Lady Gaga’s Five Best Songs

Lady Gaga’s new “Perfect Illusion” single will be released later this week and it has already caused quite a stir on social medial before anybody has actually heard it. As The Inquisitr reported last week, a GoFundMe page was started to raise funds to help the song reach No. 1. However, the site was taken down and several Gaga fans sent emails declaring the page to be a complete scam.

On Tuesday, Lady Gaga posted the artwork for her new single, which has fans going bonkers, mostly in a good way.

It looks like Mother Monster may be doing some rock-influenced music this time around. She certainly has the voice for it. Even though Lady Gaga has released a couple clunkers, she has released some of the best pop songs of the past ten years. Let’s take a look at her best.

5. Applause (2013)

The first single from Artpop came in with a lot of drama. When it didn’t initially perform as well as expected, the Huffington Post reported that Lady Gaga was tweeting for her fans to buy multiple copies so it can climb the charts higher. “Applause” eventually peaked at No. 4 and stayed in the top ten for several weeks. It’s a shame it didn’t become a bigger hit for Gaga, though, as it’s one of her most fun records to date.

4. Just Dance (2008)

“Just Dance” came out in 2008 and helped dance music return to the top of the charts. Perez Hilton introduced the song to the world and helped it become a global smash. It ended up hitting No. 1 in January of 2009.

According to Songfacts, Lady Gaga wrote this song a day after arriving in Los Angeles from New York. She explained that the song is about getting too high. Instead of getting scared, the lyrics suggest that dancing through the intoxication is the best solution.

3. Bad Romance (2009)

“Bad Romance” from The Fame Monster was released at the close of 2009 and it hit No. 2 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. It is often considered Lady Gaga’s signature song. According to Songfacts, “Bad Romance” did reach No. 1 in the UK, which made her the first female solo artist in British history to have three No. 1 hits in a calendar year.

2. Poker Face (2009)

Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” is, perhaps, her most addicting song to date. By hitting No. 1 in the Spring of 2009, it proved that not only was Lady Gaga not a one-hit wonder, but she was on her way to mega-stardom. The song was sung by the character Eric Cartman on South Park later that year, which signaled that Gaga was officially a force in pop culture.

According to Songfacts, Lady Gaga explained that the song is about her personal experience with bisexuality. She said the song is about being with a man, but fantasizing about a woman. The song has been a highlight of all of Lady Gaga’s tours.

1. Edge of Glory (2011)

“The Edge of Glory” actually saved Gaga’s 2011 album Born This Way, which was hurt by the unsuccessful release of the song “Judas” and the fact that in its second week of charting, it took one of the biggest sales declines in history. The song hit No. 3 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 in the Spring of 2011 and is the only song from Born This Way that still receives recurrent airplay.

“The Edge of Glory” is not only Lady Gaga’s best song, it’s one of the best records released this century. It’s a sweeping anthem that somewhat recalls songs by Bruce Springsteen. It’s not a coincidence that Clarence Clemons, Springsteen’s saxophonist,who died later in the year, appears with Lady Gaga on the song and in the video.

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“The Edge of Glory” provides the listener with an aural roller coaster of vocals, synths, and inspiring lyrics. According to Songfacts, Lady Gaga wrote the song about her grandfather, who she saw dying in hospice. However, Gaga saw him as a champion of life who was about to go to the “edge of glory.”

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