When it came out that Britney and Iggy were doing a collaboration, it almost blew my mind as to the possibilities of awesomeness that these 2 could create together! However, now that the result of their duo has surfaced, I find myself visually and audibly having DEJVU!
As a die hard lover of ’80’s cinema, I am well versed in the classics, especially one of my absolute favs EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY, so much so that it was the very first film to grace my FLASHBACK FEVER category (check it out here -> EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY)! Fans of this movie love it as it embodies everything fluoro, tacky and down right wacky that was the ’80’s! But having watched this movie every saturday morning since the age of 4, I know it like the back of my hand. So that’s why when I listened to Britney & Iggy’s new single, I noticed that this ain’t all original!
In this day and age where it’s getting really hard to trust that artists are original and that the new catchy tune that you’ve decided will be your summer theme song isn’t a cover from 30 years ago or they’re being sued for plagiarism. Such as the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” fiasco, where they ripped off one of the greatest Marvin Gaye songs of all time “Got to Give it Up” with them having to pay back millions of dollars, got me pretty mad!!! It really makes you start to lose hope in these artists who create awesome music….. except for Gaga, she’s always original 😉
So please do me a favour, look, listen and you be the judge… FIRST OFF the single cover …..almost identical to the soundtrack artwork this ’80’s gem.
SECONDLY the base beat and tune… have a listen to Brit and Iggy ESPECIALLY @ 2:14-2:26min…..
It sounds awfully similar to the legendary INFORMATION SOCIETY’s “Hit Me” which appeared in the infamous club scene in Earth Girl’s….
Artists borrow from each other all the time, this isn’t new! I mean, even the wonderful Gaga admits she wouldn’t be who she is today if she wasn’t influenced by Queen, Boy George and Madonna. The difference is the word INFLUENCE…not being a mirror image, copy or version of! So next time you listen to “PRETTY GIRLS” just remember you wouldn’t be shaking yo bootay and living lusciously if it weren’t for the classic that is EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY!
Live Lusciously Lulu was down all weekend so I didn’t get a chance to praise the Queen’s b’day on March 28th – so better late than never!
I remember the first time I ever got a glimpse of the soon-to-be phenomenon that, now, is Lady Gaga! It was the 2008 Miss Universe pageant, where she performed JUST DANCE! My first response…. who’s this bitch?
But after her music was exposed a little more and more, I really grew to love not just to beats and base of her music but her lyrics! So I went out to JB Hi-Fi and bought her first album, FAME…something I almost never do! AND BAM! …..A romance was born!
Her FAME album was revamped with her re-release adding 8 ground-breaking, earth shattering songs. The epic one being BAD ROMANCE! She had now set an out-of-this-world standard that she would then top with her BORN THIS WAY ALBUM! Proclaiming absolute “be yourself brilliance” she kicked off her second world tour with electrifying outcomes. Through this second album release she used her success as a platform to launch her Born this Way Foundation that nurtures and promotes self-awareness and mental health care for youths especially with LGBT teens. The arrival of her ARTPOP album, although received well by her fans, had critics in a little disapproval as they believed she hadn’t topped her BORN THIS WAY chapter! ARTPOP is one of if not my favourite album as she experiments with a new formula that uses every facet of her imagination from ugly, angry, quirky, surrealistic and beautiful.
Lady Gaga’s music has had the ability to create a following of people that have been desperately seeking certain things from a performer throughout the years but no one else has been delivering! Madonna – over the hill, Katy – cookie cutter crayon, Britney – unfortunately’s lost it, Christina – TOO MANY NOTES IN ONE GURRL! What’s been lacking from a connection from these other DIVAS is not only from the unauthentic music but the genuine love and dedication to fans that goes above and beyond! THAT’S LADY GAGA! That’s what she’s about! Love and Adoration of all! Hence her following of Little Monsters!
Reasons why WE LOVE GAGA-
HER BAD ASS LIVE PERFORMANCES-
HER FASHION FASHION FASHION-
HER LUSCIOUSLY CINEMATIQUE MV’S-
HER GRAMMY WORTHY COLLABORATIONS –
HER DAMN DELICIOUS DERRIÈRE-
HER “PUT YOUR PAWS UP” CULTURE-
HER CULT CLASSIC CAMEOS-
HER FUCK YOU ATTITUDE-
HER PERFORMANCE ART-
HER ABSOLUTE DEVOTION-
NOT EVERY ONE MAY LOVE HER, OR EVEN LIKE HER BUT ONE THINGS FOR SURE THIS FREE BITCH HAS ENRICHED SO MANY LIVES JUST BY BEING HERSELF AND ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO BE DO THE SAME, SO JUST KNOW…. GAGA IS QUEEN……
….DEAL WITH IT!
Lady Gaga is one of, if not the MOST talented musicians/artists of the CENTURY! She truly is an inspirational icon, not just because of her endless dedication to her fans or her endowing BORN THIS WAY foundation or her extravagantly comprised concerts or her ground-breaking fashion movements but because if you take all the glitz, glamour and publicity away, she is a genuinely talented musician.
Die-hard fans like myself, which may make this post a little bias, have known from the beginning that she not only has the pipes but she has the theory and practice for the fine art of music down like a prodigy. So after a PHENOMENAL performance at the Oscars and people on social media get in hysterics over “WOW – who knew Gaga was so talented?”, fans such as myself are FUMING in rage for Mother Monster!
Websites act as if this is new NEWS!!!! #seriously?
If people didn’t like her before they most certainly will now!
Fans rush to her defence
Yes ok, her music may not be for everyone and her fashion stunts may not please the masses but to comprehend her worth as an artist, all people had to do was view countless videos such as this to see her undeniable brilliance…..
So watch this bad boy of a performance again…..
And hopefully us Little Monsters won’t have to say THIS again… LADY GAGA IS GOD, DEAL WITH IT!