“Hot n Cold” is a song by 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).

It was the second-most successful single off of One of the Boys, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and won Perry a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Since its release, the song has been featured in a commercial, film, and even video game.

MUSIC VIDEO:

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 fianc√©, who experiences a daydream in which she pursues him after he flees from the wedding.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
You change your mind like a girl changes clothes
Yeah, you PMS like a bitch; I would know
And you overthink, always speak cryptically
I should know that you’re no good for me

[Chorus]
‘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 wanna stay, no
(You) But you don’t really wanna go, oh
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

[Verse 2]
We used to be just like twins, so in sync
The same energy, now’s a dead battery
Used to laugh (Used to laugh) ’bout nothing (‘Bout nothing)
Now you’re plain (Now you’re plain) boring (Boring)
I should know (I should know) that you’re not gonna change

[Chorus]
‘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 wanna stay, no
(You) But you don’t really wanna go, oh
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

[Bridge]
Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bipolar
Stuck on a roller coaster
Can’t get off this ride
You change your mind like a girl changes clothes

[Chorus]
‘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 wanna stay, no
(You) But you don’t really wanna go, oh
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