Is “Bad Romance” Lady Gaga’s Most Streamed Song?

Lady Gaga is recognized for her musical and acting talents. But her songwriting style is widely acclaimed for its creativity, emotional depth, and willingness to explore themes that are often considered taboo in mainstream pop music.

Her technique for incorporating a variety of musical genres into her songs, including pop, rock, dance, and electronic music made her songs stand out since her debut. Lady Gaga has been involved in writing most of her songs throughout her career and has written songs for other prominent artists. The music industry has recognized Lady Gaga’s success as an artist, with numerous awards and biggest career achievements under her belt.

But which of Lady Gaga’s songs is her most successful? for years, many thought it was “Bad Romance”. However, her contributions to A Star Is Born and Top Gun: Maverick may come out on top…

How Much Did Lady Gaga Make From “Bad Romance?”

“Bad Romance” was released as the lead single from Lady Gaga’s second best-selling studio album, “The Fame Monster” in 2009. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reaching number one in several other countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia.

“Bad Romance” has been certified platinum eleven times by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for having 5.9 million digital downloads as of 2019.

In terms of revenue, “Bad Romance” was a major financial success for Lady Gaga. According to multiple sources, the hit single reportedly made over $50 million in revenue from sales, streaming, and tours. With a staggering 12 million copies sold as of 2018, and an astonishing 16 billion views on YouTube, it’s clear that “Bad Romance” has captured the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere.

Not only did “Bad Romance” break records for sales and views, but it also won numerous awards, including two Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Music Video. The music video for the song swept the VMAs in 2010 with ten nominations, and Lady Gaga took home seven awards, including Video of the Year.

With these accolades, “Bad Romance” now holds the distinction of being the second most awarded video in VMA history, just behind Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” which won nine times back in 1987.

How Much Did Lady Gaga Make From “Shallow?”

“Shallow” was performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for their 2018 film A Star Is Born. The hit song was written and produced by Lady Gaga and was a commercial and critical success. The song topped the charts in several countries and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

“Shallow” also won four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media

The song’s chart-topping success continued long after its initial release, and in 2018, the prestigious Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique (SNEP) in France awarded “Shallow” with a Diamond certification for accumulating an impressive 333,333 equivalent sales units.

According to the annual IFPI Reports, “Shallow” sold 10.2 million copies worldwide in 2019. This made Lady Gaga’s become the first woman ever to score four singles that have sold at least 10 million copies each globally, following in the footsteps of her earlier hits, “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Bad Romance.”

But the success of “Shallow” didn’t stop there. In the US alone, the song was streamed a staggering 148.6 million times by January 2019, and it was eventually certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after it reportedly generated over $36 million in revenue from sales, streaming, and tours as reported by Forbes. The music video for “Shallow” has also been successful, receiving 1.4 billion views on YouTube.

As posted by GagaDaily in 2022, “Shallow” has already sold more than 30.0M single units worldwide. This revenue came from digital sales, Spotify, and YouTube, and it is still at the 88th spot in the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart.

How Much Did Lady Gaga Make From “Hold My Hand?”

The heartwarming ballad “Hold My Hand” written by Lady Gaga was a huge success, receiving critical acclaim and various nominations at prestigious award shows. The song premiered as one of the soundtracks of the movie, Top Gun: Maverick, and it won the Satellite Award for Best Original Song.

“Hold My Hand” was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Song. It even received a Gold Derby Music Award nomination for Record and Song of the Year.

Lady Gaga made history by becoming the first artist to receive three nominations in the Best Original Song category, with “Hold My Hand”. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 82 a week after its release, it climbed to number 19 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, number 12 on the Adult Pop Airplay chart, and number nine on the Adult Contemporary chart.

On the global stage, it debuted at number 62 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and peaked in the top 40 at number 37 for ten weeks, as per Billboard.

“Hold My Hand” gained traction in the UK and became the 22nd best-selling song of 2022. The pop star’s single climbed to its peak position of number 24 in the UK charts, thanks to its massive sales and rising airplay, and it currently sits at the 145th spot on the worldwide iTunes Song Chart.

Lady Gaga opened up about her inspiration and dedication to “Hold My Hand” before its release, on her Instagram account.

“This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time… I wanted to say that I wrote the song for the INCREDIBLE movie #topgun #topgunmaverick but also for people who feel like they’re not gonna be ok or WE ARE never gonna be ok and that life taught me through hard times to have faith in humanity when it’s hard to have faith in yourself. When you feel lonely, sad, removed from the world, far away from yourself and others #holdmyhand. One day you may even be strong enough to hold your own…”

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