10 x 7 (@Joe. @GimmeWork @soratami @happiestgirl @Sanctuary @Petit nain des Îles @Aidan
2 x 1 (@Andrew.L
And our first Born This Way standard edition track falls. This probably was living on borrowed time since the rate opened, with the twee lyrics of high school cosplay and production making it an easy target for low scores. Without the nostalgia, I wonder if I'd be dragging it if it was sung by someone, like I don't know, current Reader's Poll star Ava Max. But it's not! Ha! So it got a respectable 6.5 from me. I've always enjoyed the second verse. "I'm a twit, degenerate, young rebel and I'm proud of it" rolls of the tongue nicely, doesn't it?
I think @Laurence
agrees "I love the rebelly thing out of it and dream about it sometimes because this album came out during very formative years for me. So it has a big meaning. Also, most hate it for no clear reason at all, so why not adore it for the innocence it tries to play off and show off vibey thing." Which leads us into most of the rest of our commentary where ya'll seemed to agree that it was doomed from the start. Surprise! It finished at a considerably fair 7 average. "Everyone will be very harsh to this song, but I love it – I take the lyrics as deliberately corny, like an 80s movie character - and I think it really works." @Sleepycat
says. And @SyPOPhantic
agrees "I don’t get the hate, it’s a cute song and keeps moving". @Petit nain des Îles
likewise "won’t be surprised if it doesn’t make it far as the lyrics are really on the nose, but they hit hard either way? It’s still an anthem for me." @R27
confounds me a bit "I know this isn't very popular around here, but I've always enjoyed Bad Kids. Yes it's heavy-handed and corny as hell, but that kind of feels like the whole point. As an aside, does anyone else find she kind of sounds like Chris Rock in the intro? I honestly thought it was him when the album first came out ddd. This came out only a few months after “Blame Game”, so I thought maybe he was just really into doing spoken word segments on tracks by big artists." I don't hear it but what do you all think? Ha own Myah Marie. @daninternational
is making an enemy out of me when he says "This album has too much filler". Hold me back @Ana Raquel
"Despite being a filler, I really like this song for no special reason whatsoever?" @sfmartin
dismisses it "Near the bottom of the pack on the album for me. The production of the verses is fab but the chorus is awful. Far too saccharine for my taste." And @Seventeen Days
is similarly not feeling too sweet on it "I’m gonna get all kinds of shit for this probably, but the whole “be yourself because YOU’RE AWESOME!” thing wears a bit thin on this at points. Props to Gaga though for being a champion of the people." @Stradiwhovius
calls it a "Pleasant listen, reads like if there was such a thing as fan fiction songs". and @RJF
says it's "A bit of a cute change in pace, teebs. Out of the two twee possessed-by-her-teenage-self songs on the album, this is infinitely superior and more charming. The angst. The melodrama. Serve it to me on a platter with a silver spoon yas." Cute and pleasant being used to describe a song that begins with those grinding guitars is a little kii but I get it. @madgemad
does not "I dislike it intensely. Should've been a B-side." @Music Is Life
loves the electric guitar "I love the electric guitar in the production for this. Actually, the production in general for this is pretty great. I love the melody and her vocals in the pre-chorus/chorus. The lyrics are dorky." and @Maki
ever the pragmatic voter says "A rockier moment of the album that is interruped the that pre-chorus and chorus, which almost sound out of place, yet manage to be endearing in a way. Kind of a sonic filler, but not so much, because of the protest nature of the lyrics. The sparkling synths are really nice. Overall, I'm not too keen on this song, since it lacks some proper edge in order to match its title, but it remains really good." @GimmeWork
thinks it works just fine "A delicious rock, disco, pop bop. What’s not to love?" and @Joe.
gives it full marks saying they're "(ready to get dragged for this)" At least you've got 6 other bad kids to keep you company!