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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Premiere New Video for "Rain On Me"

Is Madonna going to be okay with Gaga having a song with the word rain in the title?

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by Anonymousreply 11306/19/2020

They're both such empowered, liberated women. So inspiring. Selfless, too.

by Anonymousreply 105/22/2020

Did they just stick two yowling cats in a bag to record those vocals?

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2020

Wow that was unlistenable.

by Anonymousreply 305/22/2020

I actually like it!

by Anonymousreply 405/22/2020

The song is very...underwhelming but the video has such great visuals

by Anonymousreply 505/22/2020

Call Deckard -- we found the two remaining replicants!

by Anonymousreply 605/22/2020

They are like little girl toys. Unicorns & ponies in heliotrope & raffia.

by Anonymousreply 705/22/2020

Already a hit across the board. Critically acclaimed, even by the most pretentious music critics.

Meanwhile, Madonna is being called a racist over supporting Lana Del Rey in her latest scandal. Madonna's n bomb and hatred of black men being brought up all over the place.

Gaga's success will have her making a call to her plastic surgeon's office for more alterations and she'll probably release a sex tape with that boyfriend she's paying for.

by Anonymousreply 805/22/2020

Why did she have to collaborate with Ariana Grande! Why? 😰🤮

by Anonymousreply 905/22/2020

Please post said acclaim

by Anonymousreply 1005/22/2020

Wow, pretentious much?

by Anonymousreply 1105/22/2020

I like it. Not sure why OP and R8 are trying to bring Madonna in to it. Besides, Gaga is clearly inspired by Madonna. I’m surprised Gaga hasn’t had as many hits as Madonna, especially considering she has more natural musical talent.

To me, Grande is this generation’s Mariah Carey. Great voice but mostly boring songs.

by Anonymousreply 1205/22/2020

I like it. Not sure why OP and R8 are trying to bring Madonna in to it. Besides, Gaga is clearly inspired by Madonna. I’m surprised Gaga hasn’t had as many hits as Madonna, especially considering she has more natural musical talent.

To me, Grande is this generation’s Mariah Carey. Great voice but mostly boring songs.

by Anonymousreply 1305/22/2020

It makes me want to lick donuts!

by Anonymousreply 1405/22/2020

Popstar Barbie*

by Anonymousreply 1505/22/2020

I feel like I've already heard this song a hundred times before.

by Anonymousreply 1605/22/2020

C'mon, the whole thing is an exercise in overt lesbianism!

by Anonymousreply 1705/22/2020

[quote] Is Madonna going to be okay with Gaga having a song with the word rain in the title?

You mean because she is the only person ever to use the word "rain" in the title of a song?

by Anonymousreply 1805/22/2020

That was a fairly paint-by-numbers song.

It felt like a generic song they’d play during an aerobics class

by Anonymousreply 1905/22/2020

Catchy. I'm a really old fart with elite, overbearing musical tastes... but fuck y'all, it was catchy.

by Anonymousreply 2005/22/2020

Cheap sex sells

by Anonymousreply 2105/22/2020

Meh 😐

by Anonymousreply 2205/22/2020

The song is short on lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 2305/22/2020

The song is a grower, but that video is instantly powerful. I love when two pop divas come together. But I wonder if it's too gay for the GP.

by Anonymousreply 2405/22/2020

This is so bland and forgettable. Gaga has lost her spark.

by Anonymousreply 2505/22/2020

I'm sick of backup dancers and choreographed routines. It's beyond tired.

by Anonymousreply 2605/22/2020

I'm sick of the "look at my crotch!" costumes.

by Anonymousreply 2705/22/2020

While I don't despise it, the music production sounds very 2005. The video is cosplay outta Comic-Con.

by Anonymousreply 2805/22/2020

R28 I was getting ready to type this has 2005 written all over it!

by Anonymousreply 2905/22/2020

Not sure why Madonna would care. Her "Rain" is superior by far and sounds more modern than this crap. And she looks gorgeous in the video. Pity what's become of her.

