Lady Gaga released the first single from her much-anticipated upcoming album, “Born This Way” today. When getting to listen to the tune, people have been saying that the track sounds like Madonna’s 1989 hit song, “Express Yourself.”

It is not hard to remember that Gaga’s “Alejandro” from her latest album “The Fame Monster” somewhat sounded like Ace of Base’s “Don’t Turn Around.

It seems like that “Born This Way”  talks about self-esteem, and Gaga recently told Vogue magazine, “Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer. I am a talented entertainer. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry. I consider myself to be one of the greatest songwriters. I wouldn’t say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do. … I think it’s OK to be confident in yourself.” She continued, “I want to give my fans nothing less than the greatest album of the decade. I don’t want to give them something trendy. I want to give them the future.”

She also indicated that she has been compared to Madonna by saying, “I could go on and on about all of the people I have been compared to. From Madonna to Grace Jones to Debbie Harry to Elton John to Marilyn Manson to Yoko Ono — but at a certain point you have to realize that what they are saying is that I am cut from the cloth of performer, that I am like all of those people in spirit.”

What do you think of “Born This Way”?

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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