The Edge of Glory
|“The Edge of Glory”|
| Single by Lady Gaga|
from the album Born This Way
|Released||May 9, 2011|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Label||Streamline, Kon Live, Interscope|
|Writer(s)||Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair|
|Producer||Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
"The Edge of Glory" received critical acclaim, with many reviewers deeming it as an album highlight. Much of the praise went to the song's chorus and the musical production. Reviewers also complimented Gaga's vocals, describing it as "soulful". The song was a worldwide hit, charting in the top ten in several major music markets, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Gaga's tenth consecutive top-ten single in the United States.
A music video for the song was filmed in late May, co-directed by the singer and her production team, Haus of Gaga. The video is simple in contrast to much of Gaga's previous work, and portrays her dancing on a fire-escape and walking on a lonely street. Differences include the lack of intricate choreography and back-up dancers, as well as using only one outfit designed by Versace. Critics lauded the simplicity of the video, while comparing it to the works of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Madonna. Gaga has performed the song in award shows, music festivals and her concert tours.