"California Gurls" is a song by American recording artist and songwriter Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). Production was handled by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Benny Blanco, all of whom contributed to the writing of the song along with Perry and Bonnie McKee. American hip hop artist Snoop Dogg also has a writing credit, and is featured as a guest vocalist on the song. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California Gurls" is a midtempo disco, funk-pop, and electronic song with influences of New Wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the west coast, the state in which Perry was born and raised. Continue reading at Wikipedia...