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Summerboy/Speechless/Teeth on Billboard's 100 Best Deep Cuts

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Merryem    4,197

64. Lady Gaga, "Summerboy" (The Fame, 2008)

As with her chameleonic idol David Bowie, Lady Gaga knows how to put on a musical skin for a song and make you believe she's been doing it for decades. Such is the case with buoyant synth-funk bop "Summerboy," which finds Gaga channeling Gwen Stefani channeling Debbie Harry, and creating pure pop pleasure in the process. -- J. Lynch

 

29. Lady Gaga, "Speechless" (The Fame Monster, 2009)

In hindsight, “Speechless” is perhaps a better indicator of Gaga’s ultimate musical destiny than say, “Poker Face.” The former offered one of the first strong indicators of Gaga's aptitude as a traditional pianist-singer-songwriter, with an advanced sense of music composition, while also introducing Mother Monster as an heir to the grand ballads of Queen, Bowie and Elton John. Gaga, notably, wrote “Speechless” for her father to finally persuade him to get an open-heart surgery, showing the artist’s gift at turning her personal ache into a powerful artistic statement -- T.A.

6. Lady Gaga, "Teeth" (The Fame Monster, 2009)

 

Smile! The woman who spent her third single seeking disco-stick ride admission certainly never wanted for extended sexual metaphors, so it's not surprising that what makes "Teeth" so remarkable isn't its implied carnality ("Take a bite of my bad girl meat") but the seething aggression lurking not far below the song's surface. Not that "Teeth" is a BDSM anthem, either -- it's just unequivocal in its demands, and Gaga told MTV that "Show me your teeth" is just as much a call for speaking honestly and intimately as it is for anything else mouth-related. Regardless, no pop star since She Who We Will Not Compare Gaga To had spoken so bluntly about what they wanted -- and none had sounded so badass doing the spoken-word backing vocal thing, either. -- A.U.

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Merryem    4,197

the fact that born this way, artpop, and Joanne all have better deep cuts but they chose 3 songs off TF/M...billboard sis wyd

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