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Single review: Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Katy Perry is back with a new single, Teenage Dream

Release date

29 August 2010

The style

Katy Perry is back with another summery pop hit that's bound to top the charts.

Teenage Dream is a lot slower than most of Katy Perry's other tracks but it's just as catchy.

This is the perfect song for the end of summer.

You'll want to listen to it with your friends as you remember all the fun things you got up to in the holidays.

The words

This is a definitely a song that makes you want to sing along, and the chorus especially is really catchy.

Katy is describing being with friends and having fun. She sings about being young and enjoying yourself.

It's easy to pick up the words and it only takes a couple of listens before you can join in!

Will you still be humming it next week?

Definitely! Katy's hits always get stuck in your head and this one is no different.

This is one pop tune you'll definitely be singing with your mates!

Will it make the charts?

This song should do really well. It's another classic Katy Perry track and a lot of people are going to like it.

NR rating:


Your Comments

"I love this song, nice purple hair Katy!"

Sophie, 9, Newport, Wales

"I love Teenage Dream! It is really catchy and it makes me want to get up and dance!!"

Deryn, 9, West Sussex, England

"I love the song and the music video! I can't stop singing it."

Alexa, 13, Devon, England

"It's really good. If you don't like it then you don't like music!"

Nicole, 12, Cornwall, England

"I'm not particularly fond of Katy Perry or her songs, but this is great. It helps me chill out, and also makes me think of my mates!!"

Amreen, 13, Kent, England

"I think the song is great, I love it! I bought it and I listen to it everyday. Katy Perry is my favourite singer and I would highly recommend it."

Dylan, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"It's very nice!"

Jawa, 7, Syria

"I love this song so much! I listen to it every day. It's on at the disco every week!"

Sarah, 9, Scotland

"It's so catchy! Katy makes the best music, she is the best!"

Will, 10, Belgium

"It is very good!"

Ugne, 12, Eastbourne, England

"This song is really catchy! For people who haven't heard it yet, you'll love it! I think girls will like it the most."

Lucy, 9, UK

"I love this song and the lyrics in it!"

Jess, 13, Staffordshire, England

"Good, but not good enough!"

Emma, 9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"I love this song and I listen to all her songs. I like Teenage Dream."

Tallis, 9, Chesterfield, England

"This is an amazing song by our beloved Katy Perry. Cool!"

Michaela, 8, Birmingham, England

"I love Teenage Dream!"

Holly, 8, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

"GREAT song!"

Daniel, 8, Scotland

"I love Katy Perry's new song. This is one of her best."

Kirsty, 11, Scotland

"Teenage Dream is great. It's my favourite song ever."

Leah, 10, Scarborough, England

"I like Teenage Dream. It ROCKS!!"

Melissa, 9, England

"It's very good. I love it."

Abbi, 5, Derbyshire, England

"Wow! I love this song. I sing it all the time with my friends!"

Caitlin, 10, Plymouth, England

"I love Teenage Dream. My friends and I sing it all the time!"

Lily, 12, Crawley, England

"I love Teenage Dream. I think its amazing even though I'm not a big fan of Katy."

Morgan, 11, Liverpool, England

"Great song. Great singer. WOW! Keep going Katy!"

Maria, 12, Swansea, England

"I love the song Teenage Dream! I sing it everyday!"

Chloe, 12, New York, USA

"I love this song! It's so totally Katy Perry! It's great. 10/10!"

Claire, 12, Doncaster, England

"I think this is a really good follow up to California Gurls!"

Catherine, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love this song. It's very catchy and her voice is so in tune."

Zahra, 11, London, England

"I love this song. I have the song on my phone, my iPod and my laptop and I also gave it to all my friends. Katy Perry ROCKS!"

Simi, 12, London, England

"Katy Perry sure does take you off your feet with her song Teenage Dream. When I first listened to it I couldn't stop singing it! Katy Perry's style is getting better and better!"

Imogen, 10, Lincolnshire, England


Daniel, 8, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"I love the song Teenage Dream. I sing and dance to it every day."

Sandra, 11, Australia

"It's really good! I think Katy is awesome!

Ben, 12, London, England

"This single is a good overview of what every teenager wants. It's quite a slow song and is good for chilling out to. Katy Perry has definitely got a good song on her hands."

Lucy, 13, Portsmouth, England

"Love this song so much, I've got the whole album and Katy has been my favourite singer since I was six!"

Livvy, 10, Cheltenham, England

"I love this song."

Sarah, 8, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love Katy Perry's new song!"

Molly, 7, Manchester, England

"I love this song."

Melissa, 11, London, England

"It's my favourite song so far and I listen to it every day and dance to it!!"

Lucie, 10, Newcastle, England

"I love the lyrics of Teenage Dream!"

Laura, 13, Scotland

"This is by far the best song at the moment. I can't stop listening to it! It deserves to be number one!!"

Georgie, 13, Kent, England

"This hasn't caught onto me yet, but I'm sure it will, just like California Gurls did."

Stephanie, 12, London, England

"Great. I love it!"

Catriona, 8, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"I like your songs Teenage Dream, Hot and Cold and California Gurls. I am a big fan."

Ellie, 7, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"It's amazing. You rock Katy!"

Jasmine, 10, Essex, England

"I think it's fantastic but I like California Gurls better."

Hannah, 8, Scotland

"A really great song. I love Katy Perry, she is my favourite singer! California Gurls was better though."

Amamia, 12, Belfast, N. Ireland

"This is a brilliant song."

Maddie, 10, North Yorkshire, England

"This song is so good! Can't wait to get it on my iPod!"

Natalie, 10, Kent, England

"I love this song, it is so cool."

Melissa, 8, London, England

"I heard this song and I thought of all those dreams I have had and still have, of people I love. I hope that one day they can come true like Katy sings about."

Kyla, 14, Sheffield, England

"Katy Perry is really good at the moment and her album is FANTASTIC! Teenage Dream and California Gurls are really catchy songs and make me dance along all day long!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"Amazing! One of my favourite songs."

Rose, 10, Wirral, England

"Fantastic song, I love Katy Perry but California Gurls was still a bit better."

Stephanie, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

This is my favourite song for the year so far.

Jess, 13, Auckland, New Zealand

"Best song ever!!"

Kirstin, 9, Aberdeen, Scotland

"Loving Katy's new song - it's the only one I can't stop humming!"

Heather, 10, Falkirk, Scotland

"She's one of my favourite singers. I love Teenage Dream and I can't live without it! I go on the computer everyday and sing along with it."

Amber, 8, West Lothian, Scotland

"I think that her song is really cool, but I know that she can do better than that! Waaay better!"

Reina, 14, Malaga, Spain

"One of the best songs by Katy Perry ever!!"

Bethan, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"This song is great! It's really catchy and it gets stuck in your head quite easily. A brilliant song!"

Danielle, 14, Bournemouth, England

"It's amazing. You rock, Katy!"

Chloe, 11, Essex, England

"I think it's a great song. Katy Perry is a fab singer and I rate this song."

Stella, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I love this single, it is so good! Go Katy Perry."

Amy, 10, Manchester, England

"I think it is brilliant. This is why Katy Perry is my favourite singer."

Anna, 9, Wales

"I love Katy Perry already, this is definitely one of my favourite songs at the moment."

Sadie, 12, Manchester, England

"I HATE this song so much!!"

Sophie, 13, London, England

"I love Katy Perry and Teenage Dream is one of her best yet."

Aiobh and Eve, 7, Londonderry, N. Ireland

"I love Katy Perry and this is definitely my favourite song of hers. Every time I hear it, I want to sing and dance."

Mazel, 12, Suffolk, England

"I love this song, it is so good."

Taylor, 8, London, England

"I think Teenage Dream is an amazing song! I love it!"

Victoria, 12, London, England

"I love it! I've got it on my MP3 player! I listen to it all the time."

Harry, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I love this song, it's catchy and it's a perfect summer tune. Katy Perry is the best!"

Benjamin, 14, Huddersfield, England

"I love this song."

Dolly, 9, Essex, England

"When I first heard this song I didn't like it but now I sing it everywhere I go. I can't get it out if my head!"

Jenny, 12, West Sussex, England

"Amazing. Five stars!"

Jessica, 10, Liverpool, England

"Brilliant song, really catchy."

Megz, 10, Scotland

"It's a very good song indeed!"

Ellie, 11, Cumbria, England

"'You make me feel like I'm living the, teenage dream...' A really cool song, but I think California Gurls is her best this year."

Eliza, 13, Lancashire, England

"I think Katy Perry is an amazing singer. I love her voice and her songs are really catchy."

Georgie, 12, England

"It is really good. Even our little brother joins in with the words."

Toni and Phoebe, 10, Northamptonshire, England

"I don't think it's as good as California Gurls but it's a cool song."

Adam, 11, Kent, England

"I think it's a cool single."

Megan, 10, Lancashire, England

"I love this song it's AMAZING! Katy Perry rocks!"

Caitlyn, 12, Hertfordshire, England

"I love this song, but I have to say I prefer California Gurls."

Matilda, 12, Berkshire, England

"This song is great and I'm hoping that Katy makes more successful songs in the future."

Taylor, 10, West Lothian, Scotland

"I love this song and I love Katy Perry."

Jade, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I think that Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is very good. I know the words off by heart."

Rebecca, 10, Scotland

"This is very catchy to sing."

Prashanti, 11, Surrey, England

"I really like this song, it could be one of my favourite songs by Katy Perry."

Surfia, 14, Slough, England

"I love Katy Perry, she is so talented and her single Teenage Dream shows how gifted and how beautiful her voice really and truly is."

Temi, 10, London, England

"I do love this song, especially the silly lyrics but I wish Katy Perry would do a more sensible song that made sense!"

Katherine, 13, Wiltshire, England

"I love this song so much, I can't get it out of my head."

Hannah, 8, Manchester, England

"I absolutely LOVE this song right now! It's so fun and catchy and the lyrics are so cool!"

Saraf, 12, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I love her and this song."

Sarah, 14, Cumbria, England

"I think Katy Perry is a superstar. I sing her songs every day. I really like her new song but I still like her other song, California Gurls as well."

Ellie, 7, York, England

"Katy Perry is one of my favourite singers and Teenage Dream and California Gurls are AMAZING songs!"

Katie, 10, Plymouth, England

"I love this song. It's my favourite Katy Perry song so far!"

Sophie, 12, West Sussex, England

"I love Katy Perry. I love all her tracks."

Maryam, 9, England

"I love Katy Perry's new song with a passion."

Enya, 11, Ireland

"I think it's really good. As you said, it is the perfect end of summer tune."

Jasmine, 10, Northamptonshire, England

"This is my second favourite song! It's so fun to listen to! I love Teenage Dream as much as I love Katy!"

Gabbie, 6, London, England

"I like Katy Perry because I like her song."

Elif, 12, Kent, England

"I love Katy Perry. Her songs really get you in the mood for dancing. I like this song very much."

Erin, 8, Kent, England

"I love her new song and think she is fab!"

Ellie, 6, Lancashire, England

"It looks good but I prefer California Gurls."

Helin, 13, Bursa, Turkey

"I think this is a great song. It's definitely one of her best ones. It's so fantastic."

Yasmine, 9, Wiltshire, England

"I love this song, it's really summery and gets you in the party mood."

Ellie, 10, Suffolk, England

"Katy Perry is such an inspiration. Teenage dream is such a brilliant song, telling people about the struggles of a teenage girls life."

Lily, 12, Essex, England

"Wow, I can't stop listening to it! I love Katy Perry and I love her music. She is absolutely amazing!"

Olivia, 10, Devon, England

"I think this song is amazing!"

Eleanor, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't like the song very much. It's empty, with no feeling or reason and when she sings it live, it's awful and out of tune! I prefer California Gurls because its more quirky and funny."

Meabh, 14, Dublin, Ireland

"I love this song."

Georgia, 13, Buckinghamshire, England

"Wow I can't stop listening to it, best one yet. Well done Katy!"

Daisy, 11, Kent, England

"It's so brilliant. I love this song it's amazing."

Jessica, 12, Bath, England

"Katy Perry has all of a sudden become fan-tas-tic! I love her, the album and anything else Katy Perry-ish!"

Catrin, 11, Somerset, England

"I think this song is very good. It is very catchy. I love Katy Perry's songs."

Aakruthi, 12, The Hague, Netherlands

"This song is amazing. I love it!"

Jessica, 13, Leeds, England

"It's my second favourite song and it's the best song from Katy Perry! I love it!"

Gabbie, 6, London, England

"I think the song's OK. Her voice is quite high and she's always talking about love and her song makes no sense!"

Genny, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love this song, it's great."

Kerry, 11, London, England

"I love this song and I love Katy Perry, she's my favourite female singer."

