“The insistence of the tonic in the melody keeps your ears’ eyes fixed on the destination, but the song never arrives there. Weightlessness is achieved.” Slate’s Owen Pallet attempts to explain Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream using music theory.

+ According to science, this is what women want on the dance floor. (I asked my wife what women want on the dance floor and she said, “their girlfriends and another cocktail.”)