Ur So Gay (EP)

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Ur So Gay
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EP by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
Length16:51
LabelCapitol
Producer
Katy Perry chronology
Katy Hudson
(2001)
Ur So Gay
(2007)
One of the Boys
(2008)

Ur So Gay is the debut extended play (EP) by American singer Katy Perry. It was released digitally on November 20, 2007 by Capitol Records. A physical edition of the EP was released on January 15, 2008. The EP contains four tracks: the title track "Ur So Gay", a remix of the title track by American DJ Junior Sanchez, "Use Your Love" (a remake of The Outfield's 1986 song "Your Love"), and "Lost".[1] "Ur So Gay" and "Lost" would later appear on Perry's second studio album, One of the Boys (2008).

Music[edit]

According to Perry, she had a couple of different choices in mind for covers. She initially wanted to record a Queen song, but could not think of one that was particularly club-worthy. While at a club with her friends, The Outfield's song "Your Love" was played. Perry said that when the song came on, every girl there went onto the dance floor and had "the best time", which is something that she wanted to capture on the EP.[2]

Release[edit]

The EP was not expected to be a huge seller and only "a few thousand" copies were sold. According to Chris Anokute, Perry's A&R, the EP "did well in terms of building a press story but because people didn't run to iTunes to buy the EP some executives in the company started backpedalling".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Ur So Gay – Standard edition[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ur So Gay"Wells3:39
2."Ur So Gay" (Remix)
  • Perry
  • Wells
5:54
3."Use Your Love"
  • Sanchez
  • Ray Martin
3:03
4."Lost"Bruner4:20
Total length:16:51

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States November 20, 2007[4] Digital download Capitol
January 15, 2008[5] CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff, WWD (November 7, 2007). "Rad Hatter". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Burr, Mike (February 6, 2008). "Katy Perry: Interview". Prefix. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "A&R, Record Label / Company, Music Publishing, Artist Manager and Music Industry Directory". HitQuarters. October 18, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ur So Gay". Amazon. November 20, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "UR So Gay". Amazon. January 15, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2018.