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The Ultimate Ranking of Lady Gaga’s Catalog

A comprehensive breakdown of Gaga’s entire discography

Mariano Vivanco

She’s only been releasing albums since 2008, but in three short years Lady Gaga has made an indelible mark on pop music. Here is a ranking of all her studio album songs – from 2008’s The Fame, 2009’s The Fame Monster and 2011’s Born This Way – plus a couple bonus tracks.

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‘The Edge of Glory’

Is it a song, or a hurricane? Gaga's sublime dance-rock anthem, written about her grandparents, is powered by bombastic power chords and even more bombastic lyrics. ("Put on your shades 'cause I'll be dancing in the flames/Tonight, yeah baby.") Just when you think it can't get any bigger, Clarence Clemons steps into the spotlight…

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‘Paparazzi’

In Lady Gaga's universe, obsessive love and modern tabloid celebrity tend to get conflated. With the slinkiest, most insinuating beat of any Gaga song – and the usual ginormous chorus.

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‘Bad Romance’

The essence of Gagaism: a relentlessly catchy chorus and a pummeling club beat power a song that's grand and tawdry and joyful and melancholy – a story about how love hurts so good, and so bad. Mission statement: "I'm a freak, baby." Tender come on: "I want your horror/I want your design." Singalong refrain: "Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah/Roma, roma ma/Gaga, ooh la la."

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