Lady GaGa’s new song is making all the charts, and that’s cool I guess. But if you’re talking “dance music anthems for the dispossessed,” I think Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” beats “Born This Way” hands down.
For one thing, Lady GaGa’s song just seems a little bit too calculated. A little bit too “I shall now write a song that will be played at every dance club and Gay Pride parade until the end of time.” I mean, props for the sentiments expressed, and for finding a way to use the term “transgender” in the lyrics of a Top 40 pop song, but still.
For another thing, it’s just not as catchy. And the day when a Lady GaGa song is “just not as catchy” is a strange day indeed. And yet.
(Also, the video for “Raise Your Glass” is funny, whereas the video for “Born This Way” is… not.)
Oh yeah, more dishcloths.
At any rate, both Lady GaGa and Pink are Redshirt Knitting Approved Artists™.
I assume you’re familiar with Lady GaGa, because clearly you exist. Pink is an Approved Artist™ based on being catchy and fun and also an outspoken feminist without being tiresome or heavy-handed about it. (“What happened to the dream of a girl president?/She’s dancing in a video next to 50 Cent.”)
The Essential Pink Listening List includes:
But I refuse to spell her name with an exclamation point instead of the letter I. A girl’s gotta draw the line somewhere.