After yesterday’s amazing Super Bowl performance by Lady Gaga, I of course had her on repeat today. She does have a great catalog of fun songs to pick from now that she’s a few albums deep…in fact, I just bought something from her official store so I could get access to buy early tickets to her upcoming tour. She announced her “Joanne” World Tour after the performance and I am finally ready to go to her show. There’s a performance at the Forum on Aug 8, so here’s hoping I get some of those tickets!
Anyway, here’s hoping this video lasts a while of her performance at the Super Bowl – pretty damn great.
In the meantime…my favorite Lady Gaga tracks – not coincidentally, she certainly put most of these in the show, as they really are freakin great:
POKER FACE: The song I first loved from her, and which made me a fan. So great.
BAD ROMANCE: Â This song is unbelievably great. The video is just as fantastic. Eminently singable and makes you wanna scream and dance and all of it. A quite enjoyable song to play on Rock Band too.
BORN THIS WAY: Fucking great LGBTQ anthem and very strange video, gotta say. And even though it’s compared to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” for musical reasons, I still say, “Girls, you’re both pretty”.
TELEPHONE: She and Beyonce kill it on this track. I really really really thought Beyonce was going to make a surprise appearance at the Super Bowl when Lady Gaga started singing this song.
AMERICANO: By far the song that is so not a hit but I fucking love the shit out of this song. I still wish I knew choreographers and had the motivation and time to have figured out a flash mob dance to this song at our wedding last year. It would’ve been epic. Could have then led into the Hava Nagila horah dance. Le sigh.
Anyway, there are so many great songs in her catalog, although I will say I think my favorites are from her first albums, The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way. I can listen to those albums all the way through and be wildly entertained. Joanne is growing on me, while ARTPOP is really disappointing.
In other random news, Larry bought me a Christmas present that just couldn’t get here on time due to supply issues: a signed copy of La La Land‘s soundtrack on vinyl (signed by the composer, Justin Hurwitz!). Sooooo lucky to have a wonderful husband as him!