Is Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Really Madonna’s Express Yourself?

Feb 11, 2011 · 52422 views

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Are you wondering why Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” sounds a little too familiar? Here’s an excellent mash-up of the song of the moment with Madonna’s 90s gay anthem “Express Yourself.” I love this mash-up! […]

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  1. Just to add to this-

    I am flabbergasted that Lady Gaga is using the SAME chords and key as Madonna’s song! (the key of G) Exactly the same chords. You can lay them on top of each other. If she can get away with this, I really like it!

    The Simpsons does this all the time (think of their Evita or Mary Poppins episode) so there is a legal precedent for it, where you could consider “Born this Way” a parody of Madonna’s song.

  2. HRHJosh says:

    Love This… Is that the GLEE version with extra auto tuning?

  3. HRHJosh says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sgXlBVp7dU&

    Something tells me your thinking of the millions of Youtube videos that go something like this?

  4. Angela says:

    I wonder what the rules are regarding homage as opposed to sampling. Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” pretty much did both to Ben King’s “Stand By Me” for a recent example. And aaages ago P-Diddy was all over Sting and Led Zeppelin, sampling both instrumentation and vocal melody.

    It’s more disappointing when musicians just copy themselves. My friends and I figured out we could sing U2’s “One” and “Staring at the Sun” as a medley, as well as Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and “D’You Know What I Mean?”. What does it mean, that they’re lazy or overly in love with their own work?

  5. marsian says:

    I predict that by the months end, there will be a mash up of “Express Yourself” & “Born this Way”. There are already some excellent ones of “Alejandro” and “La Isla Bonita” – “Alejandro de la Isla Bonita” (virtually the same song as well). I still love Gaga however. Its not like Madonna or anyone was that original anyway.

  6. Frank says:

    Ya know? I always thought the same thing about Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Kylie Minogue’s “Love At First Sight”. Same undercurrent of beat and then similar “riff” during non-singing parts. Probably just me but I thought I’d share. 🙂

  7. bootie hole says:

    It doesn’t matter if you love cum
    or capital C-U-M
    just open your mouth up
    cuz you were born for this baby

    My mama told me when I wuz young
    “you’ll get a lot of cum in your mouth if you act like that”
    she pulled my hair and smacked me in the face
    and said don’t you ever swallow or else

    There’s nothing wrong with being a big nelly queen
    she said
    as long as you don’t act like that in front of every one else
    so hold your head up high and show your pride
    and don’t let anyone step on your train
    (not even ur mom)

    I’m fabulous in this way
    cuz God loves his gays
    baby don’t mess with me
    I’ll pound you in a naughty way

    Don’t be a hater in life
    just take it like a wife
    isn’t that what they always say

    Give yourself patience
    and celebrate your youth
    don’t let anyone make your own truth

    Don’t be a bottom
    just be a top
    when the timing is right

    keep that mouth open
    and that ass up
    when you wanna be the fool

    Religion calls for you and me
    to be so gay and loose
    so they can finger us
    and give us the pounding of a lifetime
    while covering (preaching) the truth

    Oh there’s no other way
    because the straights gave us AIDS
    but we won’t take that bull
    cuz we know we are cool and never a tool
    and the GOD loves us either way.

    oh there’s only one way
    God made everybody GAY
    just sit back and celebrate.

    The straights may hate on our style
    but we have the best lives
    maybe because we were born to be gay!!!

    …Honestly, where’s Madonna when you need her? Gaga is a gimmick. God help us gays to let us not put all our eggs in 1 basket. Gaga is a rich girl from Queens who got lucky because of us gays.

    don’t believe the Hype

  8. melissayoung says:

    yep. exactly. yep yep. exactly. mmhmm. exactly.

  9. marsian says:

    Born This Way MEGAMIX

  10. HRHJosh says:

    Wow… How long do you think we can keep this thread active? 🙂 Check out this hot boi with a super hot cover of the Lady Gaga/Madonna Mash up.. (wow… things happen fast these day)

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