Gaga's 'Born This Way' makes history on iTunes
February 18th, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Gaga's 'Born This Way' makes history on iTunes

Lady Gaga has made history with her latest single.

Since its debut last Friday, "Born This Way" has become the fastest-selling single on iTunes, according to a statement. The song became a No. 1 in 23 countries and sold more than 1 million copies in five days.

The track also made history on Billboard. The magazine announced this week that Gaga's "Born This Way" is the Hot 100 chart's 1000th No. 1 in its 52-year history.

"It is a tremendous honor," Gaga told Billboard of the accomplishment. "To be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard...I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career."

"I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to 'Born This Way,' " Gaga went on. "[It] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers...I couldn't be more blessed to have the fans that I have."

Gaga's album "Born This Way" is expected to arrive May 23.

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  1. acsmith2011

    I agree with a lot of people who have commented and what they said about Lady GaGa as it looks like their glam life is really cool and I wanted to say something else that’s cool, acerenting ads for renting apartments in the US acerenting has the newest US condo rental ads and houses for rent in US ads.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Angel

    Listen to My



    February 26, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Doesnt matter

    LadyBoy GagShyt being number one in this many countries just confirms the world has very little class. Oh sure style runs rampant. Videos now, unfortunately, have more influence and pairing a "great video" with a SHYT song seems to rule the day. Keep in mind the majority is usually incorrect...kinda like ObaManure being elected. It was a fluke just as LadyBoy Gaga is.

    February 21, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Stephen

    I guess Gaga haters will now continue to spread hate even more now for current accomplishment. Gaga has nothing to prove to doubters. Do you actually think she cares what people think about her? 1 MILLION sold in 5 days?? #1 in 23 countries?There are tons of fans of her supporting her. She continues her vision as planned.

    February 21, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. brad

    Music, just like movies and Tv are full of often cliched', re-vamped re-imagined, re-ran, re-imaged,re-invented, and re-gurgitated re-runs of all that's been done before.. nothing is original anymore... nothing.. , with music and movies today.. two words come to mind "COOKIE-CUTTER"

    February 21, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. 19esmiopa50

    P.S. MJ had his share of crazy getups as well-even still he was an amazing performer. You know you are one of the great ones when everyone tries to copy you and hail you as having been a major influence on their careers.

    February 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 19esmiopa50

    I wish Gaga would quit trying to blow people's minds with her outlandish getups and pranks and just be a music artist. She is such a copycat. Watch her dance numbers side by side to Michael Jackson's stuff from 30-40 years ago. You will get what I mean. Miss the genius of MJ - his music and lyrics will be timeless. Artists of his caliber come along once in a generation.

    February 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LOL

    good intentions aside, dont be too grateful for your fans. They dont know what real musicianship is apparently.

    February 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Berero


    "She rights her own music". What the f???? You are right ! idoit!!! She might "right" her own music but she can't write a music. Both you and her are "superhiro" not super hero. That's a fact stupid !

    February 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Audrey

    Gaga may or may not be an artist, but she is an entertainer. She's a great entertainer, and it pays to be a great entertainer, so why hate on her about it? I don't care for the song, but I'm not going to pretend she's irrelevant. She's huge.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Louise

    What a terrible song! No one is really listening to it. Everyone loves "Give your Heart to Jesus or He Will See to It that You Burn in Hell for Eternity" much better (or else). Lady Gaga is not pretty; she just looks pretty. She can't sing either, just makes sounds that people think sound good. True believers, who are deaf and blind, do not like listening to her or watching her. I am not jealous, really! God tells me that when I get to heaven (soon, I hope), I will look much prettier. Ya think?

