"I Kissed a Girl" is a song performed by Katy Perry.
According to Perry, "the chorus actually popped into my head when I woke up. It was one of those moments where you hear artists talking about songs they get in dreams or in the middle of the night. I was like 'wow, what an interesting subject matter to kind of pop into the head' and I didn't do anything with it for about a year-and-a-half. Then all of a sudden at the very, very end of making my album, I literally had two days left in the recording studio with my producer, Dr Luke. We just said, 'we're gonna finish it—it's so catchy because it won't get out of our heads.'"
The music video premiered on Katy Perry's personal website and MySpace on May 16, 2008; and later on YouTube on June 10, 2008.
Despite the song's title, there is no depiction of same-sex kissing. Perry features her real life friend and DJ, Mia Moretti, Markus Molinari's cat Bella and a then unknown Ke$ha in the music video.
The video has a very Moulin Rouge and burlesque-type setting with scenes of Perry, along with many other flamboyantly-dressed women, dancing to the song. During the video, the women and Perry have pillow fights and just enjoying being girls. Towards the end of the video, she wakes up next to her boyfriend and she goes back to sleep.
|Writer(s)||Benjamin Levin, Cathy Dennis, Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald|
|Recorded at||Dr. Luke's NYC, Conway Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA and Legacy Recording Studio, New York, NY|
|Engineered by||Aniela Gottwald, Emily Wright, Nick Banns, Mike Caffrey, Sam Holland, and Tina Kennedy|
|Mixed by||Serban Ghenea at MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA|
|Engineer for mix by||John Hanes, and Tim Roberts|
|Background vocals by||Cathy Dennis|
|Lead vocals by||Katy Perry|
|Guitars by||Dr. Luke|
|Bass by||Dr. Luke|
|Drums by||Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke|
|Programming by||Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke|
|Live Drums by||Steven Wolf|
|Drum recording by||Mike Caffrey at Monster Island, NYC|
|Drum production by||Mike Caffrey at Monster Island, NYC|
|Production coordinated by||Gary 'G' Silver|