I loved Dark Horse the first time I ever heard it. Think of it as a more contemporary, and funkier, version of her 2011 hit E.T. The song even begins with a little extraterrestrial noise-a-mijiggy before easing into the bass-heavy, steady pulse of the track, and guest rapper Juicy J's vocals only add tp the hypnotic feel of the song.
Billboard is reporting that this pre-release (not single-release) has taken a chart life all on its own. The magazine says the song has debuted this week on the Hot 100 Chart at #40 without any promotion from Katy's label. The song sold three-quarters of a million copies to date, more than double what the set's second single, Unconditionally, has.
I remember playing it for my friends up in Pennsylvania way back in October and they were all taken in as I was by the mesmerizing track. Click play below and you will be too!