Lady Gaga’s video for the song “Alejandro” has the singer being compared to Madonna in more ways than one. Madonna was the bad girl on the block in the 1980s with hit songs like “Like a Virgin” and “Papa Don’t Preach“. Both songs were misinterpreted and a backlash ensued causing the singer to lash out in defense of her music. Lady Gaga is considered the bad girl on the block now and she has already made a name for herself as great as Madonna has. Both women are comparable by being strong entertainers and unafraid to make statements with their music and attitudes. In honor of the Lady Gaga/ Madonna comparison, here are my choices for the top 3 Lady Gaga videos and the top 3 Madonna videos.
Lady Gaga Video #3: Paparazzi
Paparazzi is a song that encompasses what a superstar has to go through with being photographed at all times. The video opens with Lady Gaga and a man kissing on a bed and short discussion about trust before she is thrown off the balcony of her home.
Madonna Video #3: Everybody
Everybody is the song that started a sensation when it hit the music charts. This song can be found on the self titled 1983 album, Madonna. Soon after its release, Madonna, took the world by storm.
Lady Gaga Video #2: LoveGame
This is personally one of my favorite videos of the superstar but that is probably because it was the first song I ever heard by Lady Gaga and it wasn’t the original version. I’m partial to the remix that Lady Gaga did with Marilyn Manson which can be heard here.
Madonna Video #2: Like a Prayer
This video was filled with controversy from beginning to end and I loved every minute of it. From the interracial kiss at the beginning of the video to the burning crosses at the end, the video appalled, astounded and was criticized the moment it hit the video waves. Madonna was unafraid to touch taboos that still exist in the world today.
Lady Gaga Video #1:Alejandro
Sex, heartbreak, freaky outfits, dancing, rhythm, violins, and so much more… would we expect anything less from Miss Gaga? Nope. This video ranks up there with anything that Madonna has done. It is obvious that some inspiration for the Lady Gaga video came from Madonna but it is also obvious that Gaga made the video her own. And it is Hot!
Madonna Video #1: Human Nature
“Express yourself, don’t repress yourself… And I’m not sorry… It’s human nature…” are the lyrics that start off this black and white video where Madonna dropped her blond bombshell hair for dark cornrows. It showed that Madonna was never afraid to take things up another notch and could still make a hot video wearing a patent leather full bodysuit.