    February 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NewGagaFan

    To all the haters who say Lady Gaga ripped off Express Yourself with this song, where was your anger and rage when all the hip hop artists were literally copying and pasting other people's hit songs into their own records? Born This Way does have a familiar beat to it but it there is no copying and pasting going on in this song.....just paying homage to an earlier style of dance music.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SKY


    February 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mel_od

    gaga is a no talent hack and a warmed over refry of every poptart before. She cant sing without the mixer or augmenting vocal tracks. She is a poser clubkid and her cozying up to gay folks is like her disengenous and contrived. She actually believes her own spin poor kid. Her fashion is a joke and she's actually setting culture back several steps...The fact you even know who she is is because clearchannel/livenation/houseofblues is being allowed to monopolize the music biz in violation of anti trust act because they can afford to pay our real government. The american bar association

    February 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mel_od

    This chick is a warmed over refry of every poptart that's come before. That'd be okay if she hadnt started believing her publicists copy...she cant sing without a mixer and augmenting vocal tracks the only reason you know who she is is becausde clearchannel/livenation/houseofblues is being allowed to violate the anti-trust act because they have enough coin to pay off our real governement.... The american bar association

    February 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jason154

    I think her music is great... just with her antics, like with the egg and all, it detracts from her music. But kudos for the quality music! (sometimes her obsession with fame is a bit... odd) remember, taste in music is subjective.
    ^she's really good btw, I got it in my inbox this morning

    February 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ken

    I like Madonna. I love GaGa. They have mutual respect, Yes it sounds like Madonna's song. I don't care. I like both songs. GaGa is not for everyone. She's tapped into something alot of people find close-to-heart though. She always leaves me wanting more. She must be successful as an artist because look at everyone talking about her just on this thread. The fact someone gave their energy to post something says alot about this girl. Can't wait to see her in concert in March in Omaha.

    February 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. emmy

    i've been around for a long time and i WAS SO TIRED OF HEARING THE NON-TALENTED SO-CALLED SINGERS TRYING TO SING........and then Lady Gaga came along and i have listened to her music ever since.....She will be around as long as Elton John,who by the way adores her and has sung duets with her......she is the most talented singer and performer in the world and a lovely,delightful person who inspires people to love themselves and be all you can be!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. GaGa is a fraud

    Every single song I hear of hers, I hear where it came from first and who it is being ripped from. Whether the obvious theft of Madonna, Grace Jones, Ace of Bass, Roxette...this woman who admitted she modeled her "career" by studying other people's fame is merely ripping off other people's work and she has a young generation of fans too self involved to recognize the history that has preceded their days on earth.

    February 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kmann

    My review of Lady GaGa's new single, "Born This Way," is no "Bad Romance," but merely a bad knockoff. Sorry Lady Monster, but Madonna did it first. Listen to "Alejandro" then listen to "La Isla Bonita." Listen to "Born This Way" then listen to "Express Yourself." Judge for yourself.

    February 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tyler

    Is that her shoulder-blade in that picture? Maybe she should eat more meat instead of wearing it. What a ridiculous person. She's wasting some pretty good talent.

    February 20, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      I wish I was ridiculous like her and making $100million as predicted for 2011.

      February 21, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  22. Amy

    I think she planned the release to coincide with the 1000th #1. She probably knew her song would reach number one, and planned the release at the right time for that to happen. She's a smart, smart woman. I have no doubt she could or would plan such a stunt.

    February 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  23. r

    Well, she certainly was not born that way.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  24. Ken U Digit

    She was born to rip-off a Madona song?

    February 20, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. ClamBake

    I'd do Sarah Palin over Lady Bow-wow anytime.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  26. Bobo

    What did she do, pull an iPod out of her butt?

    February 20, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. BAD_MES

    So Michael, what you are saying is Elton John isnt any good either? Seems to me he has hundreds more costumes than Lady Gaga, and I am sure everyone knows who he is. Unless you live under a rock. And did not Madonna reinvent herself many times?

    February 20, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. Ken

    I'm still trying to find ONE person over the age of 14 who actually gives a flying leap.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  29. Michael

    People with real talent don't need weird costumes and stupid PR stunts. People with little or no talent have to rely on such stunts. And music is played on instruments by musicians. Gag Gag's "music" is just computer generated noise – it has no soul. Save your money, and take some music lessons, and learn what real music and real talent is.

