ROAR | Katy Perry | Saturday Night Live, tempo breakdown, video | meanspeed map featuring Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leland

Meanspeed Summary

median expected tempo/mean speed=90.3 beats per minute

performer=Katy Perry

average beat=664 milliseconds

corresponding tone=385.4 Hertz


Sweet Baby James speed

I looked to see on the internet if there was a precise tempo breakdown of the song “Roar,” performed by Katy Perry on Saturday Night Live last night, October 12, 2013.

At the same time, the Tigers fans in my building were screaming loud during the victory in game one of the American League Championship Series.  The Tigers beat the Red Sox 1-0 in a combined-one-hitter in Boston against the love them or hate them Red Sox.

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Tigers 1, Boston 0 - ALCS Game 1
Tigers 1, Boston 0 – ALCS Game 1

Seeing nothing but many post that called the tempo “mid-tempo” yet finding no tempo maps or graphs of any kind, I did it myself.

English: Katy Perry at the 2011 Logie Awards
English: Katy Perry at the 2011 Logie Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

performance location=30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

  1. Roar (song) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    median expected tempo/mean speed=90.3 beats per minute
    average beat=644 milliseconds

    Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry, released as the  by Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, and Cirkut, “Roar” is a midtempo 

  2. Sara Bareilles – Katy Perry (Brave-Roar) 92.5 bpm – YouTube

    Aug 22, 2013 – Uploaded by Josh Bedlion

    No change to both songs, and just lining up the tempo BraveRoar (Sara Bareilles x Katy Perry MASHUP 

  3. Brave (Sara Bareilles) – VS – Roar (Katy Perry) | Same That Tune

    Aug 16, 2013 – Brave (Sara Bareilles) – VS – Roar (Katy Perry Similarities include:tempo ( Roar 92 bpm, Brave 90 bpm), key (both are in Bb), chord 

  4. Katy Perry’s ‘Roar‘ sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave

    Aug 12, 2013 – Over the weekend, Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” leaked early and gave the world its first taste of Perry’s upcoming album Prism. In a lot of 

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  5. Katy PerryRoar – short analysis of composition | Antti Sunell Music…/katyperryroar-sh…

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    Aug 11, 2013 – Katy Perry’s new single Roar has leaked to net day before its official I think this is first Max Martin tune for Katy Perry in this tempo – but not 

  6. Katy Perry, ‘Roar‘: Track Review | Billboard…/katyperryroar-track-review

    Aug 12, 2013 – Katy Perry kicks off her hotly anticipated “Prism” era with a stylistic return  and the stomping mid-tempo beat leaves a little to be desired in the 

  7. Katy Perry accused of being a copy cat with new ‘Roar‘ single | Page…/katyperry-accused-of-being-a-copy-cat-with-new-roar-s…

    Aug 23, 2013 – Singer Katy Perry is called out for plagiarism for her latest single “Roar. discussion in the Twitterverse, with critics noting the similar key, tempo and loping Just heard Sara Bareilles Brave looped over Roar by Katy Perry

  8. Roar – Katy Perry – Beat Match City

    Aug 12, 2013 – I still believe there’s hit potential, especially because we’re talking Katy Perry here. But it feels more like a female or kids empowerment anthem 

  9. Katy Perry Offers ‘Roar‘ Snippet in Latest Teaser – › News › Music News

    Aug 8, 2013 – Katy Perry Offers ‘Roar‘ Snippet in Latest Teaser. Add Comment  new song, a few fleeting seconds of “whoa-oh-oh’s” set to mid-tempo beats.

  10. Katy Perry – Roar Lyrics | Rock Genius

    6 days ago – Roar” is the lead single off of Katy Perry’s upcoming album Prism.  on Teenage Dream in exchange for a mid-tempo pop-rock anthem similar to.

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Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON