Is Lady Gaga’s Latest a Madonna Ripoff?
The world of contemporary pop music has been anxiously awaiting this day and the release of current pop sensation [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]‘s title track from her upcoming CD Born This Way. I took a listen and thought it sounded vaguely familiar, particularly the chorus of the song. Without even thinking about it, a little while later I was humming the song to myself. But wait! It wasn’t Lady Gaga I was humming… it was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm]!
That’s right. I was humming Madonna’s 1989 hit “Express Yourself”. I immediately went back to take a second listen to Born This Way, and as soon as it launched into the chorus, I had no problem totally replacing Gaga’s goods with the lyrics and melody to Express Yourself.
Check and compare both versions below and see what YOU think!
This isn’t the first time that I’ve thought a Lady Gaga tune was stealing liberally from Madonna. When I first heard her hit Alejandro I immediately thought of Madonna’s 1987 smash La Isla Bonita.
What do YOU think?