ReviewDecember, 19th 2016
Many critics are absolutely right when they are speaking about huge similarities between the song by Sara Bareilles named 'Brave' and 'Roar' by Katy Perry. At least at the very beginning, they have hundred percent similar piano sequence (in the tempo, pace and all other elements of audio performance), and the involving of the music itself possesses much more than exponential similarities. It is hard to tell who stole the idea of sounding from whom, but it is a certain controversy exists. Though it is absolutely possible that Katy Perry has never heard the song ‘Brave’ before she has co-written her ‘Roar’.
She told many times that in the ‘Roar’ it was a release of her internal energy after she has been taken therapy due to the health issues, and she didn't feel free before she told what she felt aloud. But actually, we have to agree with those critics who say it's not the roar, but rather some kind of a loud yelp. Which is pretty true – she never roars actually in the clip.
Speaking about the controversy that had to evolve, both singers told that they are not mad about the similarity between the songs because it is hard to create something absolutely unique with so many million songs that already exist in the show business. Of course, it is possible in that case that some sequence of the sounds will be present more or less in this or that song. They differentiate in notes and the ideas, as well as with the involvement of the idea, though they have some similar peculiarities in the general.
Katy Perry is much more popular and if you compare the visual picture in the both clips, we must state with absolute assurance that Katy Perry wins on all fronts from Sara Bareilles due to her personal attractiveness, the professionalism with which her clip has been done and the many locations in which it was filmed – they were 5 in two different countries. It is visually much more attractive than the performance of Sara Bareilles and there's nothing to be mad about because these two are both pretty in what they wanted to say to the humanity.
Speaking about the commercial success, it must be noted that only on YouTube it has more than 1.6 billion views up to now. It has become the prime headliner of her album of the same year and it has a long-long list of countries that rated this clip as number one or at least in the top 10 in their weekly charts. Speaking about the end of your position, it was one country that rated it as #1 – Australia. But in many other, it also landed in the top 10. What is interesting – it is charted between the years 2013-2014, so the next year after its emergence it also entered the top hundred. In the US, it was as much as six different charts that rated it as number 1.
There are 15 countries that certified this song as at least gold. The top quantity of platinum certification was received in Australia with 770.000 copies sold, so it became 11 x Platinum. In the United States, it became nine times Platinum with 6.2 million copies sold.
So no wonder that it was one of the most commercially successful songs and clips up to now, not only done by Katy Perry but ever in the history of show business.
Despite it being officially rated as a pop song, it has the elements of rock, as it has a huge energy. It was even named a power pop song. People love these because such songs give people additional energy, which they lack a lot in the normal grayish life.
Despite Katy Perry told that she wrote that song and actually everyone bought it, there were additional four writers that made it impeccable. It is not a pick on the side of Katy Perry; it is more like the ascertaining of the fact. Reference: More info on Wikipedia: Katy Perry, "Roar", "Brave" (Sara_Bareilles_song)
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