Lady Gaga announces that 'Marry the Night' will be the fifth single off 'Born This Way' -- Do you think it's the best choice?

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Paws up! Are you ready to dance? Last night it was announced the fifth single off Lady Gaga’s Born This Way would be fan favorite “Marry The Night.”

A release date hasn’t been set, but power piano ballad “Yoü And I” is still in the Top 10, so it would make sense for her to wait a bit before officially putting “Marry The Night” out to radio. Then again, when has Gaga ever taken the conventional approach?

With the typical pop tracks from Born This Way already released — “Judas” and “Edge of Glory” — as well as her title anthem, it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the album holds up on radio. Born This Way as a whole is lot less get-this-party-started than The Fame or The Fame Monster, and many tracks are more piano and electronic-driven, which doesn’t necessarily translate to Top 40.

Interestingly, “Marry The Night” was supposed to be the third single, coming out right when the album dropped in May. But Monster obsession with sneak previews of “Edge of Glory” changed Gaga’s mind.

I’m personally not crazy about the song (I was hoping the conventional-but-fun “Hair” or melodic and eerie “Bloody Mary” would make the cut), but this ode to NYC is probably her best option if she wants to release a club track.

And it may be half in German, but I still have my monster paws crossed for “Scheiße,” her high-heeled-and-blonde ode to feminism.

Take a listen to “Marry The Night” below:

Music Mixers: What about you? Excited for “Marry the Night” or were you hoping for another Gaga song to be Lucky Number 5? Any guesses on what the video will look like?

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  • LOL

    America loves crap.

    • UGH

      Someone needs to point out to Gaga that the record is a turkey and she should move on to the next one.

      • Same

        The album was dead on arrival. This tranny is done.

      • e4ia

        It’s such a turkey that it’s sold millions of copies and had several hit songs with heavy airplay. Someone really needs to point this out to Gaga….

      • Ethan

        As turkeys go, it’s sold like 2 million copies in the US and more than 10 around the world. It’s spawned 4 top ten hits already. She was listed as the #11 most powerful woman in the world. At what point would you admit the album’s successful? Almost no artist in the world can do things like that.

      • PN

        I don’t see 2 million copies sold as a turkey. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Maybe it hasn’t sold as big as The Fame, but it’s had several hits from it.

      • Tom

        I still like Bad Romance the best. Really catchy song.

      • RLS

        So agreed. It could sell 10 million records and still be an ill-conceived turkey. She needs to move on to the next CD. I’m not crazy about this one.

      • Lindsey

        All of her singles have been in the Top 10, and it is one of the 5 best selling albums of 2011!

      • Will

        “Marta must have clung to every moment, mentally counting each and every one of them, paying attention to continuity, which gives us not only life, but the sense of life, the one that makes us think and tell ourselves”
        Not true. “Edge of Glory,” “You and I,” and the album’s title track all hit the top ten, but “Judas” was a flop.

      • @Channing

        “Marry The Night” is feh. Why she doesn’t release “Government Hooker,” which could have some awesome remixes, is beyond me. But no one bothers to ask the gay—and the gay knows all.

      • @Channing

        The album has sold 8x million worldwide and hasn’t broken 2x million in the US yet, which—for an artist of this caliber and at this level of fame—isn’t great.

      • Well…

        It’s the second best selling record of the year. By “turkey” did you mean unequivocal success? The album is very diverse and has much more life in it yet. This single will lead nicely into the darker, more futuristic sounding club records Scheiße, Government Hooker, and Heavy Metal Lover.

      • Acaseofgeo

        Its not a good sign to be releasing a 7th or 8th song off an album that is only 3 months old. Her first album took over a year to have just 4.

      • sam

        it IS a turkey, not as in numbers sold, but as in quality.

      • m

        She’s not a tranny and using it as an insult is ignorant and offensive.

      • Tom

        Fame Monster had a different quality to it. More mass appeal. A strength in it’s ability to attract a wider audience of listeners, yet be definitively original in style and longevity; Fame Monster was a real trend setter not easily copied.

