American pop sensation Katy Perry has indeed made it known to the world that the grass is greener where she comes from and it is true to some respect. Spouting hit after hit, she is one of the biggest music acts in America and in the entire world. Of course with all the drama with her aside, she is still one of the big players in the music industry and with that much influence on people through her music, it is only right for us to pay tribute to her catch lyrics and addicting beats. Here are Katy Perry’s Top 10 Number 1 Hit Singles.
10. Wide Awake
To start of this list is Katy Perry’s hit single Wide Awake. It is a different side of Katy that we have seen before but while the others did not meet that much success, this was one of her biggest hits up to date. Even if it did not reach the number 1 spot on the billboard charts, it is still considered one of her more better songs that a lot of people really love.
9. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
As she is a pop queen, upbeat songs and easy to relate to lyrics is what she is known for. Enjoying life as she is enjoying Friday and referencing the famous saying “Thank God It’s Friday”, this is the kind of song that everyone can jam to especially with the really fun and colorful music video. Staying in the number 1 spot for two consecutive weeks, this song is definitely one of her best yet.
8. Teenage Dream
A teenage anthem of sorts, Teenage Dream has become one of the most popular hits in the year 2010 when it was released. Compared to her other hit singles that were upbeat and fast-paced, this song showed that Katy Perry can mix it up with the slower pace with her signature high notes. Clearly this one will definitely go in the books as one of her best songs to date.
7. Hot N Cold
With her debut a huge success, people were starting to speculate whether she can produce more hit singles. And indeed she did. Hot N Cold was such a commercial success that she immediately cemented her position as a long-standing musical act in the tough, cut-throat music industry in America. Her creative and bold choice of words are what makes her so likable.
6. I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry’s smash hit debut I Kissed A Girl shot her to super stardom and is now one of the most popular and most successful pop artists. She solidified her career in the music industry by taking over the charts and becoming the summer anthem of the year it came out. It has since been one of the most played songs in the radio. And to think that it was just her debut single and it stayed in the number 1 spot for 7 straight weeks. Quite an impressive feat.
5. California Gurls
She can safely say that she owns summer after putting out hit after hit every year during the summer time. But California Gurls takes the cake with it’s proclamation of having the best babes in California where the grass is greener. Her bizarre outfits caused much controversy, but what doesn’t these days. Either way, it still became one of her biggest hits.
4. Dark Horse
One of her most recent works, Dark Horse is one of those songs that you just have to listen to over and over again. She reinvented herself with this smash chart-topper hit and has since been one of her most acclaimed songs yet. With the incorporation of a new kind of sound and her usual creative lyrics, she has definitely put out one of the best songs of the year when it came out.
She truly is one powerful figure in the music industry. Referencing to the iconic E.T. film, she really has a way of reinventing her music time and time again by using different elements and putting them all together. Add Kanye West to the mix and it was a complete set. The concept alone is already so unique that so many people acknowledge this song as her biggest hit in the span of her career.
Roaring her way to the top, Katy Perry’s 2013 single Roar definitely wowed the crowd with this powerful song. In fact, it was so widely praised that it was nominated for the Grammy Award for the Song of the Year. the music video itself is so creative with the incorporation of animals in the set. Of course the catchy chorus is what makes it so addicting. But who better to do that than the queen of addicting lyrics Katy Perry.
As part of only one album, she has become the only female artist and the second artist behind Michael Jackson to have 5 number 1 hits in one single album. That’s an incredible feat that not a lot of people can do. With Firework as her most well-known song, she has proven to be one of the best. Inspiring everyone to believe in themselves and be the best that they can be, Fireworks is without a doubt, her best single yet.