Released as a digital download on August 12, 2013, “Roar” was commercially successful with 557,000 digital copies sold on its first week sales. “Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming fourth studio 2013 album, ‘Prism’, which is set to be released on October 22, 2013. “Roar” musically, is a midtempo, synth-driven power pop song that contains elements of folk rock, arena rock and glam rock and lyrically about “empowerment,” having “discovered the power within yourself”. The song received generally positive reviews from various music critics, with some saying that “it is certainly one of the more perfect pop songs to come down the pipeline in quite a while.” “Roar” after debuting at number 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 skyrocketed to number 2 the following week, becoming Perry’s 12th top-ten hit single in the United States.
Released as the lead single “Take Back the Night” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his fourth studio album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2. The song was released on July 12, 2013 under RCA Records and musically is a disco and R&B song that lyrically addresses a potential love interest. “Take Back the Night” received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, some calling it “poorly named, pretty fun single” and for being “a solid one, with a heavy disco vibe and the all-important handclaps.” The song is currently at top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 33, and continue to climb the chart.
Released on June 19, 2013, “We Can’t Stop” is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Bangerz.’ Miley described the song as “more funky and R&B, pop” than her earlier records, calling it “infectious;” she also said that it is “exactly what I wanted the first sound to be.” “We Can’t Stop” musically is a midtempo pop, R&B, dance track with a length of 3 minutes and 52 seconds and lyrically talk about a house party, such as, “This is our house/ This is our rules and we can’t stop/ And we won’t stop.” The song received mixed reviews from music critics for its production and lyrics. The single peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with over 1,675,000 million copies sold to date. “We Can’t Stop” also has topped the charts in New Zealand and with 128,000 copies sold within the first week of release in the United Kingdom.