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Katy Perry Concert Setlist 2014 Annonated And Spotified!!

Partying like it's her birthday!!!

Partying like it’s her birthday!!!

The last time I saw Katy Perry onstage she was absolutely fabulous. No she was lip-synching of course. No she wasn’t the greatest musician or have the greatest band ever. it was all backup tapes we know that. But she did what she was meant to do and it was a thrill ride and the young audience, your wife and daughter, adored her.
So I go into the July 9 show at Madison Square Garden without that many caveats. I don’t particularly like Katie Perry’s music but I like her as a pop performer. She puts on a good show, she does the job. Don’t let all the C minuses bother you here, I expect big things.

1. Roar – I never bought this as a self-affirmation anthem, even if the “you’re gonna hear me roar” hook seems to work on the same audience who believe “let it go, let it go, let it go…” is profound – C

2. Part of Me – A strange choice for batting stranger, off the huge sophomore album, but buried mid-way, the galloping drums are the best thing about it – C

3. Wide Awake – In which Katy continued to cement herself as a Princess in a grinder, now she is in love, and here she is so over it – C

4. This Moment – All this philosophical heavy handedness to do what? To bang us over the head with be with me now. Dreadful – D+

5. Love Me – Bland as its title EDM pop – C-

6. Dark Horse – Juicy J isn’t Kanye West but he is enough to lift this dance track to another, even if I still can’t hear the hook – B

7. E.T. – Handclaps bring this effective popper all the way along, the West remix was even better – B

8. Legendary Lovers – Terrible ballad, though obviously a single in waiting – C-

9. I Kissed A Girl – Time hasn’t been particularly kind to this song, it lost its lightness – B

10. Hot N Cold – But ever since Katy got banned from Sesame Street for showing cleaving while singing this song it has emerged as a personal best; just a catchy hello goodbye, with every trick in the book thrown in – A

11. International Smile / Vogue (Madonna cover) – Now you’re talking, on the former Katy channels Lady gaga and on the latter she covers Madonna and between the three she gets it right – A

12. By the Grace of God – DOA ballad – D

13. The One That Got Away / Thinking of You – This is where katy brings everything to a standstill. While the former finds her getting her Judy garland on, the latter is more like Deline. Neither work for me – C-

14. Unconditionally – Let’s be frank, Prism sucks but by the sucky standards, this is OK – C+

15. Walking on Air – Second of four Prism songs in sucksession – C-

16. It Takes Two – A quite sweet relatively easygoing pop track – B-

17. This Is How We Do / Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Maybe the best track off the latest with maybe the best track off the second album – A

18. Teenage Dream – The problem with the last one is there is nothing as unifying and gender, age, everything else inclusive as this flat out masterpiece – A

19. California Gurls – Sure, this is the one that made her a superstar, but Snoop is too overbearing ad the chorus doesn’t cut it (for me, everybody else went berserk) – B

20. Birthday – This is a fine exercise in birthday vibes, I hope it becomes a hit and frees me from “it’s your birthday, gonna party like…” – B+

21. Firework – Big send off so you can beat the rush when you leave – B-

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