Katy Perry fans got a special treat Saturday morning when her latest soon-to-be smash 'Roar' leaked online. After disastrous new songs from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Mariah Carey disappointed music audiences, some feared that Katy Perry would follow the same path. She didn't.
'Roar' is a self-reliance anthem that deals with being held down and getting back up. It starts off with a creepy (in a good way) beat and leads to one of the best choruses in pop music history. She sings, "“I stood for nothing / So I fell for everything,” “You held me down / But I got up,” “I went from zero / To my own hero,” declaring “I’ve got the eye of the tiger” and “I am a champion / And you’re gonna hear me roar.” If the lyrics sound a little juvenile in print, you definitely have to hear them with the music.
'Roar' should be a huge hit for Perry. It would have possibly debuted at number one, but the leak forced 'Roar' to be released early. The first two days of sales -- which are often the biggest for a new song by a huge artist -- won't be included in next week's chart tally. They will be included in this week's tally, but two days of sales aren't enough for a song to hit number one. But we all know Katy Perry may be able to change the rules.