Re: The Ultimate ‘Lady Gaga’ Playlist?
I quite enjoy Lady Gaga, despite her Highway Unicorn business and cycling up hills thinking of ‘little monsters’ etc etc.
This enjoyment led me to create a playlist which I believe could very well be ‘ULTIMATE’. I would like your opinion of it, because I need to be validated by those who comment on amazing pop music.
Here it is.
Paparazzi: I start with this because it is her best song, and the VMA performance is the greatest since Madonna did a lot of french Vogueing.
Alejandro: It is nice and is poppy but still a bit slow (THIS IS NOT A CRITICISM).
Government Hooker: This is also a bit slow (AGAIN NOT A CRITICISM) but it is slightly heavier and whatnot, so here comes my first quandary. Does this come after Alejandro OR does…
LoveGame: …which is also a bit slow and a bit mental? The problem is that Government Hooker should come out of Alejandro, but LoveGame should also come after Alejandro then lead into…
Scheibe: …because this is a bit mental too, but we’re speeding up now, and it has a lovely Madonna ‘female/rebuke’ thing in it, which is nice. The next few are ULTIMATE, and this is now the ‘romperstomper’ collection:
Poker Face: Amazing.
Bad Romance: Amazing.
Judas: Amazing, and it also ends the most suddenly, so its perfect to chance course and get into what I now dub the ‘SUPERSLOW’ collection, with:
Bloody Mary: This was the best ‘slowgag’ of the lot on the new album.
Marry the Night (The Weeknd Ilangelo Remix): Remix alert. (I have later included two further remixes, they are good.)
Paper Gangsta: This was the best ‘slowgag’ on the other album, also a bit Stefani-ish vocals which is always nice. But that’s enough of that, here comes what I have called ‘PARTYFUNTIMEGaga’, where we have Gag at her most playful:
Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say): Yes, amazing.
You and I (Mark Taylor Remix): As PJ said, its like Shania Twain and things and all kinds of fun now. I wasn’t too keen on You and I before this remix, but now it is very good.
Alejandro (Sound of Arrows Remix): Summery and all that business, is it fair to include two versions of Alejandro I hear you cry, well yes, I think they are very different beasts, and both amazing beasts in their own right, so yes. Beasts.
Born This Way: Amazing Song > ‘OMGHOWDARESHEPROCLAIMHERSELFQUEENOFTHEGAYS’. This leads us into the section which I have dubbed ‘EXPLOSIVE FINALE SECTION’ which is brilliant:
Dance in the Dark: WOWDKXFJSLKFJD.
The Edge of Glory: AMAZING.
There we have it, the ultimate GAGA playlist, do you have any agreements, alterations or even STRONG disagreements? I would love to know, as you are the ZENITH OF POP COMMENTARY etc.Love from Christopher (Cardiff)
Hi Christopher. You dealt with the 'Alejandro' / 'LoveGame' / 'Government Hooker' crisis well. We'd suggest you leave all three of those songs in. There's no problem with the remixes; we agree that the Sound Of Arrows one, particularly, is rather extraordinary. Any omissions? Well we'd have liked a bit of 'Bad Kids'. Other than that you've got 'Bad Romance' only once, so we suggest you finish with a second spin of that as a sort of 'encore'. Good work though.