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Behind the Song: Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’

“I am woman, hear me roar.” It’s the simple phrase that Helen Reddy sang in 1971 and 42 years later would inspire Katy Perry, along with her co-writer Bonnie McKee, to write “Roar.”

01/02/2014

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Interview: Bonnie McKee on the Inspiration Behind Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’

Before hitting the stage for the We Can Survive concert, Katy Perry’s BFF spoke with Radio.com about her ’80s-inspired upcoming album, the inspiration behind “Roar” and the difference between writing songs for herself and writing for others.

10/24/2013

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Bonnie McKee Lands Katy Perry, Kiss & More In ‘American Girl’ Video

Bonnie McKee may not be a well-known name to the average person, but she’s very well known among their favorite pop stars. As a songwriter, McKee’s had a hand in writing massive hits: Katy Perry’s […]

06/27/2013

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