I’m just an ordinary girl and being one, I do love „Shallow“ and I do love „A Star Is Born“. And I do dream about Bradley Cooper dragging me onto some stage and miraculously making me sing like Lady Gaga. But even more than that I love Lady Gaga’s performance of „Million Reasons“ on the Howard Stern Show.
No Bradley Cooper, no audience, no big costume. Just a piano and the song. The video description says „Lady Gaga returns to the Stern Show studio and delivers a powerful rendition of the track…“ and that’s exactly what it is: powerful. So if some higher power of the universe let me pick: be Lady Gaga in „A Star Is Born“ or in the Howard Stern Show performing „Million Reasons“ I’d choose the latter. Until then I’ll just play the song on my guitar.
Intermediate fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement by my guitar teacher Joachim Ribbentrop and me. I’m playing at 100bpm. You might want to speed it up a little. If you can manage all the different F chords which are kind of tricky.
About Lady Gaga
This is what Wikipedia says about Lady Gaga: „Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights…“
„…She also ventured into acting, playing leading roles in the miniseries American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the critically acclaimed musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018). Her contributions to the latter’s soundtrack, which spawned the chart-topping single „Shallow“, made her the first woman to win an Academy, Grammy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award in one year.“
About the Howard Stern Show
This is what Wikipedia says about „The Howard Stern Show“. It’s „a radio show hosted by American radio personality Howard Stern that gained wide recognition when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from WXRK in New York City, between 1986 and 2005. The show has aired on Howard 100 and Howard 101, Stern’s two uncensored channels on the subscription-based satellite radio service SiriusXM, since 2006…“
„…Stern began his radio career in the mid-1970s and developed his show through morning positions at 107.1 WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, 106.9 WCCC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut, and 106.7 WWWW in Detroit.“
About „Million Reasons“
This is what Wikipedia says about „Million Reasons“. It’s „a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga for her fifth studio album, Joanne (2016). Initially released as a promotional single, it was released to radio stations on October 29, 2016, as the album’s second single. The track was written by Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Mark Ronson, and produced by Ronson, Gaga and BloodPop. It grew organically from the conversations that Lindsey and Gaga were having one day, with the title phrase lifted from the singer’s musings about the men in her life.
The track is a pop song with country influences. It lyrically delves on „heartbreak and hope“ during a relationship, as well as Gaga’s religious faith during the chorus, ultimately making it a song with a positive message. Critics appreciated the track’s simple production and lyrics. Commercially, „Million Reasons“ reached the top 10 of the charts in Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United States, and Venezuela as well as the top 20 in Canada, Italy, and Scotland. The track received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.“
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