Tony Bennett ft. Lady Gaga: “The Lady Is A Tramp”

Lady GagaLady Gaga is at the top of my list of celebrities I cannot stand – but she is there for much different reasons than most. It is not her lack of talent, her unconventional use of meat products for clothing, her lack of underwear or her face that bother me. What bothers me most is how she defends her “work” as being so cutting edge and innovative when, for the most part, she has recycled songs and/or schtick from artists before her and calls it her own.

I saw her perform at Lollapalooza two years ago and walked away completely bored. I thought I was going to see a spectacle but came away with nothing to write home about. Even more interesting: I left Gaga to watch The Strokes and was absolutely blown away by their performance even though they pretty much looked like hipster statues with moving mouths (side-note: this might be a great concept for a Logan Square Chuck E Cheese). Eventually everyone else will grow tired of the foie gras tampons and she’ll have to figure out who she really is.

What makes this so maddening to me is knowing somewhere under all of that flashy uncomfortable wardrobe is someone with an incredible amount of talent. While you may not be able to catch it on her own albums, you can definitely hear it in this rendition of, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, from Tony Bennett‘s album, Duets II, which comes out tomorrow.

via Tony Bennett ft. Lady Gaga – The Lady Is A Tramp (Full Song) – YouTube.

Courtney Love Covers Gaga – So Does Rest of World

I’m one of those weird people that would watch and most likely enjoy almost anything Courtney Love does. Can she sing? I’m sure somewhere underneath the layers of tar on her lungs, absolutely. Can she spellcheck? HELL NO, but that’s part of her charm. Can she censor some of her thoughts? Only behind spelling mistakes. Can she cover Lady Gaga? Well, she can certainly try: UPDATE someone deleted the original video so you’ll just have to use your imagination to come up with what Court must sound like while covering Gaga.

>http://www.youtube.com/v/3v4mwhO2Yd0?fs=1&hl=en_US

Really though, when there are dudes like this doing GaGa covers, everyone else should probably just step aside and let greatness reign:

Telephone Blowin' Up

There are about a million and a half covers of Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” but these two are some of the better ones (read: I don’t want to strangle the people in these videos with my midget hands that smell of cabbage).

So which do you like better? Dueling guitars or a capella with a little beatbox?