Bad Romance

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"Bad Romance"
Single by Lady Gaga
from the EP The Fame Monster
ReleasedOctober 19, 2009
  • 4:54 (album version)
  • 4:21 (radio edit)
  • Stefani Germanotta
  • Nadir Khayat
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"Bad Romance"
"Video Phone"
Music video
"Bad Romance" at YouTube

"Bad Romance" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the lead single from her third extended play (EP), and second major release The Fame Monster on August 12, 2009.

Gaga has said that the song is about being in love with a best friend. There are some lines sung in French in the song.

The song reached #1 in many countries including Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, while reaching #2 in the US and Australia. It was certified Diamond in America and has sold over 5.5 million downloads in that country. "Bad Romance" won Gaga the 2011 Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and for Best Short Form Music Video.[1]

Music video[change | change source]

The video for the song starts off with Gaga and her dancers in a bathhouse, getting out of beds shaped like caskets. It features Gaga being auctioned off while in a white, open room. The end of the video shows her in bed, smoking, with a skeleton by her side.

On December 31, 2018, the music video for the song became Gaga's first to reach one billion views.[2] It is the first music video from the 2000s decade to achieve this milestone. It is Gaga's most-watched music video.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lady Gaga | Artist |". Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  2. "Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Music Video Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-12.