Sadie, 12, Staffordshire, England

"I love all of Katy Perry's song, she is an inspiration to us all. I think it's a really cool song and something different to what she normally sings."

Mia, 12, Lancashire, England

"An amazing song. Katy Perry's best song yet!"

Josh, 9, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I love it. It is the best song ever!"

Katy, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think this is very different from her other songs. I think her voice sounds pretty in this song and I think if she sung a more emotional song it would suit her."

Jade, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love Katy Perry's new song, Teenage Dreams. I think it is really catchy and I know all the words to it!"

Ellie, 12, West Sussex, England

"Teenage Dream is OK but personally, I don't think it's as good as California Gurls."

Phoebe, 12, London, England

"I think Katy Perry is a really good singer."

Heather, 11, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I love her and her style! She is the best singer ever!"

Jordan, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I like the song. The chorus is really catchy and the song is really upbeat and happy."

Vinny, 12, Somerset, England

"It's a catchy, feel-good song. Perfect if you want a bit of chilling!"

Lola, 10, Plymouth, England

"I love Teenage Dream because it's really catchy!"

Gemma, 11, London, England

"I think Katy has done really well to make this song and I really love it. I think it should be on the number one spot in the charts. Go Katy!"

Amelia, 9, UK

"This song is absolutely amazing and I have been looking everywhere for the release date so I can buy it online so thank you Newsround. Another number one for Katy I think!"

Becca, 12, Devon, England

"A typical Katy Perry song, extremely poppy but even Metallica fans would sing this again and again."

David, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think it is just a very catchy song."

Lauren, 13, Nottingham, England

"I think it's a great song and it's really catchy!"

Holly, 13, Essex, England

"I love the song, it's great and catchy."

Ellisha, 13, Kent, England

"I think Teenage Dream is a nice, chilled out song."

Kiah, 13, Somerset, England

"I love it. I want to sing it all day long."

Esme, 11, London, England

I think Katy Perry's voice is not good.

Alex, 9, London, England

"The song Teenage Dream is amazing! Katy Perry always does well with her songs."

Sara, 14, London, England

"Love it. I love all Katy Perry's songs. This is great but not as good as California Gurls."

Eden, 10, Hampshire, England

"I liked the song Teenage Dream."

Nicole, 10, Wrexham, Wales

"Katy Perry is naturally terrible, like JLS and Justin Bieber. At least this song is better than California Gurls, that was horrendous!"

Chiara, 11, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"Katy Perry is the best. Cool new single!"

Jessica, 10, Kent, England

"I absolutely love this song. All my friends and I love it."

Shannon, 11, Walsall, England

"The song is entertaining."

Aneesa, 11, Luton, England

"Wow, I love all of Katy Perry's songs. I hum them all day at home, at a park or even at school."

Lucy, 10, London, England

"I love this song as well as Katy Perry."

Chantal, 11, Essex, England

"It was a really good song and you cannot get the tune out of your head. I watched the video and it was really good!"

Fiona, 9, Norfolk, England

"I liked California Gurls but I hate this it's boring!"

Micky, 12, London, England

"I love it. Katie Perry is amazing and her teenage dream album is just one of a kind."

Luke, 14, Portsmouth, England

"Its very good. I think California Gurls is a great song but I have heard it one to many times."

Issy, 11, Hampshire, England

"I absolutely love this song, it is a huge hit in my books!"

Owen, 10, Coventry, England

"WOW! I love this single; I have listened to it over and over again. I would say it is probably better than California Gurls!"

Rebecca, 12, Lancashire, England

"Me and my mum love this song."

Cassie, 7, New York, England

"I love this song. It is not as good as some of her other songs but it is really good. The song is quite catchy in my opinion. So well done Katy!"

Imaan, 10, London, England

"I love this song! its really good and I listen to it all the time."

Jessica, 13, Manchester, England

"Very good. I absolutely love Katy Perry, her songs and voice."

Megzahn, 13, North Yorkshire, England

"I think Katy is stunning and I love this song. I listen to it all the time!"

Michaela, 10, London, England

"I really like this song. It is very catchy, and you can't get it out of your head."

Zara, 13, London, England

"I just love it. I think it's great!"

Shona, 11, London, England

"Already stuck in my head."

CJ, 8, Iowa, USA

"If it makes the top 3, I will explode!"

Sam, 9, Pembrokeshire, Wales