    February 20, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. I love Sarah Palin

    This might be the worst song I've ever heard. Ever.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. PNK

    Stop referring to her as 'Gaga' – it's 'Lady Gaga.'
    Anyways, congrats to Lady Gaga!

    February 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Nick

    That's insane!! 1 million copies on iTunes in 5 days? That is a lot of hype!!

    February 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. inoeverything

    She is ugly and that song is TERRIBLE. There is no talent here folks, wake up for crying out loud. Save your money to buy gas to get far away from her.

    February 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Yoyoguy

    How about we quit arguing about Madonna and Lady Gaga and go listen to some RUSH? πŸ˜‰

    February 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • YYZ

      F-in right!!!
      There are no replacements for artists like those guys
      RIP Rick

      February 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Maurice

    OK, wilson, why would somebody be jealous of Lady Gaga? I mean, I can see why they would be jealous of her $$$ and fame, because human being inherently get jealous of things like that. However as far as her knock-off "style" and crappy music. RAP actually sound like music compared to Lady Gaga's verbal defecation.

    February 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. meh

    Born this way my ass. Gaga's not a real blonde and she's only 5 foot 1. She was born with jet black hair. It's darker than Madonna's natural color.

    February 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. my opinion

    Ya of course a Madonna song will break records....Ohhh wait it's Lady Gaga & it's a Madonna knock off....

    February 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. wilson

    I haven't been a fan. But the other day I was at my friend house and she was playing a bit of Lady GaGa and I actually like it inspire of my music tastes.

    So, that make me think that people who hate GaGa must be jealous of her and don't have any talent of their own. It's the only thing I can think of that would cause so much vile spewing from haters.

    February 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Shantel

    I get tired of all her drama and her outrageous costumes to get attention. Her music sounds like a bunch of techno garbage. I'll just turn on my I-Pod and listen to the Beatles.

    February 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Frank

    Awesome! She deserves it! It's a great song, with a great message.

    February 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  41. keith

    what, is apple going to start selling cartons of eggs on itunes now?

    February 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Bigbanger

    Well, if you're not pretty or talented and trying to make it in the music business you'd better have something to shock people with. I bet this will be the year everyone tires of Lady Gag.

    February 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Marco555

    She's obsessed with the gays.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Superhiro

    That's a good point Why buy? I would bet that while this song is the most downloaded off of iTunes, it's far from the most downloaded song period. I mean, I know not one single person who BUYS music. Buying music? That's so early 90s.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  45. kim


    February 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  46. kim

    I have not heard this song and it makes me think that the media is a liar. I hate lady crazy and im so glad that they dont play her crazy wierd mess. I detest that lady crazy she a creepy strange biotch that i cant wait till she just fad away to obscurity rarely mentioned or some pointless footnote

    February 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Why buy?

    Why would anyone buy this on iTunes? Why buy music at's free on torrents and the like.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  48. music lover

    This is a really great song!!
    Lady who?

    February 19, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  49. Lady Gaga sucks

    That sums it up.

    February 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  50. Who Cares

    Yawn, she has zero talent and has a big EGO and she is nothing more than marketing hype, wake up, get your ear's fixed.

    February 19, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  51. capmike

    I'm sorry. Since when is a person who dresses up in a meat costume, sits in an egg for three whole days to "incubate", dress as a human condom, not known as mentally unstable? NORMAL celebrities work on becoming famous through their talent. They then take that celebrity status and use it to promote a good cause. She does the opposite. She uses these absurd PR stunts to sell her music. I don't care if she disguises it as standing up for something she believes, its a PR stunt. Obviously it has worked.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  52. Xavier Le Pop Star

    Amazing, Gaga! Congratulations. You Make Me Wow!

