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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

#15 of 2011

#15 in my favourite songs of 2011 is "Born This Way" by Lady GaGa. Yes, she had quite a few songs out this year, but I didn't like "Judas" or "You And I". I liked "Edge Of Glory", but I didn't like the saxophone solo. And "Marry The Night" was OK. So this is the only song of hers to make my Top 20 this year.

To me, "Born This Way" came at a pivotal time. It seemed like suicides among gay teens were on the rise. The "It Gets Better" video campaign was in full swing, and Lady GaGa 
really came out and said something about this. And the song is a testament to that. I can't think of a more important song that the youth of today really needed to hear. This was it.

"No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the track, baby
I was born to survive"

My hat is off to Lady GaGa for this song. I really admire her for releasing it as the debut single from her album of the same name.

Now, I will admit, the melody of the song sounds very similar to "Express Yourself" by Madonna. That doesn't bother me at all. I think what I don't like about this song is that the music sounds "noisy" to me, and that is why it probably doesn't make my Top 10. That, and the video was awful. Sorry, but I don't want to sit through an 8-minute video. No thanks! The song, yes. The video, no.

Lady GaGa's music is available everywhere.

See the rest of the countdown here ...

16. "Think About It" by Melanie C

18. "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn

19. "Hearts In The Air" by Eric Saade featuring J-Son

20. "Starlight" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Bonus: #21. "Oh My God" by Le Kid

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