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"Bad Romance" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the lead single from her third extended play (EP), and second major release The Fame Monster on October 26, 2009.

"Bad Romance"
Single by Lady Gaga
from the album The Fame Monster
ReleasedOctober 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2009
Genre
Length4:54 (album version)
4:19 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • RedOne
  • Gaga
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"Paparazzi"
(2009)
"Bad Romance"
(2009)
"Telephone"
(2010)
"Paparazzi"
(2009)
"Bad Romance"
(2009)
"Telephone"
(2010)
Music video
"Bad Romance" at YouTube

Gaga has said that the song is about being in love with a best friend. There are some lines sung in French in the song.

The song reached #1 in many countries including Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, while reaching #2 in the US and Australia. It was certified Diamond in America and has sold over 5.5 million downloads in that country. "Bad Romance" won Gaga the 2011 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance and for Best Short Form Music Video.[1]

Music videoEdit

The video for the song starts off with Gaga and her dancers in a bathhouse, getting out of beds shaped like caskets. It features Gaga being auctioned off while in a white, open room. The end of the video shows her in bed, smoking, with a skeleton by her side.

On December 31, 2018, the music video for the song became Gaga's first to reach one billion views.[2] It is the first music video from the 2000s decade to achieve this milestone. It is Gaga's most-watched music video.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.grammy.com/nominees/search?artist=&field_nominee_work_value=&year=2010&genre=18
  2. "Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Music Video Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-12.