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HausofGhibli
post Apr 20 2020, 11:19 AM
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10 years ago today, Gaga released "Alejandro" as the third single from The Fame Monster. It reached top 10 in over 25 countries and is certified 4x Platinum in the US. The music video was hugely controversial, combining religion with sex and featuring the infamous swallowing of the rosary beads. As her skull burnt out in the final image on the screen, so was The Fame Monster era ended. Gaga dedicated the music vdieo to her gay friends and fans. She stated that she admires and envies the strength of the gay community to live freely in the world we find ourselves in.

10 years on, what are your thoughts on the song?


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post Apr 20 2020, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(Jordan Lee @ Apr 16 2020, 05:56 PM) *
Such a classic single for her wub.gif wub.gif

I was always Team Alejandro to be a single back in 2009/10.

Such a summery smash.

Ive grown to love the video as well over time too but at times I do wish we got a brighter more summery video for it as the song is so vibrant. But this is an incredible song and the perfect era closer to the Fame Monster wub.gif wub.gif


QUOTE(Hauspital* @ Apr 16 2020, 06:02 PM) *
I was annoyed we didn't get DITD but this really was a clever move to release - it was gigantic across Europe! I like the video, but it definitely doesn't suit the song and its summery vibes. Hot like Mexico? More like COLD LIKE ANTARCTICA no.gif


QUOTE(StupidLove @ Apr 16 2020, 06:12 PM) *
I love the video! But I can see what you mean about it being more summery. Wish we got Monster / Dance In The Dark as a dual a-side for Halloween in 2010, she released BTW in 2011 - she had the time but then she was on a world wind tour.


QUOTE(Jαsє @ Apr 16 2020, 08:23 PM) *
Such an underrated song by ME. It's only over the past year or so that I've really started to appreciate what a masterpiece this is heart.gif

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post Apr 20 2020, 11:21 AM
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Her gayest song, and love it! I also love the video, maybe even more now than back then.

This was a huge deal among the gay community in my country and one of her biggest hits here - It went #1, one of the very few countries iirc.
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post Apr 20 2020, 11:24 AM
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I can't believe it's been 10 years!

I still remember the song being everywhere on the radio in the summer of 2010. It was the first time I worked and my journey to and from work was replaying this song in the sun. I remember having BBQs with the family and playing this in my garden. I remember the controversy of the video and the monsters reading into every scene and moment and look.

I still absolutely LOVE the song - it hasn't aged a single bit! Happy birthday Alejandro, Fernando, Roberto et al cheer.gif
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post Apr 20 2020, 11:30 AM
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I like it now more than ten years ago. Definitely one of her best.

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post Apr 20 2020, 11:37 AM
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Loved it then and loved it now.
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post Apr 20 2020, 11:39 AM
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I have always liked this song but never thought it was one of her best. However I think I like it more now than a lot of her other stuff. It's stood the test of time and it sounds anthemic.
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post Apr 20 2020, 11:52 AM
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Not the stand out song of The Fame Monster but I think this has certainly stood the test of time! It stood out in the charts back in 2010 and would be successful in today's charts also. I can imagine today's Tik Tok girls lip-syncing the chorus including their various ex's instead of Fernando, Roberto etc. laugh.gif
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post Apr 20 2020, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE(Nick F1 @ Apr 20 2020, 12:30 PM) *
I like it now more than ten years ago. Definitely one of her best.


Same

I still think DITD should've been a single as well mind.
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post Apr 20 2020, 12:06 PM
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I've never been too fond of the video but I've always loved the song and it's held up as one of my Gaga favourites wub.gif definitely takes me back to year 8 P.E. lessons out on the field when my friendship group would sing this to keep ourselves entertained laugh.gif
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post Apr 20 2020, 12:07 PM
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I didn't like this song when it was big and I have no idea why now, it's such a strong song and continues to grow on me year by year. Maybe it was just cause I was bitter it wasn't DITD getting single treatment
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post Apr 20 2020, 05:45 PM
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I remember our high school principal being caught singing Alejandro and it "going viral" in our hostel at the time
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post Apr 20 2020, 06:15 PM
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I always loved and always will!!!

Would you hold it against me if I say that potentially this is my fave single of Gaga. It's still on my phone and in every playlists I have!!!

The video was definitely artsy fartsy but it did sell the song!!!

But I can't be with you like this anymore Alejaaaandrooo wub.gif

Oh and the music wise it reminds me of Ace Of Base 'Don't Turn Around' mixed with 'The Sign' wub.gif...no wonder I love this song!!!

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post Apr 20 2020, 06:20 PM
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One of ha classics!
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post Apr 20 2020, 06:27 PM
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Pop perfection. clap.gif My favourite song by her I think. ohmy.gif
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post Apr 20 2020, 06:55 PM
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Underrated </3 The GP may have forgotten about this after it peaked but its still one of my firm favorites to this day. This and LoveGame.
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post Apr 20 2020, 07:45 PM
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Oh and the video is ART. Her iconic gun bra <3
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post Apr 20 2020, 08:27 PM
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I think the eurodance flavours were the reason why it did so well in my country.
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post Apr 21 2020, 09:43 AM
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This outpouring of love in the thread cry.gif we love to see it!
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post Apr 21 2020, 11:52 PM
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Add me to the list of people who like this more today! Definitely stood the test of time, plus I have very fond memories of Summer 2010 so any music in the charts then has strong nostalgia value.

Just re-watched the video for the first time since... probably the Born This Way era! ohmy.gif I forgot that the song was extended, I really like it like that! It is very Madonna-circa-1990 inspired but I don't see that as 'reductive' or whatever, it looks very classy and stylish and Gaga puts a lot of her own personal stamp on it. Picking up on what you said about the video, Bal, I actually think the song suits the icy, dark theme, which is odd because I also think the song sounds perfect for the summer!
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