Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Song Title: Bad Romance
Artist: Lady Gaga
Date of release: October 26, 2009
Description: ” Bad Romance ” is by Lady Gaga ( Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. The song was written and produced by Stefani Germanotta and Nadir Khayat. Nadir Khayat is known professionally as RedOne and has also worked with Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and One Direction.
The song was released by record labels Streamline, KonLive, Cherrytree and Interscope on the 26th of October 2009 and taken as the lead single from her second Album The Fame Monster.
” Bad Romance ” was recorded in Los Angeles at the Record Plant Studios and in Amsterdam at the FC Walvisch Recording Media Studios.
Lyrically the song talks about her attraction to empty, lonely relationships and how she is always attracted to individuals where the romance wouldn’t work.
Stefani wrote the lyrics for the song on her tour bus, at the time she was suffering various paranoias or abstract ” monsters ” ( to use her metaphor ).
One of the sufferings she experienced was that she felt lonely when involved in a relationship and had reached the conclusion that she was only attracted to men with whom romance has no chance of working.
The experimental dance-pop song has influences of Germanesque techno and house music along with 1980’s and 90’s, during the song she sings some lyrics in French, ” Je veux ton amour et Je veux ta revanche ” which translates as ” I want your love, and I want your revenge “.
Similarities between ” Bad Romance ” and another of Lady Gaga’s singles ” Poker Face ” were highlighted by Gil Kaufman from MTV News. The 1980’s feel of the song was also picked up by Slant Magazine’s Sal Cinquemani, the magazine’s co-founder and music editor wrote: ” If melodies could be time-stamped, these would have ’80s’ branded on their asses “.
Although some pointed out the Similarities and 80’s influences, music critics took to the song. The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher John Farley had praise for the ” Jabberwockian ” catchiness of the hook.
Michael Hubbard from the London-based online music magazine MusicOMH wrote that the chorus for ” Bad Romance ” was Lady Gaga’s best yet.
Along with the music critics, the record buying public also took to the song. Lady Gaga had commercial success with the song with it reaching the top of many charts around the World.
In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number nine, making it her highest debuting song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at the time. The song spent two weeks on the chart before reaching a peak of number two and spent a total of five weeks on the chart there.
Outside of the United States the song did equally well, in the United Kingdom ” Bad Romance ” entered the UK Singles Chart at number fourteen on the 7th of November 2009.
In December of that year, the song had climbed to reach Number One, and this was to be her third single to reach the top. The song spent two weeks at the top and a total of fifty-seven weeks on the UK chart.
Lady Gaga became the first female artist in the history of the UK chart to have three number one singles in the same year.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 2, Austrian Singles Chart 1, Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 2, Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 4, Brazil Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 6, Bulgarian Airplay Chart 1, Canadian Hot 100 1, Czech Airplay Chart 1, Danish Singles Chart 1, Dutch (Top 40) 10, European Hot 100 Singles 1, Finnish Singles Chart 1, French Singles Chart 1, German Singles Chart 1, Hungarian Singles Chart 2, Irish Singles Chart 1, Israeli Airplay Chart 1, Italian Singles Chart 1, Japan (Hot 100) 9, Mexico Top Inglés Chart 1, New Zealand Singles Chart 2, Norwegian Singles Chart 1, Polish Dance Chart 3, Slovak Airplay Chart 1, Spanish Singles Chart 1, Swedish Singles Chart 1, Swiss Singles Chart 2
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