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Single by 3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry
from the album Want
Released June 9, 2009
September 8, 2009 (with Katy Perry)
December 14, 2009 (UK)
Genre Crunkcore
Length 3:04
Label Photo Finish
Writer(s) Sean Foreman, Nathaniel Motte
Producer Matt Squire
Certification Gold (RIAA), Gold (BPI)
3OH!3 singles chronology
"Don't Trust Me"
"Blah Blah Blah
Katy Perry chronology
"Waking Up in Vegas"
"If We Ever Meet Again"
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"Starstrukk" is a song recorded by American crunkcore group 3OH!3. It is the second single to be released from their second studio album, Want. A radio-only and the deluxe album version has been released featuring pop artist Katy Perry. The single has had considerable success in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland and Australia, reaching the top 5 in all of these countries.


Music videos

3OH!3 running as they are chased by a group consisting of numerous females down a street in the music video for "Starstrukk".

The music video for the song was premiered by AOL on Monday, June 8, 2009.[1] A "behind the scenes" of the music video has been released prior to the release date. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California and directed by Sum 41's drummer, Steve Jocz. According to Rolling Stone, the video will showcase throngs of girls dressed in fluorescent wardrobe chasing 3OH!3, a large clothed orgy with construction workers, a marching band and copious amounts of whipped cream. Director, Stevo says the concept is a bunch of people getting clustered together until the eventually formed a massive dogpile. According to group member, Sean Foreman, "the video is looking awesome."[1]

Sean Foreman commented on the video to an interview with MTV. He said the following:[2]

"There's a mat on the floor and there's liquid spilled all over the place [...] The concept of the video is one that we brainstormed up. It has to do with a dog pile and crazy body parts and hot legs and boobs and football players." "There are all sorts of body fluids involved. Different types. Blood, spit, a couple we can't mention," Motte added. "You're going to see people flying off a doggy pile, like, flying up into the atmosphere, and at the end, it's revealed it's in reverse motion, so it's just people dog-piling on us. It's movie magic, because we're actually not even in the video. They're CGI-ing taller, better looking people in our places. It works out well."

The new music video for "Starstrukk", including Katy Perry, was shot at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum's Rose Garden in Exposition Park on Monday September 21. It features 3OH!3 getting assaulted by a group of girls after stealing their coins from a wishing fountain. Scenes with Katy Perry singing are also intercut. The video was directed by both Marc Klasfeld and Sum 41 drummer Steve Jocz.

The story in the new music video is related to When in Rome, in which several men fall in love with a woman who takes their coins from a wishing fountain in Rome. Starstrukk is featured on the soundtrack of When in Rome.

Chart performance

"Starstrukk" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #95 and peaked at #66 six weeks later.

In Canada, the song peaked at #31 on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming the group's second top forty hit there.

The song debuted at #5 on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending 20 December 2009, the week of the Christmas chart. It stayed at #5 the following week before falling to #6. On January 10, 2010 it rose to #3, giving it its UK chart peak. "Starstrukk" is 3OH!3's highest peaking single in the UK. It has since been certified Gold by the BPI for sales of 400,000+

It peaked at #4 on the ARIA Chart becoming the group's second Top 5 hit in Australia. In New Zealand, the song peaked at #16.


(Katy Perry Remix)

Chart (2009/10) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[3] 4
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 48
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[5] 21
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[6] 4
Canadian Hot 100[7] 31
Czech Airplay Chart[8] 23
Danish Singles Chart[9] 39
Dutch Singles Chart[10] 65
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[11] 11
Irish Singles Chart[12] 4
New Zealand Singles Chart[13] 16
Slovak Airplay Chart[14] 23
Swedish Singles Chart[15] 55
UK Singles Chart[16] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 66




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