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'The Edge of Glory': Seven thoughts about the newest Lady Gaga single

A new Lady Gaga single — again? Didn't we just do this a few weeks ago?

A new Lady Gaga single— again? Didn't we just do this a few weeks ago? Ah, I see that we did. But we are nothing if not loyal allies to our future editor-in-chief, so lets do this thing. Some thoughts on the newest Gaga single, "Edge of Glory":

»Those "ah" sounds at the beginning have to be a reference to Laurie Anderson's "O Superman," right? Right?

»The chord progression sounds like a Taylor Swift.

»In fact, if you remove the references to taking shots and going home together, the lyrics could be a Taylor Swift song.

»Is it our headphones, or this bass thump the hardest in Gaga's oevre?

»Who's going to sing this in the inevitable "Glee" cover? My money's on Finn and Rachel, preferably while spinning around each other.

»Rumors are flying that this song's release was bumped up in light of the ho-hum reaction to "Born This Way" and "Judas." (We agree about "Judas," but have these people never heard "Born This Way" in a club, around the time everyone has a nice buzz but no one's tired yet?) If that's the case, it's hard not to see this as a panic move by the Gagster.

»If the demographic Valium that was "Born This Way" couldn't get the Little Monsters fired up, does this slightly-generic piece of electro-pop have a chance?

»No matter what else we say, we do love a good Clarence Clemons sax solo. Claaaaarrrrr-ennnncccee.

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