And you know what? She deserves it. Lady Gaga might make my soul bleed at times, but it’s no surprise that she’s the top lady of the year. What I’m way more surprised by is the rest of the list. Rolling Stone looked into things like album sales, YouTube hits, radio airplay, awards, and popularity on social media, and these are the top ten ladies of pop:
1. Lady GaGa
2. Taylor Swift
4. Britney Spears
6. Katy Perry
8. Miley Cyrus
Is Taylor Swift still that popular? And I’m absolutely loving it, but how did Pink beat Miley and Ke$ha? And how did Shakira even make it on the list? Do other people go to YouTube to listen to “Underneath Your Clothes” for hours on end too?
June 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Almost an entire year ago, our beloved Molls made one of the truest statements I’ve ever read: “Lady Gaga should just get a Tumblr or something.” Seriously, have you seen this girl’s Twitter? She just cannot shut up. And now, thankfully, Lady Gaga has found her way home. She’s found Tumblr.
If we’re being completely honest, it’s kind of boring so far. You know, if I wanted to see stupid pictures of Lady Gaga’s stupid clothes, which I sometimes do, I could just Google it. And if I wanted to see her inflated sense of self importance, which I never ever do, then I’m pretty sure you could still Google that too. But what I’m hoping comes from this is that Lady Gaga finds a place to express all her truest, deepest feelings with her fans. I hope she finds a place where she can vent all her coke rage and reveal all her cracked out dreams. From the depths of my heart, I hope those things.
Are you guys going to be reblogging any of Gaga’s nonsense?
June 29, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
I get Lady Gaga, I do. She’s a wacky girl with a heart of gold. That’s fine, that’s whatever, she can do her thing, I don’t care. But this is where I draw the line. ”This” being talking sincerely about the dream of Japan while keeping her eyes shut tight so you can check out her crazy makeup. Because she’s so out there, you guys, did you get that? No one else has done what she’s doing. Totally original, totally fresh. And totally sincere about the tragedies that happened in Japan. Ugh.
On a purely superficial level though, how weird are her anime eyes right here? So creepy, right?
June 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm by Emily
I stopped listening to “Weird Al” Yankovic when I was about 15, and lately I’m beginning to really regret it. I’m not sure when Weird Al suddenly turned into a grown-up, but his irreverently relevant satire seems way more intelligent and in-touch now than it did in the 1990s.
Why my change of heart, you ask? Last month I saw Weird Al on his Alpocalypse Tour, live in concert—he does a lot of costume changes, just like Cher!—where he sang his Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” dressed as a giant peacock.
No live performance, however bizarre, could have prepared me for the music video, in which Al’s head is digitally, disturbingly composited onto the body of a half-naked hot chick. The entire video is destined to hit the Internet on Monday, but the HuffPo has this sneak peek:
Weird Al’s album, Alpocalypse, is out Tuesday. Until then, here’s 25 Things You Don’t Know About Weird Al.
June 19, 2011 at 6:00 am by Jenn
And something about it makes me think of Michael Jackson‘s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’ The whole song, obviously, is way 80s, which – believe it or not – I can kind of appreciate. The video, however, at least in comparison to other Gaga videos, is actually kind of boring.
Compare it to MJs ‘WYMMF’:
Well, alright. I guess they’re not really all that similar unless you consider the alleyway and the ambiance and the ATTITUDE.
Anyway, best part of the video? The appearance by the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons. He’ll be the one playing the BADASS SAXOPHONE.
What do you think of the Lady’s latest?
June 17, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
“I’m not afraid to talk about sex. Sex is not wrong. Sex is real life. I don’t see sex to be a bad thing. Sex is an inspiration for everyone and I don’t think there is one song that’s ever been written that sex wasn’t part of it. So that’s what makes the world go round. I don’t know if threesomes make the world go round, but I suppose, they’re fun.”
Seriously, Lady Gaga is finally good for something, because I have a new catchphrase: “sex is real life.” I’m going to use it everywhere, so get used to it. When I go to my niece’s birthday party in a few weeks, I’m going to clasp a hand on her shoulder, congratulate her on turning 13, and then let her know: “sex is real life.” When I bring my boyfriend to my grandmother’s house for the first time for Sunday dinner next week, I’m going to interrupt grace by throwing out a well-placed “sex is real life,” or perhaps a more fitting “sex is real life, amen.”
So what did you guys pull from Lady Gaga’s bit of wisdom?