Take a look at the iTunes Top Songs chart and you’ll notice one particular bargain: Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” is the only single in the Top 10 with a reduced price of 69 cents. In fact, you have to go all the way down to #57 to find another song priced below $1.29 (in this case, Keren O, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack offering “Immigrant Song”). So is Katy simply being generous at the holidays, or is this a shameless bid to get her latest single to the top of the Hot 100?
As noted last month, Perry, who is currently tied with Michael Jackson for having the most #1 singles (five) off one album, recently saw “The One That Got Away” enter the Top 10 on the Hot 100. This put her in a league with only four other artists who’ve had six Top 10s off one LP, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and George Michael.
If “The One That Got Away” makes it all the way to the top, Perry will surpass MJ and hold the record for the most #1s off an album. Currently, she’s the top female artist to achieve such a feat.
Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” has been the #1 single in the country for the past five weeks, with LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” nipping at its heels at #2. “The One That Got Away”, which is #9 on the Hot 100, will likely have to jump higher than its current #6 spot on iTunes to make the leap up Billboard‘s main singles chart — which very well could happen, once word gets out about the 69-cent deal.
Do you think Katy will land a sixth chart-topper off Teenage Dream, or will it be her own one that got away, single-wise?
Teenage Dream is out now on Capitol. Purchase it at eMusic.