Katy Perry is getting desperate.
After a few weeks of pelting US radio listeners with “The One That Got Away,” she’s getting nervous that her song will never reach its full potential. She’s pulling out all of the stops in her quest to nab the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Along with a duel host/musical guest appearance on this week’s Saturday Night Live, the pop artist has decided to drop the cost of her single from $1.29 to 69 cents on iTunes.
If her single reaches number one, she dethrones the legendary Michael Jackson as the record holder for most chart-topping singles off of a single album. Currently, Perry’s Teenage Dream is tied with Jackson’s Bad with five.
You can practically smell the desperation as Perry frantically rushes from room to room, rallying her entourage to devise schemes to rocket her single to number one. But the 27-year-old simpleton seems blissfully unaware that she’s destroying a piece of music history—all for an album covered in cotton candy.1.29, 69 cents, Billboard, iTunes, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, price cut, The One That Got Away