    February 19, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  53. Psycho

    Gaga is a very talented person. She has a pretty awesome voice...when she actually uses it. I just don't understand why she keeps wasting her time on things like dressing and or acting as unusual as possible. She does not need to do those things...unlike many pop stars who must rely on the media constantly talking about them I really think she could be successful just using the actual talent she has. Its one thing to be unique...and uniqueness IS something we need...but it is another thing to just say/claim you are unique when you are really just exploiting lesser know cultures/musicians for your own gain (No, I'm not talking about Madonna...) and calling it something new.
    While talented, she doesn't seem to really wanna use it and while she keeps trying to convince people that she's just being herself...I don't think that's the case anymore...maybe in the beginning, but now in my opinion she is just exploiting the "freak" factor.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • capmike

      Do you really think her song would have sold so fast if she wasn't so strange? It is a huge publicity stunt. Sure, she is talented. But without these stunts, she is not more talented than many of the musicians out there.

      February 19, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  54. steve williams

    That song and performance was the most amazing feat of artistic perfection ever. Gaga is number one and her songs have more real meaning than most of you understand so don't knock what you can't comprehend, watch, listen a few more times and you will come around. She Rocks!

    February 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  55. mr.mark

    Lady Gag-a is like Madonna, minus the talent. her success doesn't say a lot about American taste...

    February 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dave

    Devil-horned shoulder pads. Surely a trend setter!

    February 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JD

    I agree with Ismael. I listen to her on the radio but don't spend my dollars on her.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Gavin Ford

    Who says there's no such thing as great pop music? That's nonsense. Don't forget, "pop" is short for "popular" and that is how the genre got its name. As for Gaga, she's classically trained and does indeed have talent.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Superhiro

    @Ismael I'll cosign that. The major reason she has success is because she's good at getting attention. And that's.... apparently all you need these days to be famous.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Ismael

    There is a difference between being sensationalized and being artistic. Lady Gaga has been hyped up so much and does so much weird that people with little actual knowledge of what art is jump all over it. This is just a phase, anti-Lady Gaga fans. Have hope. Sooner or later, real art will be completely diluted by all of these commercialized phonies.

    What has she done for the art world? Has she contributed anything different? No. Has she paved the way for future artists? No. Has she made in impact on people? Yes, because her music is so open to interpretation that anybody can hear her songs and immediately reflect it on their current mood. Kind of like every other artist that plays on a radio. Do some research on real music and understand that this is just over-the-top commercialization.

    She's not interesting. She's not groundbreaking. She's not doing anything. I understand the subjectivity of music and art, and this is just one of those cases where "everything is considered art so back off". But, get your head out of your ass and realize what you are doing, please.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Superhiro

    And yea, maybe it is part of being young, so I suppose it's forgivable. But even so, it's still rather annoying.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Superhiro

    I know right? I mean it's seriously not healthy. It's like... people like Gaga's music, that's fine, but if you don't like it too, that's like not ok to them.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Red Dawn

    Ha ha well then have fun with it

    February 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Red Dawn

    @Superhiro yes, yes you are so right. The fans are the worse. They make them idols and they worship them. I just don't understand what is it that make these stupid ppl defend the likes of ppl like her. I won't be surprise if these fans would give their lives for her.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Superhiro

    Actually she's probably the most civil conversation I've had on here all day Red.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Thanks and, since I've finished cooking dinner, have a great weekend.

      February 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Red Dawn

    Super Queen does that mean you are super fat? You most likely are trying to pick a fight with Super Hiro for some reason. What's up with that?

    February 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Dr Deth

    what the hell are those pointy bones on her shoulder? Is she a mutant?

    February 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Superhiro

    That's the thing though Queen, none of us are stepping on Gaga's dreams by criticizing her. Sure hasn't slowed her down any. And people that dislike her have a right to criticize her do they not? If anything I'd say I dislike Gaga's fans more than Gaga herself because they act like you physically harmed them personally by daring to say something negative to about Gaga. It's that kind of fanaticism that bothers me and honestly it's not healthy.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Oh, I think a funny, negative comment here and there can be entertaining and it reminds me that my taste in music isn't for everyone. Still, some people have a "thin skin" and you don't know why they have such an affinity for a particular artist. I can forgive the extreme devotion. I "loved" Madonna that way back in the 80s. I believe it is part of being young.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Superhiro

