Thoughts on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”

So for months, we’ve been hearing about Lady Gaga‘s new single from her upcoming album called “Born This Way.” I’ve been a Gaga fan despite how “eccentric” she can get since “Just Dance” so I was excited to finally get some new music from her.  I don’t know what I expected “Born This Way” to sound like but it definitely wasn’t what it is and I think I like that.  After she sang the chorus at the VMAs and then released the lyrics in full a few weeks ago, I kinda expected some kind of Xtina-like, heartfelt, over-dramatic ballad that was basically a song version of when she gets all preachy in concert and sounds like your drunk roommate trying to comfort you after your boyfriend stands you up.  In retrospect, I should’ve totally seen the disco-heavy dance anthem coming!  As Kim said on Twitter, “She’s definitely catering to a specific crowd w/ it.”  Elton John declared it the “new gay anthem” that would “obliterate ‘I Will Survive’.”  I hope this doesn’t come out the wrong way but how did I not expect a gay anthem to be such a fun song?  Anyway, I don’t want to get too in-depth because I’m not a music critic, just a fan but here’s my first thoughts:

  • It was fun.  Not the greatest Gaga song ever and doesn’t even come close to “Bad Romance” level of awesome but it’s a lot of fun to listen to.  It’ll be great to work out to.
  • The lyrics (mainly the bridge) are kinda cheesy but she said she wrote the song in 10 minutes so I suppose that’s why.  I think the lyrics and beat work well together.
  • Love the line, “Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.”  It’s basically the Gaga motto & a great pop line.
  • Maybe turning 27 has made me lose touch but I had to Google what the capital “H-I-M” reference meant and I couldn’t find anything except a Finnish rock band.  It’s obviously some sort of LGT-reference but I’m clueless.  Fill me in and feel free to mock me.
  • I like that it’s a simple, merry way of getting her message out instead of the normal Gaga-preachy.
  • How long until it’s covered on Glee by Kurt and Blaine?

Listen here if you haven’t already.

Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Radio Version) by AnimalMon

Update: I’m not thinking the H-I-M thing is just “Him” aka God.  Am I wrong?

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