THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
363-Lady Gaga-Bad Romance.
2009-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.17. Rob Fusari who was Lady Gaga’s first music producer, and boyfriend until 2007, claims to have been the first person to call her ‘Lady Gaga,’ which he derived from the 1984 Queen song ‘Radio Ga Ga.’
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28th, 1986, in New York City, United States. She is one of the world’s best selling artists of all time, with sales in excess of 130 million records, and in 2020 she became the first female artist to achieve four singles that have sold 10 million copies each globally, with ‘Just Dance,’ Poker Face,’ ‘Bad Romance,’ and ‘Shallow.’ To date Lady Gaga has released five solo studio Albums between 2008-2020, and two collaborative Albums with Tony Bennett (see also best songs 868) in 2014, and 2021. She has also released 37 singles, of which 24 have reached the Billboard top 40, with five having made Number 1, while in the UK she has achieved 25 top 40 singles, of which six have reached the top spot. In 2009 she became the first female artist to have three UK Number 1’s in the same calendar year with ‘Just Dance,’ ‘Poker Face.’ and ‘Bad Romance.’
‘Bad Romance’ was one of eight new songs recorded by Lady Gaga in 2009, and added to her debut studio Album ‘The Fame,’ first released in 2008, to become ‘The Fame Monster,’ a deluxe edition of that debut, although in some countries the eight new songs were released as a stand alone ‘E.P’ also called ‘The Fame Monster.’
‘Bad Romance’ was co-written, and co-produced by Lady Gaga, and Nadir Khayat, who is better known by his stage name ‘RedOne.’ (see also best songs 957) The pair were first introduced to each other in 2007 when contracted to the same management team. ‘RedOne who was born on April 9th, 1972, in Tetouan, Morocco, also co-wrote, and produced several other tracks on ‘The Fame,’ and ‘The Fame Monster.’ As for sales ‘The Fame’ has gone on to become the 12th best selling Album of all time on Billboard, while ‘The Fame Monster’ was the best selling Album worldwide in 2010.
‘Bad Romance’ is a declaration by the narrator that she will love her partner unconditionally no matter what. She wants her partner to hide nothing from her, and encourages them to open up totally emotionally.
Lady Gaga name checks three Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) directed films in the songs lyrics ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo,’ and ‘Rear Window.’ She also sings some of the songs lyrics in French, and was probably partly inspired to write the song after listening to the 1994 track ‘Self Esteem’ by the American Rock band ‘The Offspring.’
‘I want your psycho, your vertigo shtick. Want you in my rear window, baby you’re sick.’