After all the tweets, talk and anticipation, Lady Gaga's first new song in more than a year finally arrived and proved to be massive in every way. "Born This Way" is a huge-sounding single with a pulsating beat and a positive message that's bound to pack dancefloors and blast from cars, computers and radios for weeks to come. The song is surprisingly reminiscent of Madonna-recalling "Express Yourself" in several places and "Vogue" in the spoken bits-but in the best way possible. "It doesn't matter if you love him or capital H-I-M," Gaga says at the beginning of the song. "Just put your paws up, because you were born this way, baby." The beat then comes crashing in and the track is off to the races, building and releasing tension in its multiple but fluid sections. "Born This Way" is a stellar preview for the album of the same name, due May 23.-JA

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