Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
|“Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)”|
| Single by Lady Gaga|
from the album The Fame
|Released||January 10, 2009|
|Format||CD single digital download|
|Label||Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Interscope|
|Writer(s)||Stefani Germanotta, Martin Kierszenbaum|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
ased as the third single in Australia, New Zealand and selected European countries, and the fourth single in France. The song is a calypso-styled, mid-tempo ballad, and is about breaking up with one's old partner and finding someone new. Although "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" was never released as a single in her home country, it received mostly negative reviews from US based critics; who denoted it as "dry and lifeless", blaming it for halting the "bad-girl party atmosphere" of The Fame.
Failing to match the popularity of her previous singles, the song peaked at number fifteen on the Australian ARIA Charts and at number nine on the RIANZ charts of New Zealand. It proved to be successful in Sweden, where it managed to go as far as number two on the Sverigetopplistan chart, as well as Czech Republic, France, and Hungary where it reached the top-ten of the singles charts. "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" received gold certifications from Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, and France.
The accompanying Italian-American 1950s-themed music video portrayed Gaga and her friends roaming around the streets of an Italian neighborhood, Gaga riding a Vespa and also singing the song while at home with her boyfriend. The video was noted for its contrasting portrayal of Gaga doing feminine work, as compared to her previous endeavours. She performed "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" on her first headlining The Fame Ball Tour, wearing a black-and-white leotard, and the 2009 shows of The Monster Ball Tour while standing inside a giant gyroscope.