The internet world was abuzz today with the release of the latest single from Lady Gaga’s upcoming album. “Born This Way” hit airwaves and YouTube early Friday morning and it didn’t take long for the critics to start pointing out “obvious flaws” with the song. The biggest issue the public, including many Gaga fans, seems to have with her latest single is the eerie similarity to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Not only is the message very similar, but the song’s tone and production value sound very much alike. By late Friday morning, “Express Yourself” was trending higher on Twitter than “Born This Way,” with Madonna’s hit from 1989 making quite a revival. Check out videos of each song below and compare for yourself!
Gaga was initially supposed to release the single on Sunday, the same day as the Grammy Awards. She pushed the release ahead, likely to build a little more hype before her Grammy performance this weekend. Gaga’s album Born This Way is scheduled for a May 23 release. So what do you think? Does Gaga owe it to Madonna for her success? Did Gaga rip off Madonna this time? Come discuss in our FORUMS.