2008: Poker Face By Lady Gaga

Composed by Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Nadir Khayat. Recorded by Lady Gaga for her debut album, The Fame. The song is the best selling single of 2009 worldwide. It won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. In interviews about the song, Lady Gaga said “Poker Face was written by her as a pop song and was a tribute to her rock ‘n’ roll boyfriends. It’s about a lot of different things. I gamble but I’ve also dated a lot of guys who are really into sex and booze and gambling, so I wanted to write a record my boyfriends would like too”. She also stated the main idea behind the song was sex and gambling. During her Fame Ball Tour performance at Palm Springs in California in April 2009, the singer explained to the crowd the true meaning behind the term Poker Face used in the song. She suggested that the song dealt with her personal experience of bisexuality. The idea behind the song was to be with a man but fantasising about a woman, hence the man in the song needs to read her Poker Face to understand what is going through her mind. Genres: Dance Pop, Synth Pop.

The Music video was filmed at the luxury villa on bwin (an online betting company) PokerIsland. The company also provided the poker equipment and obtained product placements in return. The video won the Best International Artist Video at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards. In June 2010, Lady Gaga held a reverse auction for one of the necklaces worn in the music video. All the proceeds from the auction went to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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Chart History (2008 – 2009)Peak Position
Australia1
Austria1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders Region Chart1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Wallonia Region Chart1
Canada Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart28
Canada Hot 100 Singles Chart1
Czech Republic 2
Denmark1
Finland1
France1
Germany1
Greece2
Hungary Dance Top 40 Singles Chart1
Hungary Radios Top 40 Singles Chart5
Hungary Top 40 Singles Chart6
Ireland1
Israel2
Italy2
Japan4
Mexico Billboard Inglés Airplay Chart1
Mexico Monitor Latino Top Inglés Chart 1
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart1
Netherlands Single Top 100 Chart1
New Zealand1
Norway1
Romania1
Russia1
Scotland1
Slovakia1
South Korea7
Spain2
Sweden1
Switzerland1
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Adult Top 40 Singles Chart12
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart1
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart1
USA Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart1
USA Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Songs Chart75
USA Billboard Rhythmic Chart5
Chart History (2017)Peak Position
USA Billboard Dance / Electronic Songs Chart8
Year-End Charts (2008)Final Position
Australia14
New Zealand6
Year-End Charts (2009)Final Position
Australia11
Austria1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders Region Chart 1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Wallonia Region Chart 1
Canada Hot 100 Singles Chart2
Finland1
France4
Germany1
Ireland3
Italy4
Japan82
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart15
New Zealand15
Romania9
Russia16
Spain13
Sweden4
Switzerland1
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart16
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart2
USA Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart4
Year-End Charts (2010)Final Position
Italy95
Japan62
Year-End Charts (2017)Final Position
USA Billboard Dance / Electronic Songs Chart 51
Decade-End Charts (2000 – 2009)Final Position
Australia4
Austria3
Germany2
United Kingdom15
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart42