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While pop icon Katy Perry is best known for her hit songs such as “Firework,” “California Gurls,” and “I Kissed A Girl,” she also had a hand in writing a number of pop songs for other recording artists. Here are 7 songs you didn’t know were written by Katy Perry.
- “I Do Not Hook Up” by Kelly Clarkson. After Def Jam dropped Katy Perry in 2007, she passed on the song “I Do Not Hook Up” for Kelly Clarkson. The song would’ve appeared on Katy Perry’s breakthrough record “One of the Boys” in 2008, but Kelly Clarkson recorded and released the track for her fourth record “All I Ever Wanted” in 2009.
- “That’s More Like It” by Selena Gomez. Katy Perry passed along the song “That’s More Like It” to Selena Gomez and The Scene for their third record “When The Sun Goes Down” in 2011. A year later, Perry’s version leaked with slightly different lyrics from the Selena Gomez version.
- “Passenger” by Britney Spears. Katy Perry co-wrote the song “Passenger” with Britney Spears and Sia in 2013. It was originally intended for Katy Perry’s fourth record “Prism,” but it was cut from the final release.
- “Time’s Up” by Ashley Tisdale. The song was originally titled “Love is a Train” and was recorded with the music production team The Matrix in 2004. However, it was re-tooled, re-titled “Time’s Up,” and passed on to Ashley Tisdale for her second record “Guilty Pleasure,” as a bonus track in 2009.
- “Girl Next Door” by Jessie James. Katy Perry co-wrote the song “Girl Next Door” with country-pop artist Jessie James in 2009. Perry also lent the song’s backing vocals, while a version of the song with Katy Perry singing it solo leaked a few months later.
- “Breakout” by Miley Cyrus. The song “Breakout” was originally intended for Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys,” but ultimately it didn’t make the cut. The song passed on to Miley Cyrus when she was still a Disney starlet, just after her Hanna Montana phase, in 2008.
- “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora. The song was originally going to appear on Katy Perry’s “Prism” record, but she passed on it. Perry eventually gave the track to Iggy Azalea, who completed and recorded the pop song. It was released on the Australian rapper’s debut record “The New Classic” in 2014.