Katy Perry Makes Renewed Effort To Break Michael Jackson’s Record

Published: Tuesday 17th Jan 2012 by Sam

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.

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  1. SLAYFANISTANN. January 17, 2012

    Personally,I want her to leave the single alone and let us get some New music soon.

    I’m not knocking her hustle,Katy seems very determined to getting this accolade.

  2. Boo! January 17, 2012

    REALLY Katy?? This is so desperate and I don’t see it for her. Not when Set Fire To Rain, S*** And I Know It and We Found Love are still around. Not gonna happen.

  3. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 17, 2012

    Nothing wrong with her trying to break the record, cant see it happening now though.

  4. Jamie January 17, 2012

    She’s pretty pathetic at this point. Sorry but I think she just knows her next album won’t be as successful. She needs to stop because its just embarrassing now.

  5. kimberly January 17, 2012

    even if she breaks the record, can her music leave up to mj’s. NO! i CANNOT EVEN REMEMBER which of her songs went to number 1. She is just too desperate. I swear these pop stars with little talent need to go away. i need them to win me over by getting rid of the colors, the autotune, the backtracks, the high productions in order words all the gimmick and showcase what they can do. i don’t hate any artist out. i don’t hate katy but she is not a great artsit at all.
    MJ records can be broken as well as all the other artist because now itunes are on lock and radio stations are so different. now payola exist.

  6. MISHKA January 17, 2012

    Katy you seem to be a good girl but this is NOT how you’re gonna get your groove back sweetie. It’s not our fault if you got served with them papers so excuuuse the people.

  7. andy January 17, 2012

    with Turn Me On climbing, i doubt it lol

  8. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 17, 2012

    I don’t have a problem with this. An acoustic version of the song with Katy and singing and playing is more wholesome to me than a quickie remix. This is actually quite nice. Maybe she should’ve done this to acoustic version to begin with if she was going to release more than one version of the song, instead of getting a rapper on board for a cheap remix.

  9. ChristinasCOMING January 17, 2012

    This is f****** pathetic! LET IT GO!

    REALLY? I can’t!

  10. Dev January 17, 2012

    Okay, she might break the record but her music will never be as good as Michaels. Anyway, i don’t know how people can compare people queuing around the block overnight or an album to pressing buy on itunes. The day people queue around the block for Perry’s materiel is the day i’ll take this farce seriously

  11. Sam January 17, 2012

    are you kidding me? always someone trying to break michael jackson in some way but the reality no one can match his CLASS and QUALITY because he didnt do the music simply for the greed of money (unlike everyone else in todays music industry) he did it cos he had PASSION and love for the music.
    In fact, take away the ridiculous amounts of sexual innuendo, the tons of make up and fake hair, and the tuning of the voice and all you really get is talentless, do-anyhing-for-money, standard people who have no self respect and are willing to tell their fans (including young kids) that its actually “cool” to be that way.
    To be like Michael you gotta have heart, you have to MEAN what you say, and do it for the LOVE not the MONEY. To top it off he probably helped and inspired more people in the world than all the so called “stars” of the music industry today put together. Beat that.

  12. LaLa January 17, 2012

    “trying HARD” to be #1 aside. I Like this acoustic version 😀 btw whose on the cover? it’s a boy/not Katy right?

  13. Lax January 17, 2012

    Funny how many can Scream Talentless from the mountain
    top yet there are many who has bee breaking it down
    in the middle of the stages and flapping their short
    legs like they are bulking to get the yearly Pap smear,
    Faced loaded down with Make up, noes Job, New tits,
    and stealing from others and making it their own like they
    are the best thing since Sliced Bread That is fine as long
    as it’s not Katy and her BFF’S Screw you and the horse yiu
    rode in on because if it was any one other than Katy many
    would be Flapping they puss like a dam Fish our of water
    singing Prasies from that Mountain Top.
    That is the very reason why there’s different strokes for different

  14. Melinda January 17, 2012

    Perry is a desperate b****. I don’t think this latest pathetic attempt at #1 will work either. The song fell too far and has too much competition at the top. Face facts–your teenage dream is over, b****. I hope she falls off of a cliff.

