Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga stay classy in the music video for “The Lady is a Tramp,” their duet from Bennett’s chart-topping “Duets II” album. The clip, which features the pair shimmying in the recording studio and showing off their stellar pipes while performing the 1937 classic, premiered on Vevo on Monday (Oct. 3).
In a black lace dress and aqua blue wig, Lady Gaga looks more ostentatious than the 85-year-old Bennett, whose only stitch of color — a red handkerchief — is eventually taken by Gaga and wagged in his face. At the 2:30 mark, Bennett and Gaga begin an awkward dance move, with the pop star towering over the singing legend.
“The Lady is a Tramp,” along with duets with Carrie Underwood, John Mayer and Mariah Carey, helped “Duets II” move 179,000 copies in its first week of release and give Bennett his first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Gaga scored a No. 1 album four months earlier, as “Born This Way” sold 1.11 million copies in its first week.
The “Tramp” clip is the second visual from “Duets II,” after the video for “Body and Soul,” Bennett’s duet with the late Amy Winehouse, premiered last month. The track was Winehouse’s final recording before her death in July.