updated 02/11/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/11/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
It’s arguably one of the most anticipated singles of the year, but is Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” all that new?
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.