After leaking the lyrics on her Twitter account, Gaga debuted the single, from her album due out May 23, on Friday. And while #bornthiswayfriday remained a trending topic on Twitter all morning – another term began trending as well: "Express Yourself," as in Madonna's 1989 Top 10 hit. By late morning, "Express Yourself" had become more popular than #bornthiswayfriday on Twitter, with fans and foes alike comparing the songs.
"Hey Lady Gaga! Madonna called and she wants her song back! I agree w/several others that it does sound a lot like Express Yourself," Tweeted SandraDee8478.
One Gaga fan found a positive side to the similarity: "I dont see a problem with it being like Express Yourself. They r both strengthening the "be yourself" message. Justsayin," Tweeted Jackkk94.