Do you hear similarities between Lady Gaga's "Born this Way" and Madonna's "Express Yourself"

Nope! I'm tone-deaf.
0 votes
Yes, there are similarities.
5 votes
No, there don't share anything beyond being songs by two not-so-natural blondes
0 votes
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Lori Lancaster | February 16, 2011
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Steve West | February 16, 2011
Definite similarities but all pop sounds similar to me so I have little credibility. Nuke the Swiss and steal their gold!

Erik Bates | February 25, 2011
Honestly, the entire performance seemed like an hommage to Madonna. The song was very similar, and a lot of the dancing was very "Vogue"-ish.

Scott Hardie | March 10, 2011
There's another possibility, that the song was intentionally recorded to sound like "Express Yourself" in order to generate controversy and sell more records. Or more likely, that someone realized the connection late in production, and so the song was re-mixed to emphasize that similarity for the same reason. There is a clear sameness to the songs -- I've never been a big fan of Madonna, but I'm confident that even I would have recognized it if I had heard "Born This Way" by itself. I do not buy that this is coincidental, that the producers didn't at a minimum recognize the similarity if not engineer it.

Jackie Mason | March 26, 2011
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Scott Hardie | March 26, 2011
Lady Gaga is definitely no GG Allin, either.

...Sorry to drag you into a Rock Block in-joke, Jackie. :-)

Steve West | April 17, 2011
Speaking of similarities...

Lori Lancaster | April 17, 2011
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Steve West | April 18, 2011
The similarities are apparently in the lyrics only. That probably happens a lot, though.

Scott Hardie | April 18, 2011
omg i cant believe u say rebecca black has no talent esp compared to some old dead british guys lol gimme a break!!!!!!!!

Tony Peters | April 18, 2011
that damn song has been haunting me..........make it stop please make it stop

Lori Lancaster | April 20, 2011
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Scott Hardie | April 20, 2011
Fun song. Supposedly Gaga relented and it's all a mix-up by her people.

Lori Lancaster | April 21, 2011
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Scott Hardie | May 7, 2011
There's one more difference between Rebecca Black and the Beatles: Today's teenagers have heard of Rebecca Black. (link)

Lori Lancaster | May 9, 2011
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Steve West | May 10, 2011
Mmmm... Beatles taste good.

Lori Lancaster | June 20, 2011
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Scott Hardie | June 22, 2011
Nice! The head/body mismatch is reminiscent of Marilyn Manson, but you get used to it quick. Reminds me of Nick Swardson's skit.

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