You all freaked out (not in a good way) two weeks ago when we posted the lyrics to Gaga‘s new single “Born This Way,” claiming the song was an offensive, hyper religious PSA. Well, now you can discuss the song’s offering musically, and debate whether it’s a blatant rip-off of Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” or not!
Listen to “Born This Way”
Listen to “Express Yourself”
My personal feeling is this: You know how Gaga rarely mentions Madonna as an influence, instead namedropping David Bowie, John Lennon and Queen every chance she gets? Well, I think the Lady doth protest too much and has a serious hard on for the woman who has directly influenced nearly every pop star’s music video, costume and concert tour of the past 20 years. These girls have a particular obsession with “Express Yourself” –and rightly so!– whose music video was copied TWICE last summer in Christina Aguilera‘s “Not Myself Tonight” and Gaga’s own “Alejandro.”
Anyhow, I still love/adore/wannamakebabieswith Gaga and cannot wait to hear the full album in May.