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Jordan Lee
post Aug 6 2019, 11:54 PM
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Iíve made no secret recently in the polls of The Fame least fave and singles least fave that I just donít really stan LoveGame.

Idk why. Even when The Fame album was first released and slaying it was one track I just didnít really get behind that much.

I was gutted when it was made a single.

Iím always a bit sad it was tbh. Her debut era couldíve been a all UK top ten like scenario yet Love Game and itís #19 peak ruined that.

Itíll take something truly bad for this to be overtaken as her weakest single for me.

Thankfully itís on her debut album so shes only really grown since then.

Anyways Iíd rate it a 4/10.
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post Aug 7 2019, 12:13 AM
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I was always under the impression at the time that it didn't perform as well in the UK because the world got it months before but I don't know how much truth there is in that. I guess it's more to do with perhaps being too racy for radio and being promoted less than the other three singles. It definitely felt a lot less big than the others but I always loved it. "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick" will forever be iconic and I'm a fan of the video even if it's less of a moment than the surrounding videos.

I'm going to rate it a 9/10.
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post Aug 7 2019, 12:23 AM
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post Aug 7 2019, 03:20 AM
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A cute 7! I would probably have considered it as a 10 when The Fame album first came out though.


From my perspective, LoveGame felt really burned out by the time it got a full release in the UK.

The music video premiered in March 2009. There wasn't an immediate official YouTube upload for the video, but that was still pretty typical in 2009 - it would have been unofficial fan uploads that were doing the rounds. So although it hadn't properly premiered for the UK market, the music video's exposure on YouTube must have been what helped LoveGame to enter the UK Top 100 for the first time (initially managing: 93-93-[out for 1 week]-96-89-90-[out]).

Despite it showing early signs of doing well, it was confirmed in April that Paparazzi was going to be the third single instead. It was already within the Top 75 by May, in advance of the video premiering in early June. Paparazzi certainly seemed a lot fresher than LoveGame at this point, which I'm sure was due to the relative newness of the Paparazzi video and the immediate strong promotion/airplay it received. I think her UK label made a wise choice to leapfrog LG with Paparazzi... but if there was ever a moment to double down on trying to make LG a Top 10 hit, I think it would have been then. Incidentally LG was in the Top 5 in the US in June.

LG finally started to be properly pushed in the UK in August, with its physical formats coming out at the end of September - 6 months after the initial music video buzz. The physical release week is when LG reached its peak of #19. Honestly, it felt rather stale. I think it's telling that the song fell out of the Top 40 only three weeks later. LG had sold just under 90,000 downloads prior to the physical release week, and The Fame album had sold 737,000. The moment had passed... I'm just glad it actually managed to go Top 20 after such a long build up!

I do wonder if LG would have gone Top 10 if it had been the third single instead, and whether Paparazzi might have still managed Top 10 if it had been kept for August/September!


It has to be said, LoveGame had an impressively long run in the Top 200. Weekly positions and sales:

LoveGame
18/01/2009 - #186 - 1,079
25/01/2009 - #162 - 1,209
01/02/2009 - #175 - 1,074
08/02/2009 - #187 - 1,107
15/02/2009 - #196 - 1,046
22/02/2009 - #178 - 1,125
01/03/2009 - #144 - 1,267
08/03/2009 - #131 - 1,477
15/03/2009 - #128 - 1,578
22/03/2009 - #111 - 1,813
29/03/2009 - #093 - 2,388 <--- The week the music video premiered in Australia / unofficial uploads to YouTube
05/04/2009 - #093 - 2,183
12/04/2009 - #105 - 2,084
19/04/2009 - #096 - 2,103
26/04/2009 - #089 - 2,072
03/05/2009 - #090 - 1,996
10/05/2009 - #104 - 1,856
17/05/2009 - #119 - 1,497
24/05/2009 - #130 - 1,360
31/05/2009 - #137 - 1,165
07/06/2009 - #142 - 1,102
14/06/2009 - #125 - 1,380
21/06/2009 - #099 - 1,687
28/06/2009 - #134 - 1,698
05/07/2009 - #140 - 1,658
12/07/2009 - #142 - 1,599
19/07/2009 - #130 - 1,564
26/07/2009 - #140 - 1,373
02/08/2009 - #140 - 1,307
09/08/2009 - #103 - 1,690
16/08/2009 - #064 - 2,718 <--- The week the music video premiered in the UK
23/08/2009 - #033 - 6,540
30/08/2009 - #027 - 8,296
06/09/2009 - #031 - 8,204
13/09/2009 - #029 - 7,655
20/09/2009 - #025 - 9,144
27/09/2009 - #019 - 12,254 <--- Physical release week
04/10/2009 - #022 - 9,684
11/10/2009 - #028 - 8,067
18/10/2009 - #045 - 6,202
25/10/2009 - #052 - 4,597
01/11/2009 - #062 - 3,832
08/11/2009 - #068 - 3,065
15/11/2009 - #071 - 2,665
22/11/2009 - #098 - 2,361
29/11/2009 - #121 - 1,930
06/12/2009 - #143 - 1,562
13/12/2009 - #119 - 1,980
20/12/2009 - #162 - 1,634
27/12/2009 - #146 - 1,924
03/01/2010 - #100 - 4,546
10/01/2010 - #131 - 2,396
17/01/2010 - #162 - 1,792
24/01/2010 - #193 - 1,452
31/01/2010 - #161 - 1,579
07/02/2010 - #194 - 1,366
14/02/2010 - #200 - 1,260
21/02/2010 - #177 - 1,462
(28/02/2010 - N/A - 1,212)
07/03/2010 - #193 - 1,136
(14/03/2010 - N/A - 988)
21/03/2010 - #194 - 1,082
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(09/05/2010 - N/A - 629)
16/05/2010 - #150 - 1,420
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post Aug 7 2019, 03:39 AM
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Jay with the receipts! Thanks for that <3

It's an 8 for me. Was a 10 a decade ago!
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post Aug 7 2019, 06:23 AM
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Great info Jay, thanks!

Always at least 9/10, the disco stick is iconic!
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post Aug 7 2019, 09:58 AM
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A very solid and respectable 8!
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post Aug 7 2019, 10:00 AM
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I used to rate it higher than I do now. I feel like it's 8 on a good day, 7.5 on a bad day.

I really dig this remix:

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post Aug 7 2019, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Aug 7 2019, 11:00 AM) *
I used to rate it higher than I do now. I feel like it's 8 on a good day, 7.5 on a bad day.

I really dig this remix:



YES! One of my most played Gaga remixes!
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post Aug 7 2019, 10:04 AM
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7

The weakest of the 5 The Fame singles for me.

Poker Face
Paparazzi
Just Dance
Eh Eh
LoveGame
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post Aug 7 2019, 10:08 AM
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I awarded it an 8! I'm another who would've given it a higher score back in the day, but it's still held up pretty well.
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post Aug 7 2019, 10:12 AM
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Jade, we're a 10 between us.

I really dislike it - it's completely on the wrong side of pop to my tastes but I can see why some others would like it.
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10/10

Used to be an 8, but has grown on me in the last two years and now it's my favorite TF single heart.gif
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Hate.

One of her worst singles and just an inferior version of the previous two.
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post Aug 7 2019, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Aug 7 2019, 11:00 AM) *
I really dig this remix:


My favourite!
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post Aug 7 2019, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies so far smile.gif

Nice to see good old broad mix as well which is what I was expecting.
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post Aug 7 2019, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Aug 7 2019, 11:12 AM) *
Jade, we're a 10 between us.

I really dislike it - it's completely on the wrong side of pop to my tastes but I can see why some others would like it.


THIS!!

I hate it. It was ... okaaaay at first, but I still thought it was a stupid singls. 2/10.
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post Aug 7 2019, 03:43 PM
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I've gone for 3/10, always found it rather annoying
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post Aug 7 2019, 11:09 PM
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8/10.
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post Aug 8 2019, 03:07 AM
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The sacrilege in this thread cry.gif 10, I've always loved it.

Jay's post is very interesting! I wasn't following the UK chart in 2009, but I knew that the UK skipped ahead to 'Paparazzi', and the reason I heard was that 'LoveGame' was too explicit for radio. I'm not sure I even realised at the time that 'LoveGame' did eventually get released after. So it's never really felt like it 'flopped' in the UK to me, more like it got shafted by circumstances. At least not to as extreme an extent as, say, 'Fergalicious'.
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