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  • Original Release Date: March 23, 2012
  • Release Date: March 26, 2012
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Duration: 3:40 minutes
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  • ASIN: B007JOM5XA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 163 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #972 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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I'm not that into Katy Perry or any big-name artists. I would much rather listen to, for example, Celtic Thunder of Leahy for hours, but Katy Perry? Usually not...
Wide Awake is different. It is a very good song, with thoughtful lyrics, good music...if you like the song, I would strongly suggest looking up the music video on youtube. It is very good! Almost everything in the music video has a reference to past songs and music videos of Katy Perry's.
Enjoy a good song!
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Katy Perry started as an evangelical Christian pop singer, and "Wide awake" is a return of sorts. She sings about being born again, emerging from the lions' den, she uses Biblical imagery (unlike most of her songs) "Wide awake" is about her spiritual awakening after her divorce from Russell Brand (My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up) At the time, their union was touted as the ultimate mismatch-she was the wholesome Teenage Dream while he was Scandalous: Live at The O2 and unkempt. Russell Brand & Katy Perry: The Love Story They were marketed as the wholesome evangelical singer taming the wild comedian, there were hopes that they'd settle down, have kids. DIdn't happen that way, and this song is about that. It's an awakening of sorts.
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"Wide Awake" is a song pairing Katie Perry's dynamite vocals with some really true lyrics amounting to something like "hindsight is 20/20." The arrangement of the music is what caught my ear first and then I realized that the lyrics are meaningful and not the usual superfluous pop fare. If you get the chance (spoiler alert) check out the video on YouTube.com... I love where she slugs "prince charming" toward the end possibly taking a chapter out of her own life but entertaining nonetheless.
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I like the song "Wide Awake" but don't know the rest of this album. Gave it to my sister. Wish Amazon made a check box (maybe I have just missed it) for gifts so that they don't ask for a review.
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Admittedly I'm late to the Katy Perry party, but I'm really digging what I'm hearing from her so far. Liked the song's early 90's rhythm and she's got a good voice. This is a nice joint to groove to.
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Katy Perry gradually went from an artist I thought would just come and go to being near and dear to my heart. What got me hooked was actually her first album (when I gave in and gave it a couple of spins). "Wide Awake" is a ballad about the falling out from a relationship, the highs and the innocent view you have on it from the start before going through certain aspects that make you "wake up" so to speak. If you watched the video you would know that the song itself has a bit of a dark vibe to it which I think is only the pre-cursor for her next album in which Katy will "get dark on" according to her (and I can't wait!!).

Ultimately, this is one of those songs that is catchy because of the "I'm wide awake" hook but still has some depth to it. I would recommend it especially if you are a fan.

4.5 stars.
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I'm not much of a fan of Katy Perry, but this song is particularly catchy. Sure it repeats a lot but it's still a good song.
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By Theresa on July 6, 2012
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Its a beautiful song and if you like katy perry you should definitely buy it. It is so nice and relaxing to listen to, one of her best songs yet.
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