From The Vault: Katy Perry – ‘Hot N Cold’

Published: Sunday 26th Jul 2020 by Joe

From The Vault is back this week with a Pop classic from 2008.

Today’s pick comes courtesy of mother-to-be Katy Perry: it’s the smash hit ‘Hot n Cold.’

After zooming up the charts with breakout single ‘I Kissed A Girl’, Katy proved that she was no novelty act with ‘Hot’ — the second single from her second album ‘One Of The Boys.’

Written by Dr Luke, Benny Blanco and Max Martin, the cut was produced by the latter and was another success for Perry. Peaking at #3 in the US, #4 in both the UK and Australia, and reaching the top spot in Canada, it was also nominated at the GRAMMY for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2010.

The song sees the artist confronting an undecided lover about how toxic his behavior is to their relationship.

Alan Ferguson directed the colorful video which presented Ms. Perry as a bride hunting down her love-interest all over town after he fails to say “I do” at the altar.

Katy’s parents make a brief cameo.

As of July 2020, the video is just under 20 million views away from hitting the billion mark.


Keeping it 100, we still can’t pin point the exact reason why Katy stopped ruling the charts the way she was during her first three album cycles.

From ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ to ‘Harleys in Hawaii,’ she has kept on churning out top tier bops, not too far removed from her most successful and acclaimed hits – qualitatively speaking.

Anyhow, here’s hoping Ms. Perry’s next project ‘Smile’ is one filled with yet more of her signature Pop bops, akin to ‘Hot N Cold.’

Roll on August!

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  1. No hunny July 26, 2020

    Ah yes! A time when we actually enjoyed both her music and persona..

    Dark hair Perry> elen

  2. Doja Cat Say So July 26, 2020

    Yes Katy. Hot N Cold is a good bop, good vibe song. Alongside with “Waking Up In Vegas” , “Thinking of You”, and “I Kissed A Girl”. One of the Boys is one of Katy’s most iconic album.

  3. IKNOWTHETRUTH July 26, 2020


    • No hunny July 26, 2020

      Yes! The last part escply, this is why she’s flopping currently..the last time Katy was really mainstream she left a bad taste in people’s mouths ala snl performance with migos

  4. Susan July 26, 2020

    And to think her career is now pushing up daises with her singles failing to hit the billboard hot 100. Karma is a b_itch, isn’t she Katy?

    • Gag July 26, 2020

      What karma is she being served?? Cause you know her personally right?

      • Susan July 26, 2020

        Making fun of Britney Spears’ mental breakdown and then expecting us to have sympathy for her being depressed because her album flopped…yeah, sounds like karma. She’s a nasty attitude having b_itch. And Orlando Bloom doesn’t even want to marry her..

      • D July 26, 2020

        “Mariah’s good for a throwback” comes to mind.

      • Fancy BISH July 26, 2020

        @D I forgot she said that! That why she’s flopping chile, that‘s exactly why lol…you nailed it! 🔨 Mariah has 19 #1’s and Katy was well on her way with 9 until the FLOPS started piling up 🤣 Damn, why would she EVER say that as a Pop artist? The Pop world will spit you out faster than anything! Then she forgot her wig at home or left it in the car 🚗 😂 This is interesting to me tho…do you think she can turn things around? Funny how TGJ is now pulling HER tracks out the VAULT already lol…you hit it on the HEAD 🤣

  5. J July 26, 2020

    I honestly thought that Katy would just be a one hit wonder after “I Kissed A Girl.” I was super wrong! But let’s keep it all the way 100, she’s nothing without Tyson Traxxx

    • fufu July 26, 2020

      yeah I agree. as a popstar she did very well. its a volatile industry. people are just negative for nothing. she had her moment and she slayed.

  6. Slayonce July 27, 2020

    Cuz she said mariah is good for throwback. Karma is a b**** lol

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