    Lol good point Super Queen, still the Village People aren't around anymore so maybe all that hate was good for something eh? Besides, I don't "hate" Lady Gaga. I just think she's completely talentless and I'm calling a Spade a Spade.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Well the Village People are currently touring but that's another article. LOL I'm glad you don't hate Lady Gaga. I wonder since you think she's talentless what you think of my other goddess, Madonna.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ken

    There are a lot of tools out there who'll buy anything just because there's a little sensation attached. Lady GooGoo has very little talent.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      There are also many "tools" out there who delight in "stepping on people's dreams". It's really a sad state of affairs.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Superhiro

    Well if everybody said nice things and there was no criticism then standards would be lowered. We don't want that now do we? πŸ˜€

    February 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Read the "real" news portions of this site and you'll realize we need more "nice" in the world. Criticizing popular art is silly. All the hate back in 1980 didn't destroy the Village People. I *still* love them and many people feel the same.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Superhiro

    Fair enough. I'm not looking for conflict either, just expressing my opinion. If you disagree, that's fine. If you don't want conflict, you can ignore it. It's not hard.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Superhiro

    Besides, typing a sentence or two every few minutes isn't exactly passionate interest. Work is slow. Time must be killed.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Superhiro

    As I've explained already, this is the only site not blocked by my job so I'm stuck here.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Got it. Still, I don't look for conflict and find it strange when people do. Why not find something positive to say?

      February 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Superhiro

    It almost cannot be great by definition.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Superhiro

    No such thing as great pop music.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Why such passionate interest on your part? I usually ignore things I find lacking merit.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Super Queen

    That comment is directed at Superhiro.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Super Queen

    Tell us what your idea of "great" Pop music is. I bet you don't have the courage.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Superhiro

    How about both of those songs suck? Hows about that?

    February 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Chuck

    GAGA does have a very good voice which we all know Madonna doesn't. Not to take too much away from the material girl but without her backup that voice of hers is very scary. Come on you haters give a listen to both of then and then decide before you start to mouth off.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  81. StopHating!

    GAGA is pure awesomeness! Madonna should be honored to have inspired her. But Gaga has far surpassed her artistic accomplishments!! Some of you keep saying how you cannot wait until "she goes away," but the fact is that she will probably still be here when you are gone!

    February 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Ever heard of Beethoven? In 200 years, no one will have any idea who Lady Gag Gag was...

      February 20, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  82. BigBangMisery

    Can anyone actually listen to this white trash music?

    February 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  83. bitnar

    I like it. I like her. Not so sure about all the protrusions on her face and shoulders recently, but I bought the song and I'm happily listening to it. When the video comes out, I will happily watch it. Repeatedly. Because that's just how it is with me and Gaga.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  84. the_dude

    Milli vanilli also sold a lot of albums. There are lots and lots of stupid people out there.

    February 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Superhiro

    @Rich. Uhhh yes. Lots of bad songs sell well. Popularity doesn't make something good.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Paul

    If her music were stunning different thi would be indeed history. Even if I hated it, if it were talking popular music to a new level, I'd applaud it and her. But she isn't Nirvana (the last music act to have such an impact, in my opinion). She is recycled disco via Madonna while wearing old Elton John threads. Worse is she CAN sing and play and instead of creating something new, she does this stuff.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Ha, you bash Gaga for recycling and then cite Nirvana, who stole from the Pixies. Look it up, even Kurt Cobain admits consciously taking their music and style.

      February 21, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  87. Megan

    Uh. Really not seeing how being the 1000th number 1 single is an honor, really. It's not as though her single is better than all the other 1000, she literally just did something that has been done 999 times before.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Ringo

    "born this way" was hacked from Madonna's song.
    NOT original, kids. Wake up and listen to some music with heart and soul!

    February 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      I don't think I've heard of anyone saying this song is original... They're just saying its good. If this song was as bad as everyone is saying in these comments, would Gaga have really sold 1 million songs?

