Chained to the Rhythm

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"Chained to the Rhythm"
Song by Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley
from the album Witness
ReleasedFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
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Katy Perry singles chronology
"Chained to the Rhythm"
"Bon Appétit"
Skip Marley singles chronology
"Chained to the Rhythm"
Music video
"Chained to the Rhythm" at YouTube

"Chained to the Rhythm" is a 2017 disco and dancehall song by American singer-songwriter Katy Perry. Skip Marley, the grandson of Jamaican singer Bob Marley, raps in the song. It is taken from Perry's fifth studio album, Witness, and is the ninth track on the album. It is about partying and being aware of things in society.

The song hit #1 in Mexico and Hungary. It also hit the top five in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many other countries. In the United States, the song entered at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] On April 27, 2017, the song was certified platinum in the United States for sales and streams equal to one million copies.[2]

Production and composition[change | change source]

For her fifth studio album, Perry said she wanted to make purposeful pop music.[3] She had gotten depressed when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in November 2016 and was not in the mood to "write a club banger."

Music video[change | change source]

The video for the song is set in a carnival-type land called Oblivia and shows Perry riding amusement park rides. It was released on February 21, 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Katy Perry Songs". The Billboard. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  2. chart data (2017-04-27). "US Certifications (@RIAA): @katyperry, Chained to the Rhythm Platinum (1,000,000)". @chartdata. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  3. "Grammy Awards: Katy Perry Reveals She was Taking Care of Her Mental Health". E!. Retrieved March 13, 2017.