Madonna will be remembered as one of the great songwriters of our generation.
Well, this is awkward. The same day Lady Gaga denied any comparison to Madonna, the Queen of Pop was nominated to be inducted into the Songwriting Hall of Fame.
“I write all my own music,” Gaga told Zane Lowe, who made the unfortunate mistake of finding a likeness between the two. “I spend hours, and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer, I’m a writer. What I do is different. I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show. There’s a spontaneity in my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws. There are major differences between me and her.”
Other nominations include Jay Z, George Michael, Cat Stevens, Jeff Lynne, Sly Stone, Gloria Estefan, Bryan Adams, Vince Gill , Bread’s David Gates and the songwriting teams that make up the bands Chicago and Kool & The Gang. The non-performing nominees include Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kenny Nolan, Randy Goodrum, Tony Macaulay, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Allee Willis, Maury Yeston, Paul Overstreet and the songwriting duos Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, and Steve Barri and the late P.F. Sloan, who died last year, USA Today reports.
Musicians are eligible after 20 years of writing music.
As for Gaga’s comments… it sounded like she was claiming Madonna doesn’t write her own material, which needs to be addressed and debunked immediately, because she for years has consistently championed her own singles. Madonna is an advocate for exploring her artistry through writing. If you’re doubtful, here is a lengthy list of songs Madonna has penned throughout her decades-long career.