Motley Crue‘s Girls Girls Girls, though lacking the latter’s sense of adventure and fun. It still feels like the main protagonist still wants to get home in time to take her make-up off, and when the chorus coos about how “we like boys in cars, buy us drinks in bars”, the world of the independent woman seems a way off. The odd lyrical howler pops up elsewhere too, nowhere more so than LoveGame’s statement “I’m on a mission, and it involves some heavy touchin’”.
That said, empty lyrics are all part of the game when it comes to creating pop music – and Lady Gaga looks to have hit the jackpot here with her blend of sassy attitude, metallic beats and sharp, incisive songwriting. Not only is she poised to try on Britney’s crown, she writes her own songs and tucks herself up in bed each night after strutting her stuff on stage. Too good to be true?