Madonna vs Lady Gaga – who is better ? Both women are queen of pop, style icons, trend-setters and are known for their outspoken nature. It is no question that Madonna is the indisputable queen of pop till recently, the Lady Gaga wave took the wind out of Madonna’s sails.
Madonna commented that Lady Gaga ‘s Born This Way was copied from her ‘Express Yourself’. Lady Gaga who decided to keep mum hit back at the right time. Huffington Post reported Lady Gaga saying, “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make mockery of their work,’ she told the audience in between songs. And that doesn’t make me feel good at all. That just makes me feel like I’m not a good human being. I don’t even want to fight back because it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Because that’s really all I care about, is the music,” she added, according to The Huffington Post.
“Things are really different than they were 25 years ago, and that’s what makes Born This Way so relevant for me. We’re socially in a different place and it’s OK, we don’t have to all slice and hate each other anymore,” Gaga said.
Madonna had told Cynthia McFadden on 20/20 in May 2011.”I thought, ‘What a wonderful way to redo my song.’ I mean, I recognised the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting. When I heard it on the radio, I said “that sounds very familiar”. It feels reductive.”
Gaga retorted, “That’s retarded. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first artist in 25 years to thinking of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means I’m smart. Sorry.”
But if we analyze both these gifted women, we can say Madonna scores above Lady Gaga on looks (even at 50, she looks hotter than women half her age) on her talent (she has reigned for more than 25 years now) and songs. Madonna released 11 studio albums and her videos and songs are still getting hits on Youtube now, even though she reigned two decades, 80s and 90s. What are your views ?