MUSIC REWIND: Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’ vs. ‘Chromatica’

Lady Gaga is one of the most powerful women in music history, with an ever-changing yet signature sounding back catalogue if hits.

‘The Fame’ took the music world by storm all the way back in 2009. Setting the ground work for a her career, Lady Gaga was clearly on a path to success very early on. Take a look through some of the fan favourites:

‘Paparazzi’ describes the feeling of obsessive love, and considering yourself a fan of a person dear to you. Discussing the desperation of wanting someone to love you back, Gaga’s impressive lyrics talk about how she will stop at nothing until she gets what she wants.

‘Money Honey’ is another favourite amongst fans. With a similar sound to ‘Just Dance’, it will make you want to get up and dance before the first verse is even over. The witty lyrics combined with the absolute bop of a backing track help make ’Money Honey’ the perfect sounding pop classic.

‘Brown Eyes’ is a slower track compared to others on the album. With a great focus on the beautiful voice of Gaga, the track really shows off her abilities. Interestingly, the song was recorded in only one take to showcase the passion and emotion of the track.

More recently, Lady Gaga released ‘Chromatica’. Released in May 2020, this was absolutely the soundtrack to a lockdown summer for fans and listeners. Here’s some of our favourites:

‘Rain on Me’ ft. Ariana Grande is a track that you’re still likely to hear in your day to day life now. It’s still constantly on the radio and playing in popular locations. This was one of the most streamed songs of 2020. If you’re looking for a feel good tune to get you through the day, this is the one for you.

‘Fun Tonight’ explains having a low mood and not realising why you’re not your usual self, a feeling a lot of us would have experienced especially during a pandemic. The track brings normality to that feeling, and that it’s ok to let go of a person or situation that’s bringing you down.

‘911’ has an incredible introduction, following ‘Chromatica ||’. Discussing how sometimes, you can feel like your own worst enemy. The song brings to light that it is important to care of yourself, and how it’s ok to accept how you feel about yourself.

So, do you have a favourite Gaga era? Let us know over on our Twitter!