| Single by Lady Gaga|
from the album The Fame
|Released||March 23, 2009|
|Format||CD single, digital download, 7", 12"|
|Label||Streamline, KonLive, Cherrytree, Interscope|
|Writer(s)||Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
Critics appreciated the song's rhythm and the "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick" hook. Gaga had explained that the term "disco stick" is a euphemism for a penis and was inspired by her sexual attraction with a stranger at a night club. Musically carrying the vibe of underground New York discos, "LoveGame" talks about love, fame, and sexuality which was the central theme of the album. The song received a number of remixes, one of them featuring rocker Marilyn Manson. "LoveGame" was a commercial success, charting within the top ten in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, and other European countries. It became Gaga's third consecutive number-one song on the Billboard Pop Songs chart and achieved 3x platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The New York underground inspired music video for the song was directed by Joseph Kahn, and portrayed Gaga dancing at an underground subway station and in a parking lot. The music video was a tribute from the singer to the New York lifestyle including its glamour, fans and fashion. The video has several influences of Michael Jackson's "Bad" music video, which also took place in a subway station. The music video was banned from broadcast at the PG rated time slots in Australian television channels because of its sexual content. "LoveGame" has been performed live a number of times by Gaga, including The Fame Ball and The Monster Ball tours, where she performed it while holding her characteristic disco stick in one hand.