      • Jim

        DONE? Have you checked her sales…..most likely not….

      • AxisOfAwesome

        Want to know the real secret?

        youtube.com/watch?v=QpB_40hYjXU

      • Danny

        Judas made the top ten too, peaking at ten. Her least successful single from the album, perhaps, but still top ten.

      • Danny

        Oh, and the only German word in Scheisse is “Scheisse”. The rest is sorta Germanic sounding gibberish, except for “Fraulein”. Actually to my ear it sounds more like gibberish Dutch than German.

      • Rob

        I would say the album’s successful. It’s spawnned 4 top 10s already, which is a rarity and has sold millions. Gaga has placed her first 11 singles in the top 10, tying her with Mariah Carey. If the next release hits the top 10, she’ll break the record for all female artists. So I really don’t know think comments about the album being dead on arrival have any merit. She will probably release “Hair” and possibly “Sheibe” or “Americano.” She is releasing another “surprise” song that will hit the top 10 and is not on the album, so will have huge mp3 and iTunes singles sales. She’s still the most powerful young performer out there.

      • bill

        It’s a turkey based on pre-sale expectations.

      • bayron

        she is already working on her new album.. which it weird since she just released BTW on may some artist take years to get their new albums out while you can ask lady gaga to write a album in 5 days which she did with the fame… oh and did i mention she wrote all her songs some which most artist can’t do because they aren’t as talented as lady gaga and this ‘turkey’ is a multi-platinum album.. before saying anything bad about her first ask your self more like get this suck to your head you most likely can’t make something as successful as that.. 3 albums in 3 years is a lot for any artist to do and for all of them to be very successful is even harder..

      • FLOP

        No again…!!!!

      • Jenun

        NOT EXCITED…ANYMORE. SHE IS A COPYCAT FRAUD..!

      • Mandy

        The only reason why it sold as much as it did was because Amazon was selling it for 99 cents. I heard some of the rappers’ albums sold really well the first week w/o them being practically free. That’s a lot more impressive to me.

      • Copycat This Way

        time for a new album..

      • The Fraud Monster

        enough of garbage…time for an ‘original’ artist instead!

    • Tarc

      And America loves great stuff, too. It’s nice to have the selection.

      • Tiffany

        I love this song. Marry the Night has a FANTASTIC ending that makes me dance! Love it!

      • jess

        awesome choice!!!!..its actually one of the better songs off of the new album!…my sister who doesnt care for gaga, listened to this song and said it was the best she’d heard from gaga!!

      • Trisha

        I would love to see “Government hooker” released as a single

      • Mike

        @Tiffany–Yes, once that ending kicks in it’s impossible to sit still. MTN is a great choice for a single and a kick-ass opener for the album. Interesting that the author suggested “Hair” as a single–I think it’s easily one of the weakest tracks on the disc. I usually skip it.

      • Queen of 99cents album

        Over-exposed & over hype..!!!!!!!

        R I P….

      • Skunk Gaga

        so sick and tired of this fraud pop star. she is ugliest in the business too. feel bad for those idiots who bought her copycat this way album.

    • asher

      @LOL – Wow, you are so cool pointing out that America loves crap on every single EW comments section! (eye roll)

      • Rod

        @asher – Jeez, you aren’t kidding. @LOL is quite the wordsmith. (BIG eye roll!)

      • Jeff C.

        and the more you idiots pay attention to LOL, the more LOL will continue to post.

      • asher

        @Jeff C. – I would normally agree with you, but I have seen LOL’s stupid post too many times and not said anything. Guess we all have our breaking points, even on an EW comments board!

      • Well get her..

        No ,LOL will continue to post his stupidness until he gets a**cancer and dies—slowly, and in great pain.

