Lady Gaga Debuts New Song “Living On The Radio” On The Road

Idolator Staff | August 31, 2010 8:28 am

When she’s not crowd surfing, Lady Gaga likes to spend her time on the road working out new material. She treated a crowd in St. Paul, Minnesota to new tune “Living On The Radio”, a wistful piano ballad that touches on the lonely life she lives in between sold-out shows and champagne-filled parties. How could she be lonely with nearly 6 million friends? Let Gaga explain below.

“Living On The Radio” finds Gaga essentially reassuring herself that her long, lonely journey has been worth the trouble. “Baby, you’ve got a friend / And so many little monsters / Keep living on the radio / And when there’s nowhere to go / And all your friends are gone / And you’ve only got your daddy to call / You’re gonna be alright, honey / Because your songs are on the radio”.


It may not be “Speechless”, but it’s shaping up nicely. (That is, if you can manage to overlook the idea that radio airplay is really the pop star dream nowadays, when in reality it ought to be owning the iTunes chart, which doesn’t have quite the same ring to it). “Living On The Radio” is the second tune from Gaga’ still-untitled next album, following the piano rocker “You And I”, which she debuted at Elton John’s annual White Tie and Tiara benefit.

We tend to agree with Prophet, that Gaga may shine most when she’s pounding through the thaterical, bluesy (and boozy?) tunes she used to play in New York bars. But will this kind of material really wind up on her next album? As Gaga herself half-joked when she introduced “You And I”, “It’s a bit of a rock and roll tune which means it most likely will never get used as one of my singles.”

What did you think of Gaga’s new ballad from the road?