The mastermind behind hit songs including Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls,” as well as Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Bonnie McKee has done it again! She brings a delicious treat to the ears with her recently released summer smash-hit song, “American Girl.”
A voice parallel to Perry’s sings, “We fell in love in a 7-Eleven parking lot, sat on the curb drinking slurpees we mixed with alcohol . . . .” These lyrics are undeniably relatable for so many Gen Y boys and girls, and the fiery passion burning through them will send Lady Gaga running for her money. Beneath McKee’s catchy, conversational lyrics lay a ridiculously appropriate arrangement of upbeat tones, chords and tempo that fuels the singer/songwriter’s first single for her upcoming 2014 sophomore album.
The climax to the fetching tune resides in the last minute of the song when she strikes a high note, much like Adam Lambert, that lends full credit to the voice that carried her down to LA. You would indeed know if you have heard the hook-filled “American Girl.” If you haven’t yet, strike while the iron’s hot because no summer music mix (or rather, end of summer as it is now) can be complete without this song!
Peaking at #97 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on the U.S. Pop Songs (Billboard), it would be shocking to discover “American Girl” never made it to #1 on both charts; If the song does ever reach #1, it would be her tenth #1 song following the success of “Roar.”
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