I’m not a huge Gaga fan when it comes to her music – chintzy club anthems just aren’t really my thing – but I’m not going to deny that girfriend’s got a pretty killer voice, and she did some interesting things with this song.
In this rendition of ‘Born This Way,’ which almost sounds like something that you’d hear on Roseanne (but that’s probably just the raunchy-awesome harmonica urging me to say that), Gaga’s voice sounds stronger than ever, and the song – as far as I’m concerned – is much easier to digest.
But I still wouldn’t consider myself a fan of the song.
What do you guys think? Are you loving the Country Road version of ‘Born This Way‘?
Ok, guys? Are we done making fun of Rebecca Black yet? Can we all just accept Lady Gaga’s words as gospel and welcome young Rebecca into our hearts as the genius that she is?
I’m joking, of course. Wouldn’t it be so weird if I felt that way?
How are you guys feeling about this whole thing, now that we’ve had a good week or so to think it over? Are you falling in line with people like Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell, or are you like me and absolutely dreading but kind of masochistically looking forward to tomorrow when all your lame Facebook friends post statuses like “Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday!” and “FUN FUN FUN FUN”?
Lady Gaga recently said that if Hollywood made a movie about her life, she’d like actress Marisa Tomei to play her. Pssh! Fat chance, right?! The beautiful and talented Marisa Tomei depicting the rough and wild Lady Gaga? Not in a million years, right?
Marisa made an appearance on The View recently and said that she’s be pumped to play the dirty pop star on the big screen. She said, “I was thrilled when I heard. I love her. I love her music. And she’s a smart businesswoman. So I was so touched, really. I think it’s incredible that she likes my work and that she’d think of me in that way. I thought it was great.”
A smart businesswoman, maybe, but as for the rest of it? Her music sucks and her story is a pretty common in the Hollywood crowd. No one needs to see a movie about some girl named Stephanie buying some wigs.
There’s a piece on People.com right now disclosing some of Lady Gaga’s beauty routines and yo: Homegirl’s got the hygiene of a rude teenage girl. While People seems to find the fact that Lady Gaga falls asleep with a face full of make up on every night refreshingly average, I’m mad concerned. I barely leave my apartment and it’s important to me that I wash my face every night. It’s not even for vanity purposes. I do it because walking around with dirt and grime on your face is nasty.
She also admitted that she needs to get a special chemical haircut (what the fuck is that?) because her overly-processed hair is practically falling out and that her feet are throbbing ever since she started wearing all of those mangled looking shoes. Oh, and she doesn’t believe in false eyelashes or mascara. She thinks it’s “more modern” to just wear eyeliner. Modern? No, it’s laziness. It’s so she doesn’t feel obligated to wash her face before she goes to bed.
Two things I could get down with? She brushes her teeth before bed every night (thank God) and doesn’t like to expose her face to the sun too much because it’s the quickest way to age yourself. Maybe she’s not totally unhealthy and gross.
We all thought she was just blatantly ripping off Madonna, but according to Korean pop group SNSD, she stole the sound for “Born This Way” from them.
The YouTube video below alternates between Gaga’s “Born This Way” and SNSD’s “Be Happy,” which as released a full year before Gaga’s song. SNSD says that, in addition to biting their beats, Gaga’s song has an almost identical message.
You’ll have to watch the video and decide for yourself if Gaga is ripping off SNSD, but I’m going to throw this out there: Since when does ANY pop music sound all that different than other pop music. Sure, there are similarities to be found, but I bet you could find similarities between two of even the most random pop songs on the radio. Most Top 40 hits are just canned beats shuffled around, it seems.
What do you think of the comparison? Are you convinced Lady Gaga is a plagiarist, or do you think that everyone’s kind of an accidental plagiarist these days?
You’ve all had your chance to weigh in on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” and the majority of you guys are not fans. And if you hate Lady Gaga, then I know who you just have to adore – Katy Perry!*
For what it’s worth, I like this version more than the original. Then again, it doesn’t make me feel like I’m right on the brink of having a seizure for four straight minutes like Lady Gaga’s music does. How do you guys feel about Katy Perry’s cover?
*Of course I’m joking. It’s sort of an “all or nothing” thing with these ladies, right? I’ve never heard of someone being like “Oh, Lady Gaga, fuck her, she’s worthless. Hey, can you put on “California Gurls?”
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