    • SXiPPY

      Um, no…beg 2 differ with the writer of this article. “Heavy Metal Lover” is the more club-ready track that would likely fare well on Top 40 radio, far better than the two tracks they suggested, let alone the new single chosen. Even “Government Hooker” or “Americano” would be a better choice than “Marry The Night” in keeping with what her fan base wants from her. I think the problem with this album’s singles was that the wrong songs were chosen to represent the album following the release of the title track . “Judas” and “You & I” could have totally gone without getting single treatment.

      • Danae?!

        I beg to differ… I love “Americano” but it isn’t a good club song. I’ve wanted “Marry the Night” to be a single for FOREVER. I’m quite excited that she’s releasing this one.

      • Lamb4life

        Lady GaGa- the most overrated artist of all time!

      • nick

        “Heavy Metal Lover” is one of her coolest tracks–from any album let alone Born This Way. I agree that it could be sneaky radio-friendly as well, with songs like Edward Maya’s Stereo Love having recently proven that you don’t need an overbearing vocal track for a song to be a hit. As for the quality of the Album, the best 8 or 9 songs are on par with her past, the problem, if there is one, is that the tolal of 14-17 songs kind of dilute it a little–without ever really creating a coherent theme.

    • B!

      …Which explains why Katy is about to possibly break Michael Jackson’s #1 single record. But this post is about Lady Gaga, silly.

    • Jenun

      The illuminati queen desperate to save her career.. Love Adele more than this copycat

    • The Donkey Monsters

      PUSH THE SALES..PUSH THE GARBAGE….POLLUTED THE AIRPLAY..@ GAGA STRATEGY!

      **sad**

  • richard

    What about “The Greates Thing” with Cher…thought that was the next gaga song coming

    • Tiffany

      That is Cher’s song, and it will be on Cher’s album.

      • SS77

        It’s Gaga’s. She wrote it a long time ago and just recently gave it to Cher to record with Gaga.

  • DRG

    Just another excuse for EW to cover their obsession with this marginal “talent.” Lady Gaga sneezes EW is there. Lady Gaga takes an afternoon nap, read about it at EW. Lady Gaga has pizza for lunch read abut it a EW.

  • DRG

    Just another excuse for EW to cover their obsession with this marginal “talent.” Lady Gaga sneezes EW is there. Lady Gaga takes an afternoon nap, read about it at EW. Lady Gaga has pizza for lunch read abut it a EW. EW has become little other than her publicist.

    • Clete

      You certainly have a point. It seems that EW will find a celebrity and tell us everything that person does. For a while it was Kanye West, then Charlie Sheen, now Lady Gaga. Thank God, this obsession that EW has lasts only so long.

  • Rob

    Didn’t she just release You & I? Except for BTW the single, none of the following singles off the CD matched that success. I’m so glad her constant crowing about her own greatness seems to be more muted.

    • Lindsey

      All of her singles from BTW have reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

      • Rich

        And all Katy Perry’s singles reach #1 on the Hot 100 chart. So is Katy Perry now 10 times better than Gaga????

      • Blonde South

        But none, aside from Born This Way, have really matched the success of her biggest singles from The Fame and The Fame Monster. However, if she wants to try to have another number 1 single, or at least a single with a bigger impact, Marry the Night is the obvious choice. I’m not sure it will go number 1, but I would say it’s the best single material from the entire album.

      • ChrisGa

        Yeah, she’s scored 4 Top 10’s from the record, but none of them have had the legs of Just Dance, Poker Face, or Bad Romance, with the title cut maybe coming closest. Judas, despite barely making the Top 10, was a qualified(and deserved) flop. Edge of Glory, in my mind the best track on the album, seemed to regain some favor at radio, but I think Marry the Night is her best shot among the remaining unreleased tracks at getting close to Number One (though I have to say I LOVE Hair and wish it had been released as an official single).

      • Shirlyn

        down at the piano, and sang without all the hicnriotiss, costumes, and gimmicks getting in the way. I understand her need to go over the top, in order to stand out from the crowd, but I think she’s quite good perhaps even better without all of that. At this stage in her career, it’s really unnecessary she has a talent that can stand on its own. There’s not much different you can do with White Christmas , and I think Lady Gaga was able to tailor it to her persona, without mutilating the song.With that said, I still prefer Bette’s more traditional version of the classic, but Gaga’s is an interesting diversion. Nice of you, Mr. D., to put both of them up there! Speaking of the Lady , I wonder if she ever purchased any of Bette’s costumes during the auction like the mermaid or the wheelchairs??

