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"The Climb"
A female teenager lies on her back with her head is tilted over her shoulder to face the viewer. Her straight brunette hair frames her face. The teen wears a plaid shirt, pink lipstick, and has blue green eyes. The words "Miley" and Cyrus", separated by a blue star, are printed in white above her face, and the words "the climb" are printed below her face.
Single by Miley Cyrus
from the album Hannah Montana: The Movie
B-side "The Climb" (Stripped Version)
Released March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Country pop, power ballad
Length 3:55
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Jessi Alexander, Jon Mabe
Producer John Shanks
Miley Cyrus singles chronology
"Fly on the Wall"
(2009)
"The Climb"
(2009)
"Party in the U.S.A."
(2009)

"The Climb" is a song written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe originally performed by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie. It was released on March 5, 2009 as the lead single of the film's soundtrack by Walt Disney Records. The song is a power ballad with lyrics that describe life as a difficult but rewarding journey. It is styled as a country pop ballad, was her first solo song to be released to country radio. The instrumentation includes piano, guitar, and violins.

"The Climb" was generally well received by critics and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 52nd Grammy Awards. However, the song was withdrawn from consideration by Walt Disney Records because it had not been written specifically for a movie as the category's eligibility rules required. The song achieved worldwide success and became a top ten hit on charts in Australia, Canada, Norway, and the United States. In the United States, the song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the eighth best selling digital single of 2009. Five months after its release, the single was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The song's accompanying music video was directed by Matthew Rolston and depicts scenes of Cyrus climbing a mountain or singing intercut with clips of Hannah Montana: The Movie. Cyrus promoted the song with several live performances; Her first, at the Kids Inaugural: "We Are the Future" event on January 19, 2009, was the first time the song had ever been publicly heard. She also performed the song as the closing number of her Wonder World Tour, her first world tour.

"The Climb" has been covered by several artists and was the most popular choice of song among auditioners for the ninth season of the American singing contest American Idol. Simon Cowell, creator of the British television talent show The X Factor, chose "The Climb" as the debut single for the winner of the competition's sixth season. Winner Joe McElderry's version, released on December 14, 2009, topped both the Irish Singles Chart and the UK Singles Chart.

Contents

Background

Unlike a promotinal single from the soundtrack, "Hoedown Throwdown", "The Climb" was not intentionally written for the 2009 musical film Hannah Montana: The Movie. Co-writer Jessi Alexander conceived the song's melody while driving to the home of songwriting partner Jon Mabe; once she arrived, she and Mabe developed a song about overcoming life's obstacles inspired by their personal struggles in the music industry.[1] Alexander referred to the process as a form of "therapy".[2] In regards to the song's development, Alexander stated,

"Actually, I was just driving to work one day. It's just a typical day, nothing really special about that day. And I just had this melody in my head. And I couldn't get to my co-writer Jon Mabe or my guitar fast enough because I just wanted to play what I was hearing. And, you know, we just kinda put it down pretty fast and didn't really think anything about it. The lyrics kinda started to come, I think for both of us, being kinda underdogs in the business. My co-writer was a songplugger, just turned songwriter, and I'd had record deals and ups and downs in the music business. I think for both of us, we just came from a place of, you know, 'it's not a race'."[1]

The song they created was titled "It's the Climb" and was written in third person.[3] Alexander said the original song was "more spiritual" than the version that was released and contained lines about prayer. However, she claimed she "knew it was pop [and] knew it was Disney."[3]

Before reaching Cyrus, the song had been offered to and rejected by several country artists. It was eventually picked up by Peter Chelsom, director of Hannah Montana: The Movie, who gave it to Cyrus to record for the film.[2] Chelsom found what would become "The Climb" while visiting Nashville, Tennessee during a quest to find eleven new songs for Hannah Montana: The Movie.[3] After hearing Alexander's music, Chelsom asked her to submit songs for consideration; Alexander recorded "It's the Climb" on a CD and gave it to him. Several weeks later, Chelsom called to say that "the song was gonna be an integral part of the movie".[3] However, he wanted Mabe and Alexander to rework some of the song's content and to change the song from third person to first person.[3] Alexander felt the changes amounted to a "substantial amount of the song" and commented, "For me, when you change something from third person to first person, it can change the whole meaning of a line."[3] She and Mabe "wrestl[ed] over taking words out" and how much they could change while maintaining the song's integrity.[3] After many "back and forth drafts", Mabe and Alexander finally created a version they felt was "perfect for the movie".[3]

