Once again the media has pinned Britney Spears up against yet another blond female pop star.
Back in the day it was Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears.
Now it’s Lady Gaga vs. Britney Spears.
Just the fact that it’s someone else vs. Britney Spears, it’s pretty obvious who the winner of the feud is, and always will be. Ms. Spears takes the crown … again.
Ms. Spears has yet to disappoint her fans. She is the queen of the comeback. She never released a less than satisfactory album, especially in the eyes of her fans. Her latest single Hold it Against Me is more than satisfactory and generates a lot of excitement at the club (I speak from experience). It also topped the iTunes charts in over 15 countries. Her fans are waiting in anticipation for her next video. Choreographer Brian Friedman told the press that “In every role, she is dancing. She is going to be dancing throughout the whole video.” Cementing my prediction that the video will not disappoint. Ms. Spears has never needed gimmicks. She just needs to be her sexy (slightly racy) confident self and bring her dancing feet.
With the release of Gaga’s Born This Way there was a lot of pressure on the new artist, and her little monsters were certain her single would be better than Ms. Spears. Personally I don’t she delivered. The Fame Monster was an original well orchestrated album, it was fresh, clever, and great dance music. Born This Way lost that Gaga vibe with the exception of a few moments where she speaks to the listeners. It is also incredibly similar to Madonna’s Express Yourself. The similarities have sparked a lot of conversations on the web. There is no doubt that the song will do well, but if this would have been released before Just Dance, I doubt it would have had as much success. At least not until the video was released, which is bound to be full of crazy costumes and weird make-up. Making me pose the question, if Gaga didn’t create this Elton John/Madonna hybrid image, would she be as successful? Based off her first album – yes, based off her latest single – no.