I was reading up on Rolling Stone, BlackBook, and Spin earlier today and, lo and behold, it was Lady Gaga galore, again. Like Jersey Shore references, Lady Gaga tracks and costumes are another exercise in ubiquity. I like to think I can ignore vexations pretty well for the most part. However, it's pretty difficult to ignore ubiquity by virtue of it being, well, everywhere.
Two musicians I generally like and whose music I find worthy of attention i.e., Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars and Paramore's Hayley Williams have both done covers of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". I don't understand why they're doing such covers but I would think it has something to do with sales boost since Gaga's been selling very well. Be it as it may, next time I'm at the gym, the grocery store, or any store for that matter and Gaga's music is played, at least I hope they play Williams' or Leto's version. There are after all levels of vexation and that would be tolerable.
You can see Hayley's version of "Bad Romance" below. (Read about it first on Spin)
And here's 30 Seconds to Mars' version. (Read about it first on BlackBook Magazine).