Can Lady Gaga's "Marry The Night" Get WKTU Back To Its Glory Days?

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"Marry The Night," the first song from Lady Gaga's Born This Way released via the uber-annoying "social game" FarmVille, is, like many of the album's other tracks that have been previewed so far, a throwback to a different time. Its minor-key stomp is accompanied by Gaga singing about how surrendering herself to the charms of New York's nightlife will save her from her heartbreak, and--perhaps in a stylistic nod to its lyrical New York shoutouts--it sounds a lot like a 2011-production-values version of the disco and freestyle tracks that used to dot the playlist of dance station WKTU before that station turned into a slightly less singer-songwritery carbon copy of its corporate cousin Z100, throwing all the old 12-inches out the window in favor of more Katy Perry. Which nobody needs! At all! This is a total longshot, I know, but it would be so great if Gaga's retro-flogging lit up the phones at KTU with people asking for "more songs like this," perhaps even name-checking a song or two from Last Dance At Studio 54, the compilation the station co-released back in the day. (The track list is pretty killer top to bottom, but Lina Santiago's "Feels So Good" is particularly notable at the moment because it's an obvious antecedent to Rihanna's "S&M.")

I'll try to keep up with the game of whack-a-mole between Web Sheriff and people trying to show the track to non-Farmville users, although it's going to be tough, I think. Those people are really good at what they do!

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WEB SHERIFF
WEB SHERIFF

 WEB SHERIFFWho You Gonna CallTel +44(0)208-3238013Fax +44(0)208-3238080websheriff@websheriff.comwww.websheriff.com

Hey Maura & VV Blogs, On behalf of Interscope, Atom Factory and Lady Gaga, many thanks for plugging "Born This Way" (US street date 23rd May) on The Village Voice Blogs ... .. and as you say, oh! for the glory-days of Disco and Studio 54 !! ... ..   also, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview material, then streams of both the title track and Judas are available for fans and bloggers to stream / link to / embed at www.youtube.com/LadyGagaVEVO, where they can also access Episodes 41 thru 44 of GagaVision … .. for further details of the new album, check-out www.LadyGaga.com, as well as www.facebook.com/LadyGaga and www.twitter.com/LadyGaga … .. and fans can / should keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material, videos and on-line streams and promotions. These streams – and the other, exciting promotions that shall be announced ahead of release – are for hyper-linking / embedding only and for streaming by media sites and Little Monsters via Mother Monster’s site and YouTube channel, so we’d kindly ask everyone to reciprocate this goodwill gesture by not ripping and re-posting these files. Last but far from least, if anyone finds any pirated files on-line, they can now let LadyGaga.com know directly via the ‘Honesty Box’ mailbox – MonsterMail@LadyGaga.com.  Huge Thanx in advance for everyone’s help and Thanx Again for your plug. All The Best (& With Regards to Little Monsters everywhere), WEB SHERIFF 

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