Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis - Just Dance

January 04, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) has quickly become one of the most well-known singers, in just a few years. We all know what to expect from her, but there was a time when she was the new girl on the block, she may not have been as extravagant as she is now, but she was still surprisingly shocking. This is her first ever single release, and this music video was her first one. However, she had been in the music industry for quite some time, developing her song writing. She was nicknamed Lady Gaga after Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga" because a lot of her songs were appearing in the charts (however this story may not be true since there are others saying the star name was created during a promotional meeting).

This song was written by Lady GaGa, Akon (who appears in this music video) and RedOne. All three are well-known. Akon has had a number of hits here in the UK, and RedOne has produced so many well-known songs, that I'm sure if you looked at the credits you'll know at least one of the tracks. This song is amazing and surprisingly shows off Lady Gaga's vocals straight away. The song is about having a good time no matter what you're going through, to do whatever will make you happy and forget about your worries for just a little while.

I have to admit something here. When I first came across this music video back in 2008, I had never heard of it, but I found it quite catchy. So I tried to guess who it was, and I thought it might have been Christina Aguilera, but then I thought it seemed a bit over the top for her, she's been there and done that. So I was interested to see the banner coming up and it said: Lady Gaga. That was the first time I ever saw her and this music video, and I knew that song was going to chart high.

I like the fact that it links in well with the song, people are dancing, and having fun and just forgetting about any problems they may have. Lady Gaga is given choreography, which she performs well, but the dancing is very limited compared to her most recent music videos.

I personally find the paddling pool, a bit over the top, there was no exact need to it, but by now we shouldn't be surprised at what is included in Lady Gaga's music videos. We also have Colby O'Donis singing in the music video; he hasn't had much success lately, and there's no sign of him here in the UK. Not only that but Akon makes a guest appearance along with Space Cowboy, who is a DJ and has remixed quite a few Lady Gaga tracks.

Well, that's all I have to say, there are minor things going on in this music video, but that is what makes it good, and house parties tend to be filmed pretty well in music videos. It links perfectly which is good since I don't think it would've made number one in the UK otherwise. I have dropped a star because of the pool, which has next to no links and wasn't needed.
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