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"Paparazzi" is a song by American pop recording artist, Lady Gaga from her debut album, The Fame. Written by Rob Fusari and Gaga, the song served as the album's third single in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy, the fourth single in Canada and the fifth single in Australia. It was released on July 6, 2009 in the United Kingdom, and on July 10, 2009 in Australia. Initially, "LoveGame" had been planned to be released as the third single in the United Kingdom, but it was decided that "Paparazzi" would be released instead because of the potentially controversial lyrics and video of "LoveGame". The song was written by Gaga to portray her struggles and her love for fame. A mid-tempo dance song, the lyrics of "Paparazzi" depict the idea of a stalker following somebody to grab attention and fame.

"Paparazzi" has been critically acclaimed for its fun-filled, club-friendly nature and is deemed the most memorable and telling song from the album. The accompanying music video for the song is a mini-movie starring Gaga as a doomed starlet who is hounded by the photographers and in the process is almost killed by her boyfriend. The video shows how she survives and makes a comeback while taking revenge on her boyfriend. It portrays the situations that a person goes through in order to be famous. The song has charted in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, becoming a top five single in their charts. Gaga performed the song in a number of live appearances including her first headlining The Fame Ball Tour where she performed it as the opening number of the show, wearing a geometric patterned shaped black dress.

"Paparazzi" has a similar up-tempo composition like previous singles "Just Dance and "Poker Face" and carries a sultry beat. The song has a moderate electro-synth groove and it is composed in the key of C minor with a tempo of 116 beats per minute. The song is set in common time, and Gaga's vocal range spans from G3 to Eb5. The song has the following chord progression, Cm—Ab—Cm—Ab—Cm—Ab—Eb—Fm–Db.

Lyrically "Paparazzi" deals with stalking and refers to the trappings of "Fame". The dictionary meaning of "Paparazzi" refers to them as a freelance photographer, especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication. But the lyrics of "Paparazzi" portray a different meaning especially the lines "I'm your biggest fan/I'll follow you until you love me/Papa-paparazzi/Baby there's no other superstar/You know that I'll be your/Papa-paparazzi." The idea portrayed is that of a stalker who is following somebody being his/her biggest fan. The lyrics also portray the desire of capturing the attention of the camera as well as achieving fame, with those lines.
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Length:  03:28
Song Writer:  Stefani Germanotta, Rob Fusari
ArtistLady GaGa
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Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
I'm not usually weirded out, but this video's pretty weird. Love the song though! "I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me".
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