Lady Gaga's 'Judas': What's the verdict?
April 16th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Lady Gaga's 'Judas': What's the verdict?

Lady Gaga’s “Judas” has arrived, spreading across the Web after the RedOne-produced track leaked on Friday ahead of its scheduled Tuesday release.

Of course, before long, the second single from Gaga’s album “Born This Way” - due out May 23 - also became available on iTunes.

Reaction, though, is a little mixed. Whereas her first single “Born This Way” had critics accusing Gaga of biting Madonna’s “Express Yourself,"  “Judas” seems to be providing similar waves of déjà vu, but this time for Gaga's past hit "Bad Romance."

“’Judas’ is a straight-ahead dance pop number that plays to the singer's established strengths,” Rolling Stone says. “Though ‘Judas’ certainly has its own charms and at least three insanely catchy hooks, it leans hard on Gaga's signature moves and basically sounds like a cross between ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Poker Face.’”

The Village Voice describes the single as “nastier and darker, but ‘Judas’ definitely mines the same territory as ‘Bad Romance’ - lots of instantly memorable wordless vocalizing, a pummeling beat, lyrics about a romance that is, well, bad.”

New York Magazine’s Vulture, on the other hand, found the song to provide a “long, intense WTF experience,” but with a caveat: “If we were zooted out of our minds at five in the morning on a dance floor in the sketchy part of Berlin right now, this would almost definitely be the greatest song we'd ever heard.”

Spin magazine critiques the track by saying that “True to form, Gaga delivers a rowdy, industrial-disco banger, and her performance is insanely over the top,” adding that “there's no denying the primal energy of ‘Judas.’”

Cher, meanwhile, is still in love.

“Lovin GAGA's Judas ! Heard it bout a month ago in the Studio!” Cher tweeted. “Loved It Then ! Love it Now ! LOVE HER ALWAYS !”

What do you think?


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    July 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nicholas

    I LOVE LADY GAGA SHE IS AN ARTISTIC GENIUS. THE PEOPLE ON HERE HATING ON LADY GAGA AND LADY GAGAS SONG JUDAS DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE REAL MEANING OF THE SONG. ITS NOT MEANT TO BE INTERPRETED IN A LITERAL WAY BUT MORE IN AN FIGURATIVE WAY. SHES TALKING ABOUT HAVING TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PAST AND LEARN FROM YOUR PAST TO MOVE ON TOWARDS YOUR FUTURE.

    May 8, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. MikeR

    Booooooooooooring!

    May 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eric

    I think Gaga is a polarizing artist; you either love her or you hate her. I don't necessarily like techno, but I have always admired her talent and artistry. She is definitely good at what she does, and if you don't like her, well then, I guess her music wasn't meant for you. Just sayin'.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jason

    I just listened to the song after hearing about how the religious community is all upset and freaking out about it. They have totally missed the entire meaning of the song or at least what it seems to me the songs deep meaning is. I think they freak out and jumped to conclusions the minute lady gaga says shes in love with judas and from that point on they can't get past that and went to a quick judgement. The song represents the idea within so many in this world that want to be good and be right with jesus but instead they can't get past the bad and naughty side of life .Gaga even says jesus is her virtue but shes still in love with judus and thats her demon . This is all just a deeper take on how people have their inner demons (aka bad habbits and issues) in life. maybe they want to change it but they are more in love with breaking the rules and being naughty than being by the book and proper. It's hard for so many people to make that turn onto the right path. The song represents a battle within ourselves to pick good or bad . a lot of people know its whats wrong in their minds but they deny it and still carry on as if more in love with the wrong path. Which is represented by judus the betrayer which is what your doing if you deny the ways of jesus and God .

