Song of the Day, National Coming Out Day, October 11: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Today is National Coming Out Day. What better song to acknowledge this celebration of diversity and personal honesty than Born This Way? The empowering anthem is title track from Lady Gaga’s second album. Born Stephani Germanotta, the chameleonic performer had already achieved a fair amount of success in just two years. With one album and an e.p., she had logged seven Top 10 hits, two of which went to #1. Known for her clever lyrics, dance sensibility, and diverse influences, the up-and-coming diva had fans and critics eagerly awaiting the next release.

Born This Way is an amazing album, showing off Gaga’s vocal and lyrical strength. It also pays homage to an even broader range of music that influenced and entertained her as she grew up but never falls into mere mimicry. Inspired by the empowering music for women and the gay community in the 90s, Gaga crafted the title track as her freedom song. An uplifting celebration of being true to oneself, it’s one of her finest songs.

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way
Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

Born This Way was a major chart success as well, entering the Hot 100 at #1 and staying there for six weeks. It was the 1,000th #1 in Billboard chart history as well. Enjoy this fantastic song of personal strength and acceptance today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

One Response to Song of the Day, National Coming Out Day, October 11: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

  1. Perfect choice for National Coming out Day!

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