“I Kissed A Girl” was one of Katy Perry’s first big songs that songs that came out on the radio, and it surprised a lot of people. A woman dedicated a whole song about how she kissed another girl and liked it. It was a little risque.
However, Katy Perry did not begin her career as a pop star singing about sexual, somewhat-taboo things. No, Katy Perry actually began her career as Katy Hudson, who sang Christian songs. Here’s one of her songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70AlxWcbWAc
No sex or taboo there. Just some good, old Jesus praising.
It’s no wonder she wanted to change the name associated with “I Kissed A Girl” and other songs, such as “Ur So Gay:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbLkXhGEmo. Katy Hudson could not be singing as the same thing as Katy Perry.
While Katy Hudson couldn’t be associated with kissing girls, Katy Perry has seemed to incorporate more religious songs in her newest album, such as “By the Grace of God.”
Katy Perry reminds me of John Donne in a way. He didn’t change his name, but since he was a priest, he decided not to publish his more erotic poems, like “The Flea.” It probably wouldn’t have sat well with his parishioners. Katy Perry then decided to change her name to fit the more erotic, sexual, taboo songs she would be singing.