Hers is a catalogue that boasts multi-platinum singles, six Grammys, 13 Guinness World Records and the most-watched Superbowl performance of all time. This haunting orchestral rock ballad was written for the Netflix documentary, The Hunting Ground. The song won an Emmy, as well as being nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar. Gaga reportedly struggled to record this song, as she had to recall her own past with sexual abuse.
Throw in an era of jazz standards with Tony Bennett and, of course, the Star Is Born soundtrack, and you have one of the most diverse pop catalogs ever. ArtPop was overlooked and snubbed by mainstream audiences—which is a shame, because that means many people missed this superb, sonically adventurous cut. Gaga wrote this song after her grandfather passed away, and its heartfelt sentiment is palpable. The techno breakdown at the mark is nothing short of exhilarating. As for her vocals, well, she hits it out of the park. It would be wrong to have another song at the top of this list.
21. Million Reasons
American singer, songwriter and producer Lady Gaga has recorded material for seven studio albums and three extended plays EP , and has been featured on songs on other artists' respective albums. After signing with Interscope, Gaga began working on her debut album The Fame , which was released in It produced the global chart-topping singles " Just Dance " and " Poker Face ". The album has influences of the s pop music and discusses Gaga's love for fame while also dealing with subjects such as love, sexuality, money and drugs. Its tracks include " Speechless ", written solely by Gaga, as well as " Alejandro ", " Telephone " and " Bad Romance ". The EP explores the darker side of fame. Gaga's second full-length album, Born This Way , was released in The album's themes include sexuality, religion, freedom, feminism and individualism.
Trying to narrow down the best Lady Gaga songs is always going to be a difficult task: the pop superstar has multiple albums with multiple hits, and most of those hits are critically adored. Yet when it comes to the essential Gaga smashes — the ones that define her and her dazzling career — these tracks distinguish themselves. Peruse, debate, listen and enjoy.