Hot N Cold

Katy Perry

About Hot N Cold

"Hot n Cold" is a song by American singer Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin and produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco for her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). The track was released as the album's second single on September 9, 2008. The lyrics address an unstable romantic relationship caused by a partner's mood swings. The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Perry's second consecutive top three single, following "I Kissed a Girl". It also became Perry's second top five single in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and topped the charts in Finland, Germany, Canada, Norway, Spain, and Denmark, among others. To date, "Hot n Cold" has sold over 5.7 million copies in the US, making it one of Perry's highest-selling singles in the nation. To promote "Hot n Cold", Perry marked the song's live debut with a performance on NBC's Today. She also performed the song at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, which she hosted. The song's music video, which was directed by Alan Ferguson, was released on October 1, 2008, and features Perry as a bride who is about to get married to her fiancé, who experiences a daydream in which she pursues him after he flees from the wedding. "Hot n Cold" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Perry also performed the song on the Hello Katy Tour, California Dreams Tour, Prismatic World Tour and Witness: The Tour. 


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2017
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You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes
Yeah you, PMS
Like a bitch
I would know

And you over think
Always speak
Cryptically

I should know
That you're no good for me

'Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
(You) You don't really want to stay, no
(You) But you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down

We used to be
Just like twins
So in sync
The same energy
Now's a dead battery
Used to laugh bout nothing
Now you're plain boring

I should know that
You're not gonna change

'Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
(You) You don't really want to stay, no
(You) But you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down

Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bi-polar
Stuck on a roller coaster
Can't get off this ride

You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes

'Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
(You) You don't really want to stay, no
(You) But you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down, down.

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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California around the influence of goth music. more »

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Written by: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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6 facts about this song

Music Video Facts
1. The music video for "Hot N Cold" was directed by Alan Ferguson, who has worked with several other famous musicians. 2. The video is known for its humor and includes a scene where Perry chases her runaway groom through the streets. 3. In the music video, Perry goes through 12 wardrobe changes, each outfit signifying the "hot" and "cold" changes.
Song Content and Background
4. "Hot N Cold" is a pop song that discusses the fluctuating nature of human relationships. 5. The song was written by Katy Perry, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin, all notable figures in the pop music scene. 6. "Hot N Cold" is from Perry's second studio album, "One of the Boys," released in 2008.
Chart and Sales Performance
7. The single was a huge commercial success and peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. 8. "Hot N Cold" has been certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA as of 2019, denoting over 8 million units sold. 9. It also had significant international success, reaching number one in Germany, Canada, and several other countries.
Awards and Recognition
10. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. 11. It also earned Perry a nomination for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Song in 2009.
Live Performances
12. Perry has included "Hot N Cold" in the setlist of all her tours, demonstrating its lasting popularity. 13. During her performances, Perry often involves the audience in singing the chorus, making it a crowd favorite.
Impact and Legacy
14. "Hot N Cold" remains one of Perry's most recognizable hits and has been covered by many artists and featured in numerous TV shows and films. 15. Its catchy melody and relatable lyrics helped establish Perry's reputation as a successful pop star.

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