Lady Gaga Shows Off Her Influences On "Government Hooker"

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What we learned about Lady Gaga from the bit of her new song "Government Hooker" that was played today at the Mugler fashion show in Paris: Her classical music training really stuck with her!

The bassline of "Government Hooker" (which she replicates with some wordless singing at around the midpoint of this snippet) is seemingly inspired by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March in B-flat minor, Op. 31," also known as the "Marche Slave."

(Right?)

Add in some tick-tock drum machine sounds that bring to mind White Town's "Your Woman" and an almost-snarled lyric about drinking tears, and you've got a pop single that will probably be all over the radio during late summer/early fall, when people are in the mood to really party but when the sun is creeping behind the horizon earlier and earlier. (It has that sorta-dark feel about it, you know?)

POPDUST SAYS:

3 BOLTS

(Since this isn't the whole song and is a snippet—albeit a longer one than the Britney ones being dribbled out over the past few weeks—the grade is docked a bit. Just release full songs! Anticipation is not a bad thing!)

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