In order to dig for ballads both old and new, unreleased songs and live versions, we fell down the YouTube hole for you. If you have two working ears, this song is likely dangerous. Gaga tore the labrum of her right hip during the Born This Way Ball tour in February , and had to cancel the rest of her dates so she could have surgery. She later told Elvis Duran that she smoked marijuana in order to deal with the pain of the operation, and developed an addiction. Gaga channeled this struggle into the sad song "Dope," which is one of the most autobiographical songs on 's Artpop. Gaga performed this at NYU's annual talent show in She came in third place. This didn't make it onto Gaga's debut album, likely due to the similarities to "Brown Eyes," but it it is a delicious electro-ballad nonetheless. Again, "Let Love Down" bears more than a few similarities to "Brown Eyes," and it's hard not to be impressed by Gaga's tendency to write fifty versions of a song before arriving at the polished final product. The song's title was inspired by Hurricane Katrina victims, and Gaga wrote it in the tail end of
The Fame is the debut studio album by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released on August 19, , by Interscope Records. Musically, The Fame is an electropop , synth-pop , and dance-pop album that displays influences from s music. Lyrically, it visualizes Gaga's love of fame in general, while also dealing with subjects such as love, sex, money, drugs, and sexual identity. The album was primarily promoted through The Fame Ball Tour and multiple television appearances, and was reissued as a deluxe edition with The Fame Monster on November 18, The album received generally favorable reviews from critics, who commended its lyrical content, Gaga's musicianship and vocal ability.
Every release became an event; her every move was dissected on social media. No pop star of the s was more committed to achieving transcendence through her art. She has undoubtedly raised the bar for pop music, videos, fashion, and live performances. But the comedown, if you can call it that, was fascinating in its own way. No artist is completely original, but time has proven Lady Gaga sui generis. What will she do next? Your guess is as good as hers.
In just over 12 years of fame, Gaga has sped through more incarnations and successes than entertainers three times her age. Her music has long been inescapable, too. Now, after her Best Original Song Oscar, and a Best Actress nod, for A Star Is Born — one of the rare instances in which a popstar transitions to acting to universal raves — she returns to full-power pop with new album Chromatica , named after a cosmic world driven by joy and equality. A cacophony of trap and pop that never manages to gel. Every bit a first album bonus track, this is sonically and lyrically repetitive — Gaga exploring territory she mines more successfully everywhere else on The Fame. Bland inspirational pop powered by glittering synths. Flavourless inspirational pop powered by sparkly synths. This is a little more commanding than the two previous entries, Gaga belting her heart out against a piano melody as if her life depended on it, but no one truthfully remembers these. A wacky experiment that never gets off the ground, half sounding like a Christian power-ballad, half a repetitive trance song. An underwhelming mid-tempo number about the magical wonder of touring the world.