I was growing up. I would have been much more prepared for my dating life, I think.”
Release Date: April 28, 2008
Songwriter/s: Katy Perry – Lukasz Gottwald – Max Martin – Cathy Dennis
UK – 1
US – 1
Germany – 1
A smash hit that topped the charts in so many countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Irealand, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. In the UK, the song topped the Official Charts Company having sold over 699.000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum. In the US, ‘I kissed a girl’ reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the Mainstream Top 40 and number 25 on the Dance Club Songs charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it 5 times Platinum for sales over 4.6 million copies. In Canada, the song was certified 7 times Platinum, and in Both Australia and Denmark it was certified Triple Platinum. In Austria, Brazil, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland it was certified Platinum. In Belgium and France it was Gold.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson aka Katy Perry was 24 years old when she released this song.
Cover Versions: PostmodernJukebox – Gregory (The Voice Kids 2013) – Kate McGill – Sabrina Vaz – William Fitzsimmons – Aca Pasan Cosas – Ingram Hill – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.