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


macrumors 601
Original poster
Jun 13, 2007
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.


macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
San Francisco
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...


macrumors 6502
Nov 28, 2008
"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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