Poker Face

2008 single by Lady Gaga

"Poker Face" is a song by American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga. It was first released in 2008 in her debut album, The Fame. Later, it was released as the album's second single, after "Just Dance".

"Poker Face"
Single by Lady Gaga
from the album The Fame
B-side"Just Dance"
WrittenJanuary 2008
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)
RecordedJanuary 2008
StudioRecord Plant, Los Angeles
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"Just Dance"
"Poker Face"
"Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)"
Music video
"Poker Face" at YouTube

The song has been very successful worldwide, reaching #1 in over 20 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany. It finished as the best-performing single of 2009 in the United Kingdom and the second-best performing in the US and Canada. "Poker Face" has sold over 7.5 million copies in the United States as of February 2018.[1]

The song has won Gaga several awards, including Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards in 2010. On November 30, 2015, the song was certified Diamond (10× Platinum) in the US for sales and streams equal to 10 million copies in that country alone.

In an interview with Barbara Walters, she said that this song is about dealing with bisexuality. The lyrics "Bluffin' with my muffin" are about her fantasizing about women when having sex with her boyfriend. In a Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden, where Corden and Gaga sang several of her songs as they played on the radio, Gaga revealed that she wrote "Poker Face" in only ten minutes.[2]

Gaga has performed the song at all of her major concert tours, at her Super Bowl LI Halftime show, and at the Coachella Music Festival in April 2017, and at her Enigma/Jazz + Piano residency in Las Vegas.

Music video change

The song's music video features Gaga at a resort performing choreography with dancers. Two Great Danes are shown at the beginning of the video.[source?]

On June 11, 2022, the music video passed one billion views on YouTube, becoming Gaga's third music video to reach this, after "Bad Romance" and "Shallow".[3]

Certifications change

Country Certifications
Australia 3× Platinum
Austria 4× Platinum
Belgium Platinum
Brazil Platinum
Canada 4× Platinum
Denmark Platinum
Europe 3× Platinum
Finland Gold
France 2× Platinum
Greece Platinum
Germany 6× Platinum
Hungary 2× Platinum
Ireland Platinum
Italy 2× Platinum
Japan Platinum
Mexico 3× Platinum
New Zealand 2× Platinum
Norway Platinum
Poland 3× Platinum
Portugal Gold
Russia 4× Platinum
Spain Platinum
Sweden Platinum
Switzerland 3× Platinum
United Kingdom 2× Platinum
United States Diamond

References change

  1. "Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Career Sales, The Biggest No. 2 Hits & Ed Sheeran's Latest Chart Record". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. The Late Late Show with James Corden (October 24, 2016), Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke: Coming Tuesday, retrieved February 24, 2018
  3. ""Poker Face" by @LadyGaga Has Reached 1 BILLION Views on YouTube. It's Her Third ... - Latest Tweet by Pop Crave | 🎥 LatestLY". LatestLY. June 12, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.