Lady Gaga’s new song Born This Way is sparking a lot of media attention today as the hit was just released on radio this morning at 6:30am. While most of Gaga’s little monsters are basking in the glory of their favorite artist’s next chart topper, there are many arguing that Gaga stole the theme from Madonna’s Express Yourself!
There’s no denying that the two tracks are incredibly similar (it’s also similar to David Guetta’s When Love Takes Over – you should look that one up too) but isn’t that what Lady Gaga does? Does anyone really think her music is original? I mean, Alejandro was ripped-off of Madonna’s hit La Isla Bonita, wasn’t it?
All I’m saying is that Gaga takes a lot of credit for producing completely original songs (she claims that Born This Way was written in 10 minutes) but she doesn’t show any appreciation or give any credit to the artists whose music inspired her so much that she felt the need to copy them?
If Britney Spears received criticism from The Bellamy Brothers for her hit Hold It Against Me (which, in my opinion sounds nothing like their song), why isn’t Madonna calling out Gaga?
Take a look at the two videos below and try and tell us that Lady Gaga didn’t completely rip off Madonna’s Express Yourself: