Top Ten Reasons I Want Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance

Hello little monsters! As you are probably well aware, Lady Gaga’s video for her latest single Bad Romance premiered Tuesday. After watching it approximately INFINITE times, I have a lot of feelings that I would like to share with all of you about why Bad Romance is the greatest music video I have ever seen ever the end. If you haven’t seen it yet, WATCH NOW:



Top Ten Reasons I Want Lady Gaga’s
Bad Romance

10. Bat Skullbatskull

At first I thought this headdress thing was the skeleton of the creepy sphinx cat that appeared earlier in the video. BUT NO! it’s actually a bat skull. Honestly, I don’t know which one I prefer.

9. Eyeseyes

I have been trying my hardest to think of something to write about her giant eyes but I think the caption pretty much sums it up.

8. Crown Maskscrownmasks

The crown masks are so great. I wonder if they are made of latex like the rest of the outfit. If so, then I change my mind. They are not great and probably very uncomfortable.

7. Fire Bra and
6. MOTHERF*CKING CORPSE WTFcorpseandfirebra

She’s had fire-shooting bras before so this is nothing new. I mean, except for the fact that there is also a BURNT CORPSE right next to her.

5. Gaga Freakoutgagafreakout

In the beginning of the video, after the creepy carnival music stops, there is a moment of silence. THEN THE SONG STARTS AND LADY GAGA FREAKS THE F*CK OUT. I like to think she’s freaking out because she has no idea what to expect from this music video but that’s just me projecting.

4. THIS SCENEthisscene

I can’t really explain why this scene is so great to me. Maybe it’s the intense pounding of the ground accompanying the most intense part of the song. Maybe it’s Lady Gaga’s RED HOT outfit. Maybe it’s all of that and more. WHO KNOWS. All I know is that I love it.

3. Fire Goddessfiregoddess

Every time I watch this part I try to figure out what Lady Gaga is thinking. Probs something along the lines of “Look at this fire behind me and this bear head at my feet. I am invincible.”

2. Monster Movesmonstermoves

I will be spending the next few weeks learning all of these monster dance moves. That is all.

1. BEAR DRESSbeardress

PS : E.P. stands for exclamation point.

Special Comment:


I’ve always thought that Lady Gaga is a beautiful human being. She has an amazing body, her legs are wonderful, her eyes are gorgeous, etc. BUT GUYS! Really! In this video, she is stunning. We are shown a more “natural” version of the queen of glamor and excess. For a majority of the video, her face is left uncovered. There’s no lightning bolt or ridiculous make up distracting us. It’s just Gaga, in all her glory, taking my breath away.

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  1. I don’t know why, but I laugh hysterically every time she sings the “ra ra roma roma gaga ooh la la” part. That’s why I’ve listened to this song 4 times already (4 times more than I’ve listened to Paparazzi if you want to put that into perspective). #BURNTCORPSE

  2. OOOOHHHH GOOOD I’m terrified, excited, amazed, stunned, scared and again STUNNED what a fierce bitch. She’s all about the entire spectacle. When was the last time people wet themselves in anticipation for a music video (not that I did that…)

  3. All of my mental, physical and emotional sentiments towards this video can best be summarized in the words of Jessie Spano: “I’m so excited… I’m so excited… I’m so…………..SCARED!”

  4. I have so many feelings about this video and song. Most of them all come back to “This is the greatest thing I’ve seen/heard since the last amazing thing GaGa did” (which was probs the vma’s). I feel like right now this is the best thing she’s done yet and that just means she’s only going to get better and better until everyone of us fucking dies from the light and power she radiates. I also feel like myself and SNL and everyone else ever was right when we all said she’s the new Madonna for this generation. I wasn’t certain, had to see what else she’d do, but Bad Romance is like… IT. It’s proof.

