“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga was co-written with the Moroccan-Swedish producer, Nadir Khayat also known as RedOne.
The song is taken from her 2008 debut album, The Fame. The single was the second from the album released into some markets in 2008 and the rest of the World in 2009.
The song has a more uptempo synthesised sound with a darker tone than her previous single. “Poker Face” enjoyed critical acclaim from most music critics, who seemed to like the robotic hook and the chorus that makes up the song.
“Poker Face” was a Worldwide success reaching the top of the charts in twenty countries including the US, UK Australia, New Zealand and many countries in Europe. Digital downloads of the song where also strong pushing it to be the most downloaded song on the British Chart in 2009.
Combined digital downloads and single sales have helped “Poker Face” to gain a place on the list of the best-selling singles of all time with approximately 14 Million copies sold.
The music video for ” Poker Face ” that was directed by Ray Kay shows Gaga in the sun kissed villa playing strip poker and singing the song in various costumes including a mirror masquerade mask and a black full-body leotard.
Some version of “Poker Face” has been censored due to explicit or offensive lyrical content, for example, the words ” Muffin “, ” Russian Roulette ” and ” Gun “.
The song was performed by Lady Gaga on the eighth season of American Idol; also she has performed the song on the Fame Ball and Monster Ball tours.
The popularity of both singer and song saw Lady Gaga get nominated for an award at the 52nd Grammy’s, nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year, ” Poker Face ” actually went on to win an award for Best Dance Recording.
Lady Gaga didn’t just pick up Grammy’s but went on to be Time Magazine’s Second Most Influential Icon of the Decade, losing out to Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria ( Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100)1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 9, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 2, Italy (FIMI) 2, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 21, Mexico Top Inglés (Monitor Latino) 1, Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard) 4, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 7, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 2, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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