  15. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 17, 2012

    wow so much hate for an artist wanting to break records, if this was your fav, you’d not have a problem with it.
    This is a once in a live time chance to have 6 number 1’s of one album, who can blame her for wanting that. Does she want this record to end up as being “the one that got away”??????
    I say katy perry, go get it girllllllllllll

  16. Dirty Diana January 17, 2012

    She needs to stop. Let it go selfish ass. She’s just so pathetic stupid b****.

  17. KAT DELUNA FAN January 17, 2012

    Pathetic,rihanna & her are the most desperate whores in the music industry of all time

  18. White girl mob January 17, 2012

    Once again shut the f*** up who cares about this DesPerate ass b**** always trying to top the next person s*** she need to go sit her ass down somewhere that’s why her ass ain’t married russel probably got tired of the hot mess and had eyes for someone eles like kreayshawn which she got the streets on lock with Gucci Gucci and new single on the way!!! Ya better now down that single is hot.. Hotter then your fave hahaha

  19. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( The BeyHive ) January 17, 2012

    she still trying with that “ALBUM filler” ?! 😯 😡

    but i prefer this version though. but it is not going to go to #1 ! her and gaga should just stop trying with their latest singles. when they gonna get the message ?! 🙄

    her team s perfect. THE DREAM TEAM !!!!!!!

  20. Melinda January 17, 2012

    @TaylorSwiftsNumber1Fan If Taylor Swift set a record, and really earned it, would you appreciate it if someone cheated all over the chart to take it from her? I’m all for being ambitious and wanting success, but the way Perry does it is trashy. I have no respect for her.

  21. YOOSONDALOOSE January 17, 2012

    I don’t like this version, but I do think it is okay.
    Whether she can reclaim the top spot after ‘LFN’ I think she can.

  22. kchamer January 17, 2012

    Even if she does break this record, I believe it is much easier today to do this then back in the eighties when there was mo internet, or itunes. MJ did this without trying. It just happened fair and square. Regardless what she does, she will never be number one in peoples eyes.

  23. Yellow Gorillah January 17, 2012


    Keep Rihanna’s name out of your FILTHY Mouth! So f****** pressed..why are you the only one bringing her name into this. This is how I know she remains on yoru mind.

    How you gone remix and bring out 900 Versions of one song JUST to get to #1/

    Rihanna remixed s&m but let’s not try and act like she remixed all her other #1 she got them fair and squre like a real queen should.

    Katy’s team NEED To STOP! and let it go it’s looking bad on katy and her fans.

    This has No CHANCE With WFL is still on the chart and LMFAO! <— Thank GOD They BLOCKED her.

    As other people have said EVEN if she DOES break the record her songs will NOT Stand the TEST of time like The songs on BAD have done.

    5 #1 songs but she has only sold like 4million of Tennage Dream :S

  24. laos January 17, 2012

    let perry do her thing, in a day an age where
    no one buys albums, and most people steal music, and all the multiple sources to hear music without actually purchasing it, i think this is a good, clean, fair way to combat that. its still the same song, so it all good. anyway who cares about that p******** michael and his ‘record’.

  25. 80sbaby January 17, 2012

    If she releases the singles and they hit number one, and she breaks the record then that’s great for her. I think people have a problem with the way she’s matched the record, and the way she’s trying to break it. The remixes and slashed prices, it’s just all sooooo desperate. Let it go already.

  26. Girrrl January 17, 2012

    Pathetic billboard needs to this.point.

  27. Heidi January 17, 2012

    Yes this is PATHETIC WAY to try to break records

  28. Briej January 17, 2012

    LOL check the facts

    Michael Was the 1st to do it 5 singles to go #1 Off and Album that has sold 30million Records Worldwide. Not to mention a #1. on the r/b charts which really makes it 6 #1 singles

    Michael Jackson We all Know Is Solidified its easier today to break his records because Nowadays Crap sells and quality doesn’t

    BTW More than half the album’s singles went into the top 10

    It goes Like this No matter what is said Michael Is the only black artist to achieve this and white Hollywood is mad still also the jackson 5 4 #1 singles back to back

  29. :l January 17, 2012

    so she is going to sell it for 1 cent now to try and break the record sigh katy thats a sad look..anyways i like E.T. though.

