Katy Perry’s new single, “Roar,” was just released…. and it’s one of those songs that’s like herpes and will never go away no matter how hard you try to get rid of it (I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE, BY THE WAY.) So, if you press play, be prepared to hum this shit for like 2 days! I’m warning you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
So now that you’ve infected your brain with that song, people are saying Katy Perry ripped off the Sara Bareilles song, “Brave,” which I have to agree after listening to the songs. They have a similar beat, sway, and message.
They’re not exactly the same. but the fact that Katy tweeted about the song Brave a few months ago doesn’t help her case much. I’d never heard Sara’s song before, so I listened to it, and it made me cry because it’s such a great song and video, and message. Words to live by, folks. Show me how big your brave is!!!
Here is the mashup of the two songs. You see what I’m sayin’?
Either way, it happens. They’re different enough that I think maybe Katy was just inspired by the song. Just like when you hear a joke and you think of it months/years later and think you thought of it yourself? But you actually stole it? Yeah, like that.
“That’s like the best you can get on that countdown! I feel happy. I’m going to celebrate. I’m going to Chuck E Cheese. Then I’m getting a pedicure. Then I’m going back to Chuck E Cheese and showing everyone my pedicure. Wait. Maybe not that last part. k bye.”
–Sara Bareilles upon hearing her song made #1 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown
Today’s Song of the Day is a special one. A girl I used to work with, Cristi Vaughan, has the most amazing voice of all time. She uploaded this video to her YouTube (subscribe to it!), and it was a double whammy since it’s one of my favorite songs AND she sings it better than Sara Bareilles in my opinion. Much more soul.