Artist: Lady Gaga
Album: The Fame Monster
Released: April 20, 2010
Genre: Europop, Synthpop
Label: Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Interscope
SongWriter(s): Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat
"Alejandro" is credited as a synthpop song with Europop influences, and is influenced by ABBA and Ace of Base. The Ace of Base influences are prominent in the beats of the song, the vocals, and the melody. The words are slurred in her mouth while consisting of an uplifting melody. It incorporates the melody from the violin piece "Csárdás" by Italian composer Vittorio Monti.
The song opens with the weeping violin, as a distressed Gaga (speaking in a Spanish accent) states: "I know that we are young, and I know that you may love me/But I just can't be with you like this anymore, Alejandro." The track then changes to a stomping Europop beat. Gaga bids her ex-lovers farewell with a bitter-hearted pre-chorus where she sings: "You know that I love you, boy/Hot like Mexico, rejoice!/At this point I've got to choose/Nothing to lose." By the end of the song, the three protagonists – Alejandro, Fernando, and Roberto – are bid farewell by Gaga.
According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in the time signature of common time, with a moderate tempo of 99 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of B minor with Gaga's vocal range spanning from F♯3 to G5. The song has a basic sequence of Bm–D–F♯m as its chord progression. The lyrics talk about Gaga defending herself against a group of Latin men and has a number of ABBA allusions, including a reference to their 1976 song "Fernando", which Gaga cited as one of her influences.
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