How Did They Write That? Bonnie McKee, “American Girl”

After co-writing 8 #1 singles for pop sensations like Katy Perry and Taio Cruz, Bonnie McKee decided to write her own catchy pop single.  "American Girl" is a dance-pop party anthem about American girls who just want to have fun.  McKee's song has reached a peak chart position of no. 7 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and no. 28 on Billboard Mainstream Top 40.  Her flirty music video has accumulated over 2 million views since July. Bonnie McKee, "American Girl" Written by:  Bonnie McKee, Josh Abraham, Jon Asher, Oliver Goldstein, Alex Drury, & Jacknife Lee Recorded by:  Bonnie McKee  Peak Chart Position: No. 7 Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, No. 28 Billboard Mainstream Top 40 What is a typical day like in the life of Bonnie McKee? Wake up, thank my lucky stars, get my ass kicked by a trainer, lately a lot of interviews, go to the studio, procrastinate, drink Red Bull, collect pictures from the internet for inspiration, work until I can't see straight, watch Breaking Bad or Dexter, go to sleep, repeat. When and where did you write "American Girl?" I first started the idea at Pulse Studios in Silver Lake with my boyfriend, Oliver, and my…

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