Lady Gaga – “Alejandro” – (2009)

I know, I know, “Two Lady Gaga songs in a row? Really?” Yeah, this is it, I promise. “Alejandro” was released as a single in late May of 2010. Where I live, songs make the radio about 3 months after they do everywhere else, so I never got to hear this before I left the continent. I remember seeing the video on DeeJay TV in Venice and thought it was catchy. So now, whenever I hear it, I think of sitting in a restaurant at about midnight in Venice. The owner was nice enough to still be open for a handful of Americans who were strolling around in the mind-boggling heat and humidity after 11:30 at night looking for dinner. It was the follow-up single to “Bad Romance” and it is better than that song. “Ale-Ale-Alejandro…”

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance” – (2009)

This song had been out for quite some time by the time I was looking at heading home from Europe. Whenever I think of this song I think of one person I was with and she would sing the “Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah” part of this song (the catchy part). The song isn’t anything special. It’s definitely better than Lady Gaga’s first two big singles but they’ve gotten better since.