Lady Gaga Releases "Just Dance"
"Just Dance" is a dance-pop song recorded by American pop musician Lady Gaga.
The song was written by Gaga and features labelmate Colby O'Donis, additional vocals by Akon and was produced by RedOne. It was released as the lead single from Gaga's debut album, The Fame in 2008. The song was written by Gaga in ten minutes as "a happy record". An uptempo dance song, "Just Dance" also has influences of R&B and lyrically speaks about being intoxicated at a club.
The song has been critically appreciated with reviewers complimenting its club anthem-like nature and the synth pop associated with it. The song has also achieved commercial success by topping charts in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, as well as reaching the top ten in many other countries. In the United States, "Just Dance" was a sleeper hit, spending almost five months on the Billboard Hot 100 before finally reaching the summit of the chart in January of 2009. It scored the third-biggest single-week sum of all time selling 419,000 downloads in just one week and went to become the second best-selling digital song of all time.