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Music Review: Teenage Dream - Katy Perry



Speed: 121 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm, 120 to 125 bpm

The DJ’s Take: As The Round Mound of Rebound would say, this song is turrible. But it somehow slipped into the Billboard Top 10, and it’s gotten a lot of hype on MTV lately, so you figure young females around the country already know it and like it. Plus, it’s in the same basic key and bpm as Usher’s new song, so that’s at least 6-7 minutes of bliss for your average top 40 fan. Try it out yourself this weekend, and leave a comment below to let us know how it goes.

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