Lady Gaga – ‘Venus’

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Rocket number nine take off to the planet
To the planet
Venus

Artpop a really underrated album. Yes, it sold well, but I feel it get’s a bit of a bad rep, despite containing some of Gaga’s best work to date. Right up at the top is ‘Venus’ – which obliterates the idea that pop music can’t stand shoulder-to-shoulder with high art.

‘Venus’ begins with weird lyrics punctuated by the music stopping and the lyric “Venus”. Next the bridge and the pop chorus. There’s also a few “take me to your planet”s and a breakdown where Gaga starts listing off planets:

Neptune (go!)
Now serve Pluto
Saturn, Jupiter
Mercury, Venus (ah-aaa)
Uranus
Don’t you know my ass is famous?
Mars
Now serve for the gods
And serve for the stars

Thumping production, raspy vocals and classical references. This is Gaga at her finest.

Artist: Lady Gaga
Track: Venus
Year: 2013
From: Artpop [Streamline/Interscope]

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