Marry the Night
|“Marry the Night”|
| Single by Lady Gaga|
from the album Born This Way
|Released||November 15, 2011|
|Format||CD single digital download 7"|
|Label||Streamline, Kon Live, Interscope|
|Writer(s)||Stefani Germanotta Fernando Garibay|
|Producer||Fernando Garibay, Lady Gaga|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
"Marry the Night" is a dance-pop song influenced by electro rock and house. The track features electronic church bells, a driving electro organ sound, techno beats and a funk rock influenced breakdown. The lyrics are a tribute to Gaga's love of the nightlife and partying, while serving as a homage to her hometown. "Marry the Night" received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised its grand and euphoric dance nature. They furthermore found influences of Italian disco music producer Giorgio Moroder and American rock musician Bruce Springsteen in the song. After the release of Born This Way, "Marry the Night" charted in some nations due to digital sales from the parent album.
Gaga directed the music video, which was filmed in New York City. It tells the story of when she was signed by her label Interscope Records after being dropped from her former record label, Def Jam Recordings, with scenes in a clinic, a dance studio, her own New York apartment and on a car's rooftop at a parking lot. She sports outfits by Calvin Klein Collection, Yves Saint Laurent and Stéphane Rolland. Prior to its release, the music video was teased with video stills and previews. Critics wrote positively on the clip, deeming it creative and ambitious, while lauding its narrative theme. Gaga has performed the song in India's Formula One, the MTV Europe Music Awards, The X Factor (UK) and others. She also recorded an acoustic version for her Thanksgiving Day special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.