Friday, May 24, 2024

Lady Gaga’s Great New “Chromatica” Has One Problem: Song “Babylon” is VeryClose to Madonna’s “Vogue”


This is going to be ugly.

Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica” is full of terrific dance songs, it’s a visit to Studio 54 in its glory.

But the final song, “Babylon,” might as well be by Madonna. It sounds just like “Vogue,” including the spoken word part. Madonna is going to have a fit. Her fans are going to go crazy. And a new war begins.

Years ago, Gaga’s “Born this Way” was compared to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” The fans turned it into a war worthy of Game of Thrones. This will be the case again.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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