Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" Hits Big on the Billboard Hot 100 - Taylor Olson Covers

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"Wide Awake" is Katy Perry’s 9th single to reach the top 10. The track was specifically written for her "Part of Me" album, but with the release of her 3D concert film the single was included in the movie’s promotional rollout.

Wide Awake Video on YouTube

Wide Awake Video on YouTube

MTV recognizes five key scenes that represent a lot of stages in Katy’s journey through the career world. It has a classically, creepy take Lewis Carroll’s fairy tale that mixes the fantastical with the autobiographical.

"Wide Awake" is Katy Perry’s 9th single to reach the top 10. The track was specifically written for her "Part of Me" album, but with the release of her 3D concert film the single was included in the movie’s promotional rollout.

This new track by the singer has one of the most controversial music videos ever made. MTV recognizes five key scenes that represent a lot of stages in Katy’s journey through the career world. It has a classically, creepy take Lewis Carroll’s fairy tale that mixes the fantastical with the autobiographical. This means that this video is a treat to both fans and armchair analyst alike. In this video, there are five important moments that each rife with a psychological meaning.

The song has also become a popular target of young singers who perform cover videos and then post their versions on YouTube. One of the latest to jump on the bandwagon is a young singer songwriter from Salt Lake City, UT named Taylor Olson. Her Wide Awake cover can be viewed on YouTube.

Olson writes and performs her own original music, but is finding that posting YouTube cover videos is a useful way for her to find an audience. Her previous cover of Taylor Swift's "Safe and Sound" is approaching 300,000 views.

Katy Perry is known for many hit singles such as "Firework", "California Gurls" and many more. The song got a live premiere at the Billboard Music Awards in May this year. Perry also performed the song at Canada’s Much Music Video Awards, which she co-hosted with LMPAO last June 17. Two days after that event, the music video premiered on MTV which Kirkup described as "hopeful and honest".

The "Part of Me" concert film is probably Perry’s biggest project this year. It is the 4th highest grossing concert film ever made. Katy Perry has always been known for making great music. Her messages speak strongly for through her lyrics and taking into consideration every person equally no matter the sex. It is no wonder that her music has inspired a lot of local artists from around the world and inspiring them through her music.

Don’t expect a clone of "Wide Awake" from Taylor Olson’s cover version. Although Olson’s original music is sometimes considered to be similar to Perry’s in style, Olson prefers to put her own twist on any cover she performs. In this case Olson has put a mellow folk spin to the pop hit. The video was filmed on location near Utah’s Sundance Ski Resort and was recorded live in one take.

Taylor Olson is well-known on Youtube for her cover video of Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound”, the official movie soundtrack of “The Hunger Games”. Her video has received nearly 300,000 views on Youtube.

About Taylor Olson
Taylor Olson is an independent artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes original songs and she has made covers of famous songs like “Safe and Sound.” Get a chance to download her original songs and her own version of Taylor Swift Safe and Sound Cover video at http://www.taysings.com/

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