Lady Gaga’s “Yoü And I” Gets Turned Into The Shania Twain Song It Was Meant To Be


It’s kind of a genius move for Interscope to release Lady Gaga’s grand “Yoü And I” as a single just as summer turns to fall; it mixes the pleading and the triumphant in a brassy way that sounds tailor-made for soundtracking the closing credits of a movie in which a spunky, thwarted-by-many-obstacles heroine realizes that love’s been right in front of her face for, oh, let’s say six years, since the lyrics do. This is due in part probably to the fact that it was co-produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the mastermind behind fist-pumping anthems by the likes of Def Leppard and Bryan Adams—and pop-country star Shania Twain, with whom he was once romantically entangled, and who Gaga’s been sorta-emulating with not only this grand track, but by tweaking her other songs so they can fit into country and “world music” playlists. So it makes sense that producer Mark Taylor, who helped craft Cher’s 1998 smash “Believe,” reworked the track so that it sounds like a pop-country curio from about 12 years ago—after all, who said that ’90s nostalgia had to focus on the middle of the decade? Clip below.

[via @Popjustice]