This self-empowerment tune was informed by Perry's dissolved marriage to Russell Brand. "I lost myself in fear of losing you," the Santa Barbara native sings, before later concluding, "I know I have to love myself, the way I want you to love me." Perry described this as a song "about loving yourself the way you want to be loved."
The racing Electro-Pop track was produced in Stockholm by Bloodshy of Miike Snow, whom Perry has wanted to work with ever since he helmed Britney Spears' "Toxic."
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.