In a thinly veiled effort to break Michael Jackson‘s single’s record, Katy Perry has unveiled an acoustic version of current single ‘The One That Got Away’.
Perry’s team have made no secret of their desire for the singer and her album ‘Teenage Dream’ to unseat he King of Pop as the artist with the most #1 singles from one album. As such, they’ve officially released to iTunes a stripped back take on ‘The One’ – which up until now had peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Check out the revised version after the jump…
From the cover, to the timing (see: divorce), this reeks of contrived desperation. Not that we can fault Ms. Perry or her team, who are ultimately doing their job - and a brilliant one at that. Almost certainly nothing to do with MJ personally, they simply know they’ve hit a stroke of luck which will be almost impossible to replicate. So why not strike while the iron’s hot? The teams of many an artist could and should take note.