Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Lady Gaga Lost the Oscar But Her Song Zooms Ahead of Sam Smith’s on Charts


The absolutely ridiculous Best Song Oscar race ended with Lady Gaga losing to Sam Smith last night. She had “Til it Happens to You,” a powerful, moving message song written with Diane Warren. Smith had “Writing’s on the Wall,” weak of a James Bond theme.

But Gaga and Warren get the last laugh. “Happens” zoomed up to number 8 this morning on iTunes and 7 on amazon.com. “Wall” is 14 on iTunes and 9 on amazon. The people have spoken!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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