    • ttete

      I think it is more odd that she release 5 songs since May. Is her full album going to be out my next May.

      • ttete

        I meant is the rest of her songs on the album going to be released by next May.

      • Terusama

        ‘Born This Way’ (the single) was released back in February. Since she opted to release as much as 9 other singles off the album, it’s only natural that she’ll release one single in every two months.

    • nick

      People really under-rate “Edge of Glory.” While it’s airplay may not be as constant as other songs, its use in mainstream media (sports, TV Shows, etc) makes it in some ways her most pervasive song to date. It’s the first Gaga song since Poker Face with mass appeal–and IMO it’s the track from this album we’ll still hear 5-10 years from now.

  • D2

    Only songs worth a damn on the album are Scheibe and Government Hooker.

    • Luke

      Yes to Government Hooker. When it was leaked, that was the song that got me so excited about the album. Then Born This Way was released, I thought “meh”. Then Judas then Edge of Glory, then I realized that she just overhyped this album and it’s pretty generic. EXCEPT for Government Hooker.

      • Anda

        I really loved Edge of Glory until the last 45 seconds of the track when the cheesy sax solo comes in and it suddenly sounds like something from the 80’s. It would be such a good song without the sax.

      • Color Me Impressed

        @Anda: Did you just insult Clarence Clemmons? Hes the only good part of that vapid song!

      • Jennie

        @Anda – I totally agree! The sax solo would have been SOO much better as a guitar – love the song up until then…

      • @Channing

        Government Hooker is the best song on the album, except for Heavy Metal Lover. Edge of Glory is so all over the map and mediocre—and the whole sax thing is just… unnecessary.

      • Liv

        Totally agreed. The saxophone does not belong in a lady Gaga song regardless of who is playing it. It does sound like something straight from the 80’s and not in a good way.

      • Blonde South

        Government Hooker is alright, but I like Heavy Metal Lover and Marry the Night better.

      • Julie

        Government Hooker is probably the best on that album. And that german titled song was really dancey.

    • Danae?!

      Love Schiebe. Hooker’s ok, but I do like Electric Chapel, Marry the Night, and Heavy Metal Lover.

    • Alan

      How many songs: 3260 Sort by song title:First Song: Killswitch Engange ??????Last Song: Austria 3 Zwickt’s mi Sort by time:Shortest Song: Body Count Now Sports 0:04Longest Song: Die c4rzte Schrei nach Liebe 23:38 Sort by artist:First Artist: 3 Doors DownLast Artist: Yellowcard Sort by album:First Album: Die Fantastischen 4 4 GewinntLast Album: Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Top Three Most Played Songs:1. Moby Run on2. The Postal Service Such Great Heights3. James Blunt High Search “sex”, 17“death”, 22“love”, 144

  • jfms777

    This is perhaps the weakest cut on the cd. I wish for “Hair” and “Bloody Mary,” too.

    • Teresa

      Wasn’t “Hair” already released as a single?

      • ogsim

        no, it was a promotional single

    • Blonde South

      Bloody Mary is an alright song, but it’s the worst choice for a single. It is not at all a radio friendly. Marry the Night is the best choice for her next radio single and the last one I see being a big hit from this album.

  • Paws Down

    Sounds a lot like the cheesy 90’s dance song, Rhythm is a Dancer

    • MultiPass

      If it bred with “Holding Out for a Hero” …I like “Fashion of his Love” as a single. Must just be me tho, no one else said that.

      • ChrisGa

        Actually, I love Fashion of His Love(probably my third fave on the record behind Edge Of Glory and Hair) but I just figured it was never in consideration for release.

