Speed: 100 bpm
The DJ’s Take: There comes a time where we ask whether an artist is a flash in the pan, or a legitimate star. For Lady GaGa, the clock has struck midnight, and somehow she’s still standing tall. This is another top 10 single, and the fact that it’s about 20 bpm slower than her previous hits shows that the public has fully embraced her voice and the refined electronic production that backs it. Personally, I liked this song when I first listened to the Fame Monster, but didn’t think it would be a hit. That said, from my experience the past couple of weekends, Alejandro gets a good response from a casual crowd looking to dance to what’s hot on the radio.
Bottom line - Lady GaGa is the new Michael Jackson. Even if she does nothing the rest of her career, I think she’s cemented her legacy as a great artist who has set a new trend in pop music. On a side note, I believe there are still a couple potential hits off the Fame Monster that haven’t hit the radio and the charts yet. So stay tuned, because Chapter 1 of her career is still being written.
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DJ’s - try mixing this with: Don't Turn Around - Ace of Base: Greatest Hits, LoveGame - Lady GaGa, Nasty Boy - Notorious BIG