On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 7th April 2009, Katy Perry Waking Up In Vegas was released
Waking Up in Vegas is a song by Katy Perry, taken as the fourth and final single from her second studio album, One of the Boys(2008). Katy wrote the song with Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson, and co-produced it with Greg Wells, who is also credited for playing all the instruments on the song. Waking Up in Vegas is a pop rock track about an underage couple getting drunk and blowing their money in Las Vegas, paying homage to the phrase What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
The song reached the top 10 in over eight countries, including the United States, where it peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Katy’s third top ten single. It also peaked in the top 10 in other countries including Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Slovakia and others. The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and it features Katy and actor Joel David Moore in Vegas partying and gambling. Katy performed the track during her Hello Katy Tour and California Dreams Tour.