New Music: Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’

Applause

Gaga is back! Mother Monster surprises her Little Monsters and drops her new single a week early. To avoid leaks (a la Katy Perry), the pop superstar called for a “pop music emergency” and released “Applause,” the first single off her upcoming album ARTPOP.

The dance floor-ready anthem, which she co-wrote with DJ White Shadow, features a pounding beat and catchy chorus. “Put your hands up, make ‘em touch,” she sings.

Despite the sad cover artwork, the song is upbeat. “I’ll tell you that it is very fun,” Gaga told Women’s Wear Daily. “And that it’s full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause. I live for the way you cheer and scream for me.”

She will perform “Applause” at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, while ARTPOP arrives November 11.

What do you think of Gaga’s new single? Listen and weigh in below.

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89 Comments

  1. jh

    AND YOUR GONNA HEAR ME ROOOOOAR
    wtf is this mess

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    RihNaj Reply:

    @jh, The only thing good about this song is the Hook and Chorus….other than that…..meh

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    ewt Reply:

    @RihNaj, hook and chorus are the same thing, genius

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    CharlieTheUnicorn Reply:

    @ewt, not always

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    Andy Reply:

    @jh, I can’t with most of you here. You’re used to hear hip-hop so please don’t put your ears in dance, ok?

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    diane Reply:

    @jh, i love it. i know she is going to make a great video too. I love her and Pink. Pink is my fave though. But I love Gaga too.

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    diane Reply:

    @jh, trying to hate America’s best talent off the stage is NOT going to help no talent rihanna. u should be banned from all american internet sites and twitter. whites who buy gaga do NOT look at hate filled black blogs so u cant affect her audience in any way. Give up hater.

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    sophie Reply:

    @diane, because only whites listen to lady gaga? and because everyone that reads a rap blog has to be black? you’re sadly mistaken. you need to take a plethora of seats.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @jh, Agreed. This is garbage. Her lemmings will co-sign anything.smh

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  2. Joe

    and that lady’s and gentlemen is why Lady gaga is the queen of pop

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    Ethan Reply:

    @Joe,

    and this, ladies and gentlemen, is why Gaga is the most overrated pop artist of this generation.

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    Gonewitchaglassleg Reply:

    @Ethan, BOOOOO! F### outta here! witcha hatin’ a##

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    what Reply:

    @Joe, if she was indeed the queen of pop, she wouldn’t feel threatened by katy perry.

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    Marii Reply:

    @what, and katy and gaga was just talking about how you stand need to stop that war that you all stupidly concoct. It’s not about the artist but the MUSIC.

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    what Reply:

    @Marii, if it was purely about the music, and that’d be lovely, why would she release her track just when ‘roar’ hit #1?

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    tell'em Reply:

    @what, EXACTLY. Gaga is contradicting herself. She’s up to no good, with her gimmick self.

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    TPS Reply:

    @Joe, Rihanna ist 2353469048723985 x more overrated

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  3. Wal

    With all the buzz around it, I expected something better

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    Gonewitchaglassleg Reply:

    @Wal, I agree. I’m slightly disappointed.. It’s completely different from what I thought and what I expected from the single cover. It’s not a bad song(def catchy), but it’s not something I would have released as my comeback single.. I thought the new single was gonna be epic..

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    RihNavy Reply:

    @Gonewitchaglassleg, its not a comeback single, its the first single from her next album… she never left, there is no reason to call it a comeback

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    I put out on the first date Reply:

    @RihNavy, Gaga peaked much too soon. This is indeed her comeback single

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  4. Natasha

    “I live for the applause” All I could understand. Very well produced though.

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  6. Slaygaga

    I love her, but this is meh

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  7. ree

    this song is EVERYTHANG

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    what Reply:

    @ree, everything that’s wrong with her being so thirsty, i agree.

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  8. channel_ROMAN

    It’s okay. Sounds like Madonna’s Celebration tho.

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  9. wow

    I expected so much more. It sounds basic to me. Radio will play it but give up on it soon

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  10. Steve

    wtf is this bullshit? the only lyric i could hear is “i live for the applause.” Too much tumultuous noise, disappointed.

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  11. NEUTRON

    Gaga is BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

    Loves it.

