Lady Gaga lives for the 'Applause' on new song
August 12th, 2013
03:21 PM ET

Lady Gaga lives for the 'Applause' on new song

Lady Gaga has declared a "pop music emergency."

The singer was not at all pleased when her new single "Applause" leaked early (along with Katy Perry's "Roar") over the weekend, and by Monday, she was offering Little Monsters the real deal ahead of its August 19 release date.

"DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY," Gaga tweeted on Monday. "MY NEW SINGLE 'APPLAUSE' IS OUT TODAY."

The track is the first from Gaga's forthcoming release, "ARTPOP," which is slated for November 11. For Idolator, "Applause" "ticks all the right boxes when it comes to being a balls-to-the-wall pop delight."

That was exactly what Gaga was going for, as she told Women's Wear Daily in July that the track is "full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause ... I live for the way you cheer and scream for me."

(That's not news to Gaga's fans who've seen her live - she's incorporated the concept into her performances, like this one in L.A. in 2009:

The cheering and screaming will undoubtedly continue on August 25, when Gaga will perform "Applause" for the first time at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

"I LOVE BEING A POPSTAR!" a clearly enthusiastic Gaga tweeted Monday. "WE ARE CHEERING FOR YOU MONSTERS, STANDING OVATION FOR THE WORLDS MOST AMAZING FANS!"


Filed under: Lady Gaga • Music

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. David King

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    August 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thunder Thighs

    *squish*

    August 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Correct he is on his way casca

    doc her

    August 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Samsung Lap---Doc her--will be unlocked in 1 hr

    i told you hun...she will never change

    August 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MiMi

    Grace Jones comes to mind here.

    August 14, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Talking...She duz nuttin....like gaga...

    haaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa

    August 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dama

    Another kook like this one.

    August 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rock

    Nice! She let a box of crayons give her a facial

    August 13, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Janetvon

    She looks so bitter and angry also.

    August 13, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. leah

    Man, she's had a lot of work done to her face. She could easily pass for Cher's daughter now.

    August 13, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. M.A.P.

    I live for the feces you flush, I am only happy when you are in your thousands, throwing your tur-ds at me on stage as I roll in the poop and smear it all over the stage! Ah performance art is so messy!

    August 13, 2013 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Chuck

    Great more crap music from a crap entertainer

    August 13, 2013 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. MarkXXII

    If you like Lady Gaga you are gonna love this:

    http://tinyurl.com/mb268nx

    August 13, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. John

    Awful terrible song she better go back to copying Madonna.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Driving.

    Gaga is a bore same routine, same crap, same jealousy, same hack she always for 2 minutes of attention...
    the audience makes her look stupid and out she goes again.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tom

    Lousy song...Not even close to the quality of any of her earlier work from Fame Monster...Maybe her extended 15 minutes of fame may finally be over which in itself would be worthy of "Applause"....

    August 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Peace ☮

    Hey Mad, if you're out there. Remember the days when gaga had a story about her (here) & by now, there would be 200 hilarious comments? I miss those days. :( Hope you're good tho!

    August 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |

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