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by Anonymousreply 3105/22/2020

You all haven't lived long enough... a style15 years ago, revived now, is called "retro"...

Yep, it's retro music...

I remember I had a moment of clarity, when about 8 years ago there was all this "alt rock" stuff that sounded like the early 90s. I thought how out of date. Someone pointed out to me that music is always cyclical... and that the kids making that music in 201 2 were in diapers the first time. Grande was a baby in 2005... retro to her, not "out of date."

by Anonymousreply 3205/22/2020

I wonder if Kaskade produced this, it sounds like it.

by Anonymousreply 3305/22/2020

Why didnt lana delrey patron saint of fragile delicate suburban victimized girls bitch on gaga though?

Ariana still needs to learn to enunciate.

They look italian

by Anonymousreply 3405/22/2020

The one silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic is that we won't have to spend the summer of 2020 hearing this horror blare out of every gay club on the strip.

by Anonymousreply 3505/22/2020

Gaga is a really homely woman.

by Anonymousreply 3605/22/2020

I’m old enough to remember when Gaga and her music were fresh and fun. This isn’t catchy. This is overproduced crap.

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by Anonymousreply 3805/22/2020

Gaga fizzled out early. She was great in the beginning, but then just seemed to lose the plot.

by Anonymousreply 3905/22/2020

R9, Ariana Grande is the a way for her to connect with a younger audience that does not tive a tuxk about Lady Gaga. Ariana is the queen of the tik tok generation

Ariana is being used and should tell Gaga to fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 4005/22/2020

R40 do the kids really not know Gaga? Sure, she’s a bit older but she’s been reasonably relevant.

by Anonymousreply 4105/22/2020

R41, Other than Shallow, her hits are several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4205/22/2020

I'm tired of Gaga doing the same old thing. It's like she's only going for the top-40 dance pop thing. This caterwauling is going to be played as the bumper music on every frau-watching morning show, it will be featured at every Karen-dominated Spin class and of course, very young, small city gays will see it as a club hit. But it just sounds like everything else she does. And she can do so, so much better, It's time she tries something new.

by Anonymousreply 4305/22/2020

That’s just not very good

by Anonymousreply 4405/22/2020

Flavor of the moment. It’s ok, not good not bad, just ok. It’s just another example of fast food product, cheap and forgettable.

by Anonymousreply 4505/22/2020

Ariana Grande's songs all sound the same to me. She looks like a Miami pole dancer.

by Anonymousreply 4605/22/2020

Gaga keeps making the same video over and over again. All she does is put on new costumes. It's always her and a troop of dancers. I thought she was supposed to be more creative than this.

by Anonymousreply 4705/22/2020

Still waiting on links to the critical acclaim from the most pretentious music critics for this caterwauling mess.

by Anonymousreply 4805/22/2020

R48 Pitchfork doesn't give good reviews much.

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by Anonymousreply 4905/22/2020

Totally generic but it works, unlike Gaga's comeback single. I won't buy or download this but I won't change the station if it's on. It's a bit perplexing why Gaga took a huge step back in her music with this new material. I mean both of these new singles are super generic next to Bad Romance and such. The video is ok, although for some reason it's once again all about a group of people power-dancing, like the previous video. I've never really been a Gaga fan and I usually hated her Little Monster bullies but nevertheless she did have nice creativity that is mostly missing now.

by Anonymousreply 5005/22/2020

R42 "Applause," "Do What U Want," "Million Reasons," "Shallow," and "Always Remember Us This Way" have all been sizable hits in the last 6 years. She's hardly a consistent hitmaker anymore but young people know and like her, especially after the ASIB soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 5105/22/2020

The kids know Gaga and her songs from just 10 years ago that still get played on playlists and radio -_-

You are speaking of her like it was 30 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5205/22/2020

There are certain stars that are so high profiled that even if they no longer make hits, young people know them. Lady Gaga is an example of that, along with Britney Spears and boy bands of yesteryear.

And every young person knows Poker Face and Bad Romance etc., songs that still get played all the time everywhere.

