Hot N Cold
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Hot N Cold

From the Album One Of The Boys
June 17, 2008

Song Title
Hot N Cold

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 17, 2008
  • Release Date: June 17, 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (P)(C) 2008 Capitol Music Group, a division of Capitol Records, LLC Manufactured by Capitol Records, LLC, 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Reproduct
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  • Duration: 3:40 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001AAAT7I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598 Paid in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Songs)

Customer Reviews

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50 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Where is the clean version I hear on the radio June 4, 2009
My daughter listens to a clean version on the radio but we were unaware the download version is not the same and is not appropriate for kids. I just threw away a buck since I had to delete it as soon as I listened to the downloaded version. Since Amazon doesn't have the clean version, I will have to buy it elsewhere.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars where is the radio edit version? February 6, 2010
By seamus
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I just wasted $3 trying to find a "clean" version of Katy Perry's Hot n Cold for my 6 year old daughter. The version that is played on the radio is obviously cleaned up enough for kids to listen to but Amazon does not offer a version of this song that is suitable for kids. What a waste of money and time!!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than 'Kissed A Girl' October 22, 2008
As far as Katy Perry goes, 'Hot and Cold' is, IMO, a better song than 'I Kissed A Girl'. The initial appeal of 'Kissed A Girl' was the shock value...which was somewhat clever and creative...but that's about as far as the song went.

The groove is stronger, and the chorus has a better melody for Katy to showcase her vocals. I'm not saying she's the greatest singer in the world or anything close to it, but this song is much less likely to become old like 'Kissed A Girl' did. I was tired of that one after just a few weeks.

I think the fact that this song is not as "catchy" is actually in its favor...when long-term listening is factored in. I don't think it will be on the charts as long, and therefore won't be as overplayed.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TV made me do it February 12, 2009
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After hearing this song just about everywhere, I finally had to break down and download it. It is just too dang catchy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same issues as the other 1 star-ers above--B#$*& August 17, 2012
Expected to get the song I hear on the radio, and was jolted to suddenly, and very clearly, here the b#$%@ word fly out of my phone. Would have been nice if the song had been tagged as explicit. I wasn't even aware this version existed, and since I've listened to the song enough on the radio, I didn't think to do a check of the lyrics before purchasing. Frustrated.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Song Marred by Poor Quality MP3 April 3, 2009
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I heard this song through the speakers of a retail store. It's funny I was able to actually find it because all I remembered was one phrase: "you're up and you're down." LOL. After doing a Google search for lyrics, I found it. This song is so catchy, I decided to buy it.

May 5, 2009 UPDATE: I have a high quality Altec Lansing 621 2.1 100 watt RMS computer speaker set. I have listened to this MP3 several times and it is of poor quality. I can barely understand the singer. The problem is that it's a joint stereo MP3. Joint stereo MP3's share some code between the 2 stereo channels. They tend to have problems with middle frequencies. The voice is distorted. In addition, the highs are too sharp and I had to turn the highest frequency, 15K Hz, way down on my 10 band equalizer. All MP3's sold should be true stereo, not joint stereo. Amazon's specs claim 256 Kbits, not true either. This is a variable bit rate MP3. As long as the overall bit rate is above 230 Kbits, that's fine. However, I prefer just a straight 256 Kbit rate MP3. Amazon is saving VERY LITTLE bandwidth by changing the MP3 to joint stereo and variable bit rate. The size of the MP3 IS ONLY REDUCED BY A VERY SMALL AMOUNT. Yet, the quality IS GREATLY AFFECTED.

These are the specs for this MP3:
Joint Stereo
Time Length: 3:40.3
Size: 6,651,218 Bytes
Average Bit rate: 239 Kbits
Lowest Estimated Bit rate: 160 Kbits
Highest Estimated Bit rate: 320 Kbits

We often read on the 'Net how the RIAA's corporate members were constantly suing everyone for illegally downloading their music. Now the RIAA has made deals with ISP's creating a "3 Strike Program." If you're caught by your ISP illegally downloading content 3 times, the ISP terminates your connection. Yet, the songs they sell are of poor quality. I paid for this song, it should be clear and distortion free.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool and cute! December 22, 2008
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This is a fun song with a cool beat and tempo. This is one that will be a favorite for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jamming like crazy!!! March 17, 2014
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I've heard this song in music videos on You Tube and it even makes me think about going swimming on a hot day! A jolly good tune, indeed, and it would also be good music for parties, get-togethers, and other events! It even makes good music to have in your house. Confound it, get this song immediately!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars ood
its good a good song a good purchase so overall it should have a good future in your webstie amazon
Published 1 month ago by Zachary Oren
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sounding Song
I purchased Hot N Cold as an MP3 download, and I am very pleased with how good it sounds. I really enjoy it!
Published 2 months ago by Augustus
5.0 out of 5 stars GReat
This song is great and I think that this song is what made her who she is today. One of my favorites
Published 3 months ago by Joshua Sweeney
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Katy Perry song
I learned all the words to it from my granddaughters!

We sing it together on trips and it's just another fun thing they share with their Gram.
Published 3 months ago by Kay Isacson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great song!
Still love the song, wished I had gotten "Roar" too. Just couldn't decide at the time. If I don't tire of it, next time.
Published 4 months ago by sschaller
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this song
This song is classic Katy Perry fun! Catchy, excellent beat, great lyrics and amazing vocals. In other words: I love it
Published 5 months ago by Silly Mee
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot N Cold
Met or exceeded my expectations. What is shown is what I received.I to use as often as I can. Great.
Published 5 months ago by tony
1.0 out of 5 stars bad preview
The word "bitch" is only clearly heard after purchase and download. It is not heard on the sample provided. This was money thrown away.
Published 5 months ago by Barbara Weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Upbeat and fun song that really rocks~*
I love this upbeat and very, very energizing song. It's in my kick-butt gym playlist and I also like to listen to it while doing housework, writing or counting silver iridescent... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cuddle Bug
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty
You know those pop songs that you are supposed to hate and be sick of but when you are driving alone in the car you blast, dance and sing along? this is one of those for me. Read more
Published 7 months ago by VV3
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