The Stupdity of Comparing Britney and Gaga’s Lyrics

Little Monsters have offered up their new defense: “So you’re gonna tell the lyrics to Hold It Against Me are so great?”

Of course they’re not. But then, Britney isn’t the one heralding her music as anything other than fun dance-pop music, is she? If Britney were bragging to reporters that she had crafted the “anthem for our generation” and then released something like “Hold It Against Me,” then we might begin to legitimately ask such questions. But Britney — like another artist I quite like, Ke$ha — has never sold her music as anything other than what it is.

This brings us back to a point I make in my original essay about Lady Gaga: the heart of problem here is the disconnect between perception and reality. Gaga is selling her music as anthemic, generation-defining music. It is actually nothing of the sort. The lyrics to “Born This Way” are absolutely embarrassing. If you’re going to tell me that your lyrics define our generation and they end up being nothing but a giant pile of shit, then I’m going to have a problem. If you tell me that your song is “meaningful,” then I’m going to take a close look at the lyrics and judge them accordingly. Britney has never claimed that “Hold It Against Me” is a deep, inspirational anthem: just an awesome club track. Hence, there can be no comparison.

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5 Comments

  1. Raul
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    WOW AMEN TO THIS!!!! BRITNEY ALL THE WAY!!!

  2. Brad
    Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gaga should have left this song on the album and not gone around touting it as the greatest song evar!?!!1!! It just makes her look like more of an asshat if this is her idea of artistic growth.

  3. LadyBritBrit
    Posted January 28, 2011 at 4:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Damn straight.
    Hold It Against Me actually aren’t that bad set of lyrics. They have a theme, have some fun momants and just make sense on paper.
    BTW is a wet fart.
    That is all.

  4. +.Sherwin.+
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 7:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ah, I just love it when the truth is told like that. Gaga is a great recording artist – you have to give her that – but she doesn’t have any right to treat herself as the second coming of Christ. And for the gay community, too. If there’s one word that’s not in Gaga’s vocabulary, it’s “subtlety”. Please just let your music speak for itself.

  5. raisafromthecity
    Posted January 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love your website! what you say is the truth! Preach and visit my site, I’d love to add you to my blog roll! awesome!

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