The track combines Gaga’s strong vocals with lyrics about race and sexuality putting LGBT rights front and center.
During the Grammy awards, Lady Gaga said she thought of singer Whitney Houston when she wrote the song but is she just putting us all on? The song has the same chords, structure and melodies as “Express Yourself” so how could it be anything but a clear homage to Madonna.
What’s with the red herring? It’s either cryptomnesia, a form of subconscious plagiarism, or did Lady Gaga strike a secret deal with the Material Girl?
If Madonna did get ripped off by the Costumed One, then karma strikes squarely where it need to since the Madonna’s “Express Yourself” was said to have stolen melodies from the R&B hit “Respect Yourself” when it was released over 20 years ago.
As Cher likes sang in her heyday- the beat goes on, ladi-dadi-da, history has turned the page. Lady Gaga is now all the rage.
Born This Way – Single – Terry Lavell: iTunes
Born This Way – Single – Lady GaGa: iTunes