Lady Gaga Fans Split Over “Born This Way” – Your Thoughts?

February 11th, 2011 // 10 Comments
Lady Gaga Born This Way

The reaction to Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” is certainly divisive. The song debuted this morning and already people are weighing in on Twitter and Facebook and at the water cooler at work. Having listened to it myself here are my thoughts:

  • In the canon of Gaga music, it leaves much to be desired
  • I don’t hear the comparison’s to Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” that people reference; that song was much, MUCH better and an instant classic
  • These lyrics feel so, so, so trite and I figured they would be as soon as she released the lyrics
  • Despite her attempt to tailor this to the ‘freaks’ – I, personally, don’t need you to pander to me and write an anthem. Didn’t your other songs resonate with a lot of people in order to make you famous?

What I do love is that anyone with a lukewarm reaction will be labeled a “Gaga Hater,” which is funny because that’s how rabid fans usually react when people don’t worship their icon (who releases a song about love, equality, celebration and unity). I’m not a hater of Gaga, but I see her for what she is – a pop music singer who is the ‘it girl’ of the moment in pop culture history. This song is not memorable like “Bad Romance” or “Poker Face.” I expect her to step up her game on this album. And I say this to Gaga, in the words of RuPaul: Remember, don’t fuck it up.


Listen to it after the jump! And leave me your comments…


By Justin Thompson

  1. Shan

    I don’t think the “Express Yourself” comparison is on a quality level. It’s on a blatantly “you could sing the choruses over each other” level.

  2. kaze

    bitch you’re just jealous… I started out hating gaga the meaning of the song she doesn’t repeat the chorus over and over look a =t sting in the police….He sings a phrase over and over…e.g. “message in a bottle”
    I guess you’re not a monster and wouldn’t understand

    • Huntee, you are cray cray. I’m not jealous of Gaga. And who in the hell was talking about Sting? No, I’m not a ‘monster.’ I have an opinion of my own – as is recommended by Gaga herself.

  3. daws

    Okay, I was prepared to hate the song after some of negative reviews but I really like it. I definitely hear the Express Yourself comparisons. A good song though.

  4. butterscotch

    there’s a lot of pressure after being the biggest musical star performer last year, but like all of her other songs, we will have singing them in our sleep and loving them more and more as the video and the live performances bring them to another level.

    I’ve heard it three times and have liked it a bit better each time. No hate. Only love. Everyone’s opinion is equal.

  5. Dominique :3

    Who the hell is H-I-M?
    thats my only questioin! i swear between her and Nicki Minaj everybodies split!
    and shoot she should be compared to Madonna! their both very unique people!
    and you opinion is well spoken!

  6. Chad


  7. gaz

    You people make me sick…the song’s amazing blah blah blah its shite after the 1st minute,its not even half as good as her other singles so stop living in ur Gaga bubble an come bak to earth

  8. ron

    I believe gaga’s music is going in a new direction born this way is amazing

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