“Thinking of You” is a song by American singer and songwriter Katy Perry, taken from her second studio album, One of the Boys (2008). The song was released on January 12, 2009, and served as the third single from the album. The song was written by Perry and produced by Butch Walker, and is a pop rock and soft rock power ballad. Lyrically, the song deals with a break-up in which Perry does not want to move on but has no choice, and feels nostalgic of a previous lover while in a relationship with another man. It is one of the three songs on the album that Perry wrote solely herself.
The song received generally positive reviews from music critics; however, it is Perry’s lowest charting single to date worldwide. The song peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming her only single to fail to reach the Top 20, and her first of two singles to date that did not break into the Top 10 (the other being “Unconditionally” (2013) (No. 14)), and peaked at number 27 in the United Kingdom. There were two music videos released for the song. The first was released in 2007 and featured Perry in two different rooms, black and white, and was directed by a friend of hers. The second was the commercial release in 2008 which was set in the 1940s and featured Perry playing a woman who lost her lover, a soldier (played by Matt Dallas), in battle during World War II. Perry began playing the song during gigs as early as 2006, and performed the song on both of her concert tours: the Hello Katy Tour and the California Dreams Tour.
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