More than 2.6 million people have bought copies of [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm]‘s “California Gurls,” either on CD or digitally. But Perry got props from an interesting source on Monday. Check out who else loves “California Gurls” after the jump!
Ms. Perry is not the first artist to name a song after the women of the state of California. The [lastfm]Beach Boys[/lastfm] recorded their ode to west coast females in 1965. And one of that song’s writers, [lastfm]Brian Wilson[/lastfm] of the [lastfm]Beach Boys[/lastfm], is also digging Katy’s take!
“I love her vocal,” Wilson told the Los Angeles Times through his manager on Monday. “She sounds very clear and energetic.”
Energetic, of course, is a good way to describe both Ms. Perry and the [lastfm]Beach Boys[/lastfm] themselves, in different ways. But Wilson liked both Perry’s take on the theme and the verse from rapper [lastfm]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm].
“The melody is infectious, and I’m flattered that [lastfm]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm] used our lyric on the tag,” Wilson said. “I wish them well with this cut.”
The well-wishes are nice, but might be unneccessary, as “California Gurls” has become the runaway hit of the summer. Who else do you think is a closet [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm] fan out there?
Check out the original “California Girls”!
[Source: Los Angeles Times]