Lady Gaga's music videos have become pop culture stalwarts, and veritable nabobs of artistic entertainment. The performer's videos showcase the essence of Gaga. They are always outrageous and over-the-top, replete with crazy costumes, unique dance moves, overt and sexual themes and detailed, albeit mysterious, stories.
Born Stefani Germanotta, Lady Gaga started her career in New York City when she dropped out of NYU's school for the arts. She grew out of the tail end of the performance art scene in the Lower East Side, honing her music and persona.
Her first studio album The Fame launched Lady Gaga's career and she has been rising since.
She has the second most watched video in YouTube history, just one spot behind Justin Beiber. But, all of her music videos have tens of millions of views, if not hundreds of millions. A new Lady Gaga video is an event that fans wait for with bated breath.
10) Edge of Glory (2011)
One of Gaga's newest and simplest videos. Highlights: Great Haircut and Saxophone player.
9) Paparazzi (2009)
One of many narrative videos, this one features True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård.
8) Love Game (2009)
Typically strange, this video introduced the world to the disco stick.
7) Eh, Eh, (Nothing Else I Can Say) (2009)
Lady Gaga has never looked prettier than in this Little Italy themed video.
6) Just Dance (2008)
Gaga's first single and first video. I wish I was invited to this party.
5) Poker Face (2008)
This can probably be considered her break through hit. It wasn't her first single, but the video and song defined who Lady Gaga would become much more than Just Dance did.
4) Alejandro (2010)
The Spanish/fascist video is both scary and titillating.
3) Born This Way (Extended Version) (2011)
It's hard to say that this is one of the weirdest Gaga videos, because they are all so weird, but the extended introduction to the song is particularly strange. The music video starts around the 2:40 mark.
2) Telephone (2010)
A literally epic music video, Telephone features pop queen Beyoncé. There are a number of movie references in the video, including homages to Kill Bill and Thelma and Louise.
1) Bad Romance (2009)
With nearly 400 million YouTube views, it is clearly the top Lady Gaga video there is.