Some popular Katy Perry music videos are for the songs "The One That Got Away," "Firework" and "California Gurls." The videos for "I Kissed a Girl" and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" are also popular.
The video for "The One That Got Away" was Perry's second collaboration with director Floria Sigismondi that features an old-lady makeover for Perry and jumps through time. It features a cameo from Diego Luna. Perry's dramatic acting skills are also on show in this video, which explores the theme of love and loss set against a California backdrop.
Set in Budapest, the video for "Firework" was directed by Dave Meyers. Featured in the video are children and teenagers facing life struggles; they are ultimately portrayed with fireworks igniting out of their chests, signifying Perry's message of "igniting the light."
The video for "California Gurls" features a Candyland theme and a cameo by Snoop Dogg. Complex visual effects were used to transform California into a surreal landscape, while choreographed dancing was utilized by Perry in a video for the first time.
Directed by Kinga Burza, the video for "I Kissed a Girl" features bizarre imagery and a pink-and-red color scheme. The video ends with Perry waking up and realizing the whole video was a dream.