The Lady Gaga Rate (Haus Labs now available)

Donatella - 7.5. I like the production but the lyrics are off-putting as I don't really care.

Starstruck - 7.5. I love the synths throughout the song but never like raps in songs that aren't Eurodance classics from the early 90's.

Black Jesus Amen Fashion - 7. I find it too repetitive and derivative of 80's Madonna but not as good.

Million Reasons - 6.5. She must say the title of the song a million times. Just okay.

Angel Down - 5.5. Great sentiment but a bit like a dirge.

Fashion! - 7. Love the piano and some production but every time Will.I.Am says 'Slay' I want to scream.
Rant part 1/3:
"Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)" deserved so much better. Okay, I know it has its detractors, but it's easily one of the most interesting songs from "Born This Way". I gave it a 9, but, looking back, the score could've been even higher. The production is amazing and there's always something new happening, making the song even more interesting. The song is chaotic in such a great way, which makes it quite epic. And that outro - brilliant.
It's such an undercover gem that should've outlasted many songs from "Born This Way" and other albums. Although, looking at the reactions, maybe I should be satisfied with this result, considering it could've been even worse.

Rant part 2/3 (culmination):

I literally was in shock after seeing "Paper Gangsta" elimination... still can't process how that happened.
Before top 40? Just... how?
It constantly swaps with "Paparazzi" as my favorite song from "The Fame" and was one of the contenders for my 11. Probably in my top 3 of her deep cuts, too. I deliberately didn't comment on the song, since I had a lot to say about it and in no way saw it leaving so early. Let's do it now, then:

What a song. That fantastic piano riff sets the song apart in the first few seconds. The hard beat comes in and sets the tone immediately. Gaga's intentionally awkward and auto-tuned rap (with some brilliant lines) is such a genius way of representing the manipulation, considering the song's inspiration and theme. And then comes the crowning glory: that pre-chorus and chorus combo is just too good to be true. As many of you pointed out, the pre-chorus is one of the best moments of the entire album. The chorus melody is so infectious and insanely catchy, yet manages to have that dose of melancholy which is present throughout the song. You could literally play that chorus on loop for hours and I wouldn't get bored of it. Simple, yet so freaking effective. The use of vocals as synths, as well as the ones which are reminiscent of the big hits from "The Fame", make it one of RedOne's best productions. I must point out the lyrics, too, which are amazing. With lines ranging from her signature and witty play on words 'sometimes I felt so Def in the Jam' to downright brilliant 'the dinners were nice 'til your diamond words melted into some ice' , it really shows how genius the song is and that Gaga wasn't playing with this one. The middle-8 with those vocals (which kind of sounds as distorted 'hallelujah' chants to me) is another amazing moment worth mentioning.
All that packed as a kiss-off to her label. A modern day masterpiece.

Also, this:
The song was recorded with the internal microphone of Gaga's MacBook Pro and finished at the Record Plant.
Talent only.

Truly one of the best things she's ever done, a missed single opportunity (still, it was used in the "Telephone" music video, not every song has that) and such a damn tune, yet you decided it isn't even top half of Lady Gaga's discography. I've always seen it as a fan-favorite and it really is puzzling to see a lot of weaker songs outlast it. It's a pity it didn't get a proper spotlight for its elimination, too, but I can understand the timing.

At least these voters had enough taste to recognize this ultimate gem and thank you so much for that:

Don't want no paper gangsta, oh-oh
Don't want no paper gangsta, oh-oh!
This is the elimination I'm really not looking forward to. It is just SO good. It also might be an unpopular opinion but the music video is great too.

And the same can be said for Applause. Both songs are such rushes of energy and I hope they last much longer than I expect them to.
Perfect Illusion deserves top 10 it is that good.
Applause does not. It is good but not lead single material and should sit in the top 20.
I Want Your Love - 8. This is a great cover. But the original is my Chic 11 and one of my favourite songs.

Bad Kids - 8.5. As an insecure self-deprecating person who likes to call myself names this speaks to me. Love the way she sings the verses.

Beautiful Dirty Rich - 8.5. A bit repetitive but at least it's short. I like the piano chords and guitar. Probably give it an 8 now.

Eh-Eh - 8.5. Melancholic electro-Reggae similar to Ace Of Base. Love the lyric 'I wish you'd never looked at me that way.' But chorus could be better.
Highway Unicorn - 8. I do love the production but the lyrics aren't the greatest. The best part is the outro.

Paper Gangsta - 8.5. Great piano and synths throughout. Love the contrast between the rap-like verses and fully sung chorus.

A-Yo - 8. I'm not into smoking so don't love the lyrics. But it has a great rhythm which gets my feet tapping.

Can't wait for the next eliminations. Hope you feel better soon.


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average 7.5
Highest: 10 x 11 (@aux @2014 @Aidan @yeRleDanaL @UncleDeSeanAli @elektroxx @AllGagaLike @Alenko @GimmeWork @m_dimitrov @Music Is Life
Lowest: 4 x 1 (ME! feat Brendon Urie)

A lovely companion piece to The Cure as it could be off the same album as it's stylistically similar. I love it, but compared to some of her other 10s I can only give it a 9... @remorque

The kind of production this song has is like musical crack to me, this is designed for me to love it. That chorus is so lush! @music is life

The only redeeming feature of her latest era for me. @Untouchable Ace

A well crafted pop song for the movie. @sfmartin

So damn lush. Heal me she does with this one. @r27

This feels like a recent Taylor Swift / Betty Who song… whether that counts as shade or not I’ll let you judge dd. It doesn’t have that much of Gaga’s musical personality but it’s not a detriment. @Petit nain des Îles

This is likeable for sure, but very basic for someone that is Lady Gaga. I can't properly grasp on the hook. Like she wrote for some radom artist (and she technically did) that's going . The production is really good and I love the guitar inclusion. Overall, it's nice, but very uninspired. @maki

The best of the three. Serene, reverb, very pleasant. @madgemad

The sister to The Cure. Nice track, nothing to special but I like it. Could it be better? Maybe. The vocals are great though. @laurence

me after my hair is torn from my scalp @Laura Vanderbooben

What amounts to basically another Ava Max song @jtm

The songs decent, but I hate the lyrics. Gaga don't need HIM @daninternational

finally, a song I’m ACTUALLY here for! @31entrance