Back in January, Ke$ha beat Lady Gaga’s airplay record, with “TiK ToK” championing “Bad Romance” as the all-time record-holder for most weekly spins (11,224 times) on Top 40 radio. Now hand-bra model Katy Perry has blasted past both female pop titans with her ode to the West Coast, “California Gurls”, which currently holds the title with 13,167 spins in one week. Is it time to officially declare this track the song of the summer or what?
It’s funny that Katy happened to best Ke$ha with a song that sounds pretty much identical to “TiK ToK.” (You can thank Dr. Luke for that, since he produced both tracks.) Check out the “TiK Tok”/”California Gurls” mash-up below, although is it really a mash-up if both tunes are pretty much the same song?