Top 10 Best Lady Gaga Songs

From her gritty beginnings in the NYC underground scene to her reign as the undisputed global superstar, Lady Gaga has been slaying the game and redefining norms like no one else.

Mother Monster has dropped hit after iconic hit that serve as the life anthems for her devoted army. Gaga has graced us with a kaleidoscope of musical genres - be it dance-pop bangers, rock anthems, or jazz classics. Her lyrics are the poetry of our souls, speaking of love, heartbreak, but most of all, empowering us to be our truest selves.

From chart-smashing singles to those hidden treasures that only a true Little Monster knows by heart, Gaga's music is a universe of its own, a safe space for every single one of us.
The Top Ten
1 Bad Romance

Musically, Bad Romance is Gaga at her best. It's conceptually original, anchored in counter-culture themes, and focuses on the destructive nature of desire. Gaga explores the Freudian drives towards sex and death. This song doesn't have a message. Gaga is not preaching. She is exploring the darkness of the human psyche, a theme that is all too often overlooked in modern pop. Although she is often criticized as derivative and something of an attention-seeking controversialist, you have to admit that she does it with more style, substance, and aplomb than anyone before her.

2 Poker Face

I'm a 24-year-old male, and I just want to say that Lady Gaga made amazing history in pop music with this song. In 2008, when I first heard this, I was in high school, and everyone was crazy over this song. Then she released The Fame Monster and Born This Way, which are her best albums. After that, I lost interest in her music with the Artpop album and now with her Joanne album. But I do love Million Reasons a bit from her latest album. She's older now, which is why she changed her style of music, but I cherish those memories from her Fame era to her Born This Way era, which feature her best, over-the-top songs and live performances.

3 Paparazzi

This song never gets old! I love it. This is probably her best song, and I hope she continues writing songs. They are amazing. She is a gifted person and needs to continue using her gift. I hope to continue hearing her songs for a long time.

And let's not forget the lore behind this song, guys. She starts at the top in the beginning with The Fame, Fame Monster, and Born This Way. But as her boyfriend pushes her off the balcony, that's the effect that ARTPOP had on her success. Then she slowly rises back to the top with the jazz album Cheek to Cheek.

4 The Edge of Glory

Honestly, Lady Gaga's music has been going downhill for a long time. Poker Face and Just Dance were great, and Bad Romance was pretty good, but every song after that has been lacking the quality she initially showed. The Edge of Glory is the exception. She made a great song that is way better than any of her new stuff, and I don't understand why it's so popular. Born This Way is clearly a copy of a Madonna song, and Marry the Night just confuses me as to why it's so popular. This song is the best because it beats out any of her new stuff and can compare with her first few songs.

5 Born This Way

To be honest, I absolutely love every song that Gaga has ever released. She is amazing and knows exactly how to write a song like no other, while still making it a hit among all her Little Monsters. This song was a milestone for her. It allowed her to speak almost directly to all the people who feel put down for whatever reason, regardless of sexual orientation. It was the first single from her solid album of the same name, and this whole album really spoke to a lot of people, including me. It was definitely a step forward in her career. The song makes everyone feel special because we were born this way!

6 Just Dance

This song is a perfect fit for a dancing freak. The way the song's beats reach the ears makes it more addictive to the core. The song completely rocks!

Just Dance is really catchy and one of Gaga's simplest songs, making it that much more fun to dance and sing along to. It's definitely club-worthy.

A great get-up-and-dance song! It showcases her raw talent early on in her career. Who could sit still while listening to this song? Hats off to Gaga.

7 Judas

Honestly, this song is almost prolific. According to an interview I saw with Gaga, it's about overcoming mean people. It's also in pace with the times. The song talks about how society is changing and also discusses her love and desire, which are so prominent it's almost blasphemy to say you can't hear her lust flowing out of her voice. The tone is absolutely incredible. Seriously, this song should be near or at least at #1! This is coming from a Buddhist who cares not for Judas, so please, make this song higher!

8 Telephone

One of the best and most interesting songs of hers! One of my favorites! She really rocked this song, and then the Beyoncé part ties it all together! And the end is a bonus! Great job, Lady Gaga. I could listen to this song all day!

This song and its music video are so creative. Who else but Gaga would think about making a video about getting out of jail and then making a poisonous sandwich to kill the people in a restaurant? Only Gaga!

This song is so good! Beyoncé is also a great part of this song, as well as Lady Gaga!

9 Alejandro

Lady Gaga manages to create a feel that is completely different from her other hits with Alejandro. The song is greatly rhythmic and brilliantly catchy. Lady Gaga surprisingly manages to pull off the Spanish accent.

It may give you the wrong impression by sounding boring in the beginning, but it becomes incredibly catchy when the music starts. It keeps you entranced until the very end! I love it and can easily put it in my list of top 2 Lady Gaga songs.

Love the song. Can't stop listening to it since the first time I listened to it. It's very catchy, addictive, and has an awesome video!

10 Applause

The incredible range of artistic aspects in this song and its video is stunning. There is so much symbolism in both the video and the lyrics. When Lady Gaga exclaims, "I live for the Applause," she is conveying her appreciation for her fans and how they keep her motivated. Unlike many other mainstream artists (ahem, Miley, Bieber, Nicki), Miss Stefani Germanotta actually writes her own songs. This song showcases Lady Gaga's superiority over most other 'artists' and her true capabilities. It is catchy, danceable, fresh, and never grows tedious after multiple listens. Lady Gaga is incredible, possessing intelligence, talent, and skill. I hope she achieves even more success!

The Contenders
11 You and I

Unfortunately, this song didn't perform as well on the charts as many of her other hits, but I actually like that about it. This is my song. It makes me happy with where I am in life and excited about where life will take me next. The song doesn't adhere to the traditional pop structure, yet it's perfect. Lady Gaga may not be remembered for this song, but it's the one I'll remember.

I know that Gaga's pretentiousness is part of what makes her unique, but this song is so sincere, real, and honest that it's strangely one of her best works. When I listen to her, I believe every word she says. It's filled with love, hope, pain, and passion. She's much more convincing here than in any of her songs on Artpop, except maybe Dope. I love it!

12 LoveGame

"LoveGame" is Gaga being Gaga for the sake of it. It may not be as strong as "Poker Face" or as legendary as "Bad Romance," but "LoveGame" stands out on its own and will always be famous for its use of the two famous words: disco stick.

Love Game is the song I love the most. The lyrics and your voice are very cool. I just loved it. When I listen to the music, I can't say anything about it because it is the best, most popular, and hit song I've ever heard.

Lady Gaga totally killed it. Her vocals on this song, combined with the infectious beat, make this a perfect party track, especially considering the very entertaining subject matter.

13 Marry the Night

Favorite Lady Gaga song. I completely love the meaning behind the lyrics. She aced the intro to the song in the music video. I just wish the actual musical intro in the music video (while Gaga was climbing into the car) was how the album version began too. The music video is so fitting. I love the fashion and choreography, especially the massive hats!

Marry the Night is what keeps us awake at night. It motivates us to chase our dreams while also embracing the darker aspects of our lives. Without accepting these parts of ourselves, we can't realize our full potential. That's why I believe it's the best Gaga song of all.

14 Speechless

I love this song. I love watching her live versions of this song because she has such a beautiful voice and great vocal control. I love the emotion in this song and every part of it. We are missing a couple of songs on this list. I love her song from her new movie, "A Star is Born," "Is That Alright?" I want to use it at my wedding. I also love her cover of "Your Song" by Elton John. Love both of them. Mother Monster is a genius.

I find this an amazing song. It has the old-school class, but at the same time, it's got the new-school pizzazz. You'll still love it the way you always will. I'll never get tired of it.

15 Dance in the Dark

How the hell isn't this in the Top 10? It's my favorite. The opening beats give me goosebumps, and the chorus is danceable yet absolutely haunting at the same time. Gaga's songwriting really shines through in this tragic tale of domestic abuse.

This song is my favorite by Lady Gaga. It's very catchy and exciting, and it has a message that just fills my heart with happiness. It's good to know that someone cares about abuse, and she put it in a beautiful song.

The meaning behind this song gets me every time. Plus, its beat, rhythm, and the celebrity references make this song amazing. I honestly don't understand why people don't give this song credit.

16 Bloody Mary

This song is incredibly inspirational, and I love it tremendously. It flows well and is easy to listen to without needing to pause to decipher the lyrics. It has a catchy beat, one of the best I've ever heard.

For me, this song is the perfect marriage of Gaga's idiosyncratic style and her pop sensibility. The Gregorian chant and blippy synths bring in the strange, and then the chorus delivers a visceral punch that makes you want to move.

