Jun 8, 2010

Lady Gaga - Canta en Español



So here is Lady Gaga's new offering Alejandro. I was reminded of ABBA's Fernando, with a touch of Ace of Base, meets Madonna's La Isla Bonita.

Gaga is truly a popstar reaching into the tried and true book of pop recipes. However, there is still an edge to it, and her references come from a smart place. I digged a lot of the imagery, and the Central American bob cuts on the dancers. Also, check out the wink to Liza in Cabaret towards the middle of the video.

My overall take on the song is that it has a nice beat and you can dance to it. Or, at the very least enjoy a car ride while it played on the radio. Which it will, over and over, and over again.

4 comments:

Reneé said...

We all know I'm not a Gaga fan but I think this is one of her better songs. Then again, I'm such a slut for the visual;throw some males in motion in the video and I scream, "Its a hit!"

Junior said...

I like parts of the video so much that other parts that took me away from those parts I liked made me so mad... I am always a fan of the edict that you take off one item of clothing before you leave the house.

That rule applies here...

lelocolon said...

She is a significant cultural warrior. I love the fact that she applies sodomy significance to not only this video but but the previous videos. It is also important to notice that in the midst of great angst against latinos, she selected mexican to glorified them. But maybe I am just reading to much into this. I hope not.

Wonder Man said...

it's cute but the video is long