  5. This video was a turning point for me. Until now I appreciated her as a performance artist and activist, and I love the fact that she won’t lip-sync live performances… but now I fully love Gaga. This video is amazing awesome creepy weird fun. It was nice to see how she is actually quite gorgeous when you can see her face/eyes. And she is a pretty crier, which I am a sucker for…

  6. Check out my latest blog post for a quick analysis of her video:

    Here’s a snippet of it:
    “product placement, common in every video, that I’m aware of. Parrot by Starck speakers, Lex Nemiroff vodka, Heartbeats by Dr. Dre and Gaga, modeling Alexander McQueen designer shoes and apparel, Burberry coat (?), Dr. Dre laptop, Carrera sunglasses. Also, her on display for a group to observe, like a mannequin, is perhaps a social commentary on the modern enmeshing of celebrity and commodity.”

    I loved her video-couldn’t stop watching it over and over. From the looks of things, the best is yet to come from this powerhouse. <3

  7. I feel like a different person after watching this. I’m not kidding, this may be one of the best videos I’ve ever seen. I love that ‘thing’ she does with her hands at the beginning. Totally sucked me in.

  8. Hey Angie I just read your blog… pretty interesting. You definitely noticed more things than I did. Specially liked the Hitchcock references, I hadn’t noticed those… I think the best thing about Lady Gaga is the fact that she finds art in what should be merely commercial. Like the best of both worlds. AAAAAHHH LG I LOVE YOU. I DO. Marry me? :D

  9. I keep seeing new things every time I watch this video, its just great. Totally didn’t notice the bat skull though.
    (Also I thought it was FREAK bitch, not free bitch? Either way I just love when she screeches those bits!)

  10. As much as I like this video, the animal lover in me was crying a bit inside.

    With that said, I think this video is going to single-handedly use up all of my internet quota. Not only is it badass and catchy but will take approx. 589 (give or take) views just to notice everything/make any sense of it/GAGAGASM (c)southpaw^^.

  11. ZOMG YOU GUYS. I just got to watch a HQ version of this at work and I noticed a few new things. My apologies if people have already caught these:
    1) The bat on her head is made of hair.
    2) There is a rat with little red eyes perched on the side of her head in that one shot near the end where she’s standing in profile and the room is on fire behind her.
    3) When she’s motion-captured with the crystals suspended all around her, that mask is some sort of cyborg thing comprised of nuts and bolts and stuff.

    • oops, i thought i replied to you about the epic deets, but obviously i cannot post anything right on these msg boards, ever. i don’t want to make it look like i havent already noticed the existing top 10, in my approximately 15 viewings.

  12. I love this video, best she’s done yet. Rat hair-hat thing is splendid. Also, super pleased the bear coat is fake fur, as I would have hated myself for liking the video otherwise.
    The freaky eyes remind me of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun video.

    • the polar bear coat was done by designer Benjamin Cho in ’04(?) as a statement against animal cruelty. I guess it’s on loan to Lady Gaga now? Whatever the case, not only does she love us gays but she loves animals too!

  13. I am impressed by the fact that you can think of 10 different reasons why you want Bad Romance, coz my brain would explode from excitement just by seeing the name of GAGA. C’mon it’s LADY GAGA, of course you want it, bitches.

  14. i had to watch this video four times before i realized that the burnt corpse was the dude from before. what can i say i’m slow!
    am i nuts or are there elements to the monster dance sequence that are a nod to thriller?
    also: RANDOM FRENCH FTW. although “revenge” is feminine in french and it sounds like she says “ton revenge” instead of “ta revenge” but i’m probably just hearing her anglo accent wrong.
    that said i love this video. and the part where she bites her arm. that’s hot.

  15. “Bad Romance” was ONE OF THE POINTS in music industry in 2009.
    When it was released, it started to explode extraordinarily and caught millions and millions of people seeing. As you say, it’s fucking weird crazy insane symbolic that makes you wanna see again and again and again to figure out what it does mean, and makes us Little Monsters wanna dance for all-time :x That’s why “Bad Romance” become the most watched video on YouTube! Cool, love that! And maybe, it has a chance to win Video of the Year this year @ VMAs 2010@!!

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