      February 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • xjdavid

      Blah blah blah
      This song has few lines that have a similar melody, but it's hardly a copy. Jeeze. That's been repeated so many times by people who just love to hate the chick. She's going to be one of the biggiest stars of this decade, and anyone who thinks she won't be remembered is just being silly. She's already had more #1s than many singers from decades ago that we still remember. Way more hits than Madonna had in the same amount of time.

      February 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  89. ndiezel

    1. Lady Gaga will have more $ than any of you haters ever will. She will laugh all the way to the bank.
    2. I can't believe this is even news! When will CNN start covering important events.
    3. How can we even pay $ for this drivel when there is people starving the world over?

    Now that the obligatory three have checked in, proceed with commentary.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Trevor

    Can she crawl back into her egg and never come back out? Her 15 minutes ended a few hours ago.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  91. mrskool

    most of her songs are great but not this one – sorry Gaga – you meant well with the lyrics and art but the music is a rip off of madonna

    February 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Superhiro

    Calm down xjdavid. I'm here because CNN is the only site not blocked by my job. As for artists that I dislike more than Gaga? Not really, she's the only artist I don't like who's constantly in the news for no reason. Plus she's pompous. Insanely pompous. Also, I didn't say she ripped anybody off. I said she's trash. Pay attention.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Somehow I don't think "pompous" is quite the right word. It implies a sense of arrogance. Aside from the spectacle, which I've only read about – I've never seen her perform, Gaga is generally quite humble. Just read any interview with her. Plus, anyone who thinks she isn't a great musician obviously doesn't know a thing about music. The best part of all this is the childish remarks by the haters. It really shows that those who don't like her really don't have the mental or emotional maturity to appreciate quality.

      February 25, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  93. Jimmy Crack Corn

    I knew a few years ago when the media was trying to shove Lady Gaga down our throats that this chick was here to stay. Congrats Media, you successfully turn trailer trash into a #1 icon. You tried the same thing with Amy Winehouse, but drugs took over her life like most people who get millions and don't know what to do with it. Its only a matter of time before Gaga does the same thing... If we're lucky.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  94. xjdavid

    Then why are you here, Superhiro? Isn't there anything being written about the artists YOU like? Isn't there ANYONE you dislike more? Miley Cyrus? Lindsy Lohan? Taylor Swift? Why does someone who isn't doing what any other current artists are doing cause so many people to rip on her? You can say she's ripping off past artists, but there's no one else like her CURRENTLY. So what is it?

    February 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Superhiro

    Actually it couldn't be that. We just don't like trash artists is all.

    February 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Cwmen

    So sick of everybody bashing Gaga. Could it be that all unattractive fat people, who have nothing better to do then HATE everybody, are so bored at home sitting in front of their virus infected PCs? Go out and LOVE MORE!!!
    Gaga's message is supreme and no matter what you haters say, GAGA IS HERE TO STAY!!!!!

    February 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trevor

      You can say whatever you want about me, but don't you dare insult the viral health of my PC!

      February 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uh huh

      Anybody who comments negatively about Gaga is fat and ugly, and spends all their time in front of their virus infected computer. But you are?

      February 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael in AWESOME Minneapolis!

      Cwmen, you said it like it *IS*! πŸ˜€

      February 19, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Everyone knows who Mozart and Beethoven are. In 200 years, no one will know who Lady Gag Gag is. She is not here to stay. She is just a commercially packaged product for sheep who don't know the first thing about music. Yes, she is laughing all the way to the bank, but that doesn't make her good. It means her PR people are good. If she had any real talent, she wouldn't need gimmicks and weird costumes. As P. T. Barnum said, "there is a sucker born every minute", and you gullible suckers are being taken to the cleaners.

