Poker Face (Lady Gaga song)

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"Poker Face" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008).wikipedia
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"Poker Face" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008).
She rose to prominence the following year with her debut album, the electropop record The Fame, and its chart-topping singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".

The Fame

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"Poker Face" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008).
The first two singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" gained international success, topping the charts in several countries worldwide including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Gaga performed the song on the eighth season of the television show American Idol, besides multiple other television appearances, as well as the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, all of her concert tours, and the Super Bowl LI halftime show.

Just Dance (song)

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"Poker Face" is a synth-pop song in the key of G minor, following in the footsteps of her previous single "Just Dance", but with a darker musical tone. "Poker Face" is a synth-pop and dance-pop song, and follows the footsteps of Gaga's previous single "Just Dance".
In March 2010, the song was released as downloadable content for the music-based videogame series Rock Band, alongside "Poker Face", "Monster" and "Bad Romance" as part of "Lady Gaga Pack 01".

Super Bowl LI halftime show

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Gaga performed the song on the eighth season of the television show American Idol, besides multiple other television appearances, as well as the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, all of her concert tours, and the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
The singer came down and stood on a tall pillar across the stage, and performed "Poker Face" as fireworks lit up behind her.

The Fame Ball Tour

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During her Fame Ball Tour performance at Palm Springs, California, on April 11, 2009, Gaga explained to the crowd the true meaning behind the term "Poker Face" used in the song.
Jill Menze from Billboard also gave a positive review for the performance and complimented songs like "Just Dance", "LoveGame", "Poker Face", "Boys Boys Boys" and the fame obsessed "Paparazzi".

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According to BBC, the "Mum-mum-mum-mah" hook used in the song references Boney M.'s 1977 hit "Ma Baker".
The "ma ma ma ma" chorus vocals were also sampled in Lady Gaga's "Poker Face".

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Whereas "Just Dance" was predominately electropop, "Poker Face" carries a dark sound with clear vocals on the chorus and a pop hook while combining the synths from "Just Dance" and the more dance-oriented beat of the next single "LoveGame".
The song does not have a massive sound like previous single "Poker Face", nor has a big melody like subsequent single, "Paparazzi".

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It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 14 million copies.

The Record of the Year

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However, the song became the country's biggest-selling single of 2009, and was awarded The Record of the Year.

Riptide (Vance Joy song)

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It held the record for the longest-charting song in ARIA Chart history of 106 weeks until this was broken in May 2015 by Vance Joy's "Riptide".
It surpassed the previous record of 106 weeks, held by "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga.

Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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"Poker Face" was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and won the Award for Best Dance Recording.

2009 MTV Video Music Awards

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The video received four nominations at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, in the categories of Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

Dance/Mix Show Airplay

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"Poker Face" also peaked on both the Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Club Play charts.

Dance Club Songs

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"Poker Face" also peaked on both the Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Club Play charts.

European Hot 100 Singles

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The song also spent 16 non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard European Hot 100 Singles chart.

Strip poker

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The accompanying music video for the song portrays Gaga singing it in various costumes and playing strip poker in a getaway villa.
* Music video of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga - 2009

Bisexuality

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She suggested that the song dealt with her personal experience with bisexuality.
Lady Gaga has also stated that she is bisexual, and has acknowledged that her song "Poker Face" is about fantasizing about a woman while being with a man.

Paparazzi (Lady Gaga song)

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Along with five other nominations for "Paparazzi", Gaga was tied with Beyoncé for most nominations each for that year.
"Paparazzi" is a dance-pop and techno-pop song with an uptempo, sultry beat similar to Gaga's previous singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".

2009 MuchMusic Video Awards

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On June 21, 2009, the video won the Best International Artist Video at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards.

American Idol (season 8)

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Gaga performed the song on the eighth season of the television show American Idol, besides multiple other television appearances, as well as the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, all of her concert tours, and the Super Bowl LI halftime show.

The Monster Ball Tour

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The track was part of the setlist of Gaga's The Monster Ball Tour.
Gaga then started performing the song "Speechless" on piano, and continued with an acoustic version of "Poker Face".

Dance-pop

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"Poker Face" is a synth-pop and dance-pop song, and follows the footsteps of Gaga's previous single "Just Dance".
Lady Gaga is frequently considered as one of the pioneers of this evolution, notably with her singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" which were heavily influenced by synthpop and electropop.

Born This Way Ball

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The song was included on the set list of her Born This Way Ball tour (2012–2013), where she sported a modified version of her infamous meat dress.
"Poker Face" is performed next and at the end of the song Gaga is lowered into a meat grinder.

Make Her Say

Rapper Kid Cudi joined her then to perform his song "Make Her Say" which contains a sample of "Poker Face".
The song is perhaps best known for its sample of "Poker Face", as performed by Lady Gaga.