Idk why you people listen to people like that. That is the same person that claims young people do not know who J Lo, Brad Pitt or Leo DiCaprio are. That is some of the biggest nonsense ever.

by Anonymousreply 5305/22/2020

Don't tell me she's knocking off Peter Gabriel now

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by Anonymousreply 5405/22/2020

[quote] The kids know Gaga and her songs from just 10 years ago that still get played on playlists and radio -_-

Do you remember when you were 12 how ANCIENT singers over 30 felt? Or how songs that were 10 years old were from a totally different era that had happened a long loooong time ago? Obviously Gaga is still relevant in many ways but she's probably not exactly a fresh and new thing for the kids.

by Anonymousreply 5505/22/2020

When I was a kid in the 80s, music from the 60s sounded so OLD to me. It might as well have been Al Jolson or Rudy Vallee.

When I got older, however, I learned to appreciate all the great music from that decade.

by Anonymousreply 5605/22/2020

That doesn't change the fact that Gaga has songs from 10 years ago still played on airwaves today. ......

by Anonymousreply 5705/22/2020

r56 music from 2010 doesn't sound SOOOOO old in 2020. It sounds mostly the same. If anything, better.

by Anonymousreply 5805/22/2020

Rain On Me? Is this a song about Kim Kardashian getting peed on?

by Anonymousreply 5905/22/2020

r58 not always.

by Anonymousreply 6005/22/2020

r60 what is being played now that couldn't have been played 10 years ago? Please tell me how the sound has changed... it hasn't.10 years ago it was Nicki Minaj and now it is Cardi B. The music is the same, the artists are what is different

by Anonymousreply 6105/22/2020

r61 you don't know kids. Even something from 10 years ago can be "old" to them.

by Anonymousreply 6205/22/2020

I think minimally talented Katy Perry's new single "Daisies" is much better than this shit.

by Anonymousreply 6305/22/2020

That was a solid Meh. Getting tired of watching girl singers with the solid Gold Pole Dancers in every video

by Anonymousreply 6405/23/2020

I really enjoyed it, it's a catchy pop tune, nothing wrong with that.

by Anonymousreply 6505/23/2020

r64 it's beyond tired. It's been going on for so many years, the music industry needs a reboot. Shit is just so unoriginal and has been done 1000 times already.

by Anonymousreply 6605/23/2020

I agree R66. Overall music is tired and done. Nothing new. Rarely anything enjoyable anymore, pleasing to hear. It's all been done. Any the "good" singers, suck. "Good" is not screaming, hollering, and oversinging. Gaga screams and hollers, along with Lambert. Ariana is a one trick pony. Beyoncé is way overhyped. Perry must suck good dick, because there's nothing there. Aguilara is good but over does it. Anyone newer is forgettable, over produced, and too autotuned. Too much electronics and technology in music now. It doesn't sound authentic, warm, or meaningful. No of it feels clever or thought out. It's actually just jumbled noise with someone hollering on top of it to me.

by Anonymousreply 6705/23/2020

I'm not even that old, but most music today sounds the same. Same beats, same production values, the singers all sound the same esp. the girls. Everybody is autotuned and it's extremely obvious. It's like music today comes off an assembly line. Singers used to have distinctive voices, you knew immediately who was singing the song from the first three words.

And I am SO fucking sick of backup dancers and choreographed routines. Christ, that's just been run into the ground.

by Anonymousreply 6805/23/2020

The video is embarrassingly old-style (2010), overdone in comparison to the song. The overdressed dancing 'squad' style is passé. Grande warbles like a cat on autotune. A simple duet with the two singers in the rain would have been better. C-

by Anonymousreply 6905/23/2020

It's very average but at least Gaga is always game. She actually looks great for once haha. Grande seems to play the game very well but needs to cool it on the surgery. The gayest thing I've seen in a awhile honestly.

by Anonymousreply 7005/23/2020

27 million views in 1 day. Madonna is about to kill all of her staff and then herself.

