2008: Poker Face By Lady Gaga

Composed by Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Nadir Khayat. Recorded by Lady Gaga for her debut album The Fame. The song is the best selling single of 2009 worldwide. It won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. In interviews about the song, Lady Gaga said “Poker Face was written by her as a pop song and was a tribute to her rock ‘n’ roll boyfriends. It’s about a lot of different things. I gamble but I’ve also dated a lot of guys who are really into sex and booze and gambling, so I wanted to write a record my boyfriends would like too”. She also stated the main idea behind the song was sex and gambling. During her Fame Ball Tour performance at Palm Springs in California in April 2009, the singer explained to the crowd the true meaning behind the term Poker Face used in the song. She suggested that the song dealt with her personal experience of bisexuality. The idea behind the song was to be with a man but fantasizing about a woman, hence the man in the song needs to read her Poker Face to understand what is going through her mind. Genres: Dance Pop, Synth Pop.

The Music video was filmed at the luxury villa on bwin (an online betting company) PokerIsland. The company also provided the poker equipment and obtained product placements in return. The video won the Best International Artist Video at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards. In June 2010, Lady Gaga held a reverse auction for one of the necklaces worn in the music video. All the proceeds from the auction went to the Lupus Foundation of America.