Posted by: on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 to Musica

When Lady Gaga released her single, “Alejandro” many drew a slew of comparison’s to Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” and Ace of Base’s, “Don’t turn around.” 

When long-awaited single, “Born this Way” emerged, many drew comparisons to Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” again parodied by Coacha. 

Now with her latest single, “Americano” the twitterverse is imploding with reactions, comparing the intro to Dean Martin’s “Mambo Italiano.”

“A boy went back to Napoli” versus “I met a girl in East El Lay”.

Listen to the two tunes and judge for yourself:

4 Responses to “ Lady Gaga’s “Americano” samples Dean Martin’s “Mambo Italiano” ”

  1. Noooo….Dean Martin’s is a ripoff of Rosemary Clooney’s.  No one has a sense (or knowledge or interest) of history anywhere anymore.

  2. So glad someone else saw this!
     It annoys me how the kids these days think Lady Gaga is soooooo unique. -_-
    I’m 19 myself, but I love classics and recognized the melody.

    And Dean COVERED/REMADE Rosemary’s version. He didn’t completely do a new song with part of the melody! He gave credit for it!

  3. OMG!!! its so alike!!!.. too bad for Gaga!!!!

  4. Great that some people recognize the similarities. Please note that Bob Merrill wrote Mambo Italiano for Rosemary Clooney and as all great songs it was covered hundreds of times but with permission as was the case with Dean Martin.  I am the Canadian Publisher of the track and I am certain Lady Gaga’s people are astute enough to have received permission from JM in the LA office … maybe not … you can be sure I am looking into it!

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