On Monday, to prevent the songs leaking, both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga went ahead and released their latest singles ahead of schedule. Katy Perry released her song, "Roar," which will be part of her third album, Prism, to be released in October. Immediately, many argued she had ripped off Sara Bareilles' 4-month-old song, "Brave" (which, by the way, Katy tweeted about several months ago).
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga released her song, "Applause." The single is her first from her new album, "ARTPOP," which is scheduled to be released in November. After her song debuted to some less-than-ideal reviews, she urged her fans to trust her, not bloggers.
Regardless, both artists have huge followings, and both musicians have also taken a break from the music world for quite some time, making their returns pretty highly anticipated. Fans seem pleased with both songs — but which song do you like better? Listen below and comment to let us know!
Katy Perry, "Roar"
Lady Gaga, "Applause"
I was not particularly in on the “Gangnam Style” craze when it first happened, but I was kind of the only one. I could recognize its significance, though, in that it was one of the first songs to come complete with its own dance moves since Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How To Dougie." Psy's song joined the ranks of the equally beloved and reviled collection of wedding-songs-everyone-is-required-to-dance-to, like "Macarena" and "Electric Slide."
Because of that, most seemed to assume Psy would be a one-hit wonder and fade away just like Lou Bega (“Mambo No. 5”) and Baha Men (“Who Let the Dogs Out?”). Maybe he'd come back for a reality show at some point (like Vanilla Ice) but if not, we likely would never hear from him again.