    April 19, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • alcp

      She's celebrating being the betrayer. She's glorifying going against Jesus and God.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dionysus

      The only thing she is celebrating is the love of music and dance and being alive. No good, No evil. Just enjoying life.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rocky

    If anyone wants a sneak peek of what Gaga will be doing in thirty years time, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWAEdZ4jVv0

    April 19, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    Judas is awesome.
    ANOTHER huge number one record for Lady Gaga.
    All you haters – Judas will be a massive hit – whether you like it or not.
    So deal

    April 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Patrick J

    The religious thing is "tired"!! so, really it does nothing for me in that sense.. is it "sinful"?? Who cares... LOL all I care about is that the song itself, IN MY OPINION, now remember crazy monsters... it's just an opinion, is bad

    April 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MMARTin

    So it seems only men in cloth, fundamentalist republicans on tv talk shows and a few other demographically approved MEN can ever talk about religion or reduce it to metaphor? All the hate directed towards Gaga is hypocrisy

    April 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jessica

    And you think there's what? Even Lady GaGa believes but is angry that lesbians and gays are not welcomed like straight people in this society. Her lyrics would be without if not. So back to my question, and you think there's what? Because if we evolved from monkeys, where did the monkey come from? Amoeba, where did the amoeba come from? A spec, where did that come from? Leave those questions unanswered? We started SOMEWHERE, what are you going to do about it?

    April 18, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lola1981

    You all really think that the bible projects stories based on real events? .... you all really think Jesus was the son of "God" ..... really? oh please you all really think there is a "god"? youve been brainwashed... all of you.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. jessica

    Farfetched for you to assume that I am jealous. I am not. “Has any one disliked , pushed, cut you, beat you down verbably, called you what you are in dirty slang and totaly mean it.” Yes. I’ve even done it to myself. Details? No. Who am I? A Christian, these days, just as easily persecuted as another. Why? Assumptions, stereotypes, selfishness, ignorance, greed. Lady GaGa is just a singer making a lot of money, just another person with indestructible self-confidence it seems, and equable talent as a lot of others who do not tap into it. Have you ever tried to do the same? Have indestructible self-confidence? It’s key. Most Idolization blocks self-discovery and promotes bandwagons. There are mass groups that don’t step outside the celebrity box/world unless a celebrity does. Who you are and what’s been done to you isn’t for me to judge, but for The Creator himself to deal. It is His business. Peace is found in Christ…a peace that repels the judgment and violence from man. Come Awake.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. hannabarnes

    What Lady GaGa does,is take meaningful things and twist them into a non occuring reality,she wants to be mso thigh and trys her best to get there,she speaks of evil,no matter how inspirational you may think she sounds,its the exact opposite she does a mind trick to the nations,she may be able to sale do to her stupidity but listening to her will get you nowwhere.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dennis Lujan

    I think most of Lady Gaga art works make you jealous because you weren't born that way. Has any one disliked , pushed, cut you, beat you down verbably, called you what you are in dirty slang and totaly mean it. Judus priest lead singer was the most awesome till he came out years ago, that he was gay. Motorcycle chains feels pretty good to those who are ignorant.
    Plus your favorite bands,singers will NEVER tpo what girl has done. At least she tried to include you. While in your black leather that makes look you so gay. Well there you have it, your just jealous because you don't have her talent.

    April 18, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. jessica

    Her songs are catchy, I still don't like her. Guess a few catchy lyrics don't reel me in as easy as others. I don't love/hate artists, idolatry...NO THANKS. I enjoy per song, not per artist. Technology can make most passable, along with singing lessons. She's good with words. Big deal, she brings a shock factor by doing something we may have not seen, whoopdeedoodah. Everyone has talent, who uses it though, and how matters! This girl, I don't like it and don't embrace it. There is an ignorance to those who pretend and avoid the message that seeps through the brains of their children with half the images that she displays. I am not talking about the meat dress, I'm talking about symbolism that initially is peace love and be easy man....at least at first glance, the unwashed masses someone said. This has become a celebrities world. Bottom line, boooooo to that. Shut off the media,MTV, BET, VH1, whatever. Go outside and play with your kids in the grass. Help them find themselves instead of carbon copying into something from TV.

    April 18, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  16. B lo me

    I like to listen to LG while I prance around my living room with pretty pink panties tenting over my raging h a r d o n !

    April 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      I have no doubt you do. L O L

      /e points at the Blood Elf

      get the reference?

      April 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mallen

    Honestly, I have not been impressed with her with her last 2 singles. Born This Way is lyrical with great meaning behind it but lacking originality with too much Madonna-esque taste, and not her own. Judas is no better if not, it is only worse. If Gaga keeps producing this kind of music, I promise you I will not be buying her second album.

