"Birthday" is a song by American recording artist Selena Gomez for her solo debut album Stars Dance (2013). It was written and produced by Mike Del Rio, with additional writing by Crista Russo and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Matt Beckley also provided additional vocal production for the song. Musically, "Birthday" combines deep electronic dance beats and police sirens with elements of trap music. The songs instrumentation is created by blending purring, synthesized bass, snappy beats, handclaps, "oxygen-sucking" sub-bass, and trap snares with sexual moans and elements of hip hop music. Sparse drum beats and vocal chants are woven throughout the songs composition, which has been described by critics as a mixture of electropunk, EDM, and dubstep, creating a unique sound. The song was originally announced as a single, but was never officially released from the album.
"Birthday" is a disco song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee and producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut. Critics, as well as Perry herself, have compared the track to works by Prince and Mariah Carey. Through double entendres in the lyrics of "Birthday", Perry makes sexual references while celebrating a partner's birthday. The song was sent by Capitol to mainstream and rhythmic radio on April 21, 2014 as the fourth single from Prism.