It's no secret that Lady Gaga is inspired by Madonna, using her as a fashion and style muse. But now the controversial pop star seems to have gone one step further by practically re-releasing Madonna's 1989 tune Express Yourself.
It’s had fans all over the internet and social networking sites up in arms – and now RadarOnline.com can bring you both tunes so you can compare and decide for yourself – did Gaga rip off Madonna?
Gaga's new single Born This Way, which was released today, does sound uncannily like the eighties hit - right down to the opening spoken word chant to the dance-y beat.
Even the lyrics follow the same theme:
In Express Yourself, Madonna sings: "You deserve the best in life....So if the time isn't right then move on. Second best is never enough...You'll do much better baby on your own."
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And in Born This Way Gaga sings: "There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are...She said, Cause he made you perfect, babe...So hold your head up, girl and you you'll go far, listen to me when I say..."
The similarities between the two songs haven’t gone unnoticed by either Gaga or Madonna fans, with #bornthiswayfriday and #expressyourself remaining a trending topic on Twitter all morning.
"I'm sorry but it p***es me off so much that Born This Way sounds like Madonna's Express Yourself. I expected Born This Way to be UNIQUE," Tweeted one Gaga lover, CelesteLoveGaga.
"Hey Lady Gaga! Madonna called and she wants her song back! I agree w/several others that it does sound a lot like Express Yourself," Tweeted SandraDee8478.
"I dont see a problem with it being like Express Yourself. They r both strengthening the "be yourself" message. Justsayin," Tweeted Jackkk94.