Lady Gaga in 2020 - "Stupid Love", Chromatica, pink latex, etc

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(Ariana sounds great on "Stuck With U" -- so whatever's up on this song, I assume it's not just that she has a bad mic at her home studio, or whatever.)

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 22 May 2020 04:41 (one month ago) link

(, the Gaga song was recorded prior to the pandemic, duh. it’s like I’m forgetting there was a “before times.”)

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 22 May 2020 06:20 (one month ago) link

ok, what bloghouse song is this reminding me of? i thought it was groovejet by spiller, but i think there's one that's closer.

sleight return (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 May 2020 17:31 (one month ago) link

I saw someone else get reminded of Cassius's Feeling For You. Is that what you're thinking of?

MarkoP, Friday, 22 May 2020 17:35 (one month ago) link

Isn't it really We In Life's "Grandlife?" The way the bassline descends and climbs is basically identical.

mr. milligan, Friday, 22 May 2020 17:48 (one month ago) link

Am hearing “Starlight” by Supermen Lovers.

Not really feeling this track, seems a bit basic for either of them, and Ariana sounds even more garbled than usual.

Roz, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:24 (one month ago) link

i think it was grandlife, thank you mr milligan.

also hearing notes of 'music sounds better with you'

sleight return (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 May 2020 18:27 (one month ago) link

the drop felt a little canned to me at first but it's a full on great track i think... glad she's back to making gaga music. video is hilarious too

J0rdan S., Friday, 22 May 2020 22:03 (one month ago) link

i've listened to this like a handful of times and it still sounds like they're both saying "i'd rather be drunk but at least i'm alive" to me lol

J0rdan S., Friday, 22 May 2020 22:05 (one month ago) link

I saw someone on Twitter who heard it the same way (I’ve been seeing the hype tweets all week, so have long been familiar w/the actual lyric, lol)

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 22 May 2020 22:25 (one month ago) link

idk how to feel about this one. It's competent but it feels like it plays it excessively safe which is something I don't want or expect out of this collaboration.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:21 (one month ago) link

^Good take. A bunch more listens has sort of pushed it into the "trending negative" column for me.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Saturday, 23 May 2020 05:01 (one month ago) link

Ariana Grande looks like Gina Rodriguez in the video

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 24 May 2020 06:29 (one month ago) link

“Hey, Gaga here. Wanted to remind you all I’m still little old me. (...) Please listen to Dua Lipa instead!”

― breastcrawl, vrijdag 28 februari 2020 9:05

Basically what happened. We did, and so did she.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 24 May 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

A guy in the car next to me today was playing this song, and getting into it (hand movements, etc.). It seems to really have some heat, wonder how high it will debut on the chart.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Sunday, 24 May 2020 21:25 (one month ago) link

could very well debut at #1, as numerous songs have this year. the more important question is whether it will show staying power beyond that, since some of the year-to-date's number-one debuts might not

i think the song is just okay so i am not the best judge of its commercial prospects. it is definitely better than "stupid love" tho

lmao at the misheard lyric, even after knowing that was incorrect i still couldn't figure out what the real lyric was until looking it up!!

dyl, Sunday, 24 May 2020 22:12 (one month ago) link

I am sort of disappointed that after Joanne (which I really liked), Gaga seems to be sort of aesthetically retreating. But I’m not a Little Monster, maybe this move hits the sweet spot for her core fans.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Sunday, 24 May 2020 22:20 (one month ago) link

any ariana song is gonna go no 1... she just did it last week. i think it's a good song personally and will have staying power at the top of the chart. it was a very well chosen feature by gaga.

i don't necessarily consider the song safe ... it does feel a bit fossilized w/ the drop and all but i think the time was right for a back to basics record for her after the artpop-joanne b2b. "shallow" + star is born made it cool to like her again, in that sense i think she's already accomplished the difficult part. following it up w/ a feel good party-ish kinda record that's like, "remember when we all loved me" w/ a few new twists makes a lot of sense to me. also think it's when her songwriting is at its best.

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 May 2020 01:36 (one month ago) link

also think the video will carry it far

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 May 2020 01:37 (one month ago) link

this song has totally demolished the gays already, it's gonna do just fine

Tim F, Monday, 25 May 2020 01:37 (one month ago) link

following it up w/ a feel good party-ish kinda record that's like, "remember when we all loved me" w/ a few new twists makes a lot of sense to me.

I feel you on this. I guess I was hoping she’d “take it to another level,” but that’s probably an unreasonable thing to expect from any artist.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Monday, 25 May 2020 02:48 (one month ago) link

I like this! But I like her best when she's at her most conventional. I barely hear Grande.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 May 2020 11:27 (one month ago) link

I thought the song with Elton John would be like an awful Cheek to Cheek-esque thing but boy was I wrong!

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 29 May 2020 03:48 (one month ago) link

this is a good album

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link


Elton's blown his voice, though.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

Anonymous house music is a good look for Gaga

(so serious) (DJP), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:12 (one month ago) link

Elton singing on the One World stream a few weeks ago was hilariously awful

boxedjoy, Monday, 1 June 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rain on Me debuted at #1, week 2 dropped to #5, week 3 dropped to #10.

skip, Thursday, 18 June 2020 00:27 (three weeks ago) link

that's pretty good for a song launched to #1 based overwhelmingly on pent-up hype, a simultaneous track/video premiere, and a plainly charts-driven digital retail strategy. like, the trajectories of a couple others recently fitting that description:

1 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 22 - 25 (travis scott & kid cudi "the scotts")
1 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 20 (ariana grande & justin bieber "stuck with you")

all are being buoyed somewhat by airplay gains, even those for which direct consumption (sales/streams) is running out of steam fast. they could all eventually find a real mass audience, but i wouldn't count on it. of the three, i'd say "rain on me" may be the likeliest to actually become a 'real' hit

dyl, Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:57 (three weeks ago) link

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