Upon receiving the final draft, filmmakers told the songwriters, "This is perfect for Miley, it’s gonna change her life, gonna change your life."[3] Chelsom commented that the song "turned up" the film's music level by tapping into Cyrus's newfound vocal range.[4] As with the other songs featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie, the song is "tightly woven into the fabric of the story and the characters".[5] In the film, Cyrus plays Miley Stewart, a character with a secret double life as superstar Hannah Montana. Keeping this secret causes trouble between Miley and many of the other characters in the film and leaves Miley confused and contrite. She expresses her emotions by writing "The Climb".[5] According to film producer Alfred Gough, "The song is her journey, the lessons she's learned in the movie. It's an epic [...] power ballad that encapsulates Miley's journey and the message of the film."[5]

"The Climb" was chosen as the lead single from the soundtrack due to its country elements, which introduced Cyrus to listeners beyond her usual pop audience.[6] The song is Cyrus's first solo effort marketed directly to country radio, though she had previously recorded a country duet with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, which was titled "Ready, Set, Don't Go" and released to the country market in 2007. Bill Lamb, of About.com, said the song signified Cyrus's hope for a position in country music, noting her duet with country singer Taylor Swift at the 51st Grammy Awards.[7] Warren Truitt, also from About.com, referred to the song as "Miley's serious attempt to break into the contemporary country world."[8] "The Climb" was leaked to the Internet on February 4, 2009, two days prior to its official release for airplay.[9] In October 2009, it was re-released to countries outside the United States in the international version of Cyrus's extended play, The Time of Our Lives.[10]

Composition

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"The Climb" is a country pop power ballad that incorporates soft rock and pop rock styles[11][12] and lasts three minutes and fifty-five seconds.[13] The song begins slowly, building primarily from solo piano and accentuated with chiming electric guitars.[7] However, at two minutes and forty-five seconds, a "sudden, spiky burst of violins" enters the song, and the song switches to full power.[14] Bill Lamb of About.com considers Cyrus's vocals "solid and clear".[7] However, Todd Martens, co-editor of The Los Angeles Times music column, says Cyrus uses a "a raspy voice [that] brings a bit of country grit" to the song.[14] "The Climb" is set in common time at a moderate tempo of 80 beats per minute.[15] The song is sung in the key of E major and Cyrus's vocals span two octaves, from E3 to G#5.[15] The song uses a standard issue ballad arrangement[7][14] with the chord progression, E5—Asus2—F#7sus.[15]

According to music reviewer Fraser McAlpine of the BBC the song's lyrics assert that life should be viewed as "a journey which is difficult but rewarding".[16] Both Martens and McAlpine took special interest in the line "It's always gonna be an uphill battle/Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose". Martens interpreted the line as an acknowledgment by the singer of her own mistakes in life,[14] while McAlpine wrote, "In this song which is about plugging away at things, the writers have slipped in [...] that the occasional setback isn't the end of the world."[16]

Critical reception

Cyrus premiered "The Climb" at the Kids' Inaugural: "We Are the Future" event in January 2009.

Critical reception for the song was generally positive. Fraser McAlpine of the BBC felt the song's lyrics were generic, but complimented Cyrus vocals: "Miley acquits herself well vocally - there are moments where her voice sounds a tad strained, but it's good to hear her on a track that's a little more subdued and with less frantic production than the uptempo, sassy pop songs we're used to."[16] Michael Menachem of Billboard magazine called the song "one of the year's strongest ballads".[17] Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised "The Climb" for being a "pretty liberation anthem".[18] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly said, "On tunes like [...] 'The Climb', the 16-year-old Tennessee native turns up her homegrown inflections, but a few elongated r's won't exactly shut out her huge pop audience."[6] Todd Martens of The Los Angeles Times believed that "The Climb" was "buried in cheese" and described it as "pre-Valentine's Day gooeyness".[14] However, Martens said, "'The Climb' is the rare Miley ballad that's on par with some of her more spunky teen pop."[14]

Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "the best songs that Cyrus sings on the soundtrack have her own name on them".[11] She also made musical comparisons to Shania Twain and described the song as "natural, [...] down to earth and grown-up".[11] While reviewing The Time of Our Lives, Michael Hann of The Guardian called "The Climb" a "one rather superior ballad", compared to "When I Look at You" and "Obsessed".[19] Hann said the song was added to the extended play in order to "add some ballast since this collection's US release."[19] Jon Caraminica of The New York Times described "The Climb" as an "appealing new single [that] is just the sort of demure, inspirational country-rock that could easily be mistaken for self-reckoning."[20] While reviewing a concert performance, James Reed of The Boston Globe called the song "bland but inspirational fare".[21]

