Who does Lady Gaga sound like?


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No. Seriously.

In turns. Lady Gaga does songs which sound like other people. I don’t just mean a little similar. I mean melodies ripped whole for a bar or two. She sings in other people’s vocal ranges – complete with fake voice strain at the edges of their vocal range. Similar arrangements, instrumentation, choice of synthesizer sounds, and everything.

Some of these identifications are tentative, but here’s what I’ve identified:

I’ll update this if/when I can figure more out.

Comments [archived]

From: badducks
Date: 2011-05-28 20:27:53 -0500

So true.

I caught ‘Judas’ on the radio a week ago (late to the party, I know) and I swear she ripped it from HER OWN song ‘Bad Romance.’

Sometimes I think she does it intentionally. Just to see if she can get away with it. Or maybe she really isn’t that innovative and needs to borrow off other people to find some semblance of inspiration. There’s a difference between a photographer that can take a beautiful picture anywhere and one who can take a picture of something beautiful. Lady Gaga is the latter.

From: Jesse
Date: 2011-05-31 17:59:55 -0500

I disagree. I think she’s doing it on purpose, and really skillfully. Like Weird Al but subtler. Frank Zappa. Yoko Kanno.