Written by: Stefani ‘Lady Gaga’ Germanotta, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Beyoncé Knowles
Produced by: Darkchild and Lady Gaga
Album: The Fame Monster
UK release: March 2010
UK chart peak: 1
Lady Gaga AND Beyoncé? On the SAME SONG? We did know how blessed we were, right?
Britney Spears famously recorded a version of Telephone, but it couldn’t possibly have been released by anyone other than this pair: they sound incredible together, and the video – much as Gaga hates it now – is genuinely iconic. This came out right towards the end of the Fame/Fame Monster era, and fuuuucking hell, what a time for pop music!!! WHAT A TIME!!!!!!