    April 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. stan

    the song is a double edged sword! yes u can say that Judas was used metaphorically so u'll say it's no big deal but keep on singing it and at the end, you are unknowingly glorifying judas (devil). I am not a church freak whatsoever but don't anyone of u find it "iffy". i am sure with people's mind right now.."i love judas" will be a byword. Anyway to each his own but to release a song about loving judas in the week when Jesus was crucified bec of him is like crucifying Jesus for the 2nd time. I think this is blasphemy at the highest level.

    April 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      Jesus Christ was crucified for blasphemy, so what makes him so different from Lady Gaga?

      April 18, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Alicia

      Daniela – Jesus was charged with blasphemy, as he claimed to be the Son of God. He was the Son of God, so this would not be blasphemy, as he was charged with merely claiming to be who he really was. He was actually crucified because the leaders of Israel hated him and determined to kill him (because Jesus basically called them out for being hypocrites – they imposed a lot of laws on the Jewish people and tried to appear righteous when they were actually less righteous than the people) and so the leaders made up a charge that he was a "threat to the civil government" so that the Roman government would have "reason" to punish him. This is why he was crucified – for nothing he did, but because of the hatred of the Israelite leaders at the time.

      April 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Danie

    NO. The song sounds like her other music. If she isn't ripping other artists off, she is doing the same thing over and over. and over. and over. and over. and over. and over over. and over over. and...

    April 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. guyfromhoboken

    I do not like this song at all...sounds like some noisy industrial track.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. clary

    meh...I got bored of Gaga when she went to the Grammys inside an egg...I just thought...she's running out of ideas to get people's attention...

    April 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis Lujan

      An EGG what would you look like at Halloween? A rock. I bet you dislike art in general. You call it crap. Enter a room and see how many people say to themselve ...oh here IT comes again and rolls there eyes. Just go back to sleep and have all the GAGA music in your head every morning. GAGA ...........Ra Ra ah ah ah

      April 18, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. Heather

    14:59

    April 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Gezus

    It's catchy enuf. IMO Judas was chosen to do the hardest decision any disciple had to undertake to fulfill the endgame destiny. I think she knows this. How can history have painted it's outcome any different from what was witnessed. It's a hard nut to swallow.

    April 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. windrider2

    I'm 65 so I'm right there with you on favorite artists, and I still prefer 60s and 70s music overall. But I've seen this woman perform live, just as I've seen most of the really great legends, and she is the REAL DEAL, one of the best I've ever seen. She infuses so many musical layers into her songs, and infuses so much commentary and non-pop imagery into her visuals that it's mind-boggling sometimes. Take Judas, for example: it's got those contemporary industrial-techno influences that actually disguise a metal underpinning, but the chorus is pure sweet 60s pop...the kind of song you used to listen to, driving down the road with the radio blaring. A lot of her songs are contemporary, somewhat futuristic, and yet so retro & nostalgic in an intangible way.

    April 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mr. Subliminal

    I love Lady Gaga's new stuff (same old same old) and I really dig her edgy videos (flashy crap) she is such a talented woman (hermaphrodite) She makes me dance (wanna puke)!

    April 17, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  26. Gip

    Love the song. I really don't care if it sounds similar to Bad Romance; I still enjoy it. Her music from The Fame Monster was what really got me into her and this song is following just that kind of style.

    April 17, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. toes

    Goodness ! You stay up really late ! I like that sleeping meself.

    April 17, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  28. B lo me

    @Monster4Life: no we don't buy her music to hate it. I can hate it for free. It's a free country, u can buy cr@p if u want to. But I do like pretty pink underthings cause they feel so smooth and silky next to my man parts. tee hee!

    April 17, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jeff

    I love my Momma Monster but I don't think this is her best stuff. I wanna hear more "Brown Eyes" type of songs to.....

    April 17, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. Tracy

    She hates Christianity and Christians and is selling that to other HATERS to make money. Sad.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  31. Music Monster

    Anyone who thinks that sales figures measure quality is a moron.

    This song is insulting to anyone who loves Lady Gaga. First off, it's a poor derivative of Bad Romance, not just in structure, but in melody. The lyrics, however, suck. This is from the same poet who wrote "I want your ugly. I want your disease. As long as it's free, I want your love."? This time we get "he lies right through his brain"? Did Lady Gaga get so exhausted writing and touring at the same time that she ran out of metaphors?

