Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – Shallow

(from A Star Is Born) (Official Musi…

“Shallow” is a pivotal moment in A Star Is Born, since it speaks about Ally and Jackson’s conversations. Collaborated by singer Lady Gaga and American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper. However, Gaga wrote it from Ally’s point of view with the self-aware lyrics asking each other if they are content being who they are.

A rock power ballad,[1] the song finds Gaga and Cooper trading verses and gradually moves towards the climactic final chorus with a vocal run by Gaga. The recording is interspersed with the sound of audience noise and applause. Gaga premiered it on DJ Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show while giving an interview about the film.

An accompanying music video was also released, showing both Gaga’s and Cooper’s characters singing “Shallow” together onstage, interspersed with scenes from A Star Is Born.

“Shallow” received acclaim from music critics, who commended Gaga’s vocals, the dramatic nature of the composition and the songwriting. Commercially, the song topped the charts in more than twenty countries and reached the top ten elsewhere.

It received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Song.

It garnered four Grammy Award nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year while winning for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media. As of February 2021, it is currently the 30th most streamed song on Spotify

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – The Lady is a Tramp

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded a version of this song for his 2011 album Duets II. Bennett praised Gaga’s performance in the song, saying that she is a real “jazz lady”. They performed the song live on ABC‘s Thanksgiving special dedicated to, written, directed, produced and hosted by Gaga, entitled A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. They were the opening number, singing next to an old piano in a casual obscure room. Bennett said, “I see in Lady Gaga a touch of theatrical genius, she is very creative and very productive, I think as time goes on she might be America’s Picasso. I think she’s going to become as big as Elvis Presley.” The song, even though not officially released, got to enter the Japan Hot 100 chart, where it managed to reach the top 40. It also entered the top 200 extension to the UK Singles Chart.

Following the single, Bennett drew a sketch of Gaga naked for the January 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, which was then auctioned for $30,000. The money raised went to charity, supporting the Exploring the Arts (ETA) and Born This Way Foundation.

The song as well as its music video received critical acclaim for both Bennett and Gaga’s vocals as well as for the simplicity of the video, which departed from Gaga’s previous efforts. The song received praise from both E and MTV. Other critics expressed hopes that Gaga would release her own jazz music after this successful effort. Wiki