Today is the 1 year anniversary of Gagaloo’s song ‘Bad Romance’, which was released to iTunes on October 26, 2009!
“Bad Romance” a song by Lady Gaga and the lead single from her third EP, The Fame Monster. The track was produced by RedOne and was inspired by the paranoia that Gaga felt while touring from 2008 to 2009. After the demo version of the song leaked, Gaga premiered the song at Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2010 show in the Paris Fashion Week, on October 6, 2009, followed by the release of the cover art. “Bad Romance” features a spoken bridge and full-throated chorus using lyrics that address being in love with one’s best friend. It has elements of German house-techno music and was written by Gaga while touring.
Critics gave positive reviews of the song, with the majority of them comparing it to Gaga’s second single “Poker Face” (2008). “Bad Romance” was a commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart, Irish Singles Chart, Canadian Hot 100 and the Swedish, German, Austrian and Danish charts, while peaking at number two in countries such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The accompanying music video features a surreal white bathhouse where Gaga is kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her, and then sell her off to the Russian Mafia for sexual slavery. The video received positive response for its artistic treatment and innovation; critics complimented its provocative and symbolic plot. It was also nominated in ten categories at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, eventually winning seven awards, including Best Dance Video, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year.
Gaga has performed “Bad Romance” on several television shows including Saturday Night Live and Gossip Girl, as well as award shows such as the 2009 American Music Awards. It was the closing song of Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour, where she performed it while standing inside a giant gyroscope. Rolling Stone ranked the song at number nine, on their list of the “25 Best Songs of 2009”
So happy one-year anniversary ‘Bad Romance’!