"I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me…"

Lady Gaga.

I have friends who love her, I have friends who hate her, and almost everyone doesn’t know what to make of her.

She’s spunky and fun with avant-garde taste in fashion and a flare for wigs. She loves to make music and she loves Perez Hilton. She hates to wear pants and she hates being predictable. She likes to shock people and she likes to be herself even if that means wearing nothing but clear plastic bubbles on the cover of Rolling Stone.

To today’s pop-music, Gaga is like a breath of fresh air. She’s like opening the windows on the first day of spring after your house has been shut up all winter. She just has such a different outlook on everything. Case in point:

“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.” – Lady Gaga

I love her. I think she is fantastic. She has such a refreshing take on the music and entertainment industry. You never know what she’s going to do next. Her songs, while not wholly lyrically impressive are fun, memorable and loud–the stuff good pop music is made of. She’s one part Doobie Brothers, one part Freddy Mercury, one part old-school Brittney, and all Lady Gaga. She writes about being young and having fun, spending money, using guys for free drinks in bars, but she also has a couple of ballads that show the real lyrical depth she is potentially capable of (i.e. “Brown Eyes”).

Every performance I see from her is just so creative and so over-the-top (especially this one), that I can’t help but love her and want to interview her, just so I can pick her brain. She’s costumed and funky. She’s the only artist I can think of who still knows how to put on a show and has actual stage presence.

Lady Gaga is going to save pop music.

I know a lot of people would like you to think that Adam Lambert is, but next to Gaga that American Idol emopoptart doesn’t stand a chance. Lady Gaga only has one album out, The Fame, and already Top 40 radio is changed. They’re playing less Pussycat Dolls and Ciara, and more Gaga and other artists riding her coattails (3Oh!3, for example).

I have some friends who think she can’t play the piano, or sing, or whatever, but have they seen any of her live performances? If that’s what they think, then I doubt they have. She may not be the greatest of musicians, but she’s talented and her stage presence more than makes up for it. She may not be the greatest piano player, but she can still play. Don’t knock something you can’t do yourself.

I don’t understand how some people just don’t like her. I know “Poker Face” has been overplayed on the radio to the point of annoyance, but she has an entire album full of songs that are so much better than her first radio hit. Though, I feel like people who claim they don’t like her have only ever heard that song.

Gaga has so much more to offer than just her “Poker Face.”

She’s the Barack Obama of Top 40 radio.


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