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Accused as Madonna Rip-Off, GaGa's 'Born This Way' Gets Mixed Reviews

February 12, 2011 04:21:33 GMT

As fellow celebs like Hayley Williams and Gabe Liebman love it, Chris Daughtry thought he was 'crazy for a second' when learning that there are similarities between Lady GaGa's single and Madonna's.


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Lady GaGa's newly-released single "Born This Way" receives mixed reviews from critics and fans. Many people compare the heavily-promoted song to Madonna's classic songs like "Express Yourself", but some others praised it as a "brilliant work".

DJ Riddler Houston's Hot 95.7 and Sirius/XM's BPM said to MTV, "The melody had similarities to Madonna's 'Vogue.' Then as I continued listening, the chorus sounded like 'Express Yourself.' Finally, the end with the choir chant reminded me of 'Like a Prayer'."

Chris Daughtry tweeted, "Just listened to a clip of Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' and I gotta say ... sounds a lot like 'Express Yourself' from Madonna. Thoughts? OK. Good. A lotta peeps are saying the same thing so maybe I won't get raked over the coals :)"

The DAUGHTRY frontman who is also a "American Idol" graduate then played down his remark, posting another message "I thought I was crazy for a second. And by the way ... I'm not dogging it. Haven't even heard it all ... that was just my first impresh (sic)."

More favorable of GaGa, best friend Perez Hilton who doesn't deny the comparison, thinks "Born This Way" is better than Madonna's. He posted on Twitter, "Express Yourself 2.0 is what people are saying? I'll happily take that!!" The blogger also praisingly said the track will "change culture" and "save lives".

Comedian Gabe Liebman has the same opinion as well. He said it "sounds exactly like a Madonna song," yet he found it to be "more fun, less annoying". And he's adamant the "younger and a lot more in touch" of the song will be well received by today's listeners.

Hayley Williams is another fellow singer who loves the so-called new gay anthem. "YES EGYPT!!! So inspired by your perseverance and your bravery. and speaking of liberation, I just heard 'Born This Way' and loved it. DON'T BE A DRAG JUST BE A QUEEN," the Paramore star wrote.

Regardless those criticisms, the single has reportedly soared to No. 1 on iTunes charts in 23 countries, breaking the record held by Britney Spears. Previously, Britney ruled the digital songs charts in at least 16 countries around the world with her "Hold It Against Me". To top it all, "Born This Way" reached the top position in less than 3 hours after being released in the U.S.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by gaga over GAGA on Feb 13, 2011
I'm not gay or lesbian or a tranny or an outcast. I love Lady Gaga and the song is great! It does remind me of a Madonna song, but it is still GREAT!
posted by ambience on Feb 12, 2011
15 minutes of fame? she's been popular for a few years now. and the gay community will just eat this song up. she's going to be around for a while... deal with it. at least she's talented.
posted by Hauser704 on Feb 12, 2011
And GaGa sucks.
posted by Copycat Tranny on Feb 12, 2011
Only trannies and outcasts will support this ugly trash. The fact that she's milking all the gays means she desperately needs them. Look at her. She looks so desperate for attention. The novelty will soon wear out and we will just remember her 15 minutes of fame.
posted by Joy A. on Feb 12, 2011
Agreed to Copycat Tranny! How long more? Gaga's already running out of costumes to wear! Put the words "drag" and "queen" as lyrics to your song and it becomes the new "gay anthem?" LGBT, how gullible can you be?
posted by Hauser704 on Feb 12, 2011
GaGa is a blonde pop star who has taken over the world. Other than that, there is nothing Madonna-ish about her. Gaga has a REAL musical background, a creative mind, a voice and can play a killer piano, writes and produces most all of her own music. She has been hailed by Elton John, Annie Lennox , Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Boy George, Sting, Cher and KISS and more. Madonna was called a 'cunt' by most of those people. Gaga delivers all that Madonna was incapable of.
posted by grrrr! on Feb 12, 2011
hauser knows nothing about madonna if that's what he thinks....years in gritty bands on vocals guiter and drums...not to mention songwriting do constitute a musical background....

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