  30. shadowmia January 17, 2012

    Perry will never be in Jackson’s league. In a year or two, she’ll be fading.

  31. Minajesty January 17, 2012

    shes whimpering and whining, not singing. artists these days only release music to break records and make money, not for the music.

  32. MissImpartial January 17, 2012

    How can she break a record if she constantly remixing her songs??? Surly remixed songs should not be counted as they are not in the album version. And how can she be compared to MJ if he never remixed his songs to get to number one?? Billboard needs to get their act together and make new rules to disqualify remixes songs.

  33. mobwife January 17, 2012


    Whatever fixed chart placement they do in today’s bought and paid for music industry doesn’t suprise of phase true fans of music! MICHAEL JACKSON EARNED HIS #1s! He didn’t need to beg, borrow, lie, seek sympathy for personal circumstances *cough Rihanna/Naked Perry* etc. to achieve a thing! Carry on losers!


  34. WIG SNATCHER January 17, 2012

    Pathetic and Thirsty.

  35. Brian B January 17, 2012

    I liked the original but I love this one… She is just singing why are people so mad tho????

  36. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 17, 2012

    I might be a tad annoyed yeah, but nowadays, it seems to be the normal thing to do remixes. So at this point in time, what she is doing isnt any different for anyone else. Its within the rules to so. Im all for changing the rules though. It seems strange that you can have different visions of the same song, count as one song.

  37. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 17, 2012


  38. debra January 17, 2012

    here’s another fool who thinks she going to be the king of pop, what a joke, i cant even comment on her music cuz i dont listen to it. but michael jackson on the other hand crossed all kinds of barriers, old , young, you name it. and when she gets done she still wont catch him his over the billion mark now. helloooo katie are you there. not happening. michael jackson competed with some of the greatest artist’s this world has ever known and half of them are dead now. is she kidding she will never carry is title or break his record. face chick you are what is happening right now that’s it. no more and no less. i hate this kind of crap. leave the king’s legacy alone , you cant touch greatness so dont try.

  39. JER January 17, 2012

    they waited too long to release this s***. They f***** it up. You can’t go against Adele in the ballad category. PU LEAZE

  40. Licious January 17, 2012

    She’ll get the Number 1. Peacock is her ace in the hole. I would bet my bottom dollar that the remix features Lil Wayne. Then she’ll release Hummingbird Heartbeat as the last single and I would bet Drake is featured on that.

  41. number1k9 January 17, 2012

    EVERYONE who is continuously saying she will never amount to MJ

    Music is in a different time and completley different era of how it is sold, promoted, and looked at in general. I say way to go Katy, and continue to push this single to #1. It is a great song lyrically, and prob one of the most deep singles released by her thus far.

    That aside, if “TOTGA” hits number 1 or not, she has released a GREAT POP ALBUM, and has had massive success since the albums first single “California Gurls” was released in like May of 2010. NOT to mention, she still has songs that have single potential to be released from this album. “TOTGA” peaked at #3 thus far. How many artists in this day and age can release six singles from an album and have them all hit the Top 5 of the most coveted chart (Hot 100)???

    So regardless if #3 is “TOTGA” ‘s peak, just think she could still release songs like “Hummingbird Heartbeat,” “Peacock” (if the label is darign enough), or even “Not Like The Movies,” and oen of those could hit #1. So it is NOT a done deal if “TOTGA” doesn’t hit #1, and if they call it quits, still an impressive Pop album with impressive records, and charting feats! [Sorry for typos]

  42. Minajesty January 17, 2012

    desperate much? im tired of these gimmicky h*** in the industry. this b**** is spending her entire career trying to break a billboard record, while rihanna is releasing an album every year to stay relevant. Lauryn Hill, we need you!

