Katy, Kesha, Gaga FIRST ERAS - Final Farewell and Updated Front Page

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Hello, and welcome to my rate. Now that you are here you are not allowed to leave. Since we’ll all be here for a while, you might as participate. Nobody likes a party pooper.

Today we begin a time-traveling journey to a simpler time. A time that taught us how repeating syllables can make an infectious and successful pop song. A time before a particular world-conquering Teenage Dream invaded our lives and our radios indefinitely. A time when throwing glitter in the air and being yourself came to the forefront of pop culture. We have three particular ladies to thank.


What do they all have in common? (A.K.A. Why this rate?)

Katy Perry, Kesha, and Lady Gaga all burst onto the scene around the same time, each after their own lengthy but very different journey. Every one of them has taught us that you can release seemingly “meaningless” pop/dance songs while maintaining a personality and also releasing very important and meaningful songs. Perhaps even more importantly is that they showed how to not be afraid of being yourself and to have a little bit more carefree fun. Since their breakouts, each has led a very successful and unique career filled with their own highs and lows that we here on PopJustice have, of course, followed very intently.


So how is this going to work?

We will be focusing on the first eras of each pop queen. The rate will be held in two parts, the first being One of the Boys vs. Animal vs. The Fame, the second The Fame Monster vs. Cannibal. You can participate in just one of the two parts if you want, but I highly encourage both! This way, we'll be comparing the true debut eras and then the 1.5 eras (Katy doesn't really have an equivalent).

You will rate each song on a scale of 0-10.
Any decimals (within reason) will be accepted. I will include an easy PM-able list for you to use below, please please use this to make my life easier! If you don't have an easy way to access each song, I've linked each song to itself on youtube. The PM - Able list will be split into the two parts for clarity. NOTE: If you are returning, bonus tracks were later added and are in red.

You may choose one song FROM EACH PART to receive a score of 11/10.
That's two 11's total. These can be songs that are most important to you, the songs you think are the best from an un-biased point of view, or your underdog faves that you think will need an extra boost.

Commentary is highly encouraged but certainly not required.
You can write anything you'd like to say about each song and it'll appear in the write-up. I’d rather receive scores with no commentary than no scores at all! It's acceptable to only write commentary for certain songs, and I'll accept any commentary at any point (even after the deadline).

Send in your list to me by NOVEMBER 4, 2016 if you want your scores to be counted.
If people are running out of time as the deadline approaches, we’ll deal with it when the time comes!

That’s all you have to do! Once the deadline passes, I’ll reveal the songs from lowest score to highest, starting with part one, with the accompanying commentary as well as my own write-ups. Once the first part is complete, we'll move onto part two. I Look forward to your company as we relive 2008-2010+ in all its glory. This is my first full rate, so it'll be a learning experience for me and I'm thankful to each of you that makes my first time extra special.

Finally, here is what you’ll be rating!

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Katy Perry

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One of the Boys

1. One of the Boys
2. I Kissed A Girl
3. Waking Up in Vegas
4. Thinking of You
5. Mannequin
6. Ur So Gay
7. Hot 'N Cold
8. If You Can Afford Me
9. Lost
10. Self Inflicted
11. I'm Still Breathing
12. Fingerprints
13. I Think I'm Ready (More links: [1] [2] )
14. A Cup of Coffee (More links: [1] [2] )

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Kesha

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Animal
1. Your Love Is My Drug
2. Tik Tok
3. Take It Off
4. Kiss 'n' Tell
5. Stephen
6. Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)
7. Hungover
8. Party At a Rich Dude's House
9. Backstabber
10. Blind
11. Dinosaur
12. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
13. Boots & Boys
14. Animal
15. VIP
16. Dirty Picture Pt. 2

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Cannibal
1. Cannibal
2. We R Who We R
3. Sleazy
4. Blow
5. The Harold Song
6. Crazy Beautiful Life
7. Grow a Pear
8. C U Next Tuesday
9. Animal (Billboard Remix)