by Anonymousreply 7105/23/2020

This song is perfect for the moment as others have said because it represents that mindless dance music that define every summer. Since we don't know what our summers will look like, this is basically escapism. The song grew on me after a few TikTok vids, I guess I'm very susceptible to trends. After a night of giving this song a chance, I can't wait for the opportunity to join my fellow gays in a club again and dance my heart out. Structurally, the hook is good.

by Anonymousreply 7205/23/2020

Meh. There's no single element of fun in the song or the video to make it a summer "jam." It's overwrought and over-produced. GaGa is hell-bent to make sure everyone knows that she is an ARTISTE.

by Anonymousreply 7305/24/2020

[R73] I agree. It's derivative and joyless like the rest of Gaga's catalog. The done-to-death post-apocalyptic imagery is hardly the stuff of "summer fun." Can't these people just go away? They give no pleasure to anyone - they just need to be looked at.

by Anonymousreply 7405/24/2020

Number One :

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[quote]As at writing, the dance jam sits atop of iTunes in over 50 countries – including the US, UK, Australia, Spain, Greece, Germany, and Canada.

[quote]While on Spotify, the industry’s leading streaming service, ‘Rain’ makes an almighty first day splash with 10.2 million streams globally – debuting at #1 on the worldwide and US tallies.

[quote]The feat sees the song nab the biggest opening day for a release in 2020, while also standing as the largest premiere of an all-female collaboration on the platform. It’s notable for being Gaga’s biggest ever start on the service.

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by Anonymousreply 7705/24/2020

Banal and bourgeois.

by Anonymousreply 7805/24/2020

[quote]It's derivative and joyless like the rest of Gaga's catalog.

She’s always been so overrated.

by Anonymousreply 7905/24/2020

That Elton John collab better be 🔥

by Anonymousreply 8005/24/2020

Ariana sounds great on this track. She kind of overshadows Gaga, who I like way more.

by Anonymousreply 8105/24/2020

Gaga has a knack for tapping into what the public wants.

by Anonymousreply 8205/24/2020

I think the song is full of joy. Gaga's first two albums were fun pop creations. The third album is when she started drinking her own hype and stopped working with Dark Child. This is a return to form for Gaga. Can we give credit to Arianna's team, they are not playing around. First a duet with Justin Bieber about staying inside then this well timed release with Lady Gaga. Arinna doesn't even have an album out and she's keeping pace with Dua and Camila Cabello. I'm really warming to Arianna and remember the fun of Lady Gaga in the late 2000s.

by Anonymousreply 8305/24/2020

Pitchfork has been licking Ariana’s donut for years, R49.

And that article was written by someone named Quinn.

I still like the song, though.

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by Anonymousreply 8405/24/2020

The most joyful thing is Ga Ga crawling around with that knife stuck in her thigh. It sure made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 8505/24/2020

#1 on every platform worldwide. Already making history.

by Anonymousreply 8605/24/2020

R85 = Madonna with her fake fat drunk ass.

by Anonymousreply 8705/24/2020

I'm just happy to finally see Ariana with her hair down! Although, the song and video are tired. I think it's #1 for the same reason people slow down to look at a car wreck. Let's see a week from now.

by Anonymousreply 8805/24/2020

....and they want to see who's she's copying this time...

by Anonymousreply 8905/24/2020

It's honestly one of the best things Gaga has put out in the last six or seven years. I remember really liking Gaga in 2008 before most people knew of her and she was mainly popular in Canada. The Fame was no sure fire success for her because the label did almost no promo when Just Dance first came out. It took nine months to go #1 and was almost certain to be a flop at first, if not for her pounding the pavement and really hustling. From 2009-2011, she was the biggest star in the music industry, but Adele's mega success and her Michael Jackson like repetitiveness from ArtPop on sort of did her career in. I thought A Star Is Born was a piece of crap and her duets with Tony Bennet were kinda meh. I was ready to write this album off too, seeing how much like her old stuff it was, but this single may save her career and give her a comeback. If she debuts at #1 when this album comes out, she should kiss Ariana Grande's ass big time. Ari literally saved Gaga from becoming completely irrelevant like her peer Katy Perry.

by Anonymousreply 9005/24/2020

It’s no “Enough is Enough” (No More Tears).

by Anonymousreply 9105/24/2020

Wait, what's that again R 91?

