“Edge of Glory”: Thoughts…

Well, here it is! [Download link.] It’s got a chorus that Kelly Clarkson would kill for, mixed in with some vocalizing that is reminiscent of — of all people — Celine Dion — and topped off with some truly good lyrics that are very fitting for the final track of an album.

The big question mark, ever since the Rolling Stone article summarizing a few of the songs, was the sax break. For me, it didn’t quite work. The combination of jazz and throbbing techno beats has not really been attempted before, to my knowledge, and, while I’m usually in favor of quirky mixtures of genres, I have to say that the dearth of jazz/techno mixes are for good reason. It just sounded sloppy. I’m not a jazz fan to begin with, though, so: take that for what you will. There’s something profoundly not epic about a saxophone.

Anyway, the song didn’t immediately catch me, and I doubt that this will rack up the number of plays on my iPod that Judas did. I played Judas 75 times; Born This Way, about 10. (Hold It Against Me, for comparison, has about 425, and Till the World Ends has about 225). I’m still looking forward to the rest of the album, but this song didn’t quite live up to what I was hoping for.

Grade: B



  1. Little Monster Regina
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’re gonna kill for Government Hooker(overally the bast track on BTW to date).

    I wanna lose my virginity to that song 🙂

    My anticipation ratings:
    1. Government Hooker
    2. Marry The Night
    3. Scheiße
    4. Hair
    5. Americano
    6. Bad Kids
    7. Highway Unicorn(Road To Love)
    8. Black Jesus
    9. The Queen
    10. Electric Chapel
    11. Bloody Mary
    12. Fashion Of His Love
    13. Heavy Metal Lover

    • Posted May 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Interesting. Electric Chapel, Heavy Metal Lover, and Fashion of His Love are the three songs I’m most looking forward to.

      I anticipate that Highway Unicorn is going to be a hot fucking mess.

      I have a feeling that I’m going to hate Hair, Americano, and Bad Kids. I can just tell that Bad Kids is going to be some thing about what rebels her teenage Little Monsters are. Gag me!

      • Mean Monster
        Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

        Oh, you mean Gaga’s going to have to paddle the teenage Little Monsters for disobeying her? She better put them over her knee one by one and get to it. I’ve already got my popcorn.

    • chaosakita
      Posted May 12, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

      lol you haven’t lost your virginity yet? I wonder why. You’ll probably be the type of person who does random hookups in the name of femminism while the guys you sleep with will laugh about the slut they got last night.

  2. 8 Legged Freak
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It seems as if with this album she’s just aiming to piss the Catholic Church off and feed her Baby Monsters more worms retrieved from someone’s back garden. I can tell why she won’t try to piss the Muslims off, though – angry Muslims can be rather dangerous. And with the death of you-know-who lately, they’re already angry and Gaga could end up actually getting herself killed if she spoke out against Islam.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted May 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of Mr. Bin Laden’s death:

  3. CCCC
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    its kind of boring. Judas was even more interesting, even though it felt in-your-face so much with the vocals.
    as for teh sax break, imo doesn’t go at all. actually I hardly noticed it. I wasn’t suprised she attempted it, though, nothing like the age-old forumla for people to try and make memorable songs than the sax break. the one when it comes on the radio they say…”the one with the sax…” but it kidn of got shoved behind the other music and usually with saxs they take a dramatic center stage in a pop song.

    but mostly i knew it felt familiar, then I realized it was indeed Kelly Clarkson, it sounds almost just like one of her songs but then drops off.

    • Mean Monster
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hello! What do you mean, it’s kind of boring? Gaga’s songs aren’t ever like that. She takes tunes from other songs a lot but that’s because critics often talk down to her when she makes a purely original song and most of them take her outfits for granted.  I’d be fed up and just take the other song tunes openly too.

  4. Posted May 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Bad early 90’s circuit music. Hideous sax break, so dated it made me feel old. Your grade is far too high. C-.

    • Posted May 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The sax break was bad but I think that the rest of the song holds up pretty well. Nothing groundbreaking, but it kept me amused at work earlier for about forty minutes.

      • Posted May 12, 2011 at 2:50 am | Permalink | Reply

        Well, apparently the impact this song has made so far is the silence heard ’round the world. Yawn. And nothing groundbreaking? Isn’t this supposed to be the ALBUM OF THE DECADE according to her?

    • Mean Monster
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I like it because the sax break sounds jazzy and au classe, but I hate it for that reason too. I really hated the very ending of the song because of the way the sound just lowered with the beat, but oh well. The chorus was really beautiful and floaty. Edge Of Glory is amazing.

  5. ScarBee
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It’s a lovely song. A relaxing tune, beautiful lyrics and it makes good swing/casual dance Music.

    • Mean Monster
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, I know! Gaga is now getting better at the swing Music theme than Christina! Candyman will always be the classic swing tune though. The background imputs fit the swing scene perfectly.

      • Posted May 14, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink | Reply

        Are you guys on Special K? What are you talking about?

  6. Yosmite
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I like the song, but it took a few listens. I’m still kind of “off” Gaga and her fans because of what @HausOfNicole said about Britney.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I fuckin hate Nicole and Cherry
      Nicole is a complete bitch
      She’s always begging for friends and she doesn’t even care if she hurts someone’s feelings
      And Cherry literally kisses Nicole’s ass, she’d die over her

      • Mean Monster
        Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I have mixed feelings about Nicole. I liked her at first and then she was rude about Britney Spears’ children and I just hated her more and more and then she started defending Gaga and being helpful so I started liking her again.

        • Posted May 11, 2011 at 2:44 am | Permalink | Reply

          She said she wanted Britney’s children to get cancer and die.

          • Mean Monster
            Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink | Reply

            Really? What a complete Jerk!

          • Little Monster Regina
            Posted May 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

            She said it TWICE too
            “@Brihatney So? and METHNEY Spears and her kids still should get cancer and die slowly + painfully :).”
            What a nasty bitch
            Gaga should tweet this picture to her:

  7. Mean Monster
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Imo, the pretentious song titles are a few of many to help Gaga realize she doesn’t have to be a slave to her work all the time. I’m glad she took a break after finishing Born This Way, she deserves it. I hated to see Gaga so upset during the HBO special, but it’s still one of my favorite Gaga vids to watch because Gaga seems to grow so much during the scene and I’m glad it all leads up to her going out and killing it on the stage.

  8. NicoleHaus
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gaga should fucking kill Shitney and her two lil boys.

    • Mean Monster
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Niole, this is the second time I caught you saying that Gaga should kill Britney Spears. Gaga is sweet and adorable. She’d never hurt anyone. I love and adore my Gaga. I know Britney stole a bong and all, but Gaga would never do something cruel and horrible like that. She’s a good girl. She wouldn’t even say anything hurtful about Christna so why would she kill Britney. Gaga is too sweet and innocent.

      • Little Monster Regina
        Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

        Lmao @ the Stolen Bong part

    • danny
      Posted May 11, 2011 at 12:09 am | Permalink | Reply

      Are you even a gaga fan? Gaga would be so disappointed in what you just said. Why do you hate Britney so much?

  9. TFB Danger
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    @HausofNicole does it again!
    “@Brihatney anyway, I’m done trashing a whore whose career highlight was almost killing her son in her car. wish she’d done it though :).”
    “@Brihatney lol faggot, have you checked itunes?”

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Can’t wait till all the Monsters at GagaDaily catch onto this
      They’re gonna smack her face off, they really hate people who give Gaga fans a bad name

  10. Jessy Karman
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Reading some of the comments and looking at this Nicole person’s Twitter page just makes me wonder…
    How can such a sweet, caring, non-judgemental, likeable celebrity have such awful fans? It really pains me to see how the followers of someone who preaches acceptance and open-mindedness are such insensitive and hateful hypocrites. And most people judge celebrities by their fans and followers, so you can see why Gaga gets so much hate all the time. It’s sad, really. Gaga fans are all over Twitter calling Britney Spears “Methney” “Shitney” “Baldney” “Flopney” and even “Brokenney”. Some of them are openly taking advantage of her breakdowns and using them to spread more Hate.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Most of them are just students who are just nerd-angry because they couldn’t use the shower properly in their dorm bathroom because there were a couple of guys singing the shower song outside and someone noticed them taking a piss in the shower
      And to make matters worse, they couldn’t even use the proper toilet because their was a bitchy girl sat on first cubicle and the 2nd had a pair of hungover guys sprawled across the seat
      Then the 3rd one was shit-ass dirty

      • LadyBritBrit
        Posted May 12, 2011 at 2:34 am | Permalink | Reply

        This is one of the reasons I left her, and dediced not to be a monster, she was having her break down years ago, how would they like it if I brought up horrible things Gaga did back in the days before she was successful
        Dish it but can’t take it losers!

        • Little Monster Regina
          Posted May 12, 2011 at 6:41 am | Permalink | Reply

          Like a baker who hates cake, but always bakes it

          • chaosakita
            Posted May 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

            What a great simile. Not.

            • HauzofBrit
              Posted May 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

              HAHA BUUUUURN FROM CHAOS! *sizzle* Lets have a slumber party and paint ur nails cum color ❤

    • chaosakita
      Posted May 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “Sweet” and “caring?” lol no.

      She’s judgmental and opportunistic as everyone else.

  11. Nexus Dye
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I think Gaga’s reached all she can do now. Born This Way, Edge Of Glory, Judas…I don’t want to upset any Gaga stans, but I’m pretty sure that those songs are as good as good as it’s going to get for you guys. Tbh, most Gaga stans are still stanning for her because they hope that, one day, she might go back to the standards of her 1st and 2nd albums.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Other Lil Monsters can do what they want, I’ll be a Loyal Gaga stan for the rest of my Life

  12. Little Monster Regina
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    And by the way, what’s with the heavy black eye makeup and red-lipstick gold-jewels-and-cloak Mary Magdelene look Gaga’s been doing lately?

    She’s been doing it since the Judas vid and Born This Way promo pics

  13. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The owner of this blog is always up Ke$ha’s ass?
    Well, that’s what it looks like to me.

  14. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ^ Our beloved Blog owner, Alex Knepper. He is a lonely college nerd.

  15. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’re just a Hoe, go die please.

  16. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Fat and Ugly just like her personality. Drop dead.
    Oh, and for those of you who don’t know who this fat Bitch is, it’s Cherry Gaga/Cherry Fatale/Cherry. from Exhale.

  17. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The “Wannabe Whore” award goes to…
    Little Monster Regina
    Seriously sweetheart, calling your school teacher a fucker doesn`t make you rebellious or cool. You are such a fucking thick bitch.

    • chaosakita
      Posted May 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I agree!

  18. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Is our new commenter “Nexus Dye” on crack?
    I think so.

  19. Blogging Info Desk
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Name: Mean Monster
    Age: Don’t know, and Don’t give a shit
    Bio: “Mean Monster”, you`re a useless pathetic wannabe. I always seeing you kissing Cherry’s ass in Exhale on your under-cover Britney fan account and your avi’s & signatures are always similiar. Are you trying to impersonate the bitch or something? It not working darling, no one actually likes you from what I’ve heard.

  20. HauzofBrit
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gaga should die cuz she has a big nose and small titiies and britney should live because shes pretty!

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