I don’t ever listen to the radio so I’m always late on finding out new artists and songs, and it was the case with Lady Gaga, for a while I had no idea who she was. Then once I kept hearing the name I decided to investigate and actually liked what I heard. I’m probably not the target audience but I listen to all different types of music and her electronic and synthesizer heavy pop is really catchy. She has multiple top ten hits, awards, and has had two huge tours (The Fame Ball and The Monster Ball tour). But out of the material that Lady Gaga has released in the past two years which songs are her best? While trying to put together a list of Lady Gaga’s best songs I wanted to put the ones I enjoyed the most but also put enough songs to make a somewhat comprehensive list. With that in mind the following is what I think are the top Lady Gaga songs. You may also enjoy, Lil Wayne 77 Best Mixtape Songs and Best Eminem Songs or the 28 Best Nicki Minaj Songs
Poker Face- A massively successful single off of Lady Gaga’s 2008 release The Fame, Poker Face has a very dark sounding beat but has so much energy behind it. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Chart and was one of the biggest downloads of the year. It also spawned a few rap remixes and Cartman sang Poker Face on an episode of South Park, which by itself should give it a spot on the list.
Paparazzi- I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you until you love me. This was another top ten hit for Lady Gaga and for good reason. It features a moderate tempo synthesized induced beat along with some rather beautiful sounding vocals for the hook. The Paparazzi music video was also pretty damn insane looking which makes it great YouTube fodder.
Bad Romance- Speaking of YouTube, the Bad Romance video on Lady Gaga’s official Vevo channel has as of writing over 241 million views! That number dwarfs the population of most countries and while I like the song I honestly never knew it was catchy to the point of 241 million views. Since everyone has apparently heard Bad Romance is there any need to talk about it?
Speechless- Speechless was written to convince her father to undergo heart surgery and while that seems like an unusual spark for the song writing process it turned out very well. At times this song sounds like Freddy Mercury is about to grab a microphone and start singing it really has a different feel from the other songs already listed but is definitely amongst Gaga’s best.
LoveGame- As a man I can’t in good conscience sing the disco stick chorus but she is right about the beat being sick. The lyrics aren’t too complex for anyone to figure out what she is talking about but whatever it’s a catchy pop tune.
Alejandro- Ale-Ale-jandro, Ale-Ale-jandro. I heard someone yelling this in the parking lot of the mall today; do you think it’s a popular song?
Telephone- Telephone starts out slow before the beat just explodes and it also features a collaboration with Beyonce. Apparently they don’t want to take any calls while they’re on the dance floor. Lady Gaga wrote this song originally for Britney Spears who passed on it but I’ll take her and Beyonce on the track over Britney.
Dance in the Dark- The instrumental on Dance in the Dark is excellent almost like a new wave dance track and she sounds wonderful over it.
Paper Gangsta- When I first saw the title of this song I thought it was perfect for a rapper to name a song but what the hell does it have to do with Lady Gaga? Nothing because she doesn’t want them.
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich- It utilizes lots of repetition but I really like it’s unique sound with the drum kit beat looping in the background. Beautiful, dirty, dirty, rich, rich.
Monster- He ate my heart. Her voice sounds rather robotic repeating that lyric on Monster and the entire track sounds like some futuristic dance song but that makes it one of my favorite songs by Lady Gaga.
Disco Heaven- A very nice dance track influenced by you guessed it disco!
Just Dance- Just Dance was the debut single on The Fame album and hit number one on the charts in the US. Just Dance is a great song for the clubs or wherever you feel like getting drunk and dancing.