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Katy Perry: 'Teenage Dream'

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Katy Perry 'Teenage Dream'
Released on Monday, Aug 30 2010

During yesterday's Come Dine With Me - stay with us! - Pasha du Valentine from Brighton dished up a dessert she dubbed "Lover's Pudding", namely a pair of wobbly pink blancmanges each topped with a plump and juicy cherry. Maybe your DS reviewer had been spinning the new album too much beforehand, while getting high on its cotton candy-scented booklet of course, but it seemed like the kinda thing Katy Perry might do.

Then again, the album's title track and second single is a welcome reminder that there's more to the future Mrs Brand than Benny Hill humour, that godawful blue wig and an admittedly bitchen' X Factor cameo. Filled with lyrics about getting drunk on the beach, going all the way tonight and the like, this ode to young love comes off like a lost classic from an '80s teen movie soundtrack - given a 2010 production sheen courtesy of Messrs Blanco, Luke & Martin of course. Best of all, just like 'California Gurls', it's got something that's big, tasty and impossible not to gobble up as it whallops you right round the chops - the chorus. Ooh and indeed er!


> Click here to watch the 'Teenage Dream' video

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