This song is truly the crown jewel of Born This Way. Even though I wanted it to be a single, I knew it would do well because of its religious content. Regardless, this is my fourth favorite song by Lady Gaga, following Gypsy, Bad Romance, and #DWUW in first place.

17 Do What U Want

This is an awesome Gaga song that quickly made it onto my hot list. This song is just hot. The best gift a woman can ever give to her man is to say, "You can do what you want with my body." This song expresses that sentiment and has a catchy, nice tune. The collaboration with R. Kelly is just speechless. It made this song great. His part rocks, and this whole song is a masterpiece of everything. "You're the Marilyn, and I'm the president, and I really like to hear you sing." What else does it need to be one of the top 10 or at least 15? It is heart-touching, and I remember my boyfriend while listening to this song. Please vote, vote, vote for it.

18 Scheisse

The chorus is so catchy, and I love her message. This was a very bold song, and I wish it were more well-known. Why is this not on the top charts? "I wish I could be strong without needing somebody there. I wish I could dance without a single care!" This song can stand on its own and would have made a great single.

Unique with a throbbing dance beat, this song is beautiful. If this isn't a single off of Born This Way, I will be severely disappointed. Personally, it's my favorite single off the entire album.

19 Gypsy

The lyrics make me feel like I'm exploring the world. It's too bad there's no mention of the Philippines, but it can be related to the lyrics "Someday in Jakarta." Both neighboring countries protested, but she didn't give up and held a concert in Manila. However, there are still no concerts by Lady Gaga in Jakarta. I think it means that someday she will be accepted not only in Jakarta but around the world.

Amazing! The lyrics, the tune, everything is perfect in this song. It deserves to have a higher place on the list. It's one of her best by far.

20 Hair

This song deserves to be at #1. It is a really meaningful song, and the piano is just incredible and perfect. If you hear Gaga singing this song live, you'll fall in love with it because she sings it from her heart. It's as if Lady Gaga in person is singing this song just for me. It's my favorite song.

I am really inspired by "Born This Way," "Marry The Night," "Dance In The Dark," and even "Edge Of Glory," but this song deserves a lot more attention. It's kind of sad that Mother Monster didn't provide a video for this one.

21 Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)

This song is the best Lady Gaga has done. Please write another song with the exact same tune, but just different words! I love this song because it is so beautiful and slow, and slow songs are just my type of thing. Lady Gaga is the BEST singer in the entire world!

The beat is one of the best I've heard, not to mention the instrumental is pretty relaxing. Also, the lyrics really fit the mood and meaning of the song.

This song is perfect to use when you have to break up with a boyfriend that your friends don't like! (This happens to me all the time.) It's also short and catchy.

22 Monster

My favorite Gaga song. And I don't quite know why - it just has an eerie tone about it. This song is electric, dark, and quite musical. While not nearly as famous as Bad Romance, it still stands strong as an excellent piece of Gaga's work.

This song is one of the absolute best songs I've ever heard. The electronic tone is so cool-sounding, it's almost creepy. Gaga rocks!

Love this song! I really thought this song should've been a single. Too bad it had explicit content.

23 Perfect Illusion

Gaga provides very strong vocals in this one. It's amazing, powerful, and catchy, but it's too short.

The start of a new dawn for Lady Gaga... New sound, new aura, new person. It's "perfect" in its own right.

This is such a great song! One of the best from Joanne.

24 Million Reasons

Get this to number 1! It's beautiful, meaningful, stripped down, and emotional. I'm getting tired of seeing Bad Romance on top. I still love the song, but I think it's time we move on to a new direction and walk the way Gaga supported us in.

Such a beautiful, iconic hit that proved her vocal and songwriting abilities and expanded her audience to a wider demographic. This should at least be in the top 10.

This is my favorite song in the whole entire world. I do find it to be her most underrated song. It's so beautiful in the vocals, instrumentals, and lyrics. It's perfect.

25 So Happy I Could Die

The song is beautiful! I thought it should've been released as a single! It's my favorite song ever and has the most plays on my iTunes library. It's catchy but meaningful! GAGA FOREVER!

This was the top song on my iTunes playlist until my computer broke. But it's heading back to the top again. If you have not heard this song, please do and come back and vote for it. It should be in the Top 10, at least number one in my case.

I've been debating my favorite Gaga song for ages, but at the moment, it has to be So Happy I Could Die. This song is so amazing in so many ways. I just wish it was in the top 10!

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