    Why buy this song when you can just listen to Bad Romance, which you own already and is good?

    April 17, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  32. Bite Me

    Best Selling doesn't mean Best. It means the subliminal marketing got to you because your weak mind could not resist. Loud Thumpy Trash. buy it and prove your weakness.

    April 17, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  33. Stev

    You all attack Lady Gaga for trying to be creative or accusing her of not being talented, but look at some other pop stars. Britney for crying out loud has no talent. Yea she was able to dance back in 2004 but recently not so much. Lady Gaga writes all her songs and is able to create much depth to it. Britney seems and sounds like the same over and over again with no meaning and can't even sing it live. Britney has lip-synched her way to the top while only writing a few (maybe like three) of the many songs she's put out. In the pop genre, Lady Gaga should be considered amongst the best. If you have the time watch a few videos hear how good she sings live. Look how she connects to her fans. And actually listen and think about what she's saying in her music then you would understand. Gaga is the only singer, that I know of, wants to get a message across and works very hard not to just please herself but every single one of her fans. Haters need to stop hating and instead of just hearing the music, listen to the music.

    April 17, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  34. Mike

    @Jace You have a brain? it clicked in your brain you say? The walking dead like brains you know.

    April 17, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  35. Shane

    this song is terrible as is lady ca ca, I am thankful for the likes of Adele, she really does have talent. adele's cd is #1 and it's about time someone gets the #1 spot that actually can sing and has the talent to back it up. lady ca ca is nothing but pop trash and a really bad fashion train wreck. there is NO VALUE or substance to anything she does. a madonna wanna be..face it lady ca ca you will never be Madonna. you will never be any of the great artist in which you choose to copy 24/7 365. this judas track is not fit for anyone to listen to. it is garbage and anyone who thinks it is great has NO taste in music, Period. go away lady ca ca your boring already.

    April 17, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jace

    I admit, it has a pattern similar to Bad Romance, but it is addicting. I love the sound of it, it really clicks in my brain. I like it a lot more than Born This Way. This one was instantly a yes. I had to listen to Born THis Way a few times to actually really start liking it. This song might be really similar to other songs of her's, but I really don't care, it sounds great. Two thumbs up.

    April 17, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • windrider2

      The Bad Romance references are deliberate. she's said so in several interviews. She wanted to make sure her fans know that her new music is not abandoning the elements that made Bad Romance such a great song. She's just expressing them in a different idiom now.

      April 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  37. @light bulb

    U live under a rock in the south. u drink beers and chew on straw

    April 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  38. slong

    Such shock value and then there was... yawn

    April 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  39. @light blub

    What rock do you live under that you never heard her music? Maybe you heard her music and you thought it was Madonna. Go buy her CD and maybe you can dance around in your living room, in your underwear that is.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Where is the talent?

    u r already comparing her to herself. there ain't many tricks left in her bag. the only people who think she's great are too young to remember the crap we put up with before her. in 5 years it'll be Lady Who?

    April 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • windrider2

      Dream on. People said the exact same thing about Madonna. Twenty-eight years later, she's still going strong. If Gaga stays healthy, she'll be performing sold-out shows decades from now. Get used to it.

      April 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  41. ...

    Crap! The crackhead wants to seize our vital regions again! DX

    April 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. LDAY GAGA BLOWS NO HATER JUST FACTS!

    LADY GAGA WEARS UNDWEAR WITH MAN HOLES IN THE MIDDLE!

    April 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Mark

    Love this song. Amazing. I think it makes a nice companion piece to Bad Romance.

    April 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Terry

    absolutley Horrible. this song is terrible. if she can sell this crap anyone can. she is the worst singer in History. totally unoriginal. lady copycat...go away

    April 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis Lujan

      your just JEALOUS because you have no talent and if you do, someone out there hates you stuff TOO

      April 18, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  45. King With No Crown

    Did your gf made you go to the concert? Is that why you are a King with no crown?

    April 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Gaga RULES THE WORLD!

    I love gaga!!! i love the ruler of music!

    April 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  47. king with no crown

    you people who are against her need to go to one of her concerts. it changed my views of her. shes actually a very good artist. ill admit i was a filthy gaga hater like alot of you.

