I Do Not Hook Up

Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009)
Charted: 36 20


  • This was written by Greg Wells, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and Katy Perry a couple of years before it was recorded by Clarkson. Clarkson told Newsweek that she met Katy Perry "before 'I Kissed a Girl' blew up. I liked her writing. It was really unique."
  • The song was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Hoobastank).
  • In this defiant song, Clarkson is warning a potential lover not to expect sex.
  • Katy Perry originally recorded this song for her One of the Boys album. She explained to MTV News that it eventually didn't make it onto the set, as "there were so many different songs and there were only 12 slots allotted for the record, so... it was kind of one of those songs that was just, like, still there. And Kelly Clarkson heard it. I guess she liked it, and she recorded it - and another song too."

Comments: 3

  • Kelly Clarkson Fan! from Clarkson StreetAHHHHHHHH! I absolutely love this song! along with 'never again' and 'behind these hazel eyes' they are all just so different to pop nowadays, it makes me realise how far music has come and how much I and many other fans are going to become displeased, what happens when all music is pure mechanistic to the point where nothing can be sung? if you're thinking that, well, only time will tell the future of music. could music possibly be going in this direction again? if so, wouls is sound computerised? there's nothing in the world that could possibly be worse than that! please go check out some of my personal favourite kelly Clarkson songs that are, as you know, listed in the second sentence. have a great day! and keep listening to kelly Clarkson no matter how evolved the future is! because I certainly will! ok, this paragraph is getting long so um, see ya!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is poptastic!
  • Trever from Syracuse, NyThis is now the next single from "All I Ever Wanted"! "My Life Would Suck Without You" did amazing on the charts and this one should do the same! All the songs on the album are amazing! This really caught my attention when i first heard it. Kelly Clarkson is just amazing!
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