A Star Is Born Lady Gaga No.1 Album
The great news from yesterday was that the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack album, led by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, came straight in at No.1 on the Album Charts.
That pleases me.
I sometimes worry about my musical taste.
Throughout life I have enjoyed most genres of popular music and music has always been there for me.
But since X-Factor has taken over music I have found I’ve struggled to enjoy some of the stuff dished up. But this week’s Top 20 Albums gives me more hope. At least 10 of them I love. But look at how many are oldies which probably says more about today’s music scene than it does about me.
- A STAR IS BORN – MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING with Lady Gaga and 1
- BLOOD RED ROSES – ROD STEWART
- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
- DANCING QUEEN – CHER
- MAMMA MIA – HERE WE GO AGAIN – MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
- SWEETENER – ARIANA GRANDE
- THE STARS THE OCEANS & THE MOON – ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
- GOLD – CHAS & DAVE
- IMAGINE – JOHN LENNON
- GOLD – GREATEST HITS – ABBA
Lady Gaga makes a triumphant return to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, as part of the cast recording of her new hit movie A Star is Born.
The blockbuster soundtrack features 18 all-new songs performed by Lady Gaga and her leading man – and the movie’s director – Bradley Cooper, along with key scenes featuring other co-stars.
Overall, this is the fourth time Lady Gaga has seen an album top the chart – she was last there five years ago, when Artpop went to Number 1 in 2013.
Whilst talking music and “A Star Is Born” in the week Bradley Cooper hinted at playing Glastonbury for real.
Bradley Cooper has hinted that he might perform at Glastonbury for real, after making a surprise appearance last year as part of shooting for his latest film.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who thrilled festival-goers when he walked out on to the famous Pyramid Stage in 2017, said he would love to perform at the festival again, as himself rather than in character.
Cooper plays singer-songwriter Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born, a tragic love story co-starring Lady Gaga, and also makes his directorial debut with the film.
Speaking to Edith Bowman on her Soundtracking podcast, Cooper said he had spoken to Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis and her husband Nick Dewey about returning to play on the smaller Park Stage.
While Jackson “is gone”, he said there was “nothing I would want more than to watch me try and do it”.
He continued: “I did speak to Nick and Emily the other day; maybe we could pop up on the Park Stage and maybe do six songs. That would be the only thing I would maybe do.
“But we wouldn’t announce it even… though I’m talking about it now with a microphone in front of my mouth.”
A Star Is Born was released at the weekend.
Cooper’s Jackson is a successful performer and troubled addict who meets and falls in love with Ally (Lady Gaga), a struggling artist playing to empty rooms.
Musicians including Noel Gallagher, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Tom Waits all gave Cooper advice on how to play his character, he said.
“I spent time with Noel Gallagher and asked him thousands of questions and watched him play,” he said.
He said the former Oasis frontman “will tell you exactly what he thinks”.