In the summer of 2008, the Katy Perry song "I Kissed a Girl
" was the subject of much hype on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK, not only did Perry play BBC2's Later
live music show, but prior to that she was given considerable airspace on the BBC1 Breakfast
news program. The song's theme was hardly original though; in 1995, Denver-born singer-songwriter Jill Sobule released a song with the same title which she had co-written with Robin Eaton. It would be fair to say though that the two tracks have little in common; the original is a low key, almost ballad type of song about a soon-to-be married woman who experiences a spontaneous kiss with a girlfriend. After Perry's song scored, Sobule told Hollywood Insider
that she didn't feel "precious" about the title but added she'd received "tons of e-mails from annoyed fans".
Alexander Baron - London, England