  43. Teresa Smith January 17, 2012

    Miss Perry forgets, Unless people actually GET UP off the couch and >GO TO THE STORE ** In other words make an actual “Effort” She, or ANYONE can’t and wont EVER break Michaels record. Its one thing to have millions of lazy people click a mouse on Itunes and download a song.. But Mike’s fans WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY to go to a store and actually get his music.. HE was worth that effort as well as the money and time it took.
    I believe that if the Music industry plans on making comparasins.. They should compare store sales, witth online/mobile sales. Todays Artists have no IDEA how hard it is to get people to leave what they are doing and go OUT and buy their music..That is the true test of a Star.

  44. Small_Angel January 17, 2012

    Not A big Katy Perry fan…

    But i have to admit it..

    Teenage Dream, Fireworks and The One That Get Away are some of the Best POP songs this days…. There’s a depth in the Lyrics on a catchy Beat…

    I also Like California Girls, E.T, Last Friday (TGIF) are very catchy and Fun…

    To sum it up… I had a great pop album in my hands…

    We should not compare sales of Perry, Gaga, Rihanna, Christina, Britney or Beyonce to the sales of MJ, Madonna, Mariah.. Cause we all know there is such thing as CHANGES and TRENDS…

  45. Leahcim829 January 17, 2012

    MJ had number releases w/o featuring artist and bringing out a remix and acoustic version. Katy, it’s NOT happening. Give it a rest. MJ, the king 4ever:)

  46. Teresa Smith January 17, 2012

    I dont care what Katy Perry does with her Music., Or Laday Gaga or others. I just Hate that Music Media keeps making these rediculous statements about breaking an Artists records.. New Artists cant compare in Sales to Musicians before Itunes. It should just be in a different category all together. Set the online sale record, Set the store Sales record .. Let THAT be the real goal and story.. because the 2 are different animals.. Until someone actually Sales as many records/CD’s/VH’s etc in a store as Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Beatles, Elvis, Elton John, Mariah Carey The Carpenters … ETC…or others.. Then THAT record stands in my opinion, and it should in every music fan as well.

  47. Jazzy_ January 17, 2012

    I agree with Sam, MJ didn’t have any remixes until 08 all 6 singles went to number one, people actually went to store and bought it. Quality over quantity . If you take away the Auto tune, and the gimmicks, she can not sing. She barley hits any notes maybe one or two and that’s if she practice. I have heard her sing live. Not impressed at all. Michael’s voice goes to about 8 or 9 octaves and that’s WITHOUT auto tune. Now a days “pop” is no talent people who got lucky to be famous.

  48. Jordan January 18, 2012

    She really is trying so hard lol

  49. Lurker January 18, 2012

    I’ve always slammed Katy for her vocals but I actually like/prefer when she sings acoustic. I think this song should have been acoustic from the beginning, it’s so much better. Wouldn’t have gotten as much play initially this way though, unfortunately 🙁

  50. Tori January 18, 2012

    I despise this h**. Really nothing more to say 🙂

  51. c*** January 18, 2012

    haters stay pressed katy is snatching wigs left and right. your fave could never, deal with it.

  52. claudia January 21, 2012

    i love the acoustic version much better but still. she’s sooo desperate its pathetic!
    and she cannot sing tbh. i’ve checked her on youtube and she’s not good, and her fans told me go see her mtv unplugged performances, i checked her mtv unplugged singing thinking of you and it was very clearly live autotuned -.- gosh. i like her but she’s too overrated.

  53. ana January 21, 2012

    i love katy’s music but even if she beats mj’s record, it’s not a fair comparison. his 1s were legit, they happened naturally. katy’s were strongly sought after and she put out lots of remixes. so even if totga goes 1, she won’t be really beating him.

  54. PERSIS February 12, 2012

    god damnit! another h** trying to hard to be the KING!

    well you know what. f*** you perry.

    nothing else to say you cheap ass hoo’

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