Song You Need To Know: Katy Perry, 'California Gurls (Passion Pit Remix)'

Now that there's so much candy-coated, sugar-rush imagery associated with Katy Perry's summer jam to end all summer jams, "California Gurls," it's easy to forget there's a really, really catchy song underneath. Added to which, the song is so dang popular that it's already reached that point where you can't go anywhere without hearing it anymore, you know? Kinda like what happened to Outkast's "Hey Ya."

Well, leave it to the boys in the indie-dance band Passion Pit to rediscover and reinvent "California Gurls," making it awesome all over again.

The original version is a bouncy, funky, infectious piece of pop. On Passion Pit's remix, the song becomes a moodier, more club-friendly track that feels a little like Shannon's '80s freestyle classic, "Let The Music Play," which, if you recall, Jordin Sparks redid.

Check out the remix below, and watch a three-pack of seriously awesome videos: Katy's "California Gurls," Passion Pit's "Little Secrets" and Shannon's "Let The Music Play."

+ Listen to Katy Perry, "California Gurls (Passion Pit Remix)" here