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  12. Badnastydingaz

    amm soooo fucking dissapointted this time around…katy perry have this one in the bag

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  13. HLOVE

    WTF. It’s sound like Madonna’s Sorry mix with Celebration … So disappointed.

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  14. welp

    I hate when i cant make out what the lyrics are bc the beat is louder than the words. Can anyone make out the FULL lyrics?

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  15. kate

    wtf lol

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  16. The Person

    As much as I wanted to like this song, I couldn’t. Too many things going on at one time for me, and I couldn’t actually hear the goddess that is Lady Gaga :(

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    ewwwe Reply:

    @The Person, respect to a fan that is honest and doesnt force feed themselves their favorite artist’s music

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  17. John

    I dont like it (chatchy chorus tho), but still better than Roar

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  18. #RihannaNAVi

    I LOVEEEE THIS SO MUCH!!! Better than “ROAR”.

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  19. Regina

    Sounds like “Gimme all your lovin’”, “Sorry” and “Girl gone wild” all by Madonna sung by a drunk David Bowie. And the self absorbed lyrics are plain cringeworthy.
    If you are above 12 and dig this you seriously have a problem.

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  20. Jake

    Got to give it to her, it’s definately a grower!

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  21. Meme

    Yesss bitch….love this. She came with the unexpected. That’s what’s it’s about. And Katy perry just dropped her single as well. They will be no room for the “king”.

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    mya Reply:

    @Meme, Beyonce STAYS on your mind LOL!

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    ewwwe Reply:

    @Meme, no its all about making good music not being different just for the sake of being different

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  22. sTEEVE

    I like it its good!

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  23. Tony

    LMAO…At people saying that this is epic. Some of you are say this is better then #roar. OMG…LoL. After hearing this mess #katyperry for the WIN!!! #roar

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  24. YONI ALLEN

    OH SHIT THIS SOUNDS SO GOOODDDDD

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  25. MostHated

    Why the f*ck is she on Rap Up, though? This ugly mess, from the song to her face. NEXT!

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    Hoe Reply:

    @MostHated, Ugly mess? lol and what do you look like?

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  26. dduarte008

    This song is amazing!

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  27. Curt

    I am going wait until the VMA performance before I can say whether I actually like the song or not. But I honestly am just gonna wait for the next single. I have no idea what she is saying …

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    ewwwe Reply:

    @Curt, wtf? are you thick? why do you need a visual aid to determine how you receive music? this is the dumbest more idiotic shallow comment i have ever read on the internet. ever. holy shit

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    Curt Reply:

    @ewwwe, think? what? lmao and a visual performance would help me understand the concept of the song a lot better. Also, I would watch it a lot and hear the song at the same time. As for your insult, open your mind a little more. The song is not all that besides the chorus.

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  28. Luke

    I like it!!!!!

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  29. BEDSTUYFLY

    ITS COOL. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. THE “IT WILL BE APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE” PART IS REAL CATCHY. THE WHOLE SONG IS VERY 80′S NEW WAVE.
    I’LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE VIDEO TO REALLY GET THE ESSENCE OF THIS SONG, BUT ITS DEFINITELY A CLUB BANGER AND RADIO HIT. I PREDICT #5 ON TOP 100.

    OH AND ITS WAAAAY BETTER THAN THAN KATY PERRY ‘ROAR’ DISASTER.

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  30. cass

    Wtf is this? This is not what I expected. I love Lady GaGa but this is a fail. You stans need to be real with yourselves. I just knew she would DELIVER… and she did not. Katy fans need to exit cause Roar is trash too. Hopefully their 2nd single will be better. They will only be in the top 10 because they are GaGa and Katy.

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  31. Daniela

    FUCKING AMAZING.YASSS QUEEN SLAY !!!11

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  32. Keepin'It100

    I don’t hate nor do i love it! It sounds generic! #NextSingle

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  33. Ice

    I couldn’t make out anything she said.

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  34. Community Against Racism

    its hot. different and so cool. She spoke about art been mixed with music and more things. Some of u here need to open your ears. what do u mean u can’t hear the lyrics? worst case head to azlyrics.com. For the record i am not even a gaga fan like that. i am just an admirer of good music.

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    what Reply:

    @Community Against Racism, different? how is this any different than any other pop song on the radio right now?

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    Eli Reply:

    @what, Better question is what song on radio does this sound like right now? I can’t name any, can you?

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  35. viciuzurban

    pop brilliance!

