Ur So Gay (3:38)

Cover of One of the Boys

From One of the Boys and 2 other releases

“Ur So Gay” is the debut promotional single released by pop singer Katy Perry, produced by Greg Wells and engineered by Drew Pearson. The song was Perry’s first major label release, and was later placed on her major label album, One of the Boys. The song was released digitally as well as a 12” EP. Capitol Records offered this song as a free download on her website. The song failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100.

When asked about her debut single, Perry said the song was a “soft hello”. The song “wasn’t meant to be a big single or show what the album is going to be all about. That was for my Internet bloggers, so I’m not coming out of nowhere.” Perry’s A&R Chris Anokute confirmed this by saying that they had no plans for radio coverage but just wanted to put this “novelty” song out online as an introduction to see “what the attraction was”. As expected sales were low, but Anokute said the EP did well in terms of building a press story.

For the release of the single, Perry’s label told her to include a cover. She originally wanted to cover a Queen song, but couldn’t think of a particularly club-worthy song. While at a club with her friends, The Outfield’s “Your Love” was played. Perry said that when the song came on, every girl in the place went onto the dance floor, and she wanted to have that same effect.

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  • xKazeSenoue

    I don't think she's using the term "gay" as an insult either.

    28 Jul 3:14am Reply
  • claireponce

    *claps*

    10 Jul 12:58am Reply
  • teresitaayyo

    This song isn't using gay as an insult though like "OMG Thats so gay dude" the guy is actually acting stereotypically "gay". It's just a silly post break up revenge song listing all his annoying habbits. It's just an attempt of humor it shoudn't be taken this seriously. [2]

    20 Jun 1:24pm Reply
  • maluaraujo

    yo're so gay and yeah you do like boys [2]

    13 Jun 4:34am Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    What a confusing song. It's rather easy on the ears though.

    11 Feb 9:22pm Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    This song isn't using gay as an insult though like "OMG Thats so gay dude" the guy is actually acting stereotypically "gay". It's just a silly post break up revenge song listing all his annoying habbits. It's just an attempt of humor it shoudn't be taken this seriously.

    2 Feb 1:16pm Reply
  • horeamuresan

    I can't @ the gays comparing racial issues with homophobia

    1 Feb 1:24pm Reply
  • Slycton

    Those lyrics though xD

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • SofiaWinchester

    urso gay :v [2] KKKKKKKKKK pensei q só eu tinha percebido isso.

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • YasminMusicLove

    oi_rsrs she has never been homophobic and she's been well involved with the gay scene sice 2005 so don't even try it

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • YasminMusicLove

    DirectorsCuts because Madonna's the Queen of Pop and gays so her opinion is holy. On a serious note tough there is nothing homophobic about this song stop grabbing at straws. Every girl has dated a guy that ''acts gay'' but isn't. Remember that One of the Boys was basically Katy's anger album.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • urrrgh

    yo're so gay and yeah you do like boys

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • GabrielAmaral__

    The lyric <33333333333

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • DirectorsCuts

    Who gives a shit if Madonna likes this or not?

    17 Apr 2014 Reply
  • keep-fight1ng

    urso gay :v

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • pimki1980

    this song is logical.

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ShakiFanatic

    madonna loves this so shut the hell up :-) [4]

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • drdolce

    This and I Kissed A Girl on the same album causes so much confusion lol. :D

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MindBodyNMusic

    madonna loves this so shut the hell up :-) [3]

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Hajfi

    “uses the term gay as an insult unrelated to homosexuality and through this causes a significant amount of confusion”... I mean, seriously?

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
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