  • Oh

    I’m not Gaga’s biggest fan but I listened to the track and it’s a great pop/club track. I’m not a musical snob.. so no elitist, preconceived opinion will be included.

  • Madox

    The only single I’ve really liked off the album is “You and I”. The album as a whole isn’t that great in my opinion.

    • Brenda Barrett

      ITA. I love Gaga and loved every song on The Fame. The only really memorable song on the new CD is “You and I,” which I adore; the rest is meh.

  • e92

    What are you talking about??? This may be one of the many best songs off the album!!!I was not a fan of hers but after hearing the album I totally respect her as an artist!!!Most songs are inspirational and Mary the night is one of them!!!

  • Woot

    Bloody Mary is the best song on her album IMO. Her album is inconsistent (still good)… but damnit Bloody Mary is so good! Should have been her next single.

    • Tabi

      Thank you! Also, it is at this time that we reflect on ngivig thanks to the people around us who have enriched our lives in some way. Mr. D., I would like to give thanks to you this year, for your continued perseverance, your health, and your commitment to all things Bette! You maintain your website with class and dignity, and keep us up-to-date on a daily basis with insight, humor, and articulate detail. I read a lot of blogs, and your audience and fans who are committed to this site are also by far, the absolute best! Every blog comment is interesting, and I feel like I know some of them personally (and some I would like to!). So, keep up the great work! And yes, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • kane

    This will be a HUGE hit for her. I guarantee it!

    • gato

      I agree ! It is actually my fave Gaga song

  • Same

    Another flop for Flopga. Godtina, and Britsus bring the classics, and the hits. Both are #1 on Billboard right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111111111111111111111111

    • MIke

      WTF are these elementary school nicknames you’ve given these singers? How old are you?

      • Tom

        Half of the people on here posting are 13 years old. Ha ha ha ha ha

      • @Tom

        Couldn’t agree more! LOL!!!!!

    • Leslie

      Britus’s (aka Brintey’s) cd isn’t even in the TOP 100 cds on Billboard, much less #1! Gaga has had all of her singles reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

      • sean

        it actually is and as the 12 most successful record of the year, Femme Fatale has beaten out Eminem, Pink and Taylor Swift in sales this year. Britney is no slouch in the sales department, never has been. Gaga needs antoher five years to match Brit’s numbers.

      • Sachie

        Sorry, goobie, but BTW, ”the album of the decade” is a huge flop. The Tranny can’t even squeeze a hit single off her crapfest 2nd album. It’s sad.

    • asher

      @Same – Please go back to billboard.com and blog with the other 12 year olds. Have any of you commentors here ever tried blogging over there? I swear you’d think no one over the age of 12 gets on that thing.

      • B

        You should dare to read some of the customer reviews in iTunes sometime then. Full of “OMG THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVARRRR I LUV THIS BAND BEFORE NE1 KNEW THEM LOL” nonsense. Makes you a little scared how many kids (or, heaven forbid it just be illiterate adults) have such unfettered access to posting online these days!

  • Jdean

    I think the best song on the album is “Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)” but I think it’s way to unconventional to get played on radio. Then again, I never thought a rock anthem like “Yoü and I” would get radio play and I was wrong about that.

    • jess

      you are right…highway unicorn is one of the best songs and one of my favs from the album…i think it be great on the radio…its a great pop/dance song!

      • asher

        I love Highway Unicorn, hoping it is an eventual single.

      • Lisa

        Agreed! Best song on the CD :)

      • tracksone

        I love how just about every single one of her songs on ‘Born This Way’ has been deemed “the best” or “my favorite”. In this way I think the album was a success. Gaga said she wanted to do alot of different things with this album. She also stated that it would be a risk and not for everyone, it’s an album more for her fans. I think she hit it nail on if that was her true goal. Does it measure up to ‘The Fame (Monster)’? No, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a great album. The fact that an unconventional album like ‘Born This Way’ with tons of entirely different sounding songs and interest did as well as it did is a testament to Gaga’s abilities.

      • Lady Skunkga

        Garbage just like her fashion & art!

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