    April 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Monster4life

    i hope you Haters/dissers know that your making her more popular by just hating on her :) yet you buy her music just to hate it? mmhmm. either way gaga is an entertainer. and notice how gaga has never talked about her self in any interview. shes never said how superior she is how excellent her music is. were doing that for her

    April 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. @dani

    So why do you need to tell us it's your boyfriend's living room? You couldn't just say around the living room. Do you really have a boyfriend? If you do have a boyfriend...I'm sure after seeing you dance he will be going to the nearest strip club then he will dump your az soon.

    April 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  50. dani

    sorry, but i love it. it's already stuck in my head and has me dancing around my boyfriend's living room.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  51. AJ

    Actually. It is likely about her best buddie Alex McQueen who had a life of betrayals.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Head Diva In Charge

    Who is Lady Gaga? Sounds like a bad case of the $h its

    April 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Paulie

    The CABS are here! Lady Gaga get out of here!

    April 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Vince

    Wow - I'm a gaga fan but also a trained classical musician and I totally feel like GaGa is going way downhill... This is soooo bad - overworked.

    April 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  55. T-Rex

    You all suck! This woman can't sing for her life. She is a disgrace!

    April 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. ccblogger

    Sounds like something I would hear at a club in Budapest or Minsk. Only listenable after ingesting large amounts of drugs, but I guess that is the whole of point of going to a dance club. LMAO

    April 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Beautiful Vixen

    @ Isabella..is that Mike Isabella posting? Used to be a Mike Isabella posting on here but haven't seen him posting in a while...just wondering.

    April 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Beautiful Vixen

    I listen to all kinds of music, I can take her or leave her. It all depends on my mood and what type of music I feel like listening to. I heard part of this song on the car radio but then switched it. As for the person that said thar she is the most powerful/intelligent/talented woman on the face of the planet..hmm that must be some powerful drugs you are taking. Seriously you need to get out more and meet real people. Stop worshiping this thing on legs.

    April 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Jublah

    GARBAGE..JUST LIKE HER FASHION AND HER "ART"!

    April 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jack

    April 19th was the date in which Judas betrayed Jesus, the day the deal was made. Thursday was the last supper, and then Jesus was crucified, betrayed with a kiss by Judas as he was arrested. Three days he rose from the dead. Gaga decided to release the single four days for it's actual release. We believe Gaga did this to, to "betray" herself three times, with three leaks. Earlier this morning Gaga had favorited one of the snippets (random Spanish blog), and now it's un-fravoritied

    April 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mima

    Epic failed...sad year for music industry

    April 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. gaga hater

    She's smokes more than we*d!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. jtmark

    @googoo4gaga Well-said. Whether you love her or hate her, she's evoking an emotion from you. Those emotions are what generate press and sell records. Indifference is what kills an artist. @scott The "unwashed masses"? Could you be more pretentious? At the end of the day, you're the anonymous guy trying to make a show of your own importance on an article about HER. Pathetic doesn't even begin to describe that situation. Have a nice day!

    April 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Low Register

    Speechless, you and I, Born this way, Judas...
    Non of these songs would have made her a star.
    Poker face and just dance solemnly did.
    The fragile balance act of 2008 is history and superficial stardom quickly fades.
    Who needs a preacher? I don't.

    April 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  65. googoo4gaga

    I still don't know what a disco stick is.

    April 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Peace

    To each his own! For all of you talking smack, she' laughing her @ss off all the way to the bank ! (& I'm not a Gaga fan!)

    April 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  67. sunless

    better get that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    April 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. MY2Cents

    GaGa = gag gag !

    April 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  69. googoo4gaga

    Protests are what made Madonna what she is today. Protesting the video will only help sales. Instead of ignoring the protesters have added extra PR and at no cost to the Gaga team. LG will be laughing all the way to the bank. Who cares what anyone thinks about the song. I am sure it will chart high and sales will be high. If you like it great if you don't then listen to something else. It is that easy.

    April 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  70. truelibertine

    You're damn right, dilberto. Lady Gaga is anti-everything American Idol stands for: mediocrity, populism, banality. And thank Judas for her :p

    April 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      What bs. So you claim she has sold millions of albums by being unpopular? That is a logical contradiction.

      She is just relabeling the things you pretend she is distanced from.
      can you really not see that?

