Lady Gaga Revealed That No One Noticed The Hidden Obscenities In One Of Her Hit Songs

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Lady Gaga enjoyed a huge hit with “Poker Face.” The song is a heady mix of sexuality and gambling, allowing Gaga to pay tribute to her boyfriends from the world of rock ’n’ roll. However, there’s a little-known obscenity hidden in the chorus of the song, and even most radio stations aren’t aware of it.

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Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, became a household name after the release of her first album The Fame, as it shot up the charts around the world. Gaga’s outlandish looks and unconventional music found a willing audience and justified her decision to drop out of art school to make a career in performing. Massive hits “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” helped make Gaga ubiquitous on 2008’s radios and TVs.

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Whereas “Just Dance” had rocked a bouncy, fresh beat, “Poker Face” was darker and owed more to New York’s downtown dance scene. Pounding electronics created an insistent beat, with a catchy hook that carried a hint of Boney M’s “Ma Baker,” while Gaga spun a tale of dark innuendo, all about sex. The lyrics were packed with what Billboard magazine’s Kerri Mason described as “smut and sass.”

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Critics fell over themselves to rave about the song, with one describing it as “strut-tastic.” It was a massive hit, topping the U.S. Hot 100 in April 2009, making Gaga the first artist to hit the top with her first two singles in nearly a decade. Charts everywhere surrendered to its charms, with the single smashing records for paid digital downloads worldwide. Both the song and the album it came from won Grammys later that year.

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It’s hardly shocking that a song packed with smut should contain a hidden obscenity, but what is a surprise is that British radio station Kiss FM is the only one that has actually found it – and bleeped it out. As the chorus leads into the verse, Gaga intones “poker face” – already a risqué double entendre – but on the second time around, Gaga confirmed – it sings “f**k her face.”