VIDEO: Need to Quiet a Crying Baby? Play Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’

A baby (left) and Katy Perry

Eva Baker

updated 08/05/2014 AT 5:55 PM ET

originally published 08/05/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET

Of all the Katy Perry songs you might expect to calm a crying child, “Dark Horse” would likely not be high up on your list. “California Gurls,” maybe, or “Unconditionally,” sure. But “Dark Horse,” the trap song that features a rap verse in which former Three Six Mafia member Juicy J name-checks Jeffey Dahmer? One would think that would be the second worst (after “Peacock”) Katy Perry song to play.

But as this video proves, the dark carnival atmosphere of Perry’s third Prism single can cheer up at least one melancholy tot. Maybe it’s the beat, maybe it’s Juicy J’s classic ad-libs. (“Y’all know what it is!”) Either way, it’s remarkably effective. Who knows – we may have just found the littlest trap lord.

Watch the video above, and then enjoy the full "Dark Horse" video below. You know, in case there are any babies around.

Katy Perry and brother David Hudson

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