By Leah Greenblatt
Updated July 22, 2010 at 09:12 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Emma SummertonJust in time for the waning reign of “California Gurls” and its candy-coated swurls, Katy Perry has dropped another single, the title track from her upcoming sophomore album (not counting, of course, the Katy Hudson years) Teenage Dream.

It’s being pulled from YouTube about as quickly as the fans are uploading it, but Perez Hilton has a sanctioned stream here; the midtempo love song (ode to Aldous Snow?) continues the retro steez that was all over “Gurlz”—here, I’m getting ’80s ladies like Pat Benatar and Berlin‘s Terri Nunn, maybe a little Kim Wilde; either way, it’s definitely wearing a Danskin leotard.

The song goes to iTunes tomorrow. What do you think, readers—does this bode well for Dream? Or do you prefer the Perry of bi-curious kisses and Vegas wake-up calls?

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