      February 20, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  97. xjdavid

    She's like Madonna? Maybe, but with a big helping of Bjork. But who cares? At least she's not boring. SOOOO sick of boring pretty people.
    Oh yeah, and "Express Yourself" was over 20 years ago. Ever hear Mariah's "Emotions"? Listen to "Best of My Love" by The Emotions. Same song.
    Also, Justin Timberlake and Usher = Michael Jackson. How many people ripped Prince off in the 80's? And he started out rippin' off Rick James. Katie Perry rips Gwen Stefani off, who was also ripping off Madonna.
    Haters just gotta hate is all. With one album, GaGa's had success that took Madonna a few albums to acquire. AND she writes her own songs and songs for other people. AND she plays. So that makes her even better at being Madonna than Madonna has been in years.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      Maybe to you she's not boring, but to me she is in the worst way: boring that both thinks and tries way too hard to be interesting. It'd be funny if it didn't make me want to rip out my own eyes.

      February 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • zitroelena

      Yes, but 30 years later my kids know who Madonna is. Who will remember this crazy woman in 30 years?

      February 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chico

      "With one album, GaGa's had success that took Madonna a few albums to acquire. AND she writes her own songs and songs for other people. AND she plays. So that makes her even better at being Madonna than Madonna has been in years."

      A few albums? Erm... Madonna's first album was pretty successful despite not being the instant hurricane smash that The Fame was (it had Holiday, Borderline, and Lucky Star, all Billboard hits) and her second album was a smash hit, selling 20 million copies worldwide and a Diamond certification in the US (something I doubt Born This Way will achieve in this day and age of music sales). Britney's Max Martin-produced debut album was more successful than Madonna's first album as well, does that also mean she had a better start?

      Madonna also writes and co-writes the larger majority of her own songs. Lucky Star and Burning Up were entirely self-penned. The only album where she wasn't involved with much song writing was Like a Virgin. She also has written songs for Kylie Minogue, Lura Paosini, and Gary Barlow,

      As for the piano playing, and Gaga is a good pianist, I fail to see how that makes her better at being Madonna than Madonna has been for years. Madge has never played a piano, and if being able to play a musical instrument well means you are better than Madonna (who is an average guitar player at best), then I guess Justin Bieber has it made as the next Madonna.

      I like Gaga, but I always roll my eyes when people say they only started recognizing her talent once they heard her perform whatever hit she had during the year in a piano rendition. I knew Gaga was going to be great the minute I heard Just Dance, it didn't take that piano rendition of Poker Face to make me realize that.

      Don't take this the wrong way, I like Gaga, I just felt your reasonings for rating her above Madonna were a bit unfair.

      February 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      @zitroelena... We won't have to remember Gaga because she'll still be around making music.

      February 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      I mostly agree with you xjdavid, but Gaga didn't write a single song on The Fame Monster. She bought all of those songs from a ghostwriter. She is one hell of a performer though.

      February 20, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  98. b=Dog

    Hey Gaga... shut up and get back in your egg.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  99. EniB

    This song sounds just like Madonna's Express Yourself with a Gaga twist. So much for originality Gaga...

    February 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Eni

    This song sounds just like Madonna's Express Yourself with a Gaga twist.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      It does? I happen to be fans of both and while I'm not thrilled about this song because it's not quite up to par with her last number ones, it certainly does not sound like Madonna's Express Yourself or Deeper and Deeper as others have compared. I'm sure she does "borrow" a few things here and there; what artist doesn't?

      I think the bottom line is Lady Gaga attempts to rap and she does a poor job of it. The song, however, is quite successful because she has a whirlwind of fans that are buying into anything she is selling. That, my friend, is just good marketing. She got you talking about it, didn't she?

      February 19, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Ed, if you can't tell that these two songs are pretty much exactly the same, then you don't deserve to have your opinion heard.

      February 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Black

      It has the same upbeat feel as "Express Yourself", but it is not the same song. Her voice sounds a little like Madonna's, but that's cool. She is actually a good musician, and a great performer.

      February 20, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      I read that Madonna has heard the single and loves it. She said she doesn't understand all the hoopla surrounding it and is a fan of Gagas. If the lady herself says it's not a rip off, than I guess it isn't, right? I think Gaga is just really inspired by Madonna, she has said she is a big fan. I was never been a huge fan of either performer, but lately Gaga has been growing on me.

