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First Listen: Lady GaGa's 'The Edge of Glory'

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As the release of Lady GaGa's new album draws ever-closer, the woman herself heightened our anticipation even further with the release of its third cut 'The Edge of Glory'. The track combines stadium-sized air guitars with club-pumping synths to make for a straight-up fists-in-the-air feel-good anthem that is less cheesy than 'Born This Way' but equally (if not more) euphoric.

From its opening bars it immediately sounds familiar - is it just us or does it have a touch of Cher's 'Song for the Lonely' to it? - while her vocal is the most exposed and impressive of her singles to date. Topped off with an obligatory eccentricity in the form of a saxophone solo, it's another stellar effort that has left us mightily intrigued as to what else we can expect from Born This Way on May 23.

Naturally, we've taken a look on the forums to see what you're all saying about it.

Paparazzo said: "This p*sses all over 'Judas' and 'Bad Romance'."

maninthequeueall commented: "All I can say is why the hell wasn't this the lead single?"

toanythingtaboo described the song as "bittersweet", adding: "Stuck in my head already."

konebyvax said: "Really excellent pop record. And an excellent vocal performance from her."

Finally, Mr. Fahrenheit admitted: "It ain't groundbreaking, but it's just REALLY REALLY GOOD!"

If you haven't already heard it, listen to the track in full below:



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