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Katy Perry Releases Missy Elliott Remix in Push to Tie Michael Jackson Record: LISTEN

Katy Perry has released a Missy Elliott remix of her single "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" in hopes to tie a long-standing chart record held by Michael Jackson.

Missy Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his 1987 album "Bad." Presently, Perry has four No. 1s from her "Teenage Dream" set. Its fifth single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)," rests at No. 2 on the chart this week.

Billboard adds:

Perry has so far claimed four No. 1s from "Teenage Dream" -- "California Gurls," the title track, "Firework" and "E.T." (featuring Kanye West). "Last Friday Night" is in its second week at No. 2 and its seventh frame in the top 10. Jackson's five No. 1s from "Bad" are "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," the title track, "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana." Some fans might have immediately thought "Thriller" held the record for the most No. 1s, since it was such a monster album. While it did spawn seven top 10 hits, only two of them -- "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" -- hit No. 1.

Listen to the Missy Elliott remix, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Why is Towleroad promoting homophobe Katy "UR So Gay" Perry?

    Posted by: HOMOPHOBIA | Aug 8, 2011 11:38:41 AM

  2. Michael didn't need to release stunt "remixes" featuring other, more talented artists in order to break records.

    Posted by: PG | Aug 8, 2011 11:51:14 AM

  3. Sorry, Katy. There is just no comparison. Michael Jackson will always be better. He was a true original with raw talent, great songs, and iconic videos. Do you honestly think you could compare your forgettable, manufactured tripe to songs like "Billie Jean" and "Man in the Mirror"?

    Posted by: Max | Aug 8, 2011 11:52:22 AM

  4. @PG,

    LOL what about ' Say Say Say' --- or was the Macca featuring MJ? I can't remember.

    Posted by: Martin | Aug 8, 2011 11:53:40 AM

  5. Yuck. Forget birds falling from the sky, freak weather, and the drop of the US's credit rating. If her auto-tuned prom anthems take the crown away from one of the last century's greats, it really is "end times".

    Posted by: tranquilo | Aug 8, 2011 12:25:56 PM

  6. That is so cheating. You didn't see Michael adding Debbie Gibson or Tiffany to a remix to get that 5th #1 hit.

    Posted by: Bruno | Aug 8, 2011 12:57:27 PM

  7. For me, Katy usually is a wan 2nd-place to Gaga. But LAST FRIDAY NIGHT is the sh!t and Missy Elliott had me on the floor with her "Friday night was nice and loooooooooong" double entendre.

    Missy and Luda are always great for the lewd yet hilarious lyrics.

    Posted by: redball | Aug 8, 2011 1:03:01 PM

  8. *pukes on desk*

    Posted by: Christian | Aug 8, 2011 1:07:05 PM

  9. Teenage Dream > Born This Way


    But obviously Bad is better than any of this drivel

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 8, 2011 1:23:47 PM

  10. Homophobia,

    I'm sure you have never made a homophobic comment ever in your life. Get over it.

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 8, 2011 1:31:00 PM

  11. It's a different era entirely. To equate the sale of these "singles" with what it took to do it before the digital era is pointless. Michael will always rule.

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 8, 2011 1:31:42 PM

  12. The true test of any artist is how they perform live. Katy sounded like sh*t on SNL and really doesn't have much stage presence. Her songs are catchy but will be forgotten in 3 years.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Aug 8, 2011 2:15:17 PM

  13. Michael Jackson's songs were vastly superior to Perry's and will be remembered forever.

    Posted by: Red | Aug 8, 2011 3:29:47 PM

  14. @sam ur an idiot the two albums are completely different katys is marketed towards teenagers light and fluffy and gaga is marketed to 20 somethings and is much darker comparing the two is just stupid

    Posted by: sean | Aug 8, 2011 4:35:49 PM

  15. Katy is crap. The release of this remix proves just how fake she is. She's exploiting Billboard magazine's flawed policy of double-counting sales of a song title sung by different performers.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 8, 2011 6:05:18 PM

  16. if you really dont want katy perry to reach number one all you have to do is listen to more lmfao "party rock anthem" and nikki's "super bass". listen to it on itunes and on the radio. that will keep katy perry from getting another number one hit. listen to them three times a day if you want to.

    Posted by: max | Aug 10, 2011 6:35:00 PM

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