So, the highly anticipated single from the same titled album “Born This Way” was released just 24 hours now and has broken a US iTunes record already by working its way up the iTunes chart to #1in under 3 hours, knocking previous record holder, Taylor Swift off her podium whose single “Mine” was in at #1 in five hours of being released.
“Born This Way” was supposed to be released on Sunday, however, GaGa decided to release it a few days early and just 24 hours into the release, GaGa is storming the charts all over the world and it looks like single will head straight into the official UK Charts at #1 on Sunday evening.
The edgy, pop/dance song makes a point of you being who you are and we’re all born superstars as God makes no mistakes. No matter who you are, you were “born this way”, she also makes a point of saying she was born to be brave and born to be a survivor.
The song centers around race and sexuality by saying:
“Whether you’re broke or evergreen,
You’re black, white, beige, chola descent,
You’re Lebanese, you’re orient,
Whether life’s disabilities left you outcast, bullied or teased,
Rejoice and love yourself today,
‘Cause baby, you were born this way”
The song then goes on to say:
“No matter gay, straight or bi,
Lesbian, Transgendered life,
I’m on the right track baby,
I was born to survive”
No doubt those lyrics regarding sexuality and race will ruffle a few feathers, but overall, the lyrics are very powerful and everyone can relate to them because everyone is either gay, straight, bi, lesbian or transgendered and we’re all either black or white, so we can all relate to the lyrics in the song and it’s a lesson to be true to ourselves because we were all born the way we are and God makes no mistakes, we’re all unique, special and perfect.
Fans will be split with the song, some may like it, some may not. It’s slightly different to what she has done before and many have compared the song to one of Madonna’s hits, but, we know GaGa can’t please everyone, but personally, she has pleased me. I love the song, I can’t stop listening to it and I think it’s going to be a hit for a while and I think it’s going to storm the official charts on Sunday. If you’re not a lover of the song to start with, I urge you to listen to it again, and again and I’m positive, it’ll catch on and you’ll love it.
Now, to the important question. HIT OR MISS? Personally, it’s HIT all the way! Let us know what you think!