As most of you know, one of the most important reason why 'Judas' by Lady Gaga flopped was because of its religious and controversial lyrics. It was released in the holy week, before Easter.
The song has outraged religious figures because of the apparently blasphemous tone of the lyrics where Gaga sings that she is 'in love with Judas'.
So here is my question:
If the song would have had the same instrumental, melody and everything the same besides the lyrics and the ''blasphemous'' tone, but had Bad Romance's lyrics (about love and revenge) or lyrics that didn't hurt in any way the catholic church, would the song have had a chance to be a bigger hit or smash?
As most of you know, the radio refused to play it, people refused to buy it and it pretty much flopped. The song was stil a Gaga-esque type of song, produced by the famous producer RedOne which also produced Bad Romance, Poker Face, Just Dance, Alejandro, LoveGame (which all had from moderate succes to massive succes).
What do you think? With the different title and different lyrics would ''Judas'' have smashed?
"I got a plane in the middle of the night, don’t you mind
I nearly killed some body, don’t you mind don’t you mind
I gave you something you can never give back, don’t you mind
You’ve seen your face like a heart attack, don’t you mind don’t you mind"
britney spears & the wanted
ke$ha = gaga = marina = lana = the 1975
Forget the timing, 'The Edge Of Glory' hurt 'Judas' because it was released only 2 weeks later. If Judas didn't flop on the charts and if radio played it, The Edge Of Glory wouldn't have been released so early so it wouldn't affect Judas. And the timing between Judas and Born This Way was more than 2 months and that's enough. So the timing isn't a important reason why it floped.