Why Pop Music Needs Lady Gaga & Her 'Stupid Love' Right Now

Lady Gaga
Norbert Schoerner

Lady Gaga

The new Pop Shop Podcast discusses how Gaga's pure dance-pop sound fits into the current radio landscape.

Lady Gaga’s return with “Stupid Love” has already been warmly embraced by radio, as the track debuts straight in at No. 28 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (dated March 7) after only three days of airplay. The cut is the first single from the superstar’s upcoming album Chromatica (due April 10), and is the first taste of new pop music from Gaga since her smash A Star Is Born soundtrack dropped in late 2018.

On the new Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), hosts Keith and Katie dive into a discussion about why it was important for Gaga to drop a new single right now -- specifically this single -- considering the current landscape of pop music and the state of the world.

The Pop Shoppers also discuss Gaga’s re-entry to pop music with a pure dance/pop tune, and how that sound fits into the pop radio landscape. Will the song find great success, considering the current embrace of dance pop tunes at top 40-formatted radio? After all, the current No. 1 on Pop Songs is another dance pop track, Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.”

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)