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Perry nearly missed out on Teenage Dream

1 of 1 Katy Perry nearly missed out on her hit track Teenage Dream
Katy Perry nearly missed out on her hit track Teenage Dream

Firework singer Katy Perry almost didn't record Teenage Dream.

Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee, who penned Katy Perry's hit song Teenage Dream, admits she was tempted to keep the track for herself.

Speaking to US radio station 92.3 Now, Bonnie said: ''I loved Teenage Dream. I think that was my favourite one and that was a hard one for me to give up because I've had that teenage theme kind of throughout my music.''

However, the 29-year-old Somebody singer admits the track may not ''have been a hit'' if it weren't for Katy singing it.

Bonnie, who has also penned songs for Britney Spears and Leona Lewis, also has a close friendship with Thrift Shop hitmaker Macklemore, who she grew up with.

She further pitched in: ''When Thrift Shop blew up and I heard it on the radio I was like, 'This is so good!' Then I looked at the video and I was like, 'No way, that's Ben. That's my high school buddy!' ''

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