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Lady Gaga

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The Fame
1. Just Dance (feat. Colby O'Donis)
2. Lovegame
3. Paparazzi
4. Poker Face
5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
7. The Fame
8. Money Honey
9. Starstruck (feat. Space Cowboy & Flo Rida)
10. Boys Boys Boys
11. Paper Gangsta
12. Brown Eyes
13. I Like It Rough
14. Summerboy
15. Disco Heaven
16. Again Again
17. Retro, Dance, Freak

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The Fame Monster
1. Bad Romance
2. Alejandro
3. Monster
4. Speechless
5. Dance In The Dark
6. Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
7. So Happy I Could Die
8. Teeth
 
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Part One:

One of the Boys

1. One of the Boys
2. I Kissed A Girl
3. Waking Up in Vegas
4. Thinking of You
5. Mannequin
6. Ur So Gay
7. Hot 'N Cold
8. If You Can Afford Me
9. Lost
10. Self Inflicted
11. I'm Still Breathing
12. Fingerprints
13. I Think I'm Ready
14. A Cup of Coffee

Animal
1. Your Love Is My Drug
2. Tik Tok
3. Take It Off
4. Kiss 'n' Tell
5. Stephen
6. Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)
7. Hungover
8. Party At a Rich Dude's House
9. Backstabber
10. Blind
11. Dinosaur
12. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
13. Boots & Boys
14. Animal
15. VIP
16. Dirty Picture Pt. 2

The Fame
1. Just Dance (feat. Colby O'Donis)
2. Lovegame
3. Paparazzi
4. Poker Face
5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
7. The Fame
8. Money Honey
9. Starstruck (feat. Space Cowboy & Flo Rida)
10. Boys Boys Boys
11. Paper Gangsta
12. Brown Eyes
13. I Like It Rough
14. Summerboy
15. Disco Heaven
16. Again Again
17. Retro, Dance, Freak

Part Two:

Cannibal
1. Cannibal
2. We R Who We R
3. Sleazy
4. Blow
5. The Harold Song
6. Crazy Beautiful Life
7. Grow a Pear
8. C U Next Tuesday
9. Animal (Billboard Remix)

The Fame Monster
1. Bad Romance
2. Alejandro
3. Monster
4. Speechless
5. Dance In The Dark
6. Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
7. So Happy I Could Die
8. Teeth

P.S. I'll be learning to use the paint.net tool throughout this rate so bear with me.
P.P.S. If you come up with a pun for the thread title let me know because I've got nothing.
 
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Final Rate Farewell

Results!

Note: Hungover was initially (incorrectly) at number 5 and corrected to its true position of 17 so numbers may be incorrect on the eliminations (this leaderboard is correct).

Part 1
47. Ur So Gay
46. A Cup Of Coffee

45. Retro, Dance, Freak
44. I Think I'm Ready
43. Dinosaur
42. Stephen
41. Dirty Picture Pt. 2

40. Again Again
38. Fingerprints
38. Mannequin
37. I'm Still Breathing

36. Self Inflicted
35. Blah Blah Blah

34. Boots & Boys
33. One Of The Boys
32. If You Can Afford Me

30. VIP
30. Lost
29. I Kissed A Girl

28. Disco Heaven
27. Brown Eyes

26. Money Honey
25. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

24. Starstruck
23. The Fame
22. Backstabber
21. Party At A Rich Dude's House
20. Kiss 'N Tell
19. Thinking Of You

18. Paper Gangsta
17. Hungover
16. I Like It Rough
15. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
14. Blind
13. Waking Up In Vegas
12. Boys Boys Boys
11. Summerboy
10. Hot N Cold
9. Lovegame
8. Take It Off
7. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
6. Animal
5. Tik Tok
4. Your Love Is My Drug
3. Just Dance
2. Poker Face
1. Paparazzi