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  36. Wee

    Applause or appalled?! This is horrendous

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  37. xedos

    oh god please let it be true that rihanna is dropping an album in November. i cannot stand these garbage

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @xedos, child please! doesn’t she release an album EVERY november? the only artist in history to release generic music year after year. she’s not growing because she doesn’t allow herself the time to between releasing albums.

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  38. MRB

    This song is very 80s Annie Lennox or David Bowie type of sh!t! You can tell she’s going after all the legend pop artist from the 80s! This song is hot!!!

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  39. tell'em

    This song is as basic as ever. She tried it with those messy verses, none of it was audible. Only the hook stood out. Katy Perry’s “Roar” is the better of the 2 pop songs. Smearing paint on your face doesn’t make you creative or an ‘artist.’ Want real creativity? Go listen to Kelis or Bjork. Shit, even Solange and Rihanna are more creative than this. Lady CrapCrap is overrated.

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  40. eurogirl

    Katy perry song roar, is going to be a huge hit its so much better than this song.

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  41. Truth

    Out of all the first singles shes come out with from her Debut album till now this is definately the worst. I expected a lot better from Gaga this time around. This sounds very generic. Her past singles all sounded very unique but this sounds like something ive heard before.

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    bjs Reply:

    @Truth, I agree completely! You speak the Truth.

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    Curt Reply:

    @Truth, I definitely agree with you! I think this is one of those general album tracks that some people love or hate. For me it is not something that is chosen for a first single. I think she just wanted to test out this new sound.

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  42. Sushi

    The way she’s singing in this, sounds a bit like Bruce Springsteen :3 The beat, does sound like Celebration by Madonna. But don’t forget, Lady Gaga worked with Akon, before Madonna worked with Akon.

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  43. Qwanaaaa

    all of you saying you dont like it give it a couple weeks yiu will be singing it to so sutuppp

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  44. Strommast Jefferson

    Her best song!!! AMAZING!

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  45. Lolathaters

    I was a huge gaga Stan until that awful last album. This sound like the trash from that horrid album. Where is the glamourous party gaga from the fame. No applause for that. Next single better be epic

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  46. KOS-MOS-18

    The song is catchy and well produced but I can’t really hear what she’s saying at some parts, but for the most part I like how her voice sounds, girly and cool like her first album (Paparazzi, Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)) Hopefully the next one will be more like her first album, she lost me with that last one…

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  47. BRITNEYSPEARSFAN.

    this isn’t that great.

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  48. Kyle

    I want to hear a song from her that gave me THAT FEELING like the first time I heard “Bad Romance.” This song is just kind of bland in all honesty. I’m sure it will grow on me though. I actually like Katy Perry’s new song more than this.

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  49. Nuny

    ………Clearly she is doing something right, she’s number one and two on Rap-up.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Nuny, being the top story on a blog like Rap-Up doesn’t mean sh!t. See Ciara and her meager debut. -_-

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    Sushi Reply:

    @tell’em, Lady Gaga is a pop artist. This is an R&B/Hp-hop blog. Lady G, is doing something right.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Sushi, Exactly. There is no denying that Lady Gaga is an artist with crossover appeal. The urban world has been fixated on her since she first came out.

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  50. Bobs

    It’s good. Very catchy.

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  51. A.

    Ive never been a Gaga fan, and dont like her style at all, but surprisingly…. I like this song.

    It doesnt sound like another Gaga song, so that to me is a win.

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  52. Dave

    can’t understand a word, but I think that’s what she was trying to do. It’s catchy, it’ll do well I see no reason to NOT like it.

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  53. NiceBoy850

    At first, I wasn’t feeling this song. But when I heard it for the 5th time, I fell in love with. Although I have to admit, I fell in love with Katy Perry’s “Roar” on the first listen. IDK which song is going to debut higher on the Billboard Hot 100, but I do hope that both songs debut in and/or go into the top 10. I do bet that both of their albums will debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.

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  54. EdgarC

    OMG this song is so dumb. No applause, I paused!

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  55. tall

    like a million other songs i’ve heard before but it will be a hit because radio will play it until I’ve heard it so many times that it’s stuck in my head and I start to think I actually “like” it.

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  56. mumi

    Eat this haters. I guess you can’t bear this, but look at the Billboard charts next week. Phuckyofaves.

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