C – Circle the Drain by Katy Perry

A-Z Blog Challenge - Circle the Drain by Katy Perry - Lauren Mayhew Author

Circle the Drain by Katy Perry – 57 Plays – 60 ‘C’ Songs in Total

First of all, I’ll start by saying that this song contains a lot of explicit language, so if you’re offended by bad language, please don’t listen to this song, or read the lyrics halfway through this blog!

I bet a few of you saw ‘Circle‘ and were expecting Circle of Life from the Lion King, weren’t you? It’s on my iPod, but not that high up the list unfortunately. I don’t exactly remember when I first listened to Circle the Drain, it must have been a year or so after the album came out. I’m not a massive fan of Katy Perry. It’s nothing against her, just that I never quite gelled with some of her music. Except for Circle the Drain, of course. There isn’t an official music video for Circle the Drain, so a lyric video is at the bottom of the post.

It’s quite obviously a revenge song, and who doesn’t love one of those? I don’t care who it’s about. I really don’t. Celebrity squabbles are not something that I follow closely and I try to keep out of real life situations like that too. I just love the sound of it. It’s quite edgy and very different to the pop vibe running through the rest of the album. Cheesy pop isn’t my kind of thing, unless it’s the Backstreet Boys.

Wanna be your lover, not your fucking mother
Can’t be your savior; I don’t have the power
I’m not gonna stay and watch you circle the drain
Watch you circle the drain
Watch you circle the drain

I’m not usually a fan of swearing in songs, I don’t generally see the point, but I will excuse Circle the Drain because of the point that it’s trying to make. There are a lot of relationships where one half of the couple, male or female, like to be babied. I find this strange. It’s ok to want someone to look after you, but not for them to treat you like a child. Why would anyone want their ‘lover’ to look after them like a parent would? Obviously, this song mentions drugs too, so it might be a little exaggerated, but the chorus in Circle the Drain will forever hold some of my favourite lines in a song ever.

If I’m honest, the ranking for ‘C’ songs hasn’t been that surprising, unlike the last two. The top 5 are pretty much what I would have expected with songs from The Wanted (Chasing the Sun), McFly (Corrupted), James Bay (Collide) and Katy B (Crying for No Reason). Click the purple text to be directed to the songs on YouTube. Clearly none of these songs can quite beat Circle the Drain, though McFly got close with 50 total plays.

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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A-Z Blogging Challenge 2018 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorA few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player, or Windows Media Player days.


8 thoughts on “C – Circle the Drain by Katy Perry

  1. Song A Day says:

    I’ve been a little on the fence about Katy Perry for a few years now, but this one isn’t too bad at all! I love the music a lot, it’s a lot edgier than her usual sound at the time.


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