We have had the date February 14 scheduled on our calendar for some time now. No, not because it’s Valentine’s Day (although we’re smart enough not to ignore that day!), but rather because that was the day that Lady Gaga had promised we’d finally get a chance to listen to the title track off of her highly anticipated follow-up to her multi-platinum smash album, The Fame, called Born This Way. However, earlier this week, Gaga set the Twitterverse afire when she tweeted “Can’t wait any longer, single coming Friday.” And just like that, all of the Little Monsters — ourselves included — set our alarms for 6 a.m. this morning to listen to “Born This Way” for the very first time.
So, what did people think of the Gaga’s new disco stomper?
- “It's f**king amazing. ‘Born This Way’ … will completely get rid of Gloria Gaynor's ‘I Will Survive.’ This is the new ‘I Will Survive’ – ¦This is the new gay anthem.” — Elton John
- “‘Born This Way’ sums up all the complex Gaga mythos, all her politics and Catholic angst and smeared lipstick, in one brilliant pop blast.” — Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
- “Born This Way is a thumping, almost disco anthem that stomps along until the chorus crashes in with the weight of a discarded meat dress.” — Michael Cragg, The Guardian (UK)
- ‘Born This Way’ splits the difference between Madonna’s 1989 classic ‘Express Yourself’ and David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s 2009 anthem ‘When Love Takes Over.’ But the song is also one of Gaga’s most overtly political ones, with an inspirational (if heavy-handed) message about embracing and celebrating diversity. Consider Born This Way to be Gaga’s rejiggering of Michael Jackson’s 1991 single ‘Black or White.’” — Kevin O’Donnell, Spin
- “A fearless equality anthem that makes someone like Katy Perry, firing cream out of her t*ts and banging on about fireworks, seem a little disingenuous.” — Peter Robinson, NME
- “The song's so disco that the mention of a mother's ‘boudoir’ in the first verse becomes totally natural and hilarious. The song's so disco that the line about people being ‘Orient-made’ barely even registers, because it sounds like something nobody would have thought twice about saying in 1978. The vocals are so bonkers disco that I almost wish we could make them extra-bonkers by having Christina Aguilera sing them.” — Nitsuh Abebe, Vulture
More importantly, what did YOU think? Let us know in the comments below or by hitting us up on Twitter over at @vh1.
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