Part 2

17. Grow A Pear
16. C U Next Tuesday
15. Animal (Billboard Remix)
14. Crazy Beautiful Life
13. Teeth

12. Sleazy
11. Speechless
10. Cannibal

9. Blow
8. We R Who We R
7. Monster
6. So Happy I Could Die
5. The Harold Song

4. Telephone
3. Alejandro
2. Dance In The Dark
1. Bad Romance


List of artwork that I didn't make (Don't sue me!):
Part1:
47. Ur So Gay
45. Retro, Dance, Freak
29. I Kissed A Girl
19. Thinking Of You
16. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
14. Waking Up In Vegas
10. Hot N Cold
9. Lovegame
8. Take It Off
6. Animal
5. Tik Tok
4. Your Love Is My Drug
3. Just Dance
2. Poker Face
1. Paparazzi

Part 2:
7. Blow
6. We R Who We R
4. Telephone
3. Alejandro
2. Dance In The Dark
1. Bad Romance
 
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Final Ranking of all songs together (bold is part 2).
  1. Bad Romance 9.829545
  2. Paparazzi 9.755556
  3. Poker Face 9.644444
  4. Dance In The Dark 9.511364
  5. Alejandro 9.443182
  6. Telephone 9.193182
  7. The Harold Song 9.171591
  8. Just Dance 9.155556
  9. So Happy I Could Die 9.079545
  10. Monster 8.954545
  11. Your Love Is My Drug 8.944444
  12. Tik Tok 8.866667
  13. We R Who We R 8.630682
  14. Blow 8.551136
  15. Animal 8.526667
  16. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 8.522222
  17. Take It Off 8.448889
  18. Lovegame 8.383333
  19. Hot 'N Cold 8.277778
  20. Summerboy 8.195556
  21. Cannibal 8.192045
  22. Boys Boys Boys 8.046667
  23. Waking Up in Vegas 8.011111
  24. Speechless 7.954545
  25. Blind 7.822222
  26. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) 7.75
  27. I Like It Rough 7.738889
  28. Hungover 7.583333
  29. Paper Gangsta 7.476667
  30. Thinking of You 7.411111
  31. Kiss 'N' Tell 7.345556
  32. Party At a Rich Dude's House 7.226667
  33. Sleazy 7.125
  34. Backstabber 7.122222
  35. Teeth 7.079545
  36. The Fame 7.033333
  37. Crazy Beautiful Life 6.948864
  38. Starstruck 6.905556
  39. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich 6.782222
  40. Money Honey 6.694444
  41. Animal (Billboard Remix) 6.664773
  42. Brown Eyes 6.533333
  43. Disco Heaven 6.516667
  44. C U Next Tuesday 6.465909
  45. I Kissed A Girl 6.391111
  46. Lost 6.277778
  47. VIP 6.277778
  48. If You Can Afford Me 6.275556
  49. One of the Boys 6.211111
  50. Boots & Boys 6.206667
  51. Blah Blah Blah 6.115556
  52. Self Inflicted 6.022222
  53. I'm Still Breathing 5.971111
  54. Mannequin 5.855556
  55. Fingerprints 5.855556
  56. Again Again 5.85
  57. Dirty Picture Pt. 2 5.773333
  58. Stephen 5.755556
  59. Dinosaur 5.664444
  60. I Think I'm Ready 5.465909
  61. Retro, Dance, Freak 5.3
  62. A Cup of Coffee 5.090909
  63. Grow a Pear 5.079545
  64. Ur So Gay 3.161111
 
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Katy may very well end up averaging very poorly in comparison to the other two but she does have a couple singles that could very well carry her to the top so I'm definitely interested to see how it plays out.
 
Aw, I wish EPs weren't included in this. Bad Romance is so obviously going to steamroll through everything.
 
Oh I thought The Fame Monster is not included and I had my definite 11. But now things are changed. EPs are my most favourites. And I don't like Katy's album , specially in comparison to her other works and other albums in the rate.
 
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Bless Katy... You don't have much chance hun.

It will be hard to pick an 11 for this but I'm looking forward to this rate.
 

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