Katy Perry described a wild holiday in her song “Waking up in Vegas.” The lyrics of the song share some similarities with the plot of the Hangover. Despite this, Perry’s song was not allowed in the film. One of the songwriters explained what it was like to be rejected by the film’s creators.
Katy Perry collaborated with a songwriter who worked on classic rock songs
Desmond Child is a songwriter who works on classic rock songs like Kiss’ “I was made to love you‘ and Bon Jovi’s ‘You give love a bad name.” during an interview with 2014 The TennesseeShe spoke to Perry about working on Waking Up in Vegas.
“Well, when I met Katy, she was actually the lead singer of [pop production team] The Matrix,” he recalled. The Matrix was best known for their early career collaborations with Avril Lavigne. “And then we sort of wrote ‘Waking Up in Vegas,’ I think while she was on ‘The Matrix,'” Child added. “She was kind of trying to figure things out. I think it’s a pretty cool story because this song survived all these record deals.”
Desmond Child tried multiple times to get Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas” on The Hangover
Child spoke about his failed attempts to get Waking Up in Vegas the Hangover. “I knew the movie the Hangover was made, and it’s all set in Vegas, much like the plot of the song,” he recalled. “I tried every way I could to get this song into this film and I kept getting turned down. It was so frustrating because they kept telling me, ‘Well, it’s a man’s movie, so there can’t be a woman’s voice.'”
This answer angered Child. “How crazy is that?” he said. “They all had girlfriends, you know what I mean? “This is what you get when you wake up in Vegas!” Nobody got it. The song and the movie were #1 at the same time. It just broke my heart.”
How audiences reacted to “Waking Up in Vegas” and “The Hangover.”
Child said “Waking Up in Vegas” reached #1. The did not United States. “Waking Up in Vegas” reached #9 on the charts Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for 23 weeks. It appeared on Perry’s album One of the boys. The album peaked at number 9 on the poster 200which stays on the chart for 92 weeks.
kid was about right the Hangover. Corresponding Weekly entertainment, Hollywood.com reported that the film reached #1 at the box office. It beat Pixars High for the top position. Box office mojo The film reportedly made over $468 million on a budget of $35 million.
the Hangover became a hit, although fans didn’t get to hear Perry’s voice on it.
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