Every decade or so someone comes along and shakes the music industry like a baby and completely changes pop culture by showing us something we actually haven’t quite seen before. They are the Jimi Hendrixes, the Michael Jacksons, and Madonnas of the world. This person for the 2010s is Lady Gaga.
Ever since she invaded our households in a black feathered neck brace and Phantom of the Opera style mask, everyone has been scrambling to catch up with Lady of Gaga. She made our pre-established pop stars look as staid and boring as your grandmother’s living room.
Lady Gaga has changed the game from her overly avante-garde fashion sense to the hight artistic (or shock) value of her music videos. She’s challenged us. She’s made us feel uncomfortable during her blood soaked performances and changed our expectations for pop music videos.
Have you seen Britney Spears’ last two videos? In “Hold It Against Me” she stumbles over the in-your-face product placements and stands in a giant wedding dress while paint shoots out of her finger tips. It’s obviously an attempt to match the oddness incumbent with Lady Gaga’s videos, but it falls flat on its face. Her latest video for “Til The World Ends” is just a rehash of every other underground dance orgy she has thrown since she shed the school girl outfit.
And who knows what kind of shenanigans Xtina will be pulling when she gets her life together.
The bottom line is, Lady Gaga is the new queen of pop and no one, not Katy Perry, not Britney and not Ke$ha are showing any signs of of being able to dethrone her.
Lady Gaga Image from: clubnotes.