The Edge Of Glory Lady Gaga
Song Title: The Edge Of Glory
Artist: Lady Gaga
Date of release: May the 9th 2011
Description: ” The Edge Of Glory ” is by Lady Gaga ( Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. The song was written by Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay and Paul Blair.
Fernando Garibay is an American music producer, DJ and songwriter. Along with Lady Gaga, he has worked with artists including, U2, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Shakira and Enrique Iglesias. Fernando has co-written or produced many international hit songs along with 5 US Number Ones.
Paul Blair ( DJ White Shadow ) is an American music producer and DJ. He produced the single ” For The People ” by the Black Eyed Peas and remixed ” Time Of Our Lives ” by Pitbull & Ne-Yo.
” The Edge Of Glory ” was released on the 9th of May 2011 by record label Interscope ( part of the Universal Music Group ). It was taken as the third single from Lady Gaga’s second Album, Born This Way.
The pop-disco song is about a person’s last moments before they pass away. Lady Gaga wrote the song after experiencing her Grandfathers final moments.
She explained to Jon Pareles in an interview with The New York Times ” [‘The Edge Of Glory’] was about how when my grandma was standing over my grandfather while he was dying. There was this moment where I felt like he had sort of looked at her and reckoned that he had won in life. Like, ‘I’m a champion. We won. Our love made us a winner.’ They were married 60 years. I thought about that idea that the glorious moment of your life is when you decide that it’s okay to go, you don’t have any more words to say, more business, more mountains to climb. You’re on the cliff, you tip your hat to yourself, and you go. That’s what it was for me at that moment when I witnessed it “.
Lady Gaga also took inspiration from Sylvester Stallone and the film Rocky, released in 1976. She felt empathy for the character Rocky Balboa; the film is her favourite.
The accompanying music video was initially to be directed by Joseph Kahn ( Ahn Jun-hee ), the Korean American film and music video director. He has worked with artists including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Christina Aguilera.
Joseph Kahn and Lady Gaga had artistic differences when she changed her mind at the last-minute over the concept of the video. As a result, Joseph Kahn was dropped in favour of her creative team, Haus of Gaga.
In the video Lady Gaga, wearing an outfit designed by Gianni Versace dances outside of a New York apartment, similar to the one from her early days. This video is simple in concept, a break from her usually lavish style.
Only two people appear throughout, Lady Gaga and Clarence Clemons ( also known as The Big Man ). Clarence was an American saxophonist, musician and actor. He played sax for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, for this video he plays a sax solo. Clarence passed away in 2011 from complications from a stroke earlier.
” The Edge Of Glory ” was a commercial success for Lady Gaga. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, it spent a total of twenty-four weeks on the chart there.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, the song has sold three million digital downloads in the United States as of April 2016.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 21st of May 2011 and reached a peak of number six. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of forty-three weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Brasil Hot 100 Airplay (Billboard) 24, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart) 6, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 7, Denmark (Tracklisten) 8, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 14, France (SNEP) 7, Germany (Official German Charts) 3, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 6, Hungary (Single Top 40) 6, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Israel (Media Forest) 3, Italy (FIMI) 2,Japan (Japan Hot 100) 8, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 6, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 8, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 9, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 9, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 2, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 5, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 19, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 10
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