Lady Gaga – Born This Way vs. Madonna – Express Yourself

I’ve been reading some negative comments about Lady Gaga’s latest song “Born This Way”…. and the main criticism seems to center on it being too similar to Madonna’s “Express Yourself”.

I can definitely see similarity between these two songs from a structural and tempo standpoint, but that’s not a satisfactory reason for disliking a song.  I don’t really understand all the Gaga haters out there.  It’s not like Madonna has been doing much lately, and I welcome that Lady Gaga wants to pick up the mantle to be the Pop Diva of this generation.
One more point…this isn’t the only song of Lady Gaga’s that bears resemblance to Madonna (Alejandro reminds me a lot of Isla Bonita).  Madonna is great, why wouldn’t other artists be inspired by her (either consciously or subconsciously).  That said, Gaga has plenty of songs that are entirely different from anything of Madonna’s.
I’ve got mad love and appreciation for both of these Artists, and liking one of them shouldn’t mean you have to dislike the other….

YouTube – Lady Gaga – Born This Way vs. Madonna – Express Yourself.

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