“Teenage Dream” was released as the second single from Perry’s studio album of the same name. The song became Perry’s second number one Hot 100 single from the album, following the number one peak of the previous single, “California Girls”.

“Teenage Dream” debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 dated August 7, 2010, becoming the week’s Hot Shot debut. It also debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart at number 11 with 84,000 downloads, and on the Radio Songs chart at number 75.

The following week, it jumped to number seven on the Hot 100, due to a radio audience of 29.5 million impressions and an increase of 183,000 downloads. On the issue dated September 18, 2010, the song topped the chart becoming her second consecutive number one-single and her third overall number one-single.

MUSIC VIDEO:

A music video for the song was filmed in various locations around Perry’s hometown in Santa Barbara, California and was directed by Yoann Lemoine (a.k.a. Woodkid).

The video showcases Perry being in love with her high school lover.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
You think I’m pretty without any makeup on
You think I’m funny when I tell the punch line wrong
I know you get me
So I let my walls come down, down
Before you met me
I was alright, but things were kinda heavy
You brought me to life
Now every February, you’ll be my Valentine, Valentine

[Pre-Chorus]
Let’s go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I, we’ll be young forever

[Chorus]
You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream
The way you turn me on
I can’t sleep
Let’s run away and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back
My heart stops when you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby, I believe this is real
So take a chance and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back

[Verse 2]
We drove to Cali and got drunk on the beach
Got a motel and built a fort out of sheets
I finally found you, my missing puzzle piece
I’m complete

[Pre-Chorus]
Let’s go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I, we’ll be young forever

[Chorus]
You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream
The way you turn me on
I can’t sleep
Let’s run away and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back
My heart stops when you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby, I believe this is real
So take a chance and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back

[Bridge]
I’mma get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
(Tonight, tonight, tonight…)

[Chorus]
You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream
The way you turn me on
I can’t sleep
Let’s run away and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back (No)
My heart stops when you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby, I believe this is real
So take a chance and don’t ever look back
Don’t ever look back

[Outro]
I’mma get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
(Tonight, tonight, tonight…)