Lady Gaga Announces Single, ‘Born This Way’ Release Dates

Jan 1st, 2011 // 9 Comments

After a whirlwind of a 2010 that saw her releasing epic Tarantino-inspired music videos, repurposing meat, and delivering the year’s best-selling album worldwide, one might expect Lady Gaga to begin 2011 by laying low and taking some time to reflect on her monstrous fame away from the spotlight. Yeah, right. Obviously, Gaga’s not going anywhere, as evidenced by a cryptic New Year’s tweet regarding her upcoming Born This Way: “THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11,” which came complete with the above photo (which we might find shocking if it was anyone but Lady Gaga). More after the jump.

Is the accompanying photo suggesting Gaga was born tattooed, pants-less, and wearing a leather jacket? Frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised. Never mind that May 23 isn’t even a Tuesday — if Gaga wants to release an album on a Monday, who’s going to stop her? But we’re a little disappointed we won’t be hearing the full record until almost halfway through this year. Leave it to Gaga to continually leave us wanting more.

Gaga also tweeted some lyrics from the single:

I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way.
Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set. I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way.

Never demure, Gaga’s been hyping Born This Way since the MTV Video Music Awards like she’s about unveil an entire new genre of music. Could the single possibly live up to this buzz? These lyrics sound a little Disney/after-school special, but Gaga’s strong suit has always been production and presentation, while her lyric-writing remains a lot like a high school cheerleader’s. (“Ra ra ah ah ah, ga ga ooh la la,” anyone?) Still, that doesn’t make us anticipate the single or the album any less – even if, at this point, we’ll be let down if Born This Way doesn’t immediately bring about world peace, provide a cure for cancer, and reveal the meaning of life upon its release.

  1. Xadax

    “I am beautiful, no matter what they say, words can’t bring me down” Ring a bell? Gaga is trying to pull a departure from where Xtina left Stripped. Funny you mentioned her having “High School Cheerleader’s” writing while accusing Xtina of “fail-tastic lyrics”. Yes, you should’ve placed a 100 list of Gaga’s failtastic lyrics.

    1st of all, Gaga doesn’t have a song about “real freaks” (only now with her upcoming album) – she only expresses them in the eye of the public. Xtina on the other hand have wrote & co-wrote (& I mean she really was hands on the process not like Beyonce) songs about oppression, insecurities & how she dealt it (Beautiful, Stronger Than Ever & many more).

  2. @ Xadax I agree with you almost entirely, unfortunately not liking Christina last year was a bandwagon that Idolator clearly jumped on, anyone will eyeballs and half of a brain can see exactly how completely fake Gaga is. Born This Way? Yeah, but only after getting a record deal (& exploiting the hell out of the gays), but that totally counts right?

    And when I look at that picture I just think “Not so fresh”

  3. RYK101

    OMG! thank youu!! the 2 comments before me give me life!!

    i thought everybody loved gaga and that no one could see how fake she is but i see people like you exist! thank you!!!!

  4. ALGirl

    I just don’t see this record as being a hit. Well, it’ll be a hit with the gay community because of the message that it will send, but for everyone else – eh, not so sure. I only say that because I think she’s kinda already run her course. I really liked her when she first started with ‘The Fame’. She had a sparkle in her eye, and now, I just don’t see that sparkle anymore. After the album ‘Born This Way’ is released, I think she should take a year or two off and reinvent herself, or think about getting back to ‘The Fame’ days again.

  5. bonnie

    She’s young. She’s clearly talented. It’s a shame you young people have so much time on your hands to be so sad as to put down a person who, clearly, is just expressing her talent ! If jeolosy overtakes you – move on !

  6. bonnie

    Why don’t you explain how fake she is ? You make a statement without giving your reasons ?

  7. bonnie

    Think I need an interpretor ! What are you on about ???

  8. bonnie

    Everyone does love Gaga. How is she a fake ? Please give your reasons. You sound fake !!

  9. brnthisway

    Lady Gaga will always be loved by her Little Monsters <3
    christina fans will have to make due with burlesque….

    Born This Way for the rest of the free thinking, beautiful souls roaming the Haus of Gaga!

    So Happy I could Die

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