The pair previously came to blows over Gaga's general style and the similarities between 'Born This Way' and 'Express Yourself', with Madonna branding Gaga as 'reductive'. Now, the Fame star has come under fire from Madge fans for 'Applause' baring a striking resemblence to Madge's 'Girls Gone Wild' from her 2012 album MDNA. Compare the two tracks below.
See some fans reactions on Twitter:
Lady Gaga's "Applause" sounds like Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild". #JustSayin— Indra Permana (@AddoIndra) August 15, 2013
As much as I love my baby Lady GaGa, her new single "applause" just sounds like another rip off of Madonna.— Amanda☽❁☯ (@LaluneEyes) August 15, 2013
You act as if Lady Gaga sits there all day like "hmm how can i copy Madonna with.my next album?".— Anthony Banderas (@SocioAnthony) August 15, 2013
also Lady Gaga didn't copy you. unless you are Madonna.— Alexis Blair Penney (@ALEXISPENNEY) August 15, 2013
Lady Gaga sounds like Madonna in her new song.— trebor (@robertzumaya) August 15, 2013
Is Lady Gaga serious with her new song? It's all autotuned and sounds like Madonna #dissapointing— Piper Chapman (@nattyicetweets) August 15, 2013
Listen to 'Applause' by Lady Gaga below:
Now compare it to 'Girl Gone Wild' by Madonna:
One Youtube user has even altered the pitch to create a mash-up of the two to highlight the similarities. Listen to the mix below.
'Applause' was released early after being leaked online and Gaga, in hallmark dramatic fashion, declared it a "pop music emergency".
Below: Lady Gaga live in Italy