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Awards and nominations

"The Climb" won "Best Song from a Movie" at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards[22] and "Music Choice: Single" at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.[23][24][25] At the 52nd Grammy Awards, "The Climb" received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, a songwriter's award. However, Walt Disney Records withdrew the song from consideration because the song was not "written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media", as the Grammy eligibility rules dictated.[26] According to Rolling Stone magazine, "The Climb" was submitted for consideration by mistake.[27] The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the presenters of the Grammy Awards, released a statement stating, "Walt Disney Records was proactive and forthcoming to our awards department and verified that the song was not written specifically for the film Hannah Montana: The Movie. Based on this information, the Academy has complied with the label's request."[28] NARAS replaced the nomination with the song with the next highest initial vote count, "All is Love" written by Karen O and Nick Zinner for the film Where the Wild Things Are.[27]

Chart performance

On the week ending March 7, 2009, "The Climb" debuted at number forty-eight on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. It was, incidentally, the same week that "Back to Tennessee", by Cyrus's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, debuted at number fifty-nine, the first time a father and daughter had separate charting songs on the chart since Johnny and Rosanne Cash charted in 1990 with "Silver Stallion" and "One Step over the Line", respectively.[29] "The Climb" eventually peaked at number twenty-five on the country-genre chart.[30] For the week ending March 14, 2009, the song debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 due to sales of 166,000 digital downloads,[31] thus making "The Climb" Cyrus's highest-charting effort, surpassing her previous best-charting effort "7 Things", which peaked at number nine in July 2008.[31] For the week ending May 2, 2009, the song reached its peak at number four on the Hot 100.[32] "The Climb" also peaked at number seven on the Pop 100 chart, forty-two on Hot Christian Songs, and at number one for fifteen consecutive weeks on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.[30] Cyrus became the youngest artist to top Adult Contemporary since LeAnn Rimes entered the chart in 1997 with "How Do I Live".[33] On August 5, 2009, the single was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the sales of over two million copies.[34] According to Billboard, "The Climb" was the eighth best selling digital single of 2009.[35] In Canada, "The Climb" entered at number seventeen and eventually peaked at number five.[36]

"The Climb" was also a success in Australia and New Zealand. The song made its debut on the Australian Singles Chart at number forty-six on April 19, 2009.[37] After ten weeks on the chart, "The Climb" reached number five on the chart, where it stayed for two consecutive weeks.[37] The song has been certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales above 70,000.[38] "The Climb" debuted in the New Zealand Singles Chart at number twenty-five on April 13, 2009 and reached its peak at number twelve on June 15, 2009.[39] On September 4, 2009, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for sales exceeding 7,500 copies.[40]

In the UK Singles Chart, "The Climb" made its entry at number eighty-two on March 28, 2009 and reached its peak at number eleven on June 16, 2009.[41] With its peak at number eleven, it tied for Cyrus's best-charting effort on the chart with "See You Again" from October 2008.[42] In Ireland, the song also peaked at number eleven.[36] In mainland Europe, the song peaked at number twenty-three on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, number eleven on Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders), and number five on Norwegian Singles Chart.[30][43][44] The song experienced similar commercial outcomes throughout the rest of Europe; it charted within the top thirty of charts in Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), and France.[36]

Music video

Cyrus portrayed singing at the top of the mountain in the music video to "The Climb". This setting is similar to that of the music video for "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" by Britney Spears.

Matthew Rolston directed the music video for "The Climb",[45] which premiered on Cyrus's MySpace page on February 11, 2009.[46] The video commences with a shot of Cyrus holding a guitar and a suitcase as she begins to walk down a long path extending through a valley. At the end of the valley, the sun breaks out over a distant mountain. The entire scene is enhanced with computer-generated imagery.[47] Cyrus has her hair tied in a bun and wears a traveling jacket, a gray tank top and cowboy boots. In a separate setting, Cyrus, wearing a gray short sleeve shirt and her hair loose, begins to sing "The Climb" beneath a blue spotlight in a purple room. The two settings alternate throughout the video. A vignetted scene from Hannah Montana: The Movie appears in front of Cyrus as she walks on the path. The video zooms into the scene and a montage of film clips plays, featuring Cyrus's character and her love interest, Travis Brody (played by Lucas Till) horseback riding. The video returns to Cyrus walking; she picks up a rose fallen on the path, then throws it behind her. As the video progresses, she also sees things such as a herd of horses and a shooting star cross her path.[14] A new setting enters the video in which Cyrus dances in a purple room with a countdown or, occasionally, film clips projected on the wall behind her. Rain begins to pour in the path setting. Cyrus puts down her jacket, guitar case, suitcase, and boots and continues onwards with only her guitar strapped to her shoulder. More film clip montages play in the same manner as the first. As the last montage ends, Cyrus finally reaches the summit of a reddish, CGI mountain and triumphantly looks over the cliff's edge to watch the sun shining over a shimmering lake.[47] An alternate version of the music video excluding the Hannah Montana: The Movie clips exists and was sent to several channels, including VH1.[48]

Bill Lamb of About.com said the video took an "inspirational approach".[45] Todd Martens of The Los Angeles Times wrote that while he enjoyed the song, he was unsure about the video. He commented that while the video was an improvement since Cyrus's video for "7 Things" (2008), the settings in "The Climb" music video looked as though they had been painted by Thomas Kinkade and Cyrus's dancing appeared off-beat.[14] Travis of MTV described the video as "beautifully shot (although heavily digitized)".[49] Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo! Music remarked that the summit setting was similar to that of the music video for Britney Spears' "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman".[47] Even more so, heavily inspired by Mandy Moore's single Cry. Parker also felt the scene in which Cyrus looks out over the cliff, shot using large sweeps with an aerial camera, had been "lifted straight out of an '80s Bon Jovi video".[47][50] In 2009, the video received a MuchMusic Video nomination for Best International Artist Video, but lost to Lady Gaga's music video for "Poker Face".[51]

Live performances

Cyrus performing "The Climb" as the closing number of the Wonder World Tour.

Cyrus opened the Kids' Inaugural: "We Are the Future" event with the premiere of "The Climb"; the event was held on January 19, 2009 in Washington D.C. at the Verizon Center to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.[52][53] Cyrus, dressed in an embroidered red ball gown made by Reem Acra, dedicated the song to Obama's daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama.[54] Following the song's official release in March 2009, Cyrus resumed promotion for "The Climb", performing live for shows including American Idol,[55] The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,[56] the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards,[57] Good Morning America,[58] and Live with Regis and Kelly throughout April.[59] On April 13, Cyrus performed "The Climb" as part of her set for the AOL Sessions.[60]

On April 24, Cyrus sang "The Climb" and other songs in a London Apple Store.[61] The performances were recorded and sold exclusively by the United Kingdom iTunes Store as a live extended play titled iTunes Live from London.[61] On June 7, 2009, Cyrus performed the song at twentieth annual A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival, an outdoor carnival supporting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[62] Cyrus also sang "The Climb" on The Today Show on August 28[63][64] and at the first D23 Expo on September 11, 2009.[65]

To promote the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack, Cyrus performed "The Climb" on a six-day, five-city acoustic radio promo tour that reached over two-hundred-fifty radio shows.[66] The song is also used as the closing number of Cyrus' 2009 Wonder World Tour, her first world tour. During the tour performances, Cyrus performed in a white tank top and shorts, boots, and a metallic vest while giant overhead video screens displayed sunsets.[67] After finishing, Cyrus exited through a passageway in the stage while the images of shooting stars and the earth in space appeared on the screen. Melinda M. Thompson of The Oregonian described the performance as "really a moment to remember -- Miley's soulful and touching rendition of 'The Climb'"[68] while Jim Harrington of The Oakland Tribune said the performance was a "tender closer" that drew a large response at the September 18 concert in Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena.[69]

Track listings

  • EU/US CD Single[13]
  1. "The Climb" (Album Version) – 3:55
  2. "The Climb" (Stripped Version) – 3:56
  1. "The Climb" (Album Version) – 3:55
  2. "Fly on the Wall" (David Khane Remix) – 2:34
  • EU Maxi CD Single[71]
  1. "The Climb" (Album Version) – 3:55
  2. "The Climb" (Stripped Version) – 3:56
  3. "The Climb" (Full Pop Mix) – 3:51

Charts, sales, and procession

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[37] 5
Austrian Singles Chart[72] 30
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[43] 11
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[73] 18
Canadian Hot 100[36] 5
Danish Singles Chart[74] 37
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[30] 25
French Singles Chart[75] 16
German Singles Chart[36] 41
Irish Singles Chart[36] 11
New Zealand Singles Chart[39] 12
Norwegian Singles Chart[44] 5
Spanish Singles Chart[76] 46
Swedish Singles Chart[77] 40
Swiss Singles Chart[78] 40
UK Singles Chart[41] 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[30] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs[30] 25
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[30] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (2008) Position
Australian Singles Chart[79] 16
Canadian Hot 100[80] 17
New Zealand Singles Chart[81] 43
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[82] 21

Certifications

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
Australia Platinum[38]
New Zealand Gold[40]
United States 2× Platinum[34]

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"Love Story" by Taylor Swift
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks number-one single
July 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009
Succeeded by
"You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

Cover versions

"The Climb" has been covered by several amateurs and established acts. Mirror Image Records' indie rock group HelenaMaria covered the song and released it as a single in March 2009.[83] Pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson and two other singers covered the song in a YouTube video published in September 2009. The three singers harmonized together in an intimate performance while one strummed an acoustic guitar.[84]

At auditions for the ninth season of the television singing competition American Idol, "The Climb" was the most popular choice of song amongst contestants.[85] Mandi Bierly, writing for Entertainment Weekly, commented, "it sounds like we could get an Idol whose voice actually suits the inspirational tune that he or she will be forced to record as a first single. (Though the odds of that song being anywhere as good as 'The Climb'...)".[85] While informing Cyrus of its' popularity on American Idol, the series' host Ryan Seacrest commented that the contestants "believe [it is] a song that will make an impression and [...] will get them into that next level".[86] Cyrus replied,

"Honestly, not to get all deep or anything, but that does, like, excite me so much because [...] that's what that show is all about: [...] following your dreams and not giving up [...] even though, like, that's what you're getting into, just to be judged, and pretty much to, like, be torn down, so just to build character, and I think that's so cool. That song could not be more appropriate for a better show [...] It's so cool, because that's, like, their one chance to make an impression and they chose my song, that's amazing."[86]

Fourteen year old Thia Megia performed a cover version of "The Climb" while competing in the semi-final of America's Got Talent. Her performance was well received by the judges, with praise from Sharon Osbourne for her age-appropriate choice.[87] Australian singer Stan Walker performed the song as a contestant on the seventh season of Australian Idol. After winning the competition, he recorded the song for his debut album, Introducing... Stan Walker.[88]American Idol finalist Haeley Vaughn performed the song during the top 20 rounds of the ninth season and was eliminated the next day.

Joe McElderry version

"The Climb"
Single by Joe McElderry
B-side "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me"
"Somebody to Love"[89]
Released December 13, 2009 (2009-12-13) (Download)[90]
December 16, 2009 (2009-12-16) (CD Single)[89]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Power Ballad, Pop
Length 3:36
Label Syco
Writer(s) Jessi Alexander, Jon Mabe
Joe McElderry singles chronology
"The Climb"
(2009)
Music video
"The Climb" at YouTube

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"The Climb" was recorded by Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon, and Joe McElderry, the three finalists of the sixth series of the British television talent contest The X Factor, in preparation for a single release as soon as the winner was announced.[91] After Solomon's elimination, Murs and McElderry sang the song on December 13, 2009 as their final performance in the competition. Upon winning the competition, McElderry released "The Climb" as his debut single.[92]

McElderry said that the lyrics to "The Climb" mean a lot to him: "It's an emotional song because it's what's been happening in the last few months. It all feels very, very surreal."[92] McElderry's cover of "The Climb" was released as a digital download at midnight after the X Factor final on December 14, 2009 and as a physical single on December 16, 2009.[89][93]

Music video

Joe McElderry in his music video for "The Climb"

The three finalists filmed a music video to "The Climb" in December 2009, McElderry's version premiered on his official YouTube channel the same day as his version's physical release. The video features him in a waistcoat and shirt as he stands on a flooded set with a cityscape backdrop.[94] Like the other X Factor winners, the video features footage of him from his time on the show.[95]

Chart performance

On December 17, 2009, McElderry's version of "The Climb" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at number one,[96] holding #1 in its second week to secure the Irish Christmas number one.[97] On December 20, 2009, the song failed to become the British Christmas number one, as McElderry's "The Climb" was beaten by Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" which, following a campaign originating on Facebook to prevent a fifth consecutive Christmas number 1 single created by The X Factor, re-entered at number one on the UK Singles Chart after a 16 year hiatus.[98] "The Climb" reached number 1 in its second week on the UK chart, making it the final number one of the decade on the British and Irish charts.

Chart (2009) Chart Peak
European Hot 100 Singles 4
Irish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 1

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
17 December, 2009 - 14 January, 2010
Succeeded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
Preceded by
"Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine
UK Singles Chart number-one single
27 December 2009 - 3 January 2010
Succeeded by
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga

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