Katy Perry Gives E.T. the Remix Treatment

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The fourth single off Katy Perry’s album Teenage Dream gets the full remix treatment as a slew of remixes of “E.T.” debuts on Spotify. Released a single in mid-February, the single version features Kanye West as a guest rapper. The track is produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Max Martin.

It turns out that the track actually was intended for the rap group Three 6 Mafia. Ahead of the release, rumors said that “Peacock” was to be the next single off Perry’s sophomore set.  The follow-up to the US No.1 “Firework,” the track has so far peaked at No.3 on the Hot 100. It has currently topped the New Zealand singles chart, but is yet to chart in Sweden.

As “Firework” was inspired by the Jack Kerouac novel On the Road, there’s no question what cute little alien pops up when Perry sings about extraterrestrials.  The 1982 film by Steven Spielberg is one of few movies to be re-released not only once, but twice (1985 and 2002).

The Spotify remix E.P. features new versions by Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Dave Aude, Noisia and Johnson Somerset & John Monkman. When Katy Perry managed to place “Firework” atop the Billboard chart, it was the first time in eleven years that a female artist had taken three singles from one single album to the top.