If you watched Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, then you undoubtedly noticed the dancing sharks on stage with the “Dark Horse” singer, especially Left Shark, who stole the spotlight when he seemingly decided to do his own thing during the choreographed sequence. Since that night, Left Shark has become an internet sensation.
The Super Bowl Half-Time Show Sharks made a rare TV interview appearance last night on CBS’s Late Late Show, which was guest-hosted by Perry’s on-again off-again love, musician John Mayer, who said he watched the performance at the stadium’s family box (so…. on again?).
Check out the video of the sharks’ appearance here below, which shows that clearly this aquatic dancing partnership is doomed to fail now that Left Shark — the fuck up — is getting all the attention.
In an effort to promote his Ten Second Songs company, musician Anthony Vincent has taken Katy Perry‘s hit song “Dark Horse” and performed it in 20 different styles, channeling hard rock and heavy metal acts like Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Nirvana, and Type O Negative, as well as non-metal singers like Frank Sinatra and John Mayer.
Check out the 4-minute video here below of Vincent in the studio doing the Katy Perry song. It’s a real treat!
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D Directed by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Starring Katy Perry, Glen Ballard, Shannon Woodward, Russell Brand, Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga
MTV Films | Paramount Pictures
Rated PG | 97 Minutes
Release Date: July 5, 2012
All right, here’s the thing – I know I’m not supposed to like Katy Perry. I’m not supposed to like Lady GaGa either, but I do. Let me put this in more simplistic, geek-relative terms: Katy Perry is to The Avengers as Lady GaGa is to The Dark Knight – both pop stars are awesome for completely different reasons.
GaGa’s got her Little Monsters and Perry’s got her Katy Kats, and yes – it’s creepy for a 27-year-old bearded straight man to consider himself part of either of those fan communities – but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the artistry and pageantry of pop music. Sometimes, I just want a little good old fashioned frivolity, and that’s the escape Perry’s music provides.
I’m not ashamed to admit it – I really like Katy Perry. I dig her whole vibe, from the silly, catchy-as-hell pop songs to her blue hair and “Sexy Willy Wonka” fashion sense. Say what you will about America’s candy-coated pop starlet, but you can’t deny her success. Her 2010 album Teenage Dream spawned five number one singles “” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
Songs for Japan, a compilation of 38 songs from some of today’s biggest names in contemporary music, is available through the iTunes store for $9.99. The album is to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and proceeds from the album’s sale will go towards the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.
The compilation album, put together by Universal Music, includes songs from many genres, like rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B, country, new age, and more, with artists like The Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo, Eminem, Keith Urban, John Lennon, Enya, Josh Groban, and others.
See full list of artists and songs here below.
Not only is this for a great cause, but it’s also the perfect collection for the all-around music-lover. Plus, these songs individually typically cost 99 cents each, so even if you only like 10 of the 38 songs, it’s well worth the money, and hey, you just might like some of the tunes you don’t know.