Following it’s debut at the 2012 Grammys, Katy Perry’s new single “Part Of Me” launches to the top of the Billboard charts– marking her seventh No. 1 on the Hot 100. Of course, it’s impossible to ignore the song’s timely release — the “E.T.” crooner recently divorced ex-husband Russel Brand, causing a media frenzy of twitter gossip and hubbub.
The song opens with some heavy imagery: “Days like this I want to drive away/ Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade/ ‘Cause you chewed me up and spit me out/Like I was poison in your mouth/ You took my light, you drained me down/ That was then and this is now.” Immediately listeners get the sense that this is going to be one of the year’s epic breakup songs.
The dance/pop beats bring the lyrics up a notch and pack a punch when the lyrics, “You can keep the diamond ring, it don’t mean nothing anyway” not-so subtly hint at Brand. Of course, the line will no doubt be on every tabloid mag detailing Perry’s supposed schemes for post-breakup revenge, but we have a feeling the track’s No. 1 chart success will keep her from getting too bummed about it.
Listen to Katy Perry “Part Of Me” below:
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