      February 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • So what

      I just heard this song today and wasn't sure if it was Modana or Gaga, and didn't think the song was that great. I like some of her music but this is not one of my favorites.

      February 21, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  101. so over gaga

    Can we be done with the ridiculous outfits? How about a pair of jeans and a t shirt?

    February 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • DM

      Why? She's an entertainer, it's her gig to wear weird stuff. Jeans and t-shirt are for the boring people.

      February 21, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  102. Superhiro

    Indeed. What'll be more depressing is when all the Gagatards come on her and try to explain why she's so awesome and why she's the greatest.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Queen

      Tell what your idea of "great" Pop music is. I bet you don't have the courage.

      February 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guy

      Pop music sucks. There is no "great" pop music. Lady Gaga and every other pop star are only popular because of their looks (Britney Spears, Aguilera, N'Sync, etc.). Pop music is music for the sake of showing off the singer. It has next to nothing to do with actual music.

      February 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • realist

      Let's not forget doing research Superhiro. Lady Gaga studied music at Tische in NYU. She has knowledge musically meaning she's not only showing off her voice, but the music she writes. Yes she rights her own music. Instead of being so cynical you should learn how to back yourself up instead. Listen to all her old music before she hit the spotlight, its technically solid. I'm not the biggest Gaga fan, but I understand a performer when I see one, but if haters like you want to hate, go ahead and live in your bubble.

      February 19, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • DWT

      I want to second Realist's reply. And add that Gaga actually was offered a scholarship at the Julliard school when she was 11 or 13 or something for piano performance, but she declined it to pursue a different study track. In musical knowledge and chops, this woman runs circles around most pop performers.

      February 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freddy

      What the hell does all of this nonsense about her piano background have to do with her truly pathetic music career? She's not displaying any skill with what she's doing. The song this article is about isn't even hers. It's a song she stole from a person who used to steal songs. The whole thing is moronic.

      I mean, for crying out loud, the 1000th Billboard #1 isn't a damn honour. It's just a number. It means nothing.

      February 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • gagovergaga

      this song sounds just like where madonna left off, her vocals even sound like madonna! i never heard any of her songs until this morning when it came on radio....i have no idea what the big woop about her is, but then i am not so into teeny weeny pop music ..oh well....she is a strange fish...i dont suppose anyone can come up with anything good and original anymore, its all been done so lets wear insane outfits to make up for lack of musical greatness...

      February 20, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  103. zbtrocker

    Well, that's depressing.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris (Little Monster)

      GaGa is one big EPIC WIN! Don't be depressed. Love what you love, even if it's not Lady GaGa or her music! Just be yourself. I was already going out for drinks later, but now I have yet another reason to smile. I'm so proud of her for all that she's accomplished. This is HISTORY! I love you, GaGa!

      February 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Preston

      What's depressing is that the song is about being happy with who you are, and Gaga has had so much plastic surgery, I guess someone can rationalize her behavior by suggesting it's the only way she could have gotten to where is today to spread her message about equality. Would've been really cool if she followed her own advice though...

      February 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cason

      Preson- What plastic surgery? As far as I can tell she looks exactly the same as she did before.

      February 19, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunnt

      Um....Preston her shoulders aren't really pointy like that. Thats just a special effects you silly goose.

      February 19, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Lean6

      Could this be a new gay anthem to join the likes of such classics as: "It's Raining Men", "I will Survive", and let's not forget "Y.M.C.A." Just kidding folks, but i'm serious! Lol.

      February 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      What a joke the music industry a bunch of no talent people getting to much attention. No wonder why thee legends of music never die with crap like gaga

      February 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • americanTHATdoesntLIKEyou

      blahblah blah blah blahblah who cares

      February 21, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      Preston, she hasn't had any plastic surgery. I don't know where you pulled that idea from, but it's wrong.

      February 21, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |

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