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by Anonymousreply 9205/25/2020

What's with the epileptic choreography in this video and in the stupid Love video?

I like Gaga's old movie concept type videos, like Telephone, Marry the Night, and Paparazzi

by Anonymousreply 9305/25/2020

Breaking all records. Gays win again.

by Anonymousreply 9405/25/2020

R31 Bitch stole my look from that surfing movie with Keanu and Swayze.

How reductive.

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by Anonymousreply 9505/25/2020

R93. It’s so the kids can copy the moves on Tik Tok. Yes, it’s sad that I know this!

by Anonymousreply 9605/26/2020

Gaga’s pot belly distracts me. what?

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by Anonymousreply 9805/26/2020

How old are you R98?

....not being a dick, but we've got to know ;)

by Anonymousreply 9905/26/2020

R99: lolz I’ve heard of Donna Summer, just not familiar with that song.

by Anonymousreply 10005/26/2020

CLASSIC, R98, R100 ;)

Play it in your car loud, it's fun music ;)

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by Anonymousreply 10105/26/2020

Poor Lady gagz can't catch a hit without hitching her wagon to others way more popular than her. This song had SEVEN writers! Bwhahahahahahaha

Of course she goes for Ari. Ari has the #1 song. Lady Too Much Plastic Surgery isn't relevant without clinging desperately to others. Her solo singles flop. What is she wearing for her age?

by Anonymousreply 10205/26/2020

R99/101: thanks for posting!

by Anonymousreply 10305/26/2020

Seven songwriters plus four producers are what it took to make this song. WHAT!?

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by Anonymousreply 10505/27/2020

I really like Artpop. I have been listening to the album today and it’s catchy. I hope it’s a hit as I like Gaga really.

by Anonymousreply 10605/29/2020

I thought Gaga said that she wrote the song in the studio. So what part did she write? I don't care if pop stars don't write their own music because they are just the voice and face of a fake industry. I do mind when people try to stars act as if they are songwriters after working with a writing crew that could rival SNL's writing team?

by Anonymousreply 10705/29/2020

This song doesn't even sound like something she wrote. I just listened to the whole song--there is barely any singing on it. And the song is barely 3 minutes long. The song could have just included the chorus since most of the lyrics are just pure nonsense. Again--what about this song took seven songwriters and four producers to make?! Madonna has always been desperate and hungry for fame, but it wasn't until 2003 that was she started releasing duets as desperately mediocre as this ("Me Against the Music").

by Anonymousreply 10805/29/2020

R108, that’s because Madonna had a longer run of hits. Then she started with the duets with hot stars. The worst is Elton John, he’s always doing it.

by Anonymousreply 10905/29/2020

R109, I know. Lady Gaga is more desperate because she knows her post Born This Way success has been hit-or-miss at best.

by Anonymousreply 11005/29/2020

The album is very meh and I’m a fan of all her previous work. It sounds like it was put together by a focus group. The worst thing is that after listening to it a few times, I can only remember the two singles and the track ‘Babylon’. I couldn’t tell you a lyric or hum a melody from any of the other tracks. Very forgettable. I’ll go and listen to Born This Way or ARTPOP instead. They still sound good today.

by Anonymousreply 11105/30/2020

I've lost all respect for The Weather Channel for promoting this shit. Typical of Byron Allen's idiocy.

by Anonymousreply 11205/30/2020

I take it back, I've listened to the album a lot now and Iit's really grown on me. Still don't think it's as good as Born This Way or ARTPOP. I'm still listening to it regularly wihout getting sick of it. I'd love to hear it in a club (I'm not an eldergay but getting there). I love the new lyric video for Sour Candy too. It's clever.

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