Lady Gaga songs usually take a few spins to grow on me. (Brace for impending blasphemy in 5, 4, 3, 2…) It took me at least a week to appreciate the pure pop perfection of “Bad Romance,” a ditty that has now become a sing-along staple of any car ride I take that lasts more than 30 minutes. But I’ve had no such issues warming up to “Living on the Radio,” a bittersweet ballad that Gaga debuted during a concert stop last night in St. Paul, MN. To put things in mathematical terms: One listen = me totally hooked. Yet according to YouTube user IamFree1974, who posted the concert footage, Gaga told the crowd that the track is unlikely to appear on her next album. To which I say: If “Living on the Radio” is destined for Gaga’s musical compost pile, she must have some pretty amazing material in the works, no?
What do you think of “Living on the Radio”? And is it time for a Gaga ballad to get served to radio, if for no other reason than to confirm her mad singing skills to the world at large? Sound off in the comments, and don’t miss Leah Greenblatt’s review of the Gaga tour stop in New York City last month.
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