      April 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speechless

      @Scott: She sold albums because there are great songs, good beats, good dance tracks and because she's great. The Fame has been selling constantly, and is still up on the Billboard 200 (in case you don't know, Billboard 200 is the list of best selling albums), and it's had a run of 140+ weeks. Meanwhile, where have EVERY OTHER POP SINGER'S ALBUM IN THE LAST TWO YEARS GONE?? Oh yeah, It's not there anymore :(

      April 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  71. dilberto

    Lady Gaga: another artist who would have no chance of winning on American Idol.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • googoo4gaga

      American Idol sucks. The only big artists I can remember from that show are Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. I wonder how their arena tours are going?

      April 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  72. maine

    i love lady gagga new song it great i love you gaga

    April 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Not bad

    It's dense and confusing – lots random things going on – but it's really addictive. I have had to listen to it 10 times in a row. The whole house is addicted now. Juda judas juda judas juda ga ga

    April 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  74. gaga hater

    I hate this song but this is what you get when you let drug addicts have studio time and tell them they are great

    April 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • SpazeDevize

      What would you know about studio time......

      April 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • googoo4gaga

      Big deal she smokes weed. A lot of people smoke weed.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • xopher

      yeah..unlike Janis Joplin, John Entwistle, Billie Holliday, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison....really? You're REALLY bringing this up as a legitimate point to argue? You truly need to do your homework before posting such stupid remarks THUS making an a$$ of yourself.

      April 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Sally

    I knew Gaga was nothing but a farce from the beginning

    April 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Peter

    The people who like this song have no taste in music , this song is AWFUL

    April 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      most people have never heard real music to compare it to.

      for instance: how many people on here have heard any of Chopin's Nocturnes? What about KD Lang's "Coming Home"? What about BB King singing the blues?

      She sqauwks out a few crappy chords with a beat, and every goes nuts. Even her live performances when she actually plays the piano are very simplistic from a technical stand point.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Epitomia97

      Sorry Peter, Sorry Scott. I have listened to all Chopins nocturnes and all of his work, plus Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Schönberg, Varese, Stockhausen, to name my favorites. Rock, Jazz, blues don't impress me so much. And I still like this song, better than Bad Romance.

      April 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isabella

      People can have differing tastes. You can like Gaga and classical, just like you can like Broadway and rap. Liking pop music and knowing about music/having musical tastes are not mutually exclusive. Sometimes you are in the mood for something like Gaga, something that is up beat and light and that you don't have to think too much to listen to. Sometimes, you might want something that is deep and metaphorical, in which case, you want something else. To say that EVERYONE that listens to Gaga has NO musical taste is a very narrow statement. You can say, "I don't like Lady Gaga." in which case that's great. That's your opinion. But to speak for the taste of the rest of the population, using your own opinion as the basis for your argument is inadequate support.

      April 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • lisa

      does it really matter if someone likes or hates the song? we have our own choices and opinions and we are all neither right nor wrong. but she set out to do exactly what she wanted get more fans publicity, publicity, publicity... and we are all feeding into to it. we have a right to our own opinion but none of us have the right to tell anyone that our opinion is wrong. so lets all f..kn relax and let lady gaga be lady gaga and not for nothing she got me hooked when she paid special attention to that beautiful little girl who did her cover of born this way. when you get an oppurtunity to be rich and famous you take that moment and sieze it because it may not be there tomorrow. it is what it is

      April 17, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  77. Markus

    I love it, I believe its Bad Romance on Religious Steroids! It's wonderful and the music and lyrics are so captivating!

    April 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • JColet

      lols! bad romance on religious steroids! that's exactly what I thought of the song, only I thought that made the song unoriginal and offensive..... she needs to just go back to the egg that she came from.

      May 22, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  78. es

    i love this song!! cant wait for born this way <3

    April 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Observer

    Can we PLEASE stop talking about this woman? She has NO talent!

    April 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared

      ive seen her in concert front row. i heard her singing. she has more talent than any artist to date.

