I was quite pleased when Mike informed me today that Lady Gaga was not the one hit wonder we at RiffTrax had her pegged for. Turns out that our Bad Song of the Year winner had another hit before Poker Face, “Just Dance.” It has over 47 million youtube views, so I’m probably not telling you anything new here.
What is kind of shocking is that Just Dance and Poker Face are the exact same song! And not in a “same chord progression, but the hook, beat, etc is different” kind of way, per Bill’s earlier post. The timing of the verse, pre-chorus and chorus is the exact same down to the millisecond. Evidently the pop song has now been focus grouped to the point where they know where people want the big beat to drop in, and how much of a leadup people want. Don’t believe me? Check out both songs overlayed thru the first verse below:
Here’s the wave form, click on it for a bigger version:
We will keep you apprised of all further Lady Gaga related developments.