Part of Me

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"Part of Me"
Single by Katy Perry
from the album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2012
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
Katy Perry singles chronology
"The One That Got Away"
"Part of Me"
"Wide Awake"
"The One That Got Away"
"Part of Me"
"Wide Awake"
Music video
"Part of Me" on YouTube

"Part of Me" is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, and Max Martin, while the production was done by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The song was released as the first single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which is a re-release of her album Teenage Dream. This song was leaked several times; in late 2010, the entire demo of the song leaked online, with music critics comparing the song to Perry's previous single "California Gurls" (2010). The lyrics were changed on the released version, prompting speculation that the lyrics were directed towards ex-husband Russell Brand, which Perry later denied.[1] Following a performance on the 54th Grammy Awards, the song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The song has reached number one in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. It has been certified triple-platinum in the US for sales of over three million copies there.[3]

Music video[change | change source]

The video for the song features Perry driving in her car, listening to a radio show about cheating lovers. She then finds her boyfriend kissing another woman at his office. Perry has a breakdown and cuts her hair in a convenience-store bathroom before enlisting in the U.S. Army.

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[5] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 25
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 1
France (SNEP)[9] 46
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[10] 71
New Zealand (RIANZ)[11] 1
Slovakia (IFPI)[12] 49
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[13] 50
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[14] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 1
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 3
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 12
Venezuela Pop Rock General (Record Report)[17] 3

References[change | change source]

  1. Montgomery, James. "Katy Perry Says 'Part Of Me' Isn't About Russell Brand Perry tells MTV News that she wrote the song two years ago, despite rumors that it was in response to her split from Brand". Retrieved 3/3/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Trust, Gary (February 22, 2012). "Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  3. "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  4. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien.
  5. "Katy Perry – Part Of Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.
  6. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien /
  7. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me" (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien /
  8. "Katy Perry Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Katy Perry. Prometheus Global Media.
  9. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me" (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien.
  10. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien /
  11. " – Katy Perry – Part Of Me". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien.
  12. "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  13. "Katy Perry – Part Of Me". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien.
  14. "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  15. "Katy Perry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Katy Perry. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Chart Highlights: Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Starts on Pop Songs". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. 20 February, 2012. Retrieved 23 February, 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  17. "Pop Rock General". Record Report. 2012-03-10. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-10.