Lady Gaga vs. Berlin

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When I heard Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” I couldn’t quite figure out what the chorus was reminding me of.  It just came to me today – “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. This is the main love song featured in the 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun. Not as dramatic as I thought when I eventually checked it out, but thought I would post it anyway.

Berlin - "Take My Breath Away" (1986)

Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (2008)

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11 Replies to “Lady Gaga vs. Berlin”

  1. Mike M

    Yeah, it was bugging me too for a while until I too thought of “Take My Breath Away”, (then I googled the two bringing me here!)

    I kept hearing part of Paparazzi as used in an advertisement on the USA channel for an upcoming dog show, ( Westminster Kennel Club I think? – cute ad)

    But your right, it’s just bits and pieces…

    Hard to believe that Top Gun is almost 25 years old huh? The F14 Tomcats they flew are in mothballs.

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  2. Devin Weiss

    I see rumors just about everywhere, that absolutely nothing in Drag queen Gaga is original and that she is really a copycat 🙁 I still adore Lady Gaga coZ she is awesome!

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  3. Sue

    Haha…there are really some similarities… I really enjoyed playing the two music at the same time… good post!

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  4. me

    they sound slightly similar, but it’s a really common melody. pretty much every song has similarities to a different song that was released before it

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  5. Mr Honey Bunny

    That’s funny because the first time I actually heard the Paparazzi song by Lady Gagag I wasn’t paying much attention and thought it was Take my Breat Away, and then I realised it was a totaly new song… So, I got that impression the very first time.

    I’m glad I’m not alone ! ^^

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