      April 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      technically speaking her work is very simplistic.

      only the unwashed masses could be so easily convinced that a few chords on a synthesizer makes someone the most talented musician ever.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • googoo4gaga

      She is great at marketing and in the end that is what sells records and sells out concerts. She may not be the best singer but she has convinced her fans that they have to buy (or steal) her music and they have to see her on stage. I am sorry but that is a talent that a lot artists don't have.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      marketing, by definition, is the opposite of talent.

      its what you use, apart from the art and talent, to promote the music.

      what you are describing sounds like mind control... that isn't art. its nefarious in origin.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • googoo4gaga

      Scott, then it is mind control. That is what a commercial is. that is what the radio is. I think we get your point. You don't like her but you know who she is.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • kentucky

      she has no talent?? She HAS talent and skills compared to other artist out there. And to the person who just stated "Marketing by Definition means no talent" Where the hell did you get that from? Marketing doesn't mean less talent. Marketing/Publicity is a crucial part of ANY artist, that's is why many people singers want a RECORD DEAL from a Recording company. So they can get all the promoting,marketing,publicity that they can get.

      April 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • true

      true this women has no talent. It's seems rather old, I mean I can do that, be so secular in my thinking, me and everyone can do what Lady G can do. I really don't like her album though, I mean does she love Judas? I don't like Judas of course because he betrayed Jesus, yet if he hadn't then we wouldn't be saved?! so it's sort of half an half, but I do agree that you guys should NOT listen to her music. Does not please God!

      April 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Yo Mama

    One of the worst songs I have ever heard

    April 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      I can't tell what's worst: her, her music, or her fans. This song is not good. Just Dance was great. But, the fame must have gotten to her huge ego... Also, you would think that her "monsters" would have lives of their own– lives that don't revolve around defending their shock-value peddling demigod. Yawn, sorry Lady, Marilyn Manson kind of already did that a while ago.

      April 17, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  81. Giovanni

    Gaga's 15 minutes are ticking

    April 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • emily

      15 minutes?! she's already been around for over 2 years, had many number 1 singles, and her music is getting better and better, she's not going anywhere anytime soon! get used to it.

      April 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      Hate to tell you, she is here to stay. Her impact on pop culture is here, and not going anywhere. I am not a Gaga fan, fan I can respect her talent and her impact on pop culture. She will be around for a long time.

      April 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL@GIOVANNI

      She's here for about 20 more years, so you should probably get used to dealing with the most powerful/intelligent/talented women on the planet.

      hahahahahaaha

      April 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      @emily.... getting better by what definition? so far she has yet to produce any original work. Even this song uses the same VERY simplistic chord progressions as her previous work.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • googoo4gaga

      They use to say the same thing about Madonna and she can still sell out an arena and stadium tour. It is all about marketing and Gaga is getting a lot of free press. You know you are big when haters go out of their way to post about you. I hate a lot of artists but I don't go out my way to post comments about them.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Well, maybe we can all be like you one day, and live in a fan-boy fantasy where ladygooggooogaa whatever is our imaginary friend?

      Exactly what gives you a moral high ground for posting positive vs. negative comments? Is it your shallow disregard for actual talent, or is it some fantasy you have about her marketing campaign?

      April 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  82. JOn

    THE SONG SUCKS

    April 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna mcdearmond

      i have to agree with u maybe she is burnt out on song writing

      April 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Scott

    I like the song. It does sound a bit like "Bad Romance"..but I liked "Bad Romance". So I'm okay with it. I also thought "Born This Way" sounded like "Express Yourself"..but I loved "Express Yourself"..so I was okay with that. I always want the second single off an album to just blow me away..and "Judas" didn't blow me away..but I'll still buy the record when it comes out!! Go GaGa!!!

    April 16, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • scott (a differnt one)

      great. if you don't have the intellectual curiosity to listen to new music.

      April 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Milton

    There's always backlash whenever any artist releases a new album because it evolves from their first work.

    Judas and Born This Way are these evolutions!

    Keep up the great work GaGa!

    April 16, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  85. Giratiny

    Cher loves it, I love it :3

    April 16, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  86. Kristina

    Good song, but can anyone help me understand what it's about? Who is judas/how is he related to the bible? Thanks! :)

    April 16, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • rpl

      Judas was a friend of Jesus who betrayed him in the bible, resulting in his crusifiction. This song is about being drawn to something/someone who betrays you and is bad for you. It's a metaphor, not an actual song about the biblical character.

      April 16, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Danny

      True what the other person said. but also, it is more biblical than meets the eye, because the song is told from Mary Magdalene's point of view...and Lady Gaga has said it was from her view and she plays her in the music video.

      April 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      While that's all true.. But Mary SUPPOSEDLY liked Jesus... not Judas.. So gaga twisted it.

      April 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Golfingal59

      Kristina........Open the Bible to John 18..... Verse 1-tru 11 will explain to you a little about Judas Iscariot. He is an important part of the Bible, because he soldd his soul for 30 pieces of silver.....to turn Jesus in to be crucified on the cross. Judas was one of the oriiginal 12 diciples in the Biible. It is a long story, but to make it short........Judas betrayed our Jesus Christ with a kiss........Satan took hold of Judas....and he led the Roman's to where Jesus was in the Garden of Gethemane.....it is a sad story for Judas, because he used to believe in Jesus, but ten satan got ahold of him.....and ruined his life forever.....30 pieces of silver for his soul.....he ended up commiting suicide~

      April 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Under what rock have you been living that you have never even HEARD of Judas or what his name means? Even the majority of non-Christians know of him, he's referenced to EVERYWHERE

      April 21, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  87. Monster

    LOVE IT

    JUDAS = ME†APHOR!!!!

    April 16, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      A metaphor? No WAY!

      nnd she barely had to beat you over the head with it

      April 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Leo

    People who keep saying bad things about Gaga's songs, that it resembles madonna's or bad romance fuc* u. Aren't u ever satisfied? Y do u always have to be making things up?? I know that's your job, so here it comes: go look for another one cuz u people suck

    April 16, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  89. TonyM

    This song is Bad Romance with extra crack added. It instantly seeps into your brain and you are hooked Well done.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Glory to God!

      This is an Obaniation!!! its DISGRACING, when i stopped being a fan of lady gaga after a while because her songs have deeper meanings than they seem, and people II am LITERALLY ON MY KNEES BEEGGING you, PLEASE, dont not listen to this song, this song has got a deeper meaning than it seems and it is LITERALLY dangerous if ur hooked, because trust me words have power and if you keep singing it your declaring these such sinful DISGUSTING words, i shudder just thinking about them,,, and am sure people who are true christians would agree, but seriously am literally BEGGING you, the end time is nearing and as you can see with all the stuff happening and dear whoever is reading this, my heart goes out to you and really i pray for all of you, the kingdom of God is at hand people Stand your ground, please find a christian and ask them about Jesus, because people you need to know! Lots of love,

      April 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • TonyM

      @GlorytoGod- What are you talking about? In order to participate in the conversation in a meaningful way, you should stop praying long enough to listen to the song. It isn't about the actual Judas. It's a metaphor about clinging to things that are unhealthy and betray you. Its about recognizing your demons. It's not a "let's worship satan" song. I don't need to "find a Christian" for analysis of this song. You need to "find a literature teacher" to help you to understand how to analyze written words so that you can stop being so scared of everything you don't understand.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris (Little Monster)

      You are correct, sir. This song is AWESOME. Her lyrics are brilliant: "Jesus is my virtue / Judas is the demon I cling to." That explains everything. We try to find a balance in life, but it can be quite difficult. Another brilliant track by the lovely Ms. Gaga. I can't wait to hear "Born This Way" when it's released next month! Paws UP! <3

      April 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeR

      The verdict: Yawn...

      May 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phillyguy113

      I completely agree with you TonyM.
      I am impressed with the metaphor and art references in this video – the slow-motion shot in the middle of the video where she's standing on a rock and water behind her is a reference to the Italian Renaissance painting, "Birth of Venus" painting by Sandro Botticelli – a work that has a Neoplatonic interpretation; the blues and reds she's wearing are also referencing the colors worn by Jesus in many of the Renaissance and Old Masters (i.e. Tiitian) paintings; as well as the end of the video where she was stoned, which I believe is a reference to Mary Magdalene.
      If we are to say that this video is sinful, disgraceful, and immoral, then we would then discredit most of contemporary artists today.
      Why can't people just look at this video as a form of art – I remember watching one of her interviews where she said that she takes an academic approach to her work.

      May 7, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  90. ami

    lol woo!!!

    April 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  91. joehandy

    You are one sick and twisted sicko...Oh, the things I REALLY want to say to this guy!!!

    April 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |

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