As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Katy Perry used Queen rocker Freddie Mercury as inspiration for her new fragrance called “Killer Queen“:
“Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in. I named my company Killer Queen after those lyrics.”
But Katy Perry didn’t inspire Teenage Dream. A 29-year-old singer and songwriter named Bonnie McKee wrote it. Bonnie McKee has penned some of Katy Perry’s biggest hits, including California Gurls, Wide Awake, Part of Me, and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). Besides Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee also writes music for Britney Spears and Leona Lewis.
Bonnie McKee recently revealed she almost kept Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream to herself:
”I loved ‘Teenage Dream’. I think that was my favorite one and that was a hard one for me to give up because I’ve had that teenage theme kind of throughout my music.”
Unfortunately for Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry had the star power necessary to catapult Teenage Dream onto the top charts. McKee believes Teenage Dream probably would not “have been a hit” if Katy Perry hadn’t sung it.
Are you surprised Katy Perry didn’t write many of her biggest hits, including Teenage Dream?