Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were both forced to release their new singles early this week, following pesky online leaks – or was this really the case? Yes, K-Pez, we know that’s why you brought Roar‘s release forward, but it’s perhaps a little too convenient that Mother Monster decided to do the same with Applause… Hmm. Cynical though we may be, we are loving both ladies’ work, and really have no clue who will triumph and secure the No.1 slot on this week’s chart. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.
ANYWAY, in the interest of predicting who might win this chart battle, we’ve decided to get both girls in the metaphorical ring for a pop punch-up. DING, DING, DING!
Round 1: Debut Singles
Katy kissed a girl and liked it; Gaga just danced. Both hit the No.1 spot in the UK and US alike – see ladies, this is what happens when you don’t go head to head. Everyone wins! Alas, K-Pez had a then-unknown Ke$ha star in the video for I Kisssed A Girl, so she takes this round for her serious pop intuity.
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Round 2: Walk, walk, fashion, baby
Both ladies are known for their wacky fashion sense, but thanks to THAT meat dress, Lady Gaga just wins round 2. Katy’s creative use of cake products does, however, earn her a highly commended.
Round 3: Social media prowess
Lady G was once the most Twitter-followed woman in the world, but now her meagre 39,765,266 followers are no match for K-Pez’s army of 40,840,988 Katycats. PERRY WINS! DING, DING, DING!