Bad Romance
The Fame Monster
Artist Lady Gaga
Genre Pop
Year 2009
Music Video Yes checkY
Song Type DLC Song
Preceded by Paparazzi
Release date(s) November 26, 2010 (DLC Song)

"Bad Romance" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga and the lead single from her second studio album, The Fame Monster. The track was produced by RedOne and was inspired by the paranoia that Gaga felt while touring from 2008 to 2009. After the demo version of the song leaked, Gaga premiered the song at Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 show in the Paris Fashion Week, on October 6, 2009, followed by the release of the cover art. "Bad Romance" features a spoken bridge and full-throated chorus using lyrics that address being in love with one's best friend. It has elements of German house-techno music and was written by Gaga while touring.

Critics gave positive reviews of the song, with the majority of them comparing it to Gaga's second single "Poker Face" (2008). "Bad Romance" was a commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart, Irish Singles Chart, Canadian Hot 100 and the Swedish, German, Austrian and Danish charts, while peaking at number two in countries such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The accompanying music video features a surreal white bathhouse where Gaga is kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her, and then sell her off to the Russian Mafia for sexual slavery. The video received positive response for its artistic treatment and innovation; critics complimented its provocative and symbolic plot. It was also nominated in ten categories at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, eventually winning seven awards, including Best Dance Video, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year.

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