Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bound for Glory

Have you heard the new Lady Gaga song, "The Edge of Glory"? It's a good one, isn't it? I agree with everything Xolondon has said. It's her best vocal performance yet, a bonza saxophone solo (although, it must be said that Katy Perry got their first with trying to bring this particularly golden pop moment back with her Teenage Dream track "Last Friday Night (TGIF)") by Clarence Clemons of my beloved The E Street Band (and that amazing swivel synth just before it), those rock solid lyrics and just a general lack of unnecessarily excess that has been the downfall of "Born This Way" and "Judas" (songs I like, but flawed in different ways).

I love that sounds like a modern day remix of one of those amazing theme tunes from the soundtrack of classic 1980s movies. The brat pack movies would have killed for a tune like this and lord knows they had a couple of knock out tunes, didn't they?

"Don't You (Forget About Me) from The Breakfast Club | "St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" from St Elmo's Fire

And, of course, those big anthemic pop rock classic theme tunes like these:

"Power of Love" from Back to the Future | "No Easy Way Out" from Rocky IV

Well done, Gaga. You've finally made another song that I have no issue with whatsoever ("Bad Romance" was quite smashing as well, wasn't it?). Hopefully the rest of Born This Way is more "The Edge of Glory" and less "Born This Way", yes? Yes!

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