Katy Perry: 'Teenage Dream' similarity with HIMYM 'Sandcastles in the sand'

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  1. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    So, I heard 'Teenage Dream' on the radio a minute ago, I was listening to the lyrics, and I know it's all just pop fluff made by a small writing team, but it made me constantly think of 'Sandcastles in the sand' a faux pop song from TV show 'How I Met Your Mother'.

    Teenage Dream

    Sandcastles in the Sand

    What do you think? I guess it's where they're both about teenage love/angst, but the Katy Perry is unintentionally funny through the pretty cliche lyrics.

    Can we try not to turn this into a I love/hate Katy Perry or I love/hate HIMYM, there's other threads for that already.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Katy Perry is the definition of Pop Garbage music.
    Pop Garbage Music = Cliche.

    So it doesn't surprise me that the two songs are similar, HIMYM does a good job of clowning Pop Garbage Music (PGM) since it really doesn't require much more than the ability to rhyme words and play an I, IV, V chord progression.

    Too bad she had to drag Snoop along...
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  3. Schtumple thread starter macrumors 601

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  4. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    "Teenage Dream"

    lol what a terrible song. No wonder my generation is so obsessed with "love" and sex.

    Her boyfriend was pretty hot, but did anyone else notice Chris Pine was in that video? :eek:

    "Sandcastles in the sand" was hilarious.
     

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