Katy Perry Releases Acoustic, Jon Brion-Produced “The One That Got Away”

Robbie Daw | January 17, 2012 - 7:59 am

Katy Perry isn’t quite ready to face that the fact that “The One That Got Away” might just live up to its title, as far as her Teenage Dream singles reaching the #1 position on the Hot 100 go. The soon-to-be-divorced songstress follows up the B.o.B-featuring remix of her forlorn jam with an acoustic version, which was produced by Jon Brion. Unfortunately, the trajectory for “The One That Away”, which peaked at #3, seems to be pointing down, as it’s currently #6 on the chart. Can this rendition turn the ship back around?

This acoustic version has Katy sounding all the more blue, given that Max Martin and Dr. Luke’s glossy production is stripped away and replaced with somber acoustic guitars. And, of course, our collective knowledge of the singer’s current marital woes might have something to do with it, too.

What do you think of the acoustic version of “The One That Got Away”? Worth its 99-cent iTunes price tag?

Teenage Dream is out now on Capitol. Purchase it at eMusic.