“I have my songwriters’ hat on,” McKee said in regards to when she works with other artists. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.  However, the song debuted two days earlier than expected by leaking on August 10. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100, marking Perry's 8th number 1 song on the chart.  "Roar" spent a total two weeks at number one before it was surpassed by Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball". " Perry said she wrote the song after undergoing therapy, saying she was "sick of keeping all these feelings inside and not speaking up for myself". 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Suddenly, he is attacked by a tiger and Perry dumps her bags and runs off screaming.  James Montgomery of MTV described it as "one of the more perfect pop songs to come down the pipeline in quite a while". The tiger is shown wearing a collar that says "Kitty Purry", a reference to her real-life cat of the same name. Presumably a few days later, Perry has since made friends with a monkey and uses her stiletto heel to form a spear where she is now barefoot and only wearing what's left of her outfit. As she looks into the lake while singing the chorus, she sees a reflection of a tiger instead of herself. The song is also used in Amazon Prime TV shows "The Boys- S2", filmed on female Superhero StarLight*.  In the Belgian Ultratop 50, "Roar" peaked at number five in Flanders and number seven in Wallonia. Its sales reached 4.41 million by the end of 2013, becoming the sixth best-seller of the year.  Perry was criticized by PETA for using exotic animals in the video for "Roar".  She performed the song on German TV show Schlag den Raab on November 16, 2013.  "Roar" was also in the top of the Canadian Digital Chart for three non-consecutive weeks; there, it was Perry's sixth number-one single. Some words are substituted with various Emoji characters. I think that katy perry was bullied when she was a kid, and how now she has the courage to stand up to them and isn't afraid to tell other people she is being bullied. On May 27, 2017, Perry performed the song as her finale at BBC radio one's big weekend in Hull. With lines like “I let you push me past the breaking point/I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything” and “I went from zero to my own hero,” Perry was able to show how much she had grown up since the candy-coated pop juggernaut that was her 2010 album. , "Roar" was also used as the theme song of world number 1 tennis player Serena Williams during the 2014 US Open Championships. When Perry sings about having the "eye of the tiger," it's a mantra of courage and determination that Stallone's character, Rocky Balboa, used in the 1982 movie Rocky III to defeat Mr. T's character Clubber Lang. She sits on a rock and ends up with a tarantula crawling on her.  More video teasers were released onto YouTube, showing Perry at a funeral with a coffin decorated with the singer's famous pink and white pinwheels dress, and entering a recording booth while dressed with a "throwback" jacket featured in the single's cover art, which was revealed on August 8, 2013. At night, she holds a torch and explores a cave.  The single spent two weeks atop the chart before being succeeded by "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz. , Upon the release of "Roar", many accused Perry of copying Sara Bareilles' "Brave". , "Roar" also reached number one on both the US Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Pop